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Natural Resources Natural Resources News / 30 June 2015
BiodiversityBiodiversity News
Greater Efforts Needed to Reach CBD 2020 Targets on Biodiversity Awareness
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25_June_2015: According to research commissioned by the Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT), an average of 69% of respondents in nine countries say they have heard of biodiversity, and additional outreach efforts are needed if the world is to reach global targets on biodiversity awareness set under the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). continued...
Discussions Begin on Ensuring Success of SDG 14
Read More: Discussions Begin on Ensuring Success of SDG 14
23_June_2015: Participants discussed progress in addressing ocean conservation, management and governance at a side event highlighting the upcoming Triennial Oceans and Seas Global Conference. Speakers noted achievements in oceans governance, such as the UN General Assembly's (UNGA) recommendation to launch negotiations for a new implementing agreement under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and the proposal by the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of a stand-alone goal to Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development (SDG 14). continued...
GFCM Proclaims Day Against IUU Fishing; CBD Notifies on Underwater Noise and EBSAs
Read More: GFCM Proclaims Day Against IUU Fishing; CBD Notifies on Underwater Noise and EBSAs
June_2015: On the occasion of its thirty-ninth annual session, the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) adopted four binding recommendations setting emergency measures for small pelagic fisheries in the Adriatic Sea, standards for bottom trawling demersal fisheries in the Strait of Sicily, and measures to ensure sustainable fisheries management and to deter illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in the Black Sea. Members of the GFCM also proclaimed 24 April of each year as “International day against IUU fishing.” continued...
BiodiversityBiodiversity News (continued)
Nairobi Convention COP 8 Focuses on Western Indian Ocean's Marine and Coastal Environment Conservation
Read More: Nairobi Convention COP 8 Focuses on Western Indian Ocean's Marine and Coastal Environment Conservation
24_June_2015: The 8th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 8) to the Nairobi Convention for the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Eastern African Region convened under the theme, ‘Conserving the Marine and Coastal Environment for the Western Indian Ocean for the next 30 Years.' continued...
Monaco Assessment Calls for Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan for Antarctica and the Southern Ocean
Read More: Monaco Assessment Calls for Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan for Antarctica and the Southern Ocean
10_June_2015: A meeting of biodiversity experts and other key actors has examined the extent to which conservation in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean is achieving targets under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020. Participants at the meeting adopted the 'The Monaco Assessment Declaration,' which notes that a "Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan for Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, adopted and implemented by the Antarctic Treaty Parties, and broadly accepted by all, would provide an effective means to improve the outlook for the region." continued...
ForestsForests News
CBFP Partners Discuss Illegal Wildlife Trade, Sustainable Management of Forests
Read More: CBFP Partners Discuss Illegal Wildlife Trade, Sustainable Management of Forests
20_June_2015: The 15th Meeting of Partners of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) convened from 15-19 June 2015, in Yaoundé, Cameroon, on the theme ‘Ecosystems of the Congo Basin: Valuing Natural Capital, Green Growth and Regional Development.' The meeting included a ministerial conference on wildlife conservation in Africa and an extraordinary session on future commitments by CBFP partners. The European Union will assume the role of CBFP Facilitator after a transition period in early 2016. continued...
Natural Resources Natural Resources Policy & Practice Calendar: Current & Upcoming Events
Workshop on Private Sector Investment in Forest and Landscape Restoration Rome, Lazio, Italy 30 Jun - 1 Jul
ISMOM 2015 Montreal, Quebec, Canada 5 Jul - 10 Jul
World Leaders' Conservation Forum 2015 Jeju City, Jeju (Cheju-Do), Republic of Korea 7 Jul - 9 Jul
Caux Dialogue on Land and Security Caux, Vaud, Switzerland 10 Jul - 14 Jul
Oceania Regional Conservation Forum Suva, Central, Fiji 13 Jul - 15 Jul
Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD) Addis Ababa, Adis Abeba, Ethiopia 13 Jul - 16 Jul
Sustainable Ocean Initiative (SOI) Training of Trainers Workshop Yeosu, South Jeolla (Cholla-Namdo), Republic of Korea 13 Jul - 17 Jul
Intergovernmental Negotiations on Post-2015 Development Agenda – Seventh and Eighth Sessions New York City, US 20 Jul - 31 Jul
70th Annual Soil and Water Conservation Society Conference Greensboro, NC, US 26 Jul - 29 Jul
2nd Africa Ecosystem Based Adaptation for Food Security Conference 2015 (EBAFOSC 2) Nairobi, Kenya 30 Jul - 31 Jul
Africa Weeks for the Animals Across Africa 1 Aug - 16 Aug
International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples US (worldwide) 9 Aug
International Conference on Sustainable Uses of Soil in Harmony with Food Security Phetchabun, Thailand 17 Aug - 20 Aug
Second Wageningen Soil Conference on Soil Science in a Changing World Wageningen, Gelderland, Netherlands 23 Aug - 27 Aug
Asia Pacific Resilience Innovation Summits and Expo Honolulu, HI, US 24 Aug - 26 Aug
 
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