Intergovernmental Process

GLISPA Launches Online Survey [viewed]

GLIPSA27 August 2012: The Global Island Partnership (GLISPA) has launched an online survey on progress towards its mission. Survey questions address stakeholder opinions of GLISPA's: importance as a mechanism to promote action for island conservation and sustainable livelihoods; support to partner commitments such as the Micronesia Challenge and the Caribbean Challenge; and responsiveness to partners' needs and aspirations. 

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Micronesia Challenge Newsletter Highlights Community Conservation in Guam [viewed]

30 August 2012: The August 2012 issue of the "Micronesia Challenge Newsletter," published by the Micronesia Challenge Secretariat, features articles on: a marine protected areas (MPA) management meeting in Hawaii; the establishment of a coral reef monitoring programme in Guam; and the launch of a climate change canoe voyage.

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43rd Pacific Islands Forum Develops Leaders Communique [viewed]

PIFS30 August 2012: The 43rd Pacific Islands Forum convened in Rarotonga, the Cook Islands, from 28-30 August 2012, under the theme of “Large Oceans Island States – the Pacific Challenge.” Issues discussed at the meeting included the outcomes of the recent UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20), the Oceanscape initiative, climate change, and radioactive contaminants in the Marshall Islands. The 43rd PIF Communique includes the key commitments of Pacific Leaders.

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GWP Launches Enabling Delta Life at World Water Week [viewed]

29 August 2012: The (GWP) has launched an initiative titled “Enabling Delta Life” to facilitate cooperation on delta governance, strengthen science-policy interfaces, develop a framework to feed into the GWP and Delta Alliance strategy, and develop a joint GWP – Delta Alliance agenda for the next project.

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GWP Paper Focuses on Water Demand Management in the Mediterranean [viewed]

August 2012: The Global Water Partnership (GWP) has released its first Technical Focus paper, examining the implementation of water demand management (WDM) as a means of sustainable development in the region, through policies designed to improve technical, social, economic, environmental and institution efficiencies of water use as part of the Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development (MSSD).

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Event: 5th International Yellow River Forum (IYRF) [viewed]

The 5th IYRF will address a variety of themes including integrated river basin management, river health and environmental flow, climate change adaptation, tools and technology and water governance. The forum includes a high level dialogue and cooperation roundtable meetings.  

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Caribbean Water Insight Reports on Rainwater Harvesting, Gender and Sanitation [viewed]

August 2012: The August issue of the Global Water Partnership Caribbean (GWP-C) newsletter includes stories on smallholder agricultural water management (AWM), rainwater harvesting (RWH), gender and sanitation, water supply improvement projects, youth involvement in water management, and integrated water resources management (IWRM) and disaster resilience.

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Event: International Conference on Climate, Water and Policy [viewed]

This Conference will bring together climate scientists, water resource managers and other specialists to discuss the impacts of climate change on water resources across four categories: climate variability impacts on water availability and floods at short term to seasonal time scales; climate change and variability impacts on water security and flood damage at decadal and inter decadal time scales; dissemination of probabilistic climate and water information for operational planning and decision making; and building international cooperation and policy coordination for adaptation to climate change.  

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Grenada Becomes Third Co-Chair of GLISPA [viewed]

21 August 2012: Prime Minister Tillman Thomas of Grenada has been tapped to be the third co-chair of the Global Island Partnership (GLISPA). Thomas will join two other co-chairs, James Michel (Seychelles) and Johnson Toribiong (Palau). Thomas will be represented at UN Headquarters in New York, US and in the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) by Dessima Williams, Permanent Representative of Grenada to the UN.

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MC Newsletter Highlights Socio-Economic Measures Workshop, Launch of Humåtak Project [viewed]

August 2012: The August 2012 issue of the "Micronesia Challenge Newsletter," published by the Micronesia Challenge (MC) Secretariat, features articles on a socio-economic measures workshop held in Palau, blog networks, the Humatak Project now underway in Guam and more.

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