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EEA Highlights Decoupling Water Pollution from Growth [viewed]

EEA24 February 2014: The European Environment Agency (EEA) released new data demonstrating the decoupling of levels of some pollutants from agriculture and manufacturing from the economic productivity of these sectors and population growth.

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EU/FAO FLEGT Programme Assesses Illegal Logging in Mozambique [viewed]

FAO EU24 February 2014: The Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) programme of the European Union (EU) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) in collaboration with the University of Eduardo Mondlane (UEM) released a report on the state of illegal logging in Mozambique.

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EEA, EC Publications Call for Greater Sustainability in Use of Marine Resources [viewed]

EEA20 February 2014: The European Environment Agency (EEA) has announced the release of a publication, titled 'Marine Messages,' which seeks to support the 'Healthy Oceans – Productive Ecosystems (HOPE)' marine conference to be held on 3-4 March 2014. The publication emphasizes the vulnerability of Europe's marine ecosystems and the need for European countries to understand the limits of their activities.  

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ITTO TTM Notes Increased Wooden Window Market and Rate of Housing Starts in Japan [viewed]

Itto17 February 2014: The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) has launched the 1-15 February issue of the Tropical Timber Market (TTM) Report, which highlights the expansion of the wooden window market, an increase to 18 percent of the total window market in 2014, in the United States. 

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ITTO to Evaluate Market Impact of VPAs [viewed]

itto-eu17 February 2014: The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) has provided an overview of the Independent Market Monitoring (IMM) project in support of the European Union (EU) Action Plan on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs).

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Policy Update #3: International Wildlife Crime: An IISD Overview of Recent Events [viewed]

In recent months, as headlines and reporting in the biodiversity sphere have increasingly focused on the waning status of flagship species of rhinoceros[1], elephants[2] and apes[3], a number of international actors have undertaken a flurry of activity and first-ever steps to address the issue of wildlife crime.

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EEA Reports Increase in European Bat Populations [viewed]

EEA30 January 2014: The European Environment Agency (EEA) has released a comprehensive study showing that bat populations in Europe are increasing after historic declines. The study looks at trends from 16 of the 45 bat species found across the continent, compiling data from ten existing monitoring schemes in 9 countries, for the first time. 

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Event: ForestSAT 2014: A Bridge between Forest Sciences, Remote Sensing and Geo-Spatial Applications [viewed]

Organized by several Italian institutions in coordination with the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), the European Commission, European Space Agency (ESA), and European Environment Agency (EEA) and the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the ForestSAT 2014 conference will promote the integration of Earth observation with other geo‐spatial applications and traditional forest sciences. The conference covers all possible scientifically-based developments and applications of remote-sensing and geographic information system (GIS) tools for monitoring, mapping or modeling forest systems, and aims to facilitate a better understanding of their function and to support their inventory and sustainable management.  

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European Project on Coastal and Marine Governance Holds Final Meeting [viewed]

pegaso22 January 2014: The PEGASO project of the European Commission (EC) recently held its final conference. PEGASO, or 'People for Ecosystem-based Governance in Assessing Sustainable development of Ocean and Coast,' focused on supporting integrated coastal zone management (ICZM) in the Mediterranean and Black Sea Basins.

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EU/FAO Issue Call for Proposals on FLEGT [viewed]

FAO22 January 2014: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has announced a call for proposals under the EU/FAO Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) programme. Eligible countries include those not engaged in Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs) with grant amounts up to €100,000.

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