Intergovernmental Process

International Conference on Wetland Forests Focuses on the Green Economy [viewed]

23 March 2012: The International Conference on Wetland Forests, which was co-hosted by Wetlands International and the Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources of Brunei Darussalam through the Forestry Department, considered the theme "forests biodiversity – towards green economy." The event aimed to promote sustainable management of Brunei's peat forests and mangrove forests.

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Micronesia Challenge Newsletter Highlights Chief Executives Summit Outcomes [viewed]

April 2012: The April 2012 issue of the "Micronesia Challenge Newsletter," published by the Micronesia Challenge Secretariat, features articles on the outcomes of the 17th Micronesian Chief Executives Summit (MCES) and the launch of the One Micronesian Campaign.   

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Registration Opens for Second Session of IPBES Plenary [viewed]

April 2012:  Registration is now open for the second session of a plenary meeting on the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).

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6th World Water Forum Adopts Marseille Declaration [viewed]

17 March 2012: The 6th World Water Forum, which was organized around the theme “Time for Solutions,” concluded with adoption of the Marseille Ministerial Declaration. Key issues addressed during the Forum included: access to drinking water and sanitation; contributions to a green economy; resilience and adaptation to climate change; and governance and financing.

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GBIF Announces Pending Availability of Genomic-Level Biodiversity Data [viewed]

14 March 2012: The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) has reported on progress made on including genomic-level information in its free and open access biodiversity databases, which are available online.

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International Expert Workshop Discusses IPBES' Policy Function [viewed]

March 2012: The Chairs' Summary of an informal international expert workshop on "Policy support through relevant tools and methodologies" has been published. Workshop participants focused on the policy support function of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).

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Workshop Discusses First IPBES Work Programme [viewed]

28 February 2012: The report of  a workshop on the thematic content of the first Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) work programme, which was organized by the University of Copenhagen, the European Platform for Biodiversity Research Strategy (EPBRS) and the Danish Ministry of Environment, is now available. 

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Water, Energy, Food Security Nexus Conference Publishes Policy Recommendations [viewed]

29 February 2012: The results of the “Bonn2011 Conference: The Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus – Solutions for a Green Economy” have been published in the form of a conference synopsis and set of policy recommendations.

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CIFOR Newsletter Highlights Land Grabs, Forest Carbon Co-benefits and Prospects for Rio+20 [viewed]

28 February 2012: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has released the February issue of its newsletter, which summarizes recent CIFOR publications and blog postings on biodiversity, sustainable development and climate change in the context CIFOR's activities. 

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ICRISAT, India Launch Center of Excellence on Climate Change for Plant Protection [viewed]

13 February 2012: The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) has teamed with the Department of Science and Technology (DST)-Climate Change Programme, Indian Ministry of Science and Technology to launch a Center of Excellence on Climate Change Research for Plant Protection.

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