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Natural Resources Natural Resources News / 28 July 2016
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UNCTAD to Play "Central Role" in Achieving SDGs
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25_July_2016: Delegates agreed to give the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) a central role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), by adopting a framework that will guide UNCTAD's work over the next four years, and that is primarily focused on realizing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The 14th session of UNCTAD (UNCTAD 14) resulted in a political declaration and the ‘Nairobi Consensus,' on providing technical assistance to ensure that globalization and trade benefit people in developing countries. continued...
CBD Analysis Shows More Efforts Needed to Achieve Aichi Biodiversity Targets
Read More: CBD Analysis Shows More Efforts Needed to Achieve Aichi Biodiversity Targets
20_July_2016: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has released a document titled 'Updated Analysis of the Contribution of Targets Established by Parties and Progress Towards the Aichi Biodiversity Targets.' According to the publication, while CBD Parties have made efforts to adopt national targets in line with the Convention's Aichi Biodiversity Targets and have taken national action in support of the Targets, current progress and commitments are insufficient to achieve the Targets by 2020. continued...
BiodiversityBiodiversity News (continued)
UNEP-IRP Warns Against Rising Natural Resource Use
Read More: UNEP-IRP Warns Against Rising Natural Resource Use
20_July_2016: Increasing consumption intensified by a growing middle class has tripled primary materials extraction over the last 40 years, with the richest countries consuming around ten times as much as the poorest countries, according to a report published by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP)-hosted International Resource Panel (IRP). continued...
Natural Resources Natural Resources Policy & Practice Calendar: Current & Upcoming Events
Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on Risk Assessment and Risk Management Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico 25 Jul - 29 Jul
Restoring the Socio-Ecological and Socio-Economic Relationships in the Miombo Woodlands Maputo, Mozambique 27 Jul - 29 Jul
Meeting of the CBD Informal Advisory Committee on Communication, Education and Public Awareness Montreal, Quebec, Canada 28 Jul - 29 Jul
Asia Regional Joint Preparatory Meeting for CITES CoP 17 and CBD COP 13 Bangkok (Krung Thep), Thailand 1 Aug - 5 Aug
Sixth Session of the UN-GGIM New York City, US 1 Aug - 5 Aug
Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei and Muara, Brunei Darussalam 3 Aug - 5 Aug
Seventh Meeting of the Regular Process for World Ocean Assessment New York City, US 3 Aug - 9 Aug
FishAdapt: Global Conference on Climate Change Adaptation for Fisheries and Aquaculture Bangkok (Krung Thep), Thailand 8 Aug - 10 Aug
Africa Regional Joint Preparatory Meeting for CITES CoP 17 and CBD COP 13 TBA 8 Aug - 12 Aug
High Level Symposium on SDG 6 and Targets Dushanbe, Kuhistoni Badakhshon, Tajikistan 9 Aug - 11 Aug
African Drought Conference Windhoek, Namibia 15 Aug - 19 Aug
Pacific/Oceania Regional Joint Preparatory Meeting for CITES CoP 17 and CBD COP 13 TBA 15 Aug - 19 Aug
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
Preparatory Committee on BBNJ New York City, US 26 Aug - 9 Sep
 
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