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Natural Resources Natural Resources News / 27 May 2015
BiodiversityBiodiversity News
Africa Rising Conference Focuses on Biodiversity Data for Sustainable Development
Read More: Africa Rising Conference Focuses on Biodiversity Data for Sustainable Development
25_May_2015: The ‘Africa Rising: Mobilising Biodiversity Data for Sustainable Development' conference brought together over 100 delegates, including data managers, scientists, researchers and policymakers from Africa and beyond, as well as representatives of civil society, international organizations, UN agencies and private foundations. continued...
CBD Secretariat Calls for Participation in GBIF Programme on Biodiversity Information for Development
Read More: CBD Secretariat Calls for Participation in GBIF Programme on Biodiversity Information for Development
22_May_2015: The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), a partner institution to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), has issued two surveys to seek input from stakeholders in Africa on African biodiversity. continued...
IUCN Guidelines to Help Shape Transboundary Conservation
Read More: IUCN Guidelines to Help Shape Transboundary Conservation
22_May_2015: The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has released guidelines on transboundary conservation to support practitioners and those involved in initiating, managing and governing transboundary conservation programmes. The publication, titled 'Transboundary Conservation: A systematic and integrated approach,' offers current scientific thinking combined with 33 case studies on transboundary conservation practices. continued...
International Biodiversity Day Celebrates Biodiversity and Sustainable Development
Read More: International Biodiversity Day Celebrates Biodiversity and Sustainable Development
22_May_2015: The 2015 International Day for Biological Diversity convened under the theme, ‘Biodiversity and Sustainable Development,' reflecting the importance of efforts made to establish a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the relevance of biodiversity for achieving sustainable development. The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) organized several events to mark the occasion on 22 May 2015, including one at UN Headquarters in New York, US. continued...
CIAT, WorldFish Call for Mapping Climate Change Risks to Fish Production
Read More: CIAT, WorldFish Call for Mapping Climate Change Risks to Fish Production
19_May_2015: WorldFish and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), on behalf of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), have published a submission to the 42nd session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 42) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), titled ‘Climate Change and Aquatic Animal Disease,' which addresses climate change impacts on aquaculture. continued...
ForestsForests News
FAO Holding Discussion on Social Protection and Forestry
Read More: FAO Holding Discussion on Social Protection and Forestry
May_2015:_The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) launched an online discussion on the role of social protection in ensuring the livelihoods of forest-dependent people. The discussion will run until 4 June 2015 and the results will be presented during the XIV World Forestry Congress (WFC). continued...
LandLand News
UN-Habitat Meeting Addresses Land-Based Finance
Read More: UN-Habitat Meeting Addresses Land-Based Finance
25_May_2015: The UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) has brought together experts in municipal finance, governance and capacity development to review its ‘Land-Based Finance Training Package,' which is designed to: build the capacity of local and national leaders to utilize land-based financing as an important element within municipal finance; help government agencies broaden their understanding regarding potential land-based revenue tools; and facilitate critical thinking regarding requirements to implement or improve each tool. continued...
ILC Reflects on Experience Since 2011 Adoption of Tirana Declaration
Read More: ILC Reflects on Experience Since 2011 Adoption of Tirana Declaration
22_May_2015: ‘From Tirana to Dakar: A Report (2011-2015)' highlights the achievements of the International Land Coalition (ILC) in the five years between the adoption of the Tirana Declaration in 2011 and the 2015 Land Forum in Dakar, Senegal. It notes that, while global understanding of land rights and land governance are "closer to the vision of our members,” more needs to be done to turn this vision into reality. continued...
FAO Names Two Special Ambassadors for IYS 2015
Read More: FAO Names Two Special Ambassadors for IYS 2015
13_May_2015: FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva has appointed Claire Chenu, a French biodiversity and soil sciences expert, and Tekalign Mamo, an Ethiopian soil management expert, as Special Ambassadors for the International Year of Soils (IYS) 2015. continued...
Natural Resources Natural Resources Policy & Practice Calendar: Current & Upcoming Events
AfDB Annual Meetings 2015 Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire 25 May - 29 May
World Forum on Ecosystem Governance Guizhou, China 25 Jun - 27 Jun
2nd Africa Ecosystem Based Adaptation for Food Security Conference 2015 (EBAFOSC 2) Nairobi, Kenya 30 Jul - 31 Jul
ADP 3 Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 31 Aug - 4 Sep
Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund Lima, Peru 9 Oct - 11 Oct
ADP 4 Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 19 Oct - 23 Oct
Global Landscapes Forum 2015 Paris, Ile-De-France, France 5 Dec - 6 Dec
Ninth World Urban Forum Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malaysia 1 Jan
IWC Scientific Committee Meeting San Diego, CA, US 19 May - 3 Jun
The Pacific Ocean Alliance: High Hopes for High Seas Suva, Central, Fiji 25 May - 27 May
Second Blue Planet Symposium Cairns, Queensland, Australia 27 May - 29 May
48th Meeting of the GEF Council: Consultation with Civil Society Organizations Washington D.C., US 1 Jun
WAVES 5th Annual Partnership Meeting Washington D.C., US 1 Jun - 2 Jun
Ramsar COP 12 Punta del Este, Maldonado, Uruguay 1 Jun - 9 Jun
42nd Sessions of the UNFCCC Subsidiary Bodies Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 1 Jun - 11 Jun
 
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