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UNEP Report Calls for Urgent Support to Mongolia's Reindeer Herders [viewed]

UNEP26 March 2012: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has released a report titled “Changing Taiga: Challenges for Mongolia's Reindeer Herders,” which calls for urgent support for Mongolia's reindeer herders.

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UNEP Executive Director Addresses German Parliament on Rio+20 [viewed]

UNEP21 March 2012: UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director Achim Steiner delivered a statement to the German Parliament (Bundestag) titled "Pathways to Sustainable Development" in the run-up to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20).

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GEF-Funded UNEP-WCMC Project Focuses on Conservation Impacts of Climate Change [viewed]

20 March 2012: The University of Kent has announced that, together with the University of Durham, it is conducting research on mitigating the conservation impacts of climate change on protected areas in West Africa, as part of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) financed project, led by the UN Environment Programme-World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC).

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CMS Calls for Proposals for SGP's 2012-2013 Funding Cycle [viewed]

16 March 2012: The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) has announced a new call for proposals as part of the CMS Small Grants Programme (SGP), for the period 2012-2013.  

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UNEP-ROAP Convenes Meeting on Combating Environmental Crime in Asia [viewed]

UNEP17 February 2012: The 12th Asian Regional Partners Forum on Combating Environmental Crime (ARPEC) was convened by the UN Environment Programme Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (UNEP-ROAP). Participants discussed international trade in environmentally-sensitive commodities, including illegal dumping of hazardous waste and illicit trade of natural resources.

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UN-REDD Newsletter Questions Whether REDD+ Will Work in Fragile States [viewed]

14 March 2012: The March issue of Go-REDD+, a newsletter of the UN-REDD-Programme's Asia-Pacific team, focuses on whether REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, as well as conservation, sustainable management of forests and carbon stock enhancement in developing countries) in its current form can be achievable by all States, and in particular in "fragile" States.

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Event: Eighth UN-REDD Policy Board Meeting [viewed]

The eighth UN-REDD Programme Policy Board meeting will be held from 25-26 March 2012. It will be followed by a joint meeting of the governing bodies of the UN-REDD Programme and the World Bank's Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), on 27 March 2012.  

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SEI, UNEP Release Report on Water Resources and Ecosystem Services [viewed]

12 March 2012: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) have released a report titled “Releasing the Pressure: Water Resource Efficiencies and Gains for Ecosystem Services.” The report focuses on the need to recognize the ecosystem services provided by wetlands and forests, to improve livelihoods and meet rising water demands.  

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CMS Reports on Niger's Creation of the Termin Reserve [viewed]

8 March 2012: The Secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) has reported that the Government of Niger has approved the creation of the Termit Tin Toumma National Nature and Cultural Reserve, which now becomes one of the largest protected areas in Africa.

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Event: CMS Meeting to Negotiate the Institutional and Legal Framework for the Central Asian Flyway [viewed]

The meeting to negotiate the institutional and legal framework for the Central Asian Flyway under the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) will be held from 12-13 December 2012, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.  

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