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UNEP, Ambassadors and Experts Discuss Developments in Peacebuilding and Natural Resource Management [viewed]

25 April 2012: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) together with partners including ambassadors, international experts and researchers from Columbia University took part in a dialogue that highlighted a proposal on natural resource governance and transparency. The panel, held on 24 April 2012, in New York, US, was part of a week-long series of events on peacebuilding and natural resources convened in New York for political missions, UN staff, experts, and researchers.

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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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CMS Bulletin Highlights Transboundary Efforts for Argali Sheep, Gorilla, and Other Species [viewed]

March/April 2012: The newest issue of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) Bulletin highlights: a new project to save the critically endangered cross river gorilla; a case study on the transboundary migration corridor between Ethiopia and Southern Sudan; and the Central Asian Countries' effort to develop a road map towards transboundary conservation of argali sheep.

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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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CaMPAM Announces Learning Exchanges for Best Marine Practices [viewed]

17 April 2012: The Caribbean Marine Protected Areas Management Network and Forum (CaMPAM) has announced the launch of a project aimed at supporting learning exchanges among marine protected areas (MPA) staff and fishers from the Dominican Republic, Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Cuba, and Antigua and Barbuda, as well as other Caribbean 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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IOSEA Note Reports on Sixth Meeting of Signatory States [viewed]

April 2012: Due to a security breach of the Indian Ocean - South East Asian (IOSEA) Marine Turtle Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) website, the Secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) distributed a note in lieu of the monthly IOSEAN newsletter. The note offers an update on recent IOSEA/CMS developments.

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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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Event: IGM 15 on the Action Plan for the CEP and Cartagena Convention COP 12 [viewed]

The biennial Intergovernmental Meeting (IGM) is the major forum of the UN Environment Programme's (UNEP) Caribbean Environment Programme (CEP). The Convention for the Protection and Development of the Marine Environment in the Wider Caribbean Region (Cartagena Convention) is the principal legal framework for CEP, together with its three current Protocols on Cooperation in Combating Oil Spills, Pollution from Land-Based Sources and Activities (LBS Protocol), and on Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife (SPAW Protocol). IGM 15 and the 12th session of the Conference of Parties (COP 12) to the Cartagena Convention will be held jointly from 25-27 October to: review and adopt the CEP work plan and budget for 2013-14; review and act on the decisions from LBS COP 1 and SPAW COP 7, as well as the recommendations of the Sixth Meeting of the Steering Committee to the Oil Spills Protocol held 9-10 May 2012; review progress on implementing the decisions of IGM 14 and Cartagena Convention COP 11; and evaluate projects and activities implemented with the CEP framework during the 2010-12 biennium.  

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