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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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Guest Article #11: Toward Full Operationalization of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) [viewed]

Biodiversity from ecosystems – terrestrial, marine, coastal, and inland water – provides services that are the foundation of economies, human well-being and sustainable development.

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High-level Forum on Ecosystem Management Sends Input to Rio+20 [viewed]

UNEP - CAS18 November 2011: The High-level International Forum on Ecosystem Management and the Green Economy, hosted by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) in collaboration with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), has issued a communiqué recognizing the role of ecosystem management in the transition to a green economy and recommending actions to be taken at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20).

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Ramsar, CMS and AEWA Conduct Technical Mission in Moroccan Wetland [viewed]

Ramsar, CMS and AEWA Conduct Technical Mission in Moroccan Wetland17 November 2011: A technical assistance mission was undertaken in Rabat, Morocco, and the area of Saïdia, on the Ramsar Site “Embouchure de la Moulouya." It addressed concerns regarding the development of tourist facilities in the vicinity, which supports avifauna and high levels of biodiversity.

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Event: Second Session of a Plenary Meeting on IPBES [viewed]

The second session of a plenary meeting to determine the modalities and institutional arrangements for the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) will take place in Panama from 16-21 April 2012. The plenary is convened by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) in cooperation with the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and other organisations. The deadline for registration (see website for registration form) is 31 January 2012.  

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