Intergovernmental Process

Event: 2011 World Water Week [viewed]

The theme for the 2011 conference is “Responding to Global Changes - Water in an Urbanising World."  

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ICRISAT Releases Strategic Plan to 2020 [viewed]

December 2010: The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) has released its strategic plan to 2020, titled "ICRISAT Strategic Plan to 2020: Inclusive Market-Oriented Development for Smallholder Farmers in the Tropical Drylands."

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CIFOR Publishes Report on Land Use Competition from Biofuel Expansion [viewed]

December 2010: The Center For International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has released a paper titled "Potential land use competition from first-generation biofuel expansion in developing countries."

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Bioversity International Launches Online Learning Tool on ITPGR Implementation [viewed]

14 December 2010: Bioversity International, a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), has published an online learning tool on the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR).

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European Commission Unveils Proposed Strategy for Danube Region [viewed]

9 December 2010: The European Commission has released a proposal for an EU Strategy for the Danube Region, aimed at developing sustainable growth and environmental protection. By establishing a framework for long-term cooperation on a wide range of issues, the Strategy is expected to contribute to improving sustainable transport, linking energy systems, protecting the environment, preserving water resources and stimulating business.

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Event: Sharing Power Conference [viewed]

Organized by IUCN and the IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP), and two Mäori organisations, Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa (a tribal authority) and Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi (a tribal university), this conference will focus on decentralization in the governance and management of biocultural resources, and enabling indigenous peoples and local communities to have greater rights and responsibilities in governance and management of the landscapes and ecosystems they live in and near.  

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ASB to Build Capacity for REDD Negotiators [viewed]

4 December 2010: The Alternatives to Slash and Burn Partnership at the World Agroforestry Centre (ASB-ICRAF) has launched the second phase of its project on "Building REDD Capacity for Developing Country Negotiators and Land Managers."

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CGIAR Launches Crop Genebank Knowledge Base [viewed]

December 2010: The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) has launched the Crop Genebank Knowledge Base, an online resource easing access for genebank managers and conservationists to crop-specific knowledge, best practices and other resources for germplasm management.

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Forest Day Highlights Urgency to Act on REDD+ [viewed]

5 December 2010: Forest Day 4, held on the sidelines of the Cancun Climate Change Conference, addressed the need to press on with a global mechanism for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, and the role of conservation, sustainable use of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks (REDD+).

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Agriculture and Rural Development Day Forwards Recommendations to UNFCCC Negotiators [viewed]

6 December 2010: Participants at Agriculture and Rural Development Day (ARDD) 2010, which convened in Cancun, Mexico, on 4 December 2010, in parallel with the UN Cancun Climate Change Conference, discussed agriculture sector adaptation and mitigation strategies and identified recommendations for UNFCCC negotiators regarding these strategies.

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