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World Bank Invests in Sustainable Ocean Ecosystem Management [viewed]

World BankApril 2012: The World Bank published a brief titled "Helping to Better Manage the World's Oceans," which presents the sectoral results for sustainable ocean ecosystem management and the Bank's role in the creation of the Global Partnership for Oceans.

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Event: CBD Workshop on Financing Mechanisms for Biodiversity: Examining Opportunities and Challenges [viewed]

This workshop is being convened by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Global Environment Fund (GEF), among others, in association with the co-chairs from India and Sweden of the Quito informal Dialogue Seminar on Scaling up Finance for Biodiversity held from 6-9 March 2012. The aim is to build on the Quito discussions and related discussions in the fourth meeting of the CBD Working Group on Review of Implementation, to examine in further depth the salient issues associated with biodiversity finance mechanisms, and to explore what are the most promising avenues for effectively scaling up finance for biodiversity.  

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FIP Pilot Country Meeting Evaluates REDD+ Initiatives [viewed]

23 April 2012: The third meeting of pilot countries participating in the Forest Investment Program (FIP) addressed: developing innovative approaches to invest in reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, and conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks (REDD+); working with the private sector, indigenous peoples and local communities; and sharing views on the design and implementation of systems to monitor REDD+ investment results.

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GEF Supports Sustainable Forest Management in Cameroon [viewed]

World Bank - GEF5 April 2012: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has approved a US$3.5 million grant to support conservation and sustainable management of the Ngoyla-Mintom Forest in Cameroon.

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Event: World Bank and IMF Spring Meetings [viewed]

The World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) Spring meetings gather Governors of the Bank and IMF to provide guidance to the management of the Bretton Woods institutions.  

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World Bank, UNDP, GEF Project Preserves Biodiversity in South Africa [viewed]

World Bank13 April 2012: The World Bank has reported on a project carried out from 2004 to 2010, together with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and with support from two Global Environmental Facility (GEF) grants, aimed to promote conservation through private land stewardship and expand protected areas to preserve biodiversity in South Africa.

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First tCERs Issued for World Bank Reforestation Project in Brazil [viewed]

World Bank13 April 2012: The UNFCCC has issued the first temporary certified emission reductions (tCERs), under the Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), to a reforestation project in Brazil.

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Jim Yong Kim Selected as Next World Bank President [viewed]

16 April 2012: The World Bank Board of Executive Directors selected Jim Yong Kim, a US national and recognized health and development expert, as President of the Bank for a five-year term, beginning on 1 July 2012.

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FCPF Meetings Address REDD+ Readiness Programmes [viewed]

30 March 2012: The Participants Committee and the Carbon Fund of the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), which are hosted at the World Bank, recently held discussions on national readiness programmes for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries (REDD+) of a number of countries.

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New Global Alliance Supports Fairer, Safer and More Sustainable Livestock Sector [viewed]

April 2012: In a joint communiqué, eight international and regional organizations committed to form an alliance to develop and implement a global agenda to improve environmental protection, human health and social equity in the livestock sector.

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