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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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Confederation of Indian Industry, World Bank Discuss Tiger Conservation Strategy [viewed]

30 March 2012: The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) organized a strategy session with World Bank Group President Robert Zoellick on how to protect India's wild tigers and preserve their natural habitat.

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PROFOR Advisory Board Reviews 2011 Activities [viewed]

14 March 2012: At the annual meeting of the Program on Forests (PROFOR) Advisory Board, the Secretariat reported on activity outcomes of the calendar year and sought decisions and guidance from the Board on a range of issues.

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World Bank Supports Hydropower and Water-efficient Irrigation in Pakistan [viewed]

World Bank20 March 2012: The World Bank has approved loans for hydropower development and irrigation systems in Pakistan totaling US$1.09 billion.

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World Bank Releases Study on Illegal Logging [viewed]

World Bank21 March 2012: A World Bank study, titled “Justice for Forests: Improving Criminal Justice Efforts to Combat Illegal Logging,” looks at law enforcement tactics to prevent corruption and prosecute criminal organizations dealing in “dirty money” from illegal logging.

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Event: Eighth UN-REDD Policy Board Meeting [viewed]

The eighth UN-REDD Programme Policy Board meeting will be held from 25-26 March 2012. It will be followed by a joint meeting of the governing bodies of the UN-REDD Programme and the World Bank's Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), on 27 March 2012.  

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World Bank Reports Experience with A/R Biocarbon Fund Projects [viewed]

6 March 2012: The World Bank has published a new report by the BioCarbon Fund detailing the experience in over 20 afforestation and reforestation (A/R) Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) forest projects in 16 countries since 2004, with the aim of enhancing knowledge on regulatory issues and policy in the forestry sector.

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World Bank Supports Green Growth Project in Brazilian State of Piaui [viewed]

World Bank6 March 2012: The World Bank has approved a US$350 million loan to promote sustainable agriculture, education and social inclusion in Piauí, one of Brazil's poorest states.

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€1 Million Pledged for Save Our Species (SOS) Initiative [viewed]

6 March 2012: The French Global Environment Facility (FFEM) has announced the donation of €1 million to support the Save Our Species (SOS) global coalition to protect threatened species, an initiative led by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the World Bank.

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World Bank Supports the Strengthening of Mexico's Social Resilience [viewed]

World Bank1 March 2012: The World Bank has approved a US$300.75 million loan to strengthen Mexico's social resilience to extreme situations, in particular those caused by climate change. The development policy loan promotes state-level climate change action planning, disaster risk reduction (DRR), and the implementation of land development activities, especially at the municipal level, as well as community-level sustainable forest management (SFM). This is the first World Bank programme that focuses on reducing the social impact from climate change effects.

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