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Natural Resources Natural Resources News / 23 August 2016
BiodiversityBiodiversity News
LAC Advances Negotiations on Principle 10 Regional Instrument
Read More: LAC Advances Negotiations on Principle 10 Regional Instrument
15_August_2016: Latin American and Caribbean countries held the fourth negotiating session on a regional agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters (Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development). The negotiating committee considered a revised draft text (LC/L.4059/Rev.2) that addresses substantive aspects of the agreement and reflects countries' earlier proposals. continued...
ForestsForests News
APEC Senior Officials Discuss Actions Addressing Illegal Timber, Environmental Crime
Read More: APEC Senior Officials Discuss Actions Addressing Illegal Timber, Environmental Crime
21_August_2016: Senior officials and technical experts from 21 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies discussed policy measures to address illegal logging, fishing, land development and mining at APEC's Third Senior Officials Meeting (SOM). Participants called for increased cooperation to ensure environmental sustainability and agreed on a timber legality guidance template. continued...
LandLand News
Inaugural African Drought Conference Issues Windhoek Declaration, Adopts Strategic Framework
Read More: Inaugural African Drought Conference Issues Windhoek Declaration, Adopts Strategic Framework
19_August_2016: The High-Level Meeting of the inaugural African Drought Conference, comprising African member States and Parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), adopted an overarching Strategic Framework to enhance resilience to the impact of drought events in Africa, issued the 'The Windhoek Declaration,' and underscored the importance of drought resilience in achieving Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). continued...
Mitigation Update: Sustainable Energy Systems Examined, Mexico to Launch ETS Pilot
Read More: Mitigation Update: Sustainable Energy Systems Examined, Mexico to Launch ETS Pilot
17_August_2016: Recent weeks have brought news about our energy system as it grows and changes. A report on integrating solar and wind into the grid calls for taking whole system value into account. Kenya's counties are preparing and planning for sustainable energy systems, and solutions in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector are being highlighted. This Update also includes news on two approaches to mitigating greenhouse gases (GHGs) – through emissions trading in Mexico and peatlands in Mongolia. continued...
Natural Resources Natural Resources Policy & Practice Calendar: Current & Upcoming Events
XXVI International Primatological Society Congress Chicago, IL, US 21 Aug - 27 Aug
Central and South America and the Caribbean/Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Joint Preparatory Meeting for CITES CoP 17 and CBD COP 13 Antigua, Guatemala 22 Aug - 26 Aug
International Training Course on Combating Desertification for Central Asia and the Balkans Konya, Nigde, Turkey 23 Aug - 27 Aug
Second Session of the Preparatory Committee on BBNJ New York City, US 26 Aug - 9 Sep
World Water Week 2016 Stockholm, Stockholms Lan, Sweden 28 Aug - 2 Sep
2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress Honolulu, HI, US 1 Sep - 10 Sep
Fourth Annual Conference of the Green Growth Knowledge Platform Jeju City, Jeju (Cheju-Do), Republic of Korea 6 Sep - 7 Sep
Opening of 71st Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 71) New York City, US 13 Sep
Third Session of the Team of Technical and Legal Experts on Access and Benefit-Sharing Roma, Lazio, Italy 13 Sep - 15 Sep
GODAN Summit New York City, US 15 Sep - 16 Sep
European Ecosystem Services Conference Antwerp, Antwerpen, Belgium 19 Sep - 23 Sep
71st General Debate of UN General Assembly New York City, US 20 Sep - 30 Sep
High-Level Meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance New York City, US 21 Sep
Second Annual Solutions Summit New York City, US 21 Sep
Senior Officials Meeting of UN Environment Management Group (SOM 22) New York City, US 22 Sep
 
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