Forests & REDD

Rio Conventions Pavilion Focuses on Ecosystem-based Adaptation [viewed]

15 June 20120: The Rio Conventions Pavilion at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) focused on the theme of Ecosystem-based Adaptation. Four panels addressed: ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation; economic valuation of land (EVL); the Bonn Challenges; and coastal climate change solutions.

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Rio Conventions Pavilion Convenes for Business Day [viewed]

18 June 2012: The Rio Conventions Pavilion at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) convened for Business Day, bringing together business stakeholders, and high-level speakers from the Rio Conventions and intergovernmental organizations to discuss the role of business in sustainable development, and how the private sector can facilitate the transition to a green economy.

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Rio+20 Side Events Highlight Mountains, Water and Energy Access [viewed]

18 June 2012: A number of side events took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in conjunction with the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20), including on energy access, mountains and water issues. 

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UNDP Strengthens Community Resilience in Thailand [viewed]

UNDP15 June 2012:  A new UN Development Programme (UNDP) documentary titled “Building Social Cohesion: The Case of Mae Hong Son,” highlights an innovative approach to community security and social cohesion that leads to more resilient communities in Northern Thailand.

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World Day to Combat Desertification Celebrated at Rio+20 [viewed]

17 June 2012: The Secretariat of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) is marking World Day to Combat Desertification, which is celebrated annually on 17 June, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, just a few days before the opening of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20). 

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Event: The Landscape: Transformative Action through Cross-Sectoral Coordination [viewed]

This High-Level Side Event to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) is hosted by the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF). Leaders of the member organizations of the CPF, including the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF), the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), the Global Environment Facility (GEF), as well as forest Ministers from the Gambia and Republic of Korea, will discuss landscape mosaics and integrating people and forests, and integrating forests into landscapes at the country level.  

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Jamaica Designates Fourth Ramsar Site [viewed]

14 June 2012: The Secretariat of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) has announced that the Government of Jamaica has designated the Mason River Protected Area Bird Sanctuary, as its fourth Ramsar site.

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European Environment Ministers Discuss 7th Action Programme [viewed]

11 June 2012: The European Environment Ministers met in the Environment Council to adopt conclusions on setting the framework for the 7th EU Environment Action Programme (EAP) and on preparations for key biodiversity and climate meetings, among other items.

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Grenada Joins Ramsar, Designates Wetland of International Importance [viewed]

11 June 2012: The Secretariat of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) has announced that the Government of Grenada has ratified the Ramsar Convention. The Convention will come into force for Grenada on 22 September 2012, making Grenada the 162nd Contracting Party to Ramsar.

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CIFOR Names Peter Holmgren as New Director General [viewed]

8 June 2012: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has appointed Peter Holmgren (Sweden) as its new Director General, effective September 2012. 

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