Stakeholder Participation

CMS Bulletin Highlights Progress on Conservation of Albatrosses, Petrels, Argali and Cross-River Gorilla [viewed]

January 2013: The December-January issue of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) Bulletin highlights recent progress, including that four of the five tuna Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (tRFMOS) have adopted seabird conservation measures that incorporate the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP)'s best practice advice for pelagic long line fisheries.

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First IPBES Plenary Meeting Elects Chair, Addresses Organizational Issues [viewed]

29 January 2013: Held from 21-26 January 2013, in Bonn, Germany, the first session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES-1) addressed a series of organizational, procedural and budgetary issues, including the election of its Chair, Bureau and Muldisciplinary Expert Panel.

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Event: Meeting of "Friends of the CBD" [viewed]

This meeting will bring together the members of the Bureau of the Conference of the Parties, the Chair of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA), and several experts from governmental, non-governmental organizations and stakeholders. It is intended to be a brainstorming session on the work of the Convention in an informal setting.  

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UNEP, GRID-Arendal Report on Abidjan Convention Sustainable Seas Pilot Workshop [viewed]

13 November 2012: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and GRID-Arendal released a report on the Abidjan Convention “Sustainable Seas” pilot workshop, which focused on developing capacity for sustainable management of the marine environment in coastal communities from Mauritania to South Africa.

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Event: GEF Expanded Constituency Workshop (ECW) - Cambodia [viewed]

This Global Environment Facility (GEF) Expanded Constituency Workshop (ECW) in Cambodia brings together GEF focal points, focal points from the main Conventions (Biodiversity, Desertification, Climate Change and POPs), representatives from civil society and representatives from the GEF Secretariat and the GEF Agencies. Building on the success of the first two years of ECWs in 2011 and 2012, the third session will further strengthen participants knowledge of GEF-5 strategies, programs, policies and procedures. Countries involved in this workshop include: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.  

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Event: High-Level Consultation on Food and Nutrition [viewed]

As part of the Post-2015 Development Agenda Global Thematic Consultations, this High-Level Leadership Meeting will bring together Member States, non-governmental organizations and civil society to discuss and agree on an agenda on hunger, food security and nutrition for the Post-2015 Development Framework in Madrid, Spain in early April 2013. This consultation is co-led by FAO and WFP, and co-hosted by the Governments of Spain and Colombia.  

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UNESCO, Samsung to Develop Training Material on Education for Sustainable Development in Viet Nam [viewed]

8 January 2013: The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has launched a US$1 million two-year project to develop, pilot and distribute multimedia teacher-training materials on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Viet Nam. The project is funded by Samsung and focuses on climate change responses, disaster risk reduction (DRR) and biodiversity at the primary school level.

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Event: GEF Expanded Constituency Workshop for South America [viewed]

Expanded Constituency Workshops (ECW) bring together GEF focal points, focal points from the main conventions (biodiversity, desertification, climate change and persistent organic pollutants), representatives from civil society and representatives from the GEF Secretariat and the GEF Agencies, to discuss priority issues, lessons learned and experiences from the development and implementation of GEF projects and their integration within national policy frameworks. Countries eligible to participate in this ECW include Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay.  

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Event: GEF Expanded Constituency Workshop for Central America, Mexico and Venezuela [viewed]

Expanded Constituency Workshops (ECW) bring together GEF focal points, focal points from the main conventions (biodiversity, desertification, climate change and persistent organic pollutants), representatives from civil society and representatives from the GEF Secretariat and the GEF Agencies, to discuss priority issues, lessons learned and experiences from the development and implementation of GEF projects and their integration within national policy frameworks. Countries eligible to participate in this Expanded Constituency Workshop for include Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and Venezuela.  

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GEF Showcases the Relevance of MPAs for Long-term Sustainable Development [viewed]

GEFDecember 2012: The December 2012 edition of "the greenline," the newsletter of the Global Environmental Facility (GEF), notes the successes of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) as an efficient tool to achieve the Aichi target 11 on the conservation of coastal and marine areas.

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