Europe

Event: Round Table on Access to Information, Public Participation and Access to Justice Regarding LMOs/GMOs [viewed]

Jointly organized by the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (Aarhus Convention) and the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, this round table will address: key issues of concern for Parties and stakeholders with respect to access to information, public participation in decision-making and access to justice regarding living modified organisms (LMOs)/genetically modified organisms (GMOs); challenges in implementing the Aarhus Convention's Almaty Amendment on GMOs, the Lucca Guidelines on GMOs and the Protocol and ways to address them; opportunities for cooperation and capacity building; and priorities for future work.  

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Event: 10th World Wilderness Congress [viewed]

The World Wilderness Congress is the longest-running, international public conservation project and environmental forum in the world. The Tenth World Wilderness Congress (WILD10) will convene some 1200 delegates from up to 50 countries, as well as 50,000 stakeholders on-line. Leaders in science, management, policy, indigenous communities, business, communication, and culture will investigate and act upon the question, "How can we protect, maintain and restore wild nature while also providing enhanced social and economic opportunities for human society?" during WILD10.  

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Event: Resumed INC-Forests4 [viewed]

The final Fourth Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee for a Legally Binding Agreement on Forests in Europe (INC-Forests4) will reconvene to complete negotiations on the agreement and to finish negotiating the draft elements of a document by which the agreement would be presented to ministers at the Extraordinary Ministerial Conference of FOREST EUROPE, scheduled for late 2013 in Madrid, Spain.  

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Event: Saker Falcon Task Force – Stakeholders' Action Planning Workshop [viewed]

The Saker Falcon Task Force (STF) aims to find long-term solutions for the conservation and management of the Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug) throughout its range. This workshop will bring together representatives from Range State governments, partners, other stakeholders and interested parties to review all available information on the species and to develop a 2nd Draft of the Saker Falcon Global Action Plan. STF is an initiative led by the Coordinating Unit of the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Bird of Prey in Africa and Eurasia (Raptors MoU) under the auspices of the Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS).  

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CBD Biosafety Newsletter Celebrates 10th Anniversary of the Biosafety Protocol [viewed]

CBDAugust 2013: Marking the tenth anniversary of the entry into force of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, the latest edition of the Biosafety Protocol Newsletter, published by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), reviews progress, experiences and lessons learned during the first decade of the Protocol's implementation.

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Recommendations Presented to Strengthen Trans-Boundary Protected Areas in the Congo Basin [viewed]

cofimaccbfp12 August 2013: The Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) in collaboration with the Commission des Forets d'Afrique Centrale (COMIFAC) announced the results of a study on trans-boundary protected areas in the Congo Basin funded by the Government of Germany.

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New Bioversity International Director General Announces Initiatives [viewed]

Bioversity International26 July 2013: Upon joining Bioversity International as Director General, Ann Tutwiler has announced new initiatives and a vision to enhance the organization's work.

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FAO Newsletter Celebrates 300 Years of Sustainable Forestry [viewed]

FAO31 July 2013: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) released the 12th issue of InFo News, highlighting 300 years of sustainable forestry and honoring Hans von Carlowitz, a German administrator who was the first person to define the concept of sustainability.

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Event: Mediterranean Regional Office of the European Forest Institute Week [viewed]

The Mediterranean Regional Office of the European Forest Institute (EFIMED) week consists of an Annual Meeting (2013) and a scientific seminar convened under the theme ‘managing the Mediterranean forest as a complex socio-ecological system'. An EFIMED marketplace will also be held in order to allow members to present information on their projects and organizations.  

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IAEA to Coordinate Project on Climate Change Impacts on Polar and Mountain Regions [viewed]

IAEA29 July 2013: Glacier experts prepared a plan for an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) project led by Chile and the Russian Federation, called the 'Impact of Climate Change on Polar and Mountainous Regions: From Assessment to Action,' to assess the effect of climate change on glacier retreat, permafrost loss and snow cover reduction, and to improve conservation and management.

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