Cooperation & Partnerships

World Bank, UNDP, GEF Project Preserves Biodiversity in South Africa [viewed]

World Bank13 April 2012: The World Bank has reported on a project carried out from 2004 to 2010, together with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and with support from two Global Environmental Facility (GEF) grants, aimed to promote conservation through private land stewardship and expand protected areas to preserve biodiversity in South Africa.

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SPC to Collaborate with Caribbean on Conservation of Genetic Resources [viewed]

SPC16 April 2012: The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) Centre for Pacific Crops and Trees (CePaCT), which aims to assist Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs) in the conservation of the region's genetic resources by keeping collections of many plants, has announced it will collaborate with the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) to share experience and expertise.

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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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Event: International Workshop on Corruption, Natural Resources and the Environment [viewed]

This workshop will be organized by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), the Asia Pacific Network for Environmental Governance, and the Australian National University. The organizers are inviting papers on: the social and economic impacts of corruption in biodiversity management, climate change activities, fisheries, forestry, and water management; and the theory and practice of anti-corruption policies in resource and environmental management. CIFOR is a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).  

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UNODC Publication Highlights Environmental Impacts of Corruption [viewed]

12 April 2012: A collection of papers, titled "Corruption, Environment and the UN Convention Against Corruption," has been published by the UN Office on Drigs and Crime (UNODC) to highlight the role of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in fighting corruption and illegal trade.

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New Global Alliance Supports Fairer, Safer and More Sustainable Livestock Sector [viewed]

April 2012: In a joint communiqué, eight international and regional organizations committed to form an alliance to develop and implement a global agenda to improve environmental protection, human health and social equity in the livestock sector.

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Event: Cultural and Biological Informal Diversity Liaison Group Meeting [viewed]

The objective of the first meeting of the Diversity Liaison Group is to assess advances made since the launch of the UNESCO/CBD joint programme of work on biological and cultural diversity in October 2010, and to provide advice on possible steps forward, including on priority focus areas for the joint programme and possible deliverables for CBD COP-11, and the conceptual framework for and structure and content of the global knowledge platform on the links between biological and cultural diversity to be launched at CBD COP-11.  

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Quito Seminar Discusses Biodiversity Finance [viewed]

8 April 2012: The Quito Seminar on Scaling Up Biodiversity Finance addressed the issue of innovative financial mechanisms within the broader context of scaled up biodiversity financing, as an attempt to facilitate the formal negotiations towards and during the 11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

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CBD Secretariat Outlines Planned Activities at UNCSD [viewed]

CBD5 April 2012: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has circulated a notification outlining its contribution to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20), including the Rio Conventions Pavilion, briefings on the Nagoya Protocol on access and benefit-sharing (ABS) as an instrument for sustainable development, and the message to be prepared by the CBD Working Group on Review of Implementation (WGRI) on the role of biodiversity for sustainable development.

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Planet Under Pressure Policy Brief Addresses Challenges to Biodiversity Protection [viewed]

March 2012: One of the nine policy briefs produced by the scientific community to inform the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20), titled "Rio+20 Policy Brief: Biodiversity and Ecosystems for a Planet Under Pressure – Transition to Sustainability: Interconnected Challenges and Solutions," sets out the main challenges facing the international community as it seeks to protect and enhance biodiversity and its human benefits, also suggesting pathways leading to a more sustainable future.

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