World Bank, GEF Fund Transfrontier Conservation in Malawi and Zambia [viewed]

21 April 2011: The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors has approved a US$4.82 million Global Environment Facility (GEF) Trust Fund Grant for the cross-border management of biodiversity in Malawi and Zambia.

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UNDP/GEF Publish Review of Legal and Institutional Frameworks for Transboundary Waters [viewed]

April 2011: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has published a global review of legal and institutional frameworks for 28 transboundary surface water, groundwater and marine water systems covering the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia. The report also considers climate change adaptation knowledge in the various water basins analyzed.

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Event: CBD Capacity-building and Orientation of GTI National Focal Points for South East Asia on Species and Protected Areas Database Interfaces [viewed]

This workshop is organized by the CBD Secretariat in collaboration with the ASEAN Center for Biodiversity. Its objective is to strengthen national capacities in taxonomy based on the needs assessment conducted for the region in 2009, and to facilitate the implementation of the programme of work for the Global Taxonomy Initiative (GTI) in harmony with the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020.  

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Ramsar Convention Releases Report of STRP 16 [viewed]

2 May 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Secretariat) has released the report of the 16th meeting of the Convention's Scientific and Technical Review Panel (STRP), which took place in Gland, Switzerland, from 14-18 February 2011.

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Event: CBD Liaison Group for the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation [viewed]

The meeting, to be held at the Missouri Botanical Garden back to back with the "International Conference: A Global Partnership for Plant Conservation," will review progress made in the implementation of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation.  

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Steering Committee for African-Arab Joint Action Plan on Agricultural Development and Food Security Convenes [viewed]

1 May 2011: The Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture of the African Union Commission (AUC), in collaboration with the Government of Sudan, held the inaugural meeting of the Steering Committee of the African-Arab Joint Action Plan (JAP) on Agricultural Development and Food Security in Khartoum, Sudan.

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Morocco to be 161st Party to Biosafety Protocol [viewed]

29 April 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has announced that Morocco has deposited its instrument of ratification of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety on 25 April 2011. It will thus become the 161st Party to the Protocol on 24 July 2011.

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US and Peru Discuss Environmental Cooperation [viewed]

29 April 2011: The US and Peru convened the third meeting of the Sub-Committee on Forest Sector Governance, the second meeting of the Environmental Affairs Council (EAC), and the first meeting of the Environmental Cooperation Commission (ECC) from 27-28 April 2011, in Washington, DC.

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UNDP Administrator Addresses B4E Summit [viewed]

28 April 2011: The 2011 Global Summit "B4E - Business for the Environment," an international conference for dialogue and business-driven action for the environment organized in partnership between WWF and Global Initiatives, was held from 27-29 April 2011, in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Micronesia to Develop Strategic Plan on Invasive Species [viewed]

20 April 2011: The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) has announced that the Micronesian leaders that form the Micronesia Regional Invasive Species Council (RISC) have agreed to develop a five-year strategic plan on addressing invasive species.

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