Publication

CBD Technical Report Assesses Achievement of Aichi Targets [viewed]

CBDSeptember 2014: The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Secretariat has released the Global Biodiversity Outlook 4 (GBO-4) Technical Report (CBD Technical Series No. 78), titled ‘Progress toward the Aichi Biodiversity Targets: An assessment of biodiversity trends, policy scenarios and key actions.' This report explains that, while progress has been made towards achieving most of the 20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets, significant work remains, and if current trends continue, the Targets are unlikely to be met by the 2020 deadline.

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CBD Reviews Progress on Plant Conservation Strategy [viewed]

CBDSeptember 2014: The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Secretariat has released CBD Technical Series No. 81, titled ‘Plant Conservation Report 2014: A review of progress towards the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation 2011-2020.' The report was prepared to contribute to the mid-term review of the CBD's Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and the associated Aichi Biodiversity Targets, as well as the fourth edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO 4).

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CBD Technical Series Paper Discusses Sector-Related Biodiversity Conservation [viewed]

CBDSeptember 2014: The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Secretariat has released CBD Technical Series No. 79, titled ‘How sectors can contribute to sustainable use and conservation of biodiversity.' This publication illustrates the potential that natural capital, biodiversity-friendly strategies and nature-based solutions offer for agriculture, forestry, fisheries and water management.

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September 2014 Climate Finance Update [viewed]

adb-afdb-eib-idb-cif-worldbank-gef-ifad1 October 2014: In September 2014, the African Development Bank (AfDB), the European Investment Bank (EIB), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Climate Investment Funds (CIF), the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Bank reported on various climate finance developments, including in the areas of green bonds, transport, forest emissions and climate resilience.

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IUFRO Identifies Conditions for Successful SFM [viewed]

IufroOctober 2014: The International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) has released a comprehensive analysis, titled 'Forests Under Pressure: Local responses to global issues.' The analysis reviews 27 case studies in order to identify opportunities for and challenges facing sustainable forest management (SFM).

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Water Scarcity, Security Subject of GWP-Med Book [viewed]

GWP Global logotype30 September 2014: A new book, titled ‘Water Scarcity, Security and Democracy: A Mediterranean Mosaic,' has been released by Global Water Partnership - Mediterranean (GWP-Med) and the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, Cornell University.

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World Water Week 2014 Overarching Conclusions Released [viewed]

SIWI30 September 2014: The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) has released a report, titled ‘2014 Overarching Conclusions: World Water Week in Stockholm, Energy and Water.' The report analyzes the discussions that took place during World Water Week and teases out themes and conclusions related to the energy-water nexus.

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Global Compact Releases Corporate Water Disclosure Guidelines [viewed]

Global Compact30 September 2014: The CEO Water Mandate, part of the UN Global Compact, has released a report titled ‘Corporate Water Disclosure Guidelines: Toward a Common Approach to Reporting Water Issues.' The report aims to provide common approaches and metrics for disclosure that will facilitate progress towards sustainable corporate water management.

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IWMI Study Analyzes Cost Recovery in Large-Scale Irrigation Systems [viewed]

IWMI logo24 September 2014: The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) has released a report, titled ‘Revitalizing Canal Irrigation: Towards Cost Recovery.'

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IWMI, GWP, WMO Develop Southwest Asia Drought Monitoring System [viewed]

gwp-iwmi-wmo23 September 2014: The International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Global Water Partnership (GWP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) are developing the South Asia Drought Monitoring System (SA-DMS) to help predict drought severity in the region.

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