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UNEP-WCMC Review Concludes Ecosystem-Based Approaches to Adaptation Warrant More Support [viewed]

1 December 2011: The UN Environment Programme-World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), in collaboration with BirdLife International, the International Institute for Environment and Development and the University of Cambridge, has released a systematic review of the evidence of the effectiveness of ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation (EbA).

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UNEP/CMS Reports Highlight Threats to Birds from Power Lines [viewed]

24 November 2011: At the 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10) of the Convention for the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), two reports were launched that highlight the impact of power lines on migratory birds in the African-Eurasian region.

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Event: Intergovernmental Meeting to Negotiate and Endorse GEO-5 Summary for Policy Makers [viewed]

The intergovernmental meeting to negotiate and endorse the GEO-5 Summary for Policy Makers is scheduled to take place from 30 January-1 February 2012, in the Republic of Korea.  

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Second MOP on Gorilla Agreement Addresses Budget Shortfall, Action Plans Review, YoG Achievements [viewed]

Photo courtesy of the Gorilla Organization29 November 2011: The second Meeting of the Parties (MOP 2) of the Agreement on the Conservation of Gorillas and their Habitats (the Gorilla Agreement), under the auspices of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), met from 26-27 November 2011, in Bergen, Norway, immediately after the 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10) to CMS.

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UNEP Announces Watersheds Project in Kenyan Forest [viewed]

UNEP Announces Watersheds Project in Kenyan Forest29 November 2011: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has announced a three-year intervention to rehabilitate the Northern Mau Forest in Kenya. The EU-funded project is expected to restore of water catchments, establish payments for environmental services, improve the livelihoods of local communities, and monitor carbon storage in the Mau Forest.

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UNEP Circulates Ecosystem Services Economics Working Papers [viewed]

UNEP28 November 2011: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Division of Environmental Policy Implementation (DEPI) has circulated a series of Ecosystem Services Economics Working Papers. The Papers, which are not formal publications of UNEP, aim to reflect the broad range of research activities on economics of ecosystem services, and to encourage discussion on ecosystem services economics among economists, scientists and policy makers.

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UNEP Issues Brief on Ecosystem Management and the Green Economy [viewed]

Restoring the Natural Foundation to Sustain a Green Economy28 November 2011: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has released the sixth issue in its Policy Series on Ecosystem Management, titled "Restoring the natural foundation to sustain a Green Economy: A century-long journey for Ecosystem Management,” which focuses on key actions for the transition period of the next 20 years, after the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNSCD, or Rio+20).

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CMS COP 10 Agrees to List Additional Species, Sends Climate Change Message to Durban [viewed]

The dais during CMS COP-1025 November 2011: The 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10) of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) adopted 27 resolutions, including on: synergies and partnerships; the future shape of the CMS; budget; enhanced engagement with the Global Environment Facility (GEF); and climate change and migratory species.

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Central Asian Countries Adopt Action Plan for Bukhara Deer Protection [viewed]

Bukhara Deer23 November 2011: At the first meeting of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Bukhara Deer, its Parties Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, committed to an Action Plan outlining increased efforts for protection of the deer and other species.

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UN-REDD Newsletter Outlines Planned Activities for Durban [viewed]

UN-REDD Newsletter - Novermber 201123 November 2011: The November issue of the UN-REDD Newsletter highlights a number of recent activities and reports related to REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, as well as conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks), and outlines UN-REDD's planned activities at the Durban Climate Conference.

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