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Event: 14th Congo Basin Forests Partnership (CBFP) Anchor Workshop [viewed]

This meeting will convene representatives and partners from the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) in order to discuss issues related to REDD+ in the region, the revised convergence plan of Commission des Forets d'Afrique Centrale (COMIFAC), ways and means to address drivers of deforestation, and the loss of forest biodiversity.  

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Event: 49th Meeting of the GEF Council [viewed]

The GEF Council meets twice a year to approve new projects with global environmental benefits in the GEF's focal areas (biodiversity, climate change mitigation, chemicals and waste, international waters, land degradation, sustainable forest management) and integrated approach pilots (sustainable cities, taking deforestation out of commodity chains, and sustainability and resilience for food security in Sub-Saharan Africa), and provide guidance to the GEF Secretariat and Agencies. A CSO Consultation will take place the day before the Council meeting.  

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World Bank Reports Highlight Investment Gaps for Water and Sanitation Goals in El Salvador, Honduras and Panama [viewed]

World Bank13 June 2014: El Salvador, Honduras and Panama will need an additional US$864 million in annual investment to meet their national goals for water and sanitation, according to the findings of the Monitoring Progress of the Country in Water and Sanitation (MAPAS) programme. The programme released three reports, which examine bottlenecks in water and sanitation service delivery and identify reforms to efficiently convert funding into quality, sustainable services for the poor.

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World Day to Combat Desertification Event Focuses on Ecosystem-based Adaptation [viewed]

world_day_to_combat_desertification_201417 June 2014: The 2014 World Day to Combat Desertification global observance event focused on the theme of ecosystem-based adaptation, with a rallying call “Land Belongs to the Future – Let's Climate Proof It.”

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GEF Report Reviews Impacts of Land Management Financing [viewed]

GEF17 June 2014: On the World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD), the Global Environment Facility (GEF) launched its published portfolio review of two financing windows for combating land degradation. The review analyzed the catalytic effect of the GEF's integrated ecosystem management and landscape approach.

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UNCCD Announces 35 Dryland Champions [viewed]

UNCCD logo17 June 2014: The UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) has announced the Dryland Champions 2014. UNCCD selected the 35 Champions from Brazil, Eritrea, Peru and Portugal in recognition of their efforts on sustainable land management (SLM) practices and dedication to drylands.

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UNCCD Announces 2014 Land for Life Award [viewed]

UNCCD logo17 June 2014: The UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) has announced two winners of the 2014 Land for Life Award: the Conservation Organisation for Afghan Mountains Areas (COAM), Afghanistan, and Green Asia Network (GAN), Republic of Korea. Each winner will receive US$35,000.

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World Day to Combat Desertification 2014 Focuses on Ecosystem-Based Adaptation [viewed]

2014-world-day-to-combat-desertification17 June 2014: On the World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD), which is celebrated annually on 17 June, UN leaders highlighted the importance of the Day's theme, ecosystem-based adaptation, and its slogan ‘Land Belongs to the Future, Let's Climate Proof It.'

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World Bank Announces GEF Grants for Pollution Control Activities in the Adriatic Sea [viewed]

World Bank11 June 2014: The World Bank has announced the approval of two Global Environment Facility (GEF) grants for the Adriatic Sea Environmental Pollution Control Project for Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia. The project will focus on reducing the discharge of pollutants into the Adriatic Sea and strengthen government capacity to monitor sea water quality.

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ILC Proposes Recommendation on Pastoralism and Post-2015 Agenda [viewed]

ILC12 May 2014: The International Land Coalition (ILC) has released an inter-agency statement on sustainable pastoralism and the post-2015 development agenda, which emphasizes the importance of sustainable pastoralism for achieving food security, poverty reduction, greater equality and ecological health. It proposes six enabling conditions for capturing the contributions of pastoralism for sustainable development and makes a recommendation to the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) for inclusion in its 2014 report.

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