Marine & Coastal

EEA, EC Launch Climate-ADAPT Website [viewed]

23 March 2012: The European Commission and the European Environment Agency (EEA) have launched the Climate-ADAPT website to provide information to policy makers, engineers, planners and administrators about impacts, vulnerability and climate change adaptation in Europe.

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UNEP Executive Director Addresses German Parliament on Rio+20 [viewed]

UNEP21 March 2012: UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director Achim Steiner delivered a statement to the German Parliament (Bundestag) titled "Pathways to Sustainable Development" in the run-up to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20).

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Ramsar-backed Project for the Management of Indian Lake Chilika Concludes [viewed]

21 March 2012: The Secretariat of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) has reported on the successful conclusion of a project that aimed to develop a framework for an integrated management plan of Lake Chilika, the largest coastal lagoon on the east coast of India in the state of Orissa. The Lake is a designated Ramsar site since 1981.

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CITES Animal Committee Focuses on Aquatic Species [viewed]

CITES21 March 2012: The 26th meeting of the Animals Committee (AC 26) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) moved from Geneva, Switzerland, to continue its work in Dublin, Ireland, where the Committee will convene together with the CITES Plants Committee (PC).

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SPREP Hosts CITES Meeting for the Pacific [viewed]

7 March 2012: The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) hosted a meeting on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to discuss possible collaboration with CITES to develop model management plans for corals, dolphins and other marine life in the Pacific.

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Mexico Designates Four Ramsar Sites [viewed]

17 March 2012: The Secretariat of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) has announced that the Government of Mexico has designated four additional Wetlands of International Importance, bringing its total number of Ramsar Sites to 133.

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GEF SGP Showcases Activities in the Pacific [viewed]

15 March 2012: A regional meeting for the Global Environment Facility's Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP) took place in the Pacific to provide training to national officers on the vision and strategy of the programme and SGP's results-based management framework.

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OECD Report Highlights Consequences of Inaction for the Environment [viewed]

OECD15 March 2012: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published a new report, titled "OECD Environmental Outlook to 2050: The Consequences of Inaction." The report presents the latest projections of socio-economic trends over the next four decades, and their implications for climate change, biodiversity, water and health impacts of environmental pollution.

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UNESCO, Multi One Attitude Foundation to Raise Awareness of Water and Ocean Issues [viewed]

UNESCO14 March 2012: The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) and International Hydrological Programme (IHP) of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Multi One Attitude Foundation have announced that the trimaran RACE FOR WATER will participate in races around the world, to raise awareness of the importance of preserving the ocean and freshwater resources.

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UNESCO IOC Highlights Ocean Issues Ahead of Rio+20 [viewed]

UNESCO14 March 2012: The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and Kriton Arsenis, Member of the European Parliament (MEP), held an information session at the European Parliament to raise awareness on current ocean-related issues in the lead up to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20).

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