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UNEP, Zayed International Foundation Partner on Green Economy Textbook [viewed]

unep_zayed29 January 2016: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Zayed International Foundation for the Environment will produce an international textbook on inclusive green economy, covering macroeconomic theory and specific sectoral policies. The textbook will provide researchers with a comprehensive analytical framework for studying green economy and will contain regional perspectives to enable policy design.

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January 2016 Climate Finance Update [viewed]

finace_climateFebruary 2016: During the month of January, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the African Development Bank (AfDB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the European Investment Bank (EIB), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the World Bank and the Adaptation Fund, among others, reported on new funding approvals and other climate finance news. Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs), climate funds and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) launched publications on, inter alia, blended climate finance, climate co-finance tracking and climate risk management.

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IUCN Project Assesses Microplastics in the Arctic [viewed]

iucn_kopri_gesamp 29 January 2016: The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has launched a research project to examine the origin of microplastics in the Arctic Ocean and the effects of these microplastics on ecosystems and human health. IUCN will then make recommendations on the development and implementation of sustainable waste policies and legislation for governments, industries, civil society and other stakeholders.

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Sri Lanka Destroys Confiscated Ivory [viewed]

cites_srilanka26 January 2016: Sri Lanka destroyed its biggest ever illegal ivory haul in the first public crushing of poached tusks in South Asia. The country said it was sending a strong message by destroying the haul: more than 350 tusks weighing about 1.5 tonnes were displayed in the capital before being fed into a crusher and sent to an industrial furnace.

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FAO, World Bank Project Supports Land Governance in the Russian Federation [viewed]

fao_headquarters26 January 2016: A multi-year joint project implemented by the Russian Federation's Federal Service for State Registration, Cadastre and Cartography (Rosreestr) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), with funding from the World Bank, has introduced an online system to simplify property registration and tracking across the country.

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NGOs and Cruise Lines Partner on Ocean Conservation, Sustainable Fisheries [viewed]

ocean_conservation25 January 2016: Environmental non-government organizations (NGOs) and the cruise industry are collaborating to restore and protect the world's oceans. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCL) announced a five-year partnership to support global ocean conservation, reduce RCL's environmental footprint, and raise awareness about ocean conservation among RCL passengers. The Carnival Corporation participated in The Nature Conservancy's (TNC) two-day Mapping Ocean Wealth Forum, as part of the company's support to TNC's ocean conservation efforts.

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CBD Forum to Support Information Sharing on Invasive Alien Species Control [viewed]

CBD20 January 2016: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has established an online forum to support the sharing of technical and scientific information and ideas to achieve Aichi Biodiversity Target 9 on invasive alien species (IAS).

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European Timber Trade Federation Launches ITTO-Supported Timber Trade Portal [viewed]

timbertradeporta14 January 2016: With support from the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), the European Timber Trade Federation has launched a one-stop, online information platform designed to enhance and facilitate legal trade in timber. The platform is focused primarily on tropical species.

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ILC Unveils 2016-2021 Strategy [viewed]

ILC12 January 2016: The International Land Coalition (ILC) has set out its strategic framework for 2016-2021, which aims to shift the Coalition's focus from land reform advocacy to implementation.

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PROFOR Issues Update on Forest-Related Activities Funded in 2015 [viewed]

PROFORJanuary 2016: The Program on Forests (PROFOR) has issued an update on the activities it funded during 2015 across a wide range of countries, contexts and forest-related issues, including studies in Burkina Faso, El Salvador, Honduras and Lao PDR, a report on the political economy of decision-making in forestry, and a report on the principle of fair, prior and informed consent (FPIC).

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