CMS COP11 Side-Event Discusses Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Landbirds [viewed]

birdlife-cms-rspb5 November 2014: Participants gathered at the margins of the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP11) for a side-event on the conservation of African-Eurasian migratory landbirds.

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UNWTO, UNEP Launch International Partnership on Sustainable Tourism [viewed]

unep-wto5 November 2014: A new international programme to catalyze sustainable tourism over the next decade was launched at the World Travel Market (WTM 2014). The Sustainable Tourism Programme of the Ten-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns (10YFP) will be led by the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Governments of France, the Republic of Korea and Morocco, with the support of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), which hosts the 10YFP Secretariat.

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UNEP Makes Business Case for Eco-innovation [viewed]

UNEP5 November 2014: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has launched a publication, titled ‘The Business Case for Eco-Innovation,' which is part of UNEP's Eco-innovation Project. According to the publication, companies are facing growing market and regulatory pressures in the face of declining resources and environmental degradation, extreme weather events are impacting on business profitability, and global water demand is expected to exceed supply by 40% within 20 years.

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SPREP, SPC, UNEP Develop TOR for Pacific IAS Advisory Group [viewed]

SPREP30 October 2014: The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and the UN Environment Programme's (UNEP) sub-regional office drafted a Terms of Reference for a Pacific Invasive Alien Species (IAS) Advisory Group.

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Event: 14th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (PFII 14) [viewed]

The Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (PFII) will follow up on the outcome of the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (WCIP) and discuss the post-2015 development agenda. The 14th session will include discussions on youth self-harm and suicide, indigenous issues in the Pacific region, and the possibility of an optional protocol to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). Other issues to be addressed include implementation of UNDRIP, and the future work of the PFII.  

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Guest Article #27: An Untapped Potential: Wildlife NGOs and the CMS Family [viewed]

Since Germany enlisted the legal experts at the International Union for Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) Environmental Law Centre[1] to produce a text that could be the basis for the negotiation of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), wildlife Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) have been part of the fabric and culture of CMS.

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CMS and CITES Discuss Collaboration at Margins of CMS COP11 [viewed]

cms-cop114 November 2014: Held on the sidelines of the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP11), participants at an event, titled 'Advancing the Conservation of Key Species Together,' highlighted the linkages and cooperative action between the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and CMS.

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CMS Hosts Event on Renewable Energy, Power Lines and Migratory Species [viewed]

cms-bridlife4 November 2014: A side-event to the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP11), organized by BirdLife International and the Secretariats of the CMS, the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA), and the Memorandum of Understanding concerning the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia (Raptors MoU), highlighted the impacts of renewable energy developments on bird populations.

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UNEP Magazine 'Our Planet' Focuses on Protected Areas, Biodiversity and Climate Change [viewed]

UNEPNovember 2014: The November issue of the UN Environment Programme's (UNEP) ‘Our Planet' magazine focuses on interactions between biodiversity, climate change and protected areas under the heading ‘Climate for Life.' The issue contains 11 feature articles and provides highlights of UNEP's work as well as country-level action on climate change mitigation and environmental conservation.

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CCAMLR Adopts Measures on Toothfish, Vessel Monitoring, Defers MPA Proposals [viewed]

ccamlrOctober 2014: Member countries of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) agreed on measures to conserve marine living resources in Antarctica at the 33rd annual meeting of the Commission, but did not reach consensus on two proposals on marine protected areas (MPAs). Agreements focused on, inter alia: catch limits for CCAMLR-managed fisheries; the toothfish; and the southwest Atlantic krill fisheries.

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