Intergovernmental Process

IUCN Releases Publication on Climate Change and Biodiversity in the EU Overseas Entities [viewed]

29 November 2010: IUCN, in collaboration with France's ONERC (Observatoire National sur les Effets du Réchauffement Climatique), has released a background paper on the proceedings of the IUCN Conference “The European Union and its Overseas Entities: Strategies to Counter Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss.”

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EEA Releases Fourth Environment State and Outlook Report [viewed]

30 November 2010: The European Environment Agency (EEA) has released its fourth Environment State and Outlook report (SOER 2010), which aims to provide a comprehensive assessment of environmental change in Europe and action taken to shift to a resource-efficient green economy.

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New Publication Addresses Global Ocean Protection [viewed]

23 November 2010: Published by IUCN, the Nature Conservancy, the UN Environment Programme-World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), the UN University-Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS), and Agence des aires marines protégées, the report "Global Ocean Protection: Present status and future possibilities" provides evidence-based recommendations on improving and accelerating actions on delivering ocean protection and management through marine protected areas (MPAs).

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ILRI Releases Film on African Herders' Adaptation Efforts [viewed]

22 November 2010: The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) has produced a 10-minute film titled "Heat, rain and livestock: Impacts of climate change on Africa's livestock herders," which demonstrates how ILRI is applying research to help communities cope with the effects of climate change.

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ALBA Nations Adopt Declaration Opposing Commodification of Nature [viewed]

5 November 2010: The Ministerial Committee for the Defense of Nature of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas – Treaty of Commerce of the People (ALBA-TCP) adopted a declaration opposing the concept of "green economy," in which nature is seen as "capital" for producing tradable goods and services.

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Event: Second Meeting of the Fisheries Ministers of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) States [viewed]

 

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IITA Outlines Climate and Biodiversity Benefits of Conserving African Forests [viewed]

11 November 2010: The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) held its 2010 Open Day on 6 November, which was marked with the planting of indigenous trees by IITA staff in Ibadan, Nigeria.

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CIAT Releases Brief on Below-Ground Biodiversity [viewed]

November 2010: The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) has published a brief entitled "The Life in the Earth: Understanding and Using Below-Ground Biodiversity." The brief highlights work performed under the eight-year project on Conservation and Sustainable Management of Below Ground Biodiversity and the results of the closing conference held in April 2010.

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IFPRI Reviews Role of Intellectual Property Rights in India's Agriculture [viewed]

November 2010: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has produced a review of evidence and options on the role of intellectual property rights (IPR) on private investment in research and productivity growth in agriculture in India.

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FAO Symposium Develops Definition of "Sustainable Diets" in Context of Biodiversity and Rural Development [viewed]

November 2010: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) held a symposium on Biodiversity and Sustainable Diets from 3-5 November 2010, in Rome, Italy. The meeting resulted in an agreed definition of "sustainable diets" and a platform of action for applying the concept to benefit biodiversity and the rural poor.

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