Publication

ITTO TTM Reports on Objections to Indonesia Export Ban [viewed]

ITTO logo16 August 2014: The 1-15 August issue of the Tropical Timber Market (TTM) Report of the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) highlights an industry appeal to allow log exports in Indonesia. According to the article, because of the existing ban, Indonesian domestic log prices are half of the international market price.

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International Workshop Recommends IWC Provide Scientific Information on Marine Debris Impacts [viewed]

international-whaling-comission15 August 2014: Participants discussed how the International Whaling Commission (IWC) can best use its management focus and scientific expertise to address and reduce the impacts of marine debris on cetaceans. The discussion took place at an international workshop held in advance of the 65th meeting of the IWC, which is convening in September.

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ICIMOD, GRID-Arendal Analyze Food Security, Climate Challenges in Himalayas [viewed]

icimod-grid14 August 2014: The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and GRID-Arendal have released a report detailing the food security and agricultural situation in the Hindu Kush Himalayas (HKH). The publication considers how food security is being affected by changing socioeconomic and environmental conditions in the region, including climate change and rising global food prices.

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SIWI/UNDP WGF Discusses Indigenous Peoples' Participation in Water Management [viewed]

undp-siwiAugust 2014: The joint Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and UN Development Programme (UNDP) Water Governance Facility (WGF) released a report, titled ‘Working with Indigenous Peoples in Rural Water and Sanitation: Recommendations for an Intercultural Approach.'

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UN-REDD Publication Explores Assessments of Forest Governance [viewed]

unredd-fao-proforAugust 2014: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has released a report highlighting good practices on the collection of forest governance data. Titled 'Assessing Forest Governance: A Practical Guide to Data Collection, Analysis and Use,' the report addresses issues such as formal laws and policies, customary uses, and land tenure.

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FAO's Voluntary Guidelines on Tenure Newsletter Updates on Events and Publications [viewed]

FAOJuly 2014: The July 2014 newsletter of the Voluntary Guidelines on Tenure Governance Initiative of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) includes updates on: recent events; support for the Guidelines; examples of the use of the Guidelines; technical publications and e-learning; and news on other relevant guidelines.

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World Bank, IMF Publish Guidelines for Natural Resource Administration [viewed]

worldbank_imf7 August 2014: The World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) have jointly published a guide on the effective administration of public revenues from oil, gas, coal, minerals, and other non-renewable natural resources. The publication, titled ‘Administering Fiscal Regimes for Extractive Industries: A Handbook,' offers policymakers in developing and emerging market countries guidelines to, inter alia, address growing calls for transparency and accountability in the sector.

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SPREP Launches Climate Change Toolkit for Pacific Media [viewed]

SPREP5 August 2014: The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) has launched a toolkit to support journalists in the Pacific region in effectively communicating on climate change and related environmental issues. The toolkit consists of a series of factsheets containing information on different aspects of climate change, and a manual of activities for improving journalists' climate change reporting and interview techniques.

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2014 World Water Week Report Recommends Increased Collaboration Among Water, Energy Communities [viewed]

SIWIAugust 2014: Tighter links and collaboration among the water and energy communities are necessary to meet higher demands for water and energy, achieve sustainable economic development and eradicate extreme poverty, according to a report published by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) in advance of 2014 World Water Week. The 2014 World Water Week report, titled ‘Energy and Water: The Vital Link for a Sustainable Future,' discusses key challenges and opportunities facing the energy and water communities and aims to provide a “take-off point” for increased collaboration among the two communities.

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GSP Highlights Second Plenary Assembly Outcomes [viewed]

Global Soil Partnership (GSP)August 2014: Following the second Plenary Assembly, held from 22-24 July in Rome, Italy, the Global Soil Partnership (GSP) Secretariat has released a special edition newsletter summarizing the meeting's outcomes. The newsletter is published in anticipation of the forthcoming report on the 2014 Plenary Assembly.

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