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CBD COP 11 Adopts Interim Target and Roadmap for Resource Mobilization [viewed]

COP 11 President Jayanthi Natarajan, Minister of Environment and Forests, India, gavelled the meeting to a close at 3:02 am.22 October 2012: Held from 8-19 October 2012, in Hyderabad, India, the 11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) adopted 33 decisions on a range of strategic, substantive, administrative, financial and budgetary issues. Delegates agreed to set an interim target of doubling biodiversity-related international financial resource flows to developing countries by 2015, and at least maintaining this level until 2020. This is coupled with targets on improving baseline information, as well as a preliminary reporting framework for monitoring resource mobilization.

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EC Issues Guidelines on Inland Waterway Transport and Natura 2000 [viewed]

EC18 October 2012: The European Commission (EC) has issued new guidelines that aim to assist the inland navigation sector in ensuring that their activities comply with EU environmental policy and nature legislation, with a focus on the Birds and Habitats Directives.

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UNEP-WCMC and IUCN Release Protected Planet 2012 Report [viewed]

Protected Planet Report 201218 October 2012: A new report, titled “Protected Planet Report 2012: Tracking progress towards global targets for protected areas,” was released on the sidelines of the 11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The report - the first in an annual series - reviews progress towards the achievement of CBD targets on protected areas, and includes a set of indicators for protected area coverage, representativeness, effectiveness, management and governance.

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GEF Develops Strategy for Long-Term Environmental Goals [viewed]

GEF17 October 2012: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has announced the launch of its effort to develop a “GEF 2020 Strategy." The strategy will designate long-term goals for the environment, and seek to position the GEF as an innovator and partner in supporting the achievement of environmental objectives worldwide.

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Rio Conventions Pavilion Discusses Integrated Implementation [viewed]

18 October 2012: On its final day, the Rio Conventions Pavilion at the 11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Hyderabad, India, convened to discuss the way towards integrated implementation of the Rio Conventions. 

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CITES Releases COP 16 Preliminary Agenda, New Working Documents [viewed]

CITES17 October 2012: The Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) has published the preliminary agenda and new working documents for the 16th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 16).

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"Picking Up the Pace" Offers Messages to Engage Business in Biodiversity Policy-Making [viewed]

16 October 2012: A publication of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) highlights ways business can support government efforts to deliver on the Aichi Biodiversity targets. The report was launched at the 11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), taking place in Hyderabad, India.

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UNEP International Ecosystem Management Partnership Releases First Newsletter [viewed]

UNEP16 October 2012: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) International Ecosystem Management Partnership (IEMP) has released its inaugural newsletter. The newsletter discusses the aims and mandate of the UNEP-IEMP and introduces the UNEP-IEMP team.

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GEF Shares Lessons Learned on Integrated Ecosystem Management in Burkina Faso [viewed]

GEFOctober 2012: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has published a report titled "Integrated Ecosystem Management to Combat Natural Resources Degradation in Watersheds," which outlines lessons learned in applying integrated ecosystem management (IEM) to combat land degradation in Burkina Faso.

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Event: Seventh Meeting of the Parties to ASCOBANS [viewed]

The seventh Meeting of the Parties to the Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans of the Baltic, North East Atlantic, Irish and North Seas (ASCOBANS 7) expects to set priorities for the implementation of the Agreement in the coming intersessional period, and to adopt, among others, draft resolutions on the Conservation Plan for the Harbour Porpoise Population in the Western Baltic, the Inner Danish Waters and the Kattegat, and on Impacts of Chemical Pollution on Small Cetaceans.  

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