UN Programme, Agency or Fund

Satoyama 4 Features Views on Connections between CBD and Rio+20 [viewed]

February 2012: The fourth issue of Satoyama, a newsletter published by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), contains articles by Heads of State and leaders of international organizations, as well as senior officials. The authors highlight, inter alia: the importance of biodiversity in the sustainable development agenda; human-influenced forces behind biodiversity loss; and collaborations between environmental organizations.

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UNEP FI Newsletter Highlights Rio+20 Natural Capital Declaration [viewed]

UNEP FI8 February 2012: The UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) has released the February 2012 iisue of its newsletter, which includes articles on: the Natural Capital Declaration, intended to demonstrate the commitment of financial institutions at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20); UNEP FI's activities at the Durban Climate Change Conference; and the release of a report on insurance, drawing on lessons from the Southern Cape of South Africa.   

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Event: First International Chiefs of Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Summit [viewed]

This Summit, organized by INTERPOL and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), will bring together national leaders of environmental, biodiversity and natural resources agencies, and departments with law enforcement responsibility to consider the formation of an international environmental compliance and enforcement steering committee and offer advice to the global enforcement community and make recommendations on global efforts to address the environmental rule of law.  

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UNEP, UNDP, WRI Launch Primer on Mainstreaming Ecosystem-based Solutions into Poverty-Environment Challenges [viewed]

6 February 2012: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP)-UN Development Programme (UNDP) Poverty-Environment Initiative and the World Resources Institute (WRI) have launched a primer seeking to assist development practitioners in communicating to policy makers about the potential for positive poverty and environmental outcomes at the local level, when environmental mainstreaming efforts at the national and sectoral levels succeed.

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Event: 107th Session of the IFAD Executive Board [viewed]

The IFAD Executive Board is the Fund's second main Governing Body, consisting of 18 elected Members and 18 Alternate Members. The Executive Board has full authority to decide on the programme of work, approval of projects, programmes and grants and to adopt/recommend action, pending the final approval of the Governing Council, on matters related to policy, the annual administrative budget, applications for membership and staffing within the Fund.  

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Future Policy Awards Announces Ocean and Coast Protection as Theme for 2012 [viewed]

7 February 2012: The World Future Council (WFC), in partnership with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), will present the Future Policy Award 2012 to the most effective ocean and coast preservation policy, in order to raise global awareness about original and impressive ideas for environmental policy change.

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CITES, WCO Support Discussion on Measures to Combat Illegal Trade [viewed]

6 February 2012: The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna (CITES) and the World Customs Organization (WCO) supported a roundtable discussion on measures to prevent and combat illegal trade in endangered species. During the ministerial segment, participants recognized the need to raise the awareness of heads of State about the scale of illegal wildlife trafficking, and its impacts beyond wildlife conservation, including on the tourism sector and local livelihoods.

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CMS, Wild Camel Protection Foundation Launch Educational Project to Save Wild Camels [viewed]

6 February 2012: The UN Environment Programme/Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (UNEP/CMS) Secretariat and the Wild Camel Protection Foundation have launched a project to help raise public awareness on the critically endangered wild Bactrian camel (Camelus bactrianus ferus) and its ecological role for the deserts of Mongolia and China.

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IPPC Prepares for Meeting of Commission on Phytosanitary Measures [viewed]

IPPCJanuary 2012: The Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) has published a number of documents in preparation for the seventh session of Commission on Phytosanitary Measures (CPM), the IPPC's Governing Body, including a call for comments on draft International Standards on Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs).

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Event: Ninth Meeting of the Rotterdam Convention Chemical Review Committee [viewed]

The Chemical Review Committee (CRC) is a subsidiary body of the Rotterdam Convention that reviews chemicals and pesticide formulations according to the criteria set out by the Convention in Annexes II and IV, respectively, and makes recommendations to the COP for listing these chemicals in Annex III. A joint meeting with the Stockholm Convention's POPRC will be held on 20 October 2013.  

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