Intergovernmental Organization

World Oceans Day Celebrated Globally [viewed]

World Oceans Day8 June 2014: The UN commemorated World Oceans Day on 8 June 2014, under the theme, 'Together we have the power to protect the ocean!' The Day also lent special attention to the designation of 2014 as the International Year of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and fell on the 20th anniversary of the entry into force of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

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EU Launches Consultation on 'No Net Loss' [viewed]

EU flag6 June 2014: The European Commission has launched a consultation to engage the views of citizens, public authorities, businesses and non-governmental organizations on a future 'No Net Loss' objective for the EU.

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EUROCLIMA Publishes Guides on Coasts, Soil Degradation, Rural Adaptation and Urban NAMAs in Latin America [viewed]

EuroclimaMay 2014: The European Union's (EU) EUROCLIMA climate change cooperation programme with Latin America has published four publications that aim to provide guidance to Latin American governments as they design mitigation and adaptation strategies and policies.

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WorldFish and Partners Release Publication on Sustainable Aquaculture Scenarios [viewed]

wri-worldfish-worldbank5 June 2014: Farmed fish and shellfish production will need to increase by 133% between 2010 and 2050 to meet projected fish demand globally, according to a study by the World Resources Institute (WRI), WorldFish, the World Bank and Kasetsart University. The study findings are presented in a report, titled ‘Improving Productivity and Environmental Performance of Aquaculture,' which the organizations launched in a webinar on the occasion of World Environment Day.

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Wangari Maathai Award Nominations Extended [viewed]

CPF4 June 2014: The Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) announced an extension on the call for nominations for the Wangari Maathai Award 2014. Nominations must now be received by 4 July 2014, with the selection of the winner by August 2014.

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CCAFS Policy Brief Identifies Key Components to Successful NAPs for Agriculture [viewed]

CCAFSJune 2014: The Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), a member of the CGIAR consortium, has published a policy brief, titled 'Climate Adaptation and Agriculture: Solutions to Successful National Adaptation Plans.' The brief emphasizes that the design of effective national adaptation plans (NAPs) hinges on careful consideration of the actors and institutions with the most influence and leverage.

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Bioversity International's 10-Year Strategy 2014-2024 Released [viewed]

Bioversity InternationalJune 2014: Bioversity International has released its '10-Year Strategy' for 2014-2024, which aims to enable the organization's response to emerging challenges and trends and aligns its work with recent developments on the global agenda, such as outcomes from the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD or Rio+20) and the incipient Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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African Ministers Call for a Water Security and Sanitation Goal in Post-2015 Agenda [viewed]

africawaterweek31 May 2014: The General Assembly of the African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW) agreed on a Dakar Declaration at the fifth African Water Week (AWW). The Declaration recommends a goal on “Water Security and Sanitation” in the post-2015 development agenda, underscoring that the “integrated delivery of the two are a prerequisite for sustainable socio-economic development and the achievement of total health outcomes.”

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EC Discusses Imported Deforestation [viewed]

European Union 26 May 2014: On the occasion of the 'High-level Conference on Deforestation and Forest Degradation in the Context of Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss,' the European Commission (EC) Commissioner for the Environment, Janez Potočnik, discussed the phenomenon of "imported deforestation," through which EU domestic consumption drives global land use change and deforestation. 

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Event: Coral Triangle Day [viewed]

The Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF) countries will celebrate the third annual Coral Triangle Day. The Day offers the CTI-CFF countries an opportunity to raise awareness on and express support for the region's marine resources through activities around the Coral Triangle Region. Events will take place in Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, the Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste.  

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