Finance

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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FAO Releases Asia-Pacific Forestry Briefs [viewed]

FAOApril 2012: Policy briefs resulting from the second Asia-Pacific Forestry Sector Outlook Study (APFSOS II) highlight concerns with biodiversity loss in the region, a need for improved governance and better forest management at the field level, and a call for enhanced training and awareness of forestry issues. APFSOS II was issued by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO).

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First tCERs Issued for World Bank Reforestation Project in Brazil [viewed]

World Bank13 April 2012: The UNFCCC has issued the first temporary certified emission reductions (tCERs), under the Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), to a reforestation project in Brazil.

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GEF Finances Marine and Coastal Conservation Project in Mauritania [viewed]

GEF8 April 2012: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) approved a US$1 million grant for a project to mainstream marine and coastal biodiversity conservation into oil and gas sector development in Mauritania.

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UNFF 10 Bureau Calls for Views on Forest Finance and Post-2015 Agenda [viewed]

April 2012: The Bureau of the tenth session of the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF 10), meeting on 28 March 2012 in New York, made a number of decisions in preparation for UNFF 10, to be held in 2013 in Turkey.

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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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Jim Yong Kim Selected as Next World Bank President [viewed]

16 April 2012: The World Bank Board of Executive Directors selected Jim Yong Kim, a US national and recognized health and development expert, as President of the Bank for a five-year term, beginning on 1 July 2012.

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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: LBS Protocol COP 1 [viewed]

The first session of the Conference of Parties (COP 1) to the Protocol on Pollution from Land-Based Sources and Activities (LBS Protocol) to the Convention for the Protection and Development of the Marine Environment of the Wider Caribbean Region (Cartagena Convention) will be held to: review and approve the recommendations of the first meeting of the Scientific, Technical and Advisory Committee (STAC 1) for the Protocol held from 5-7 June 2012; review and agree on further activities of the LBS Regional Activity Centres (RACs) in Cuba, and Trinidad and Tobago; and decide on the 2013-14 work plan and budget for activities under the Protocol and the Assessment and Management of Environmental Pollution (AMEP) sub-programme of UN Environment Programme's (UNEP) Caribbean Environment Programme (CEP).  

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GEF Supports Conservation of Iona National Park in Angola [viewed]

30 March 2012: The Global Environmental Facility (GEF) finalized its approval of a US$2.2 million project to be implemented by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) to preserve biodiversity in Iona National Park in Angola.

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