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Event: GCARD 3 Global Event[viewed]

The Third Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD3) Global Event represents the culmination of a two-year regional and national consultation process, which aims to realign research priorities with countries' development needs and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Policy Update #15: The LEO Portal: A New Way to Support MEA Implementation[viewed]

In September 2015, a new informational tool was launched that promises to help improve transparency and consistency among multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs). The Law and Environment Ontology (LEO) Portal is a priority for the Multilateral Environmental Agreements Information and Knowledge Management (IKM) Initiative, as it fills a need for a “controlled vocabulary” to facilitate searching, locating and retrieving MEA information.

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UNEP, Partners Launch Kenya Green University Network[viewed]

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) launched the Kenya Green University Network (KGUN) to promote environmental and sustainability practices among Kenyan universities. The network will serve as a knowledge and innovation hub and support the sharing of best practices to support achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and commitments under the Paris Agreement on climate change.

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Event: 117th Meeting of the International Maritime Organization Council[viewed]

The Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is elected by the IMO Assembly for two-year terms beginning after each regular Assembly session.

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Event: 52nd Session of the International Tropical Timber Council and Associated Sessions of the Committees[viewed]

The 52nd session of the International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC) and Associated Sessions of the Committees (Finance and Administration; Economic Information and Market Intelligence; Forest Industry; and Reforestation and Forest Management) will be held in November 2016 to address project and governance related issues.

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Event: 70th Session of IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee[viewed]

The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) considers any matter within the IMO's scope that is concerned with prevention and control of pollution from ships.

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Event: 32nd Session of the FAO Committee on Fisheries[viewed]

The 32nd session of the Committee on Fisheries (COFI) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) is scheduled to take place at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy.

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Event: ITTO/FAO/CABI Caribbean Workshop on Forest Products[viewed]

Jointly organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) and the Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International (CABI), this workshop will address, among other issues: current statistical systems and the status of collection, analysis and dissemination of forest products statistics; methodologies used to collect and report on forest products production and trade; use of forest products statistics at the country level; and the Joint Forest Sector Questionnaire.

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Event: International Day of Forests 2016[viewed]

The International Day of Forests is held annually on 21 March to raise awareness of the importance of forests to people.

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UNEP, Zayed International Foundation Partner on Green Economy Textbook[viewed]

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Zayed International Foundation for the Environment will produce an international textbook on inclusive green economy, covering macroeconomic theory and specific sectoral policies. The textbook will provide researchers with a comprehensive analytical framework for studying green economy and will contain regional perspectives to enable policy design.

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