Intergovernmental Organization

ICRAF Publishes World Congress on Agroforestry Abstracts [viewed]

World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)November 2014: The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) has published a compendium of abstracts from the Third World Congress on Agroforestry, which convened under the theme, ‘Trees for Life – Accelerating the Impact of Agroforestry.' The publication contains 1,051 abstracts from oral and poster presentations.

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ICRAF Partners with Clarins in China [viewed]

World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)24 November 2014: The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) announced its third public-private partnership of 2014, joining the French company Clarins to support agroforestry in China. The partnership will provide training for small-scale farmers to produce sustainable supplies of plants for beauty products.

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Pacific Islands Showcase Marine Conservation Efforts at World Parks Congress [viewed]

SPREP19 November 2014: Participants discussed threats to Pacific ecosystems and species, showcased efforts to conserve and manage biodiversity through marine protected areas (MPAs) and agreed on collaborative action during a series of Pacific-focused events that took place at the International Union for Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) World Parks Congress.

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Reports Highlight Forest Governance Progress, Challenges in Brazil, Ghana, Indonesia and Laos PDR [viewed]

Chathamhousetraffic21 November 2014: The implementation of the Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPA) between the European Union (EU) and Indonesia and between the EU and Ghana has resulted in improvements in forest governance and a decline in illegal logging, according to research conducted by TRAFFIC and published through a series of Chatham House reports.

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CIFOR Examines Social Safeguards in REDD+ [viewed]

CIFOR18 November 2014: A study conducted by researchers from the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) demonstrates the importance of urgent action to address the social aspects of REDD+. The study covers Brazil, Indonesia and Tanzania, and focuses on social safeguards, which are expected to be a topic of discussion at the upcoming UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP) in Lima, Peru.

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CIFOR Reports on Activities in Indonesia [viewed]

CIFORNovember 2014: Building on years of close collaboration, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) released a report on partnerships with its host country, Indonesia. The partnership recognizes the significant high-level commitment to the sustainable management of forests in Indonesia, which boasts the largest bamboo forest in South-east Asia, half of the world's tropical peatlands, and 80% of the global supply of rattan.

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Natural Capital Declaration, Natural Capital Coalition Workshops Review Flagship Projects [viewed]

NCC - NCDNovember 2014: The Natural Capital Declaration (NCD) and Natural Capital Coalition (NCC) have convened two workshops to discuss developments in the application of natural capital accounting concepts in decision-making. Key outcomes at the workshops, attended by members of the business and finance communities, included pilot projects on mapping capital risks, and guidelines for valuing natural capital in business decisions.

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CIFOR Study Examines Stakeholder Links in Peru [viewed]

CIFOR19 November 2014: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has released a study, titled 'An Analysis of REDD+ policy frameworks in Peru,' which focuses on the multitude of stakeholders and the generally high level of agreement among them.

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CIFOR Announces Photo Competition Winners [viewed]

CIFOR18 November 2014: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) announced the winners of its Global Landscapes Forum photo competition with first prize awarded to a photo of rice terraces in Yuanyang, China, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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CITES and SPREP to Strengthen Partnership in Pacific Region [viewed]

SPREP - CITES14 November 2014: The Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen collaboration between the two organizations.

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