UNU

Event: Second intergovernmental and multi-stakeholder meeting on an Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) [viewed]

The twenty-fifth session of the UNEP Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environmental Forum adopted the decision 25/10 on the intergovernmental science-policy platform on biodiversity and ecosystem services, which requested UNEP to convene a second intergovernmental multi-stakeholder meeting on IPBES in 2009 (scheduled for 5-9 October 2009).  

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Event: UNESCO MAN AND THE BIOSPHERE COUNCIL DESIGNATES NEW RESERVES [viewed]

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ASEAN WORKSHOP FOCUSES ON HARMONIZATION OF REPORTING TO BIODIVERSITY-RELATED CONVENTIONS [viewed]

Held from 15-17 April 2009, in Hanoi, Vietnam, a workshop on harmonization of reporting to biodiversity-related conventions gathered representatives of seven ASEAN countries and Australia.

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Event: ASEAN WORKSHOP FOCUSES ON HARMONIZATION OF REPORTING TO BIODIVERSITY-RELATED CONVENTIONS [viewed]

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28TH SESSION OF THE WORLD CUSTOMS ORGANIZATION ENFORCEMENT COMMITTEE CONVENES [viewed]

The 28th Session of the World Customs Organization Enforcement Committee was held from 23-27 February 2009, in Brussels, Belgium.

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Event: 28TH SESSION OF THE WORLD CUSTOMS ORGANIZATION ENFORCEMENT COMMITTEE CONVENES [viewed]

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ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT GROUP CONSIDERS CLIMATE NEUTRAL UN [viewed]

The 14th Senior Officials Meeting of the Environment Management Group convened on 10 December 2008, in Poznan, Poland.

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Event: ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT GROUP CONSIDERS CLIMATE NEUTRAL UN [viewed]

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CBD/UNU Global Indigenous Peoples Consultation Adopts Strategy on REDD [viewed]

20 November 2008: Organized by Tebtebba (Indigenous Peoples' International Centre for Policy Research and Education), the UN University (UNU) Institute of Advanced Studies Traditional Knowledge Initiative, the UN REDD Programme and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Secretariat, the Global Indigenous Peoples Consultation on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) was held from 12-14 November 2008, in Baguio City, the Philippines. Participants adopted a global indigenous peoples strategy on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.

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CBD Executive Secretary Highlights Indigenous Peoples' Opportunities to Contribute to Climate Change Solutions [viewed]

United Nations University - Institute of Advanced Studies 12 November 2008: In

an address to the Global Indigenous Peoples Consultation on Reducing Emissions

from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD), taking place from 12-14

November 2008, in Baguio City, the Philippines, Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention

on Biological Diversity (CBD), highlighted the opportunity for indigenous and

local communities to contribute to the formation and implementation of possible

solutions to climate change, such as REDD schemes, to ensure that their

traditional knowledge, rights and biological diversity are protected and

enhanced in the process.

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