Event: 22nd Regular Meeting of ICCAT [viewed]

The 22nd regular meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas and its compliance meeting will take place in November 2011.  

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Event: North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC) Annual Meeting [viewed]

 

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Event: Meeting of Experts on Sustainable Use of Oceans [viewed]

Prince Albert II of Monaco will convene this meeting of experts to focus on ways to promote the sustainable use of oceans. Monaco will invite oceans experts, economists and business representatives from the five regional groups to reflect on the issues of food security, energy, and tourism in order to formulate concrete recommendations as well as implement and ultimately replicate the best learned practices from their local and regional experiences. The meeting will also discuss the relationship of these issues with the themes of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20).  

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New IMO Secretary-General Elected [viewed]

28 June 2011: Koji Sekimizu (Japan) has been elected as the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), with effect from 1 January 2012 and for an initial term of four years.

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UNDP and Japan Launch Satoyama Initiative [viewed]

27 June 2011: The Government of Japan and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) have launched a five-year partnership programme to promote the Satoyama Initiative and practices. Through this initiative, rural communities in 11 countries will receive small grants through the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to implement biodiversity-friendly natural resource management and farming systems.

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IUCN, GEF and World Bank Call for Proposals for SOS Grants [viewed]

24 June 2011: “Save Our Species (SOS)," a global coalition initiated by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and World Bank to build a species conservation fund supporting on-the-ground field conservation projects all over the world, has announced the first call for proposals for SOS grants.

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European Commission Adopts Zero Tolerance Policy on GMO Material in Feed [viewed]

24 June 2011: The European Commission has adopted a regulation to harmonize implementation of the zero tolerance policy on non-authorized genetically modified (GM) material in feed.

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INECE Conference Discusses Environmental Crime and Support for Sustainable Development [viewed]

24 June 2011: Participants at the 9th International Conference on Environmental Compliance and Enforcement identified new actions to promote enforcement cooperation to combat environmental crime and support the shift to sustainable development and a green economy. The theme of this year's conference was "Enforcement Cooperation: Strengthening Environmental Governance."

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Delegations Prepare for Inaugural Meeting of Central Asian and Caucasus Fisheries and Aquaculture Commission [viewed]

FAO24 June 2011: The Fourth Intergovernmental Meeting on the Establishment of the Central Asian and Caucasus Regional Fisheries and Aquaculture Commission (CACFAC) noted the entry into force of the Agreement on the Central Asian and Caucasus Regional Fisheries and Aquaculture Commission on 3 December 2010, and, as the Second Session of the Preparatory Meeting, finalized and made progress on most required documentation for the Inaugural Meeting of the Commission.

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IPPC Draft Phytosanitary Standards Open for Consultation [viewed]

IPPC20 June 2011: The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) has released an updated list of International Standards on Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs) and a list of draft ISPMs approved for member consultation.

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