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Natural Resources Natural Resources News / 26 May 2016
BiodiversityBiodiversity News
First World Wildlife Crime Report Launched, UN Campaign Targets Illegal Wildlife Trade
Read More: First World Wildlife Crime Report Launched, UN Campaign Targets Illegal Wildlife Trade
25_May_2016: Launched by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the first World Wildlife Crime Report highlights how the poaching and illegal trade of wildlife not only present real environmental dangers, but ultimately undermine the rule of law. An unprecedented campaign against illegal wildlife trade was launched during the second session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-2), backed by several celebrities in their role as UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Goodwill Ambassadors. continued...
UNEP Releases Tool to Support Coral Reef Conservation
Read More: UNEP Releases Tool to Support Coral Reef Conservation
25_May_2016: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has launched a data-based tool and a report that support the protection of coral reefs threatened by climate change, and prioritize reef management. Both were launched at the second session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-2), meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, from 23-27 May 2016. continued...
“No Scientific Voice Left Behind,” Concludes UNEA Science-Policy Forum
Read More: “No Scientific Voice Left Behind,” Concludes UNEA Science-Policy Forum
20_May_2016: The inaugural Science-Policy Forum held prior to the second session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-2) of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) discussed how to bring together diverse scientific and policy communities and citizens' voices to ensure that emerging environmental issues are highlighted and effectively addressed in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. continued...
LandLand News
EC, GSBI Launch Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas
Read More: EC, GSBI Launch Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas
25_May_2016: The Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative (GSBI) and the European Commission (EC) Joint Research Centre (JRC) launched the 'Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas' during a side event at the second session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-2) in Nairobi, Kenya. The Atlas maps global soil biodiversity and discusses threats to it, including from inappropriate land management practices, land conversion from forest to grassland to cropped land and poor water management. continued...
Water and SanitationWater and Sanitation News
Environmental Degradation Leading Cause of Deaths Globally, Says UN Report
Read More: Environmental Degradation Leading Cause of Deaths Globally, Says UN Report
23_May_2016: Environmental degradation and pollution cause almost a quarter of all deaths, up to 234 times as many premature deaths as occur in conflicts annually and the deaths of more than 25% of all children under the age of five, according to a UN report released to coincide with the second session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-2). The report, titled ‘Healthy Environment, Healthy People,' emphasizes the importance of a healthy environment to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and addresses dangers posed by air pollution, chemicals, climate change and other issues linking environmental quality to health. continued...
Natural Resources Natural Resources Policy & Practice Calendar: Current & Upcoming Events
44th Sessions of the UNFCCC Subsidiary Bodies Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 16 May - 26 May
Resumed Review Conference on the UN Fish Stocks Agreement New York City, US 23 May - 27 May
Second Meeting of the UN Environment Assembly Nairobi, Kenya 23 May - 27 May
International Training Course on Combating Desertification Konya, Nigde, Turkey 30 May - 5 Jun
SDG on Water: Business as Usual in Brussels? Brussels, Belgium 31 May
Sixth Annual WAVES Partnership Meeting San Jose, Costa Rica 31 May - 1 Jun
Eighth Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity Trondheim, Sor-Trondelag, Norway 31 May - 3 Jun
European Forum on Urban Forestry Ljubljana, Slovenia 31 May - 4 Jun
Annual IWC Scientific Committee Meeting Bled, Upper Carniola, Slovenia 4 Jun - 20 Jun
World Environment Day 2016 worldwide 5 Jun
Global Landscapes Forum: The Investment Case 2016 London, England, UK 6 Jun
50th Meeting of the GEF Council Washington D.C., US 6 Jun - 9 Jun
High-Level Forum on Connecting Smallholders to Markets Rome, Lazio, Italy 8 Jun - 9 Jun
17th Meeting of the UN Open-ended Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea New York City, US 13 Jun - 17 Jun
GACSA Annual Forum: Climate-Smart Agriculture in Action Rome, Lazio, Italy 14 Jun - 17 Jun
 
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