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Pavilion Showcases UN's Work on "Living Ocean and Coast" at Expo 2012 [viewed]

12 May 2012: The UN Pavilion has opened at the International Exposition 2012 (Expo 2012) in Yeosu, Republic of Korea, under the theme "Oceans and Coasts: Connecting Our Lives, Ensuring Our Future—The Choice is Yours." The Expo is the first international exposition focusing on ocean, coasts and islands in international recognition of their role, and is organized around the overall theme "The Living Ocean and Coast: Diversity of Resources and Sustainable Activities."

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CAMBio Rewards Biodiversity-Friendly Enterprises in Central America [viewed]

25 April 2012: As executor of the Central American Markets for Biodiversity (CAMBio) project funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (BCIE) recently gave the "Bio Award" to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMMEs) in Costa Rica and Honduras for their activities that contribute to biodiversity conservation in those countries.

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Experts Call for Raising Awareness of Impacts of Overfishing [viewed]

26 April 2012: A panel of experts on the sustainable management of oceans and fisheries underlined the impacts of overfishing, calling for raising awareness of the issue during a press conference at UN Headquarters in New York, US, on 26 April 2012.

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Second Session of Plenary Establishes IPBES, Selects Bonn as Location [viewed]

24 April 2012: The second session of a plenary meeting on the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) ended with the adoption of a resolution establishing the IPBES, following seven years of discussion. It also selected Bonn, Germany, as the physical location of the Platform's Secretariat. Other modalities and institutional arrangements also were considered.

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UN-REDD Newsletter Reports on Eighth Policy Board Meeting [viewed]

18 April 2012: The March/April issue of the UN-REDD Newsletter provides updates on progress in implementation of REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, and conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks) in a number of countries.

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Second Stakeholder Forum on IPBES Discusses Stakeholders Participation [viewed]

15 April 2012: Approximately 50 participants discussed stakeholders' engagement in the future Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) during the second Stakeholder Day, which was convened by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and UN Development Programme (UNDP).

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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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GEF Finances Marine and Coastal Conservation Project in Mauritania [viewed]

GEF8 April 2012: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) approved a US$1 million grant for a project to mainstream marine and coastal biodiversity conservation into oil and gas sector development in Mauritania.

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Event: CLME Regional Workshop on Conservation, Fisheries Management Practices and MPA Implementation Strategies in the Caribbean [viewed]

This workshop is part of the “Reef Fisheries and Biodiversity” Pilot Project, implemented by the UN Environment Programme's Caribbean Environment Programme (CEP), as part of the UN Development Programme (UNDP)/UN Educational, Social and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)/Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Sub-commission for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions (IOCARIBE) Global Environment Facility (GEF) Caribbean Large Marine Ecosystem (CLME) Project. This project seeks to promote the sustainable management of the shared living marine resources of the Caribbean and adjacent marine areas through an ecosystem-based management (EBM) approach and the principles of good governance. Organized by UNEP-CEP in collaboration with a local project partner CORALINA, the workshop aims to facilitate networking, the transference of better practices, and the dissemination of lessons learned from the pilot project's activities, in order to improve management and governance of the reef fisheries and biodiversity at three target sites in Colombia, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica.  

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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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