Intergovernmental Process

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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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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