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GEF SGP Funds Reforestation and Forest Rehabilitation in Malawi [viewed]

29 June 2011: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) is funding a US$41,321 project for the rehabilitation of degraded forests in the Soche Mountain Forest Reserve in Malawi.

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UNDP/GEF Conference Showcases Wetlands Conservation Activities in Central Asia [viewed]

29 June 2011: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and Global Environment Facility (GEF), through their project on “Integrated Conservation of Globally Significant Wetland Habitat: A Demonstration on Three Sites,” have convened an international scientific and practical conference to showcase successful wetlands conservation activities undertaken in Central Asia.

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UNDP and Japan Launch Satoyama Initiative [viewed]

27 June 2011: The Government of Japan and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) have launched a five-year partnership programme to promote the Satoyama Initiative and practices. Through this initiative, rural communities in 11 countries will receive small grants through the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to implement biodiversity-friendly natural resource management and farming systems.

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Event: High-level Meeting on Review of UN-Oceans [viewed]

The UN Oceans and Coastal Areas Network (UN Oceans), the UN inter-agency coordinating mechanism on oceans and coastal issues established in 2003, will undergo a review at the request of the UN Secretary-General, concluding with a high-level meeting in October 2011.  

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UNDP, GEF Launch Yellow Sea Initiative [viewed]

7 June 2011: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF), along with the governments of China and the Republic of Korea, have launched an initiative to protect fisheries and endangered species, improve water quality and sustain local livelihoods in the Yellow Sea's ecosystems.

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UNDP, GEF Launch Sustainable Forest Management Project in Cambodia [viewed]

30 May 2011: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) launched a sustainable forest management project in Cambodia, which aims to promote forest conservation, benefit the rural poor, and contribute to climate change mitigation.

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UN-REDD Newsletter Highlights Cross-Regional REDD+ Learning and Exchange [viewed]

UNREDD Newsletter18 May 2011: The May 2011 edition of the UN-REDD Programme Newsletter features an article on Asia Pacific and Latin America cross-regional REDD+ exchange, which highlights that delegates from Viet Nam visited Mexico and Ecuador to learn from those countries' experience of Payment for Environmental Services (PES) and community-led forest management, while Mexico and Ecuador learned from Viet Nam's experience in establishing a national REDD+ Programme.

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Event: Climate Summit for a Living Himalayas [viewed]

This summit is convened by the Governments of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal with support from the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), MacArthur, ICIMOD, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the UN Development Programme (UNDP), and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). The summit is expected to: outline a 10-year roadmap for adaptation to climate change; develop a proposal to secure all of the eastern Himalaya's temperate and alpine forests and grasslands for ensuring biodiversity persistence and maintaining ecosystem services; and create regional “adaptation expert groups.”  

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UNDP Conducts Survey on Africa-Asia Drought Risk Management [viewed]

UNDPMay 2010: The UN Development Programme Drylands Development Centre (UNDP-DDC) is conducting a survey on the Africa-Asia Drought Risk Management Peer Assistance (AADP) Project under the framework of the Integrated Drylands Development Programme. The project aims to create an enabling environment for inter-regional knowledge sharing among drought-prone countries, while facilitating the scaling up of proven drought risk management (DRM) practices in Africa and Asia.

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UNDP/GEF Publish Review of Legal and Institutional Frameworks for Transboundary Waters [viewed]

April 2011: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has published a global review of legal and institutional frameworks for 28 transboundary surface water, groundwater and marine water systems covering the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia. The report also considers climate change adaptation knowledge in the various water basins analyzed.

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