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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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ILC Reviews Voluntary Guidelines on Tenure, Framework on Land Policy in Africa [viewed]

FAO12 June 2014: In an effort to help practitioners understand and apply two internationally endorsed frameworks, the Framework and Guidelines on Land Policy in Africa (F&G) and the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT), the International Land Coalition (ILC) has created a guide that explores the complementarities and differences among the frameworks.

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GEF CReW to Provide Training in Water and Wastewater Management for Four Central American Countries [viewed]

gef-crew03 June 2014: The Global Environment Facility-funded Caribbean Regional Fund for Wastewater Management (GEF CReW) Project will provide training in water and wastewater management for 125 persons from four countries of the Wider Caribbean Region (WCR).

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Snow Leopard Range States Identify Conservation Landscapes and Discuss Next Steps [viewed]

global-snow-leopard10 June 2014: The National Focal Points Action Planning, Leadership and Capacity Development Workshop concluded with agreement on the next steps to address the implementation of priority snow leopard conservation activities, including funding. 

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Event: World Day to Combat Desertification Observance Event [viewed]

Heads of State and Government, Ministers, and representatives of intergovernmental organizations, the private sector and civil society will gather at World Bank Headquarters in Washington, DC, US, on Tuesday, 17 June 2014, for the global observance of the World Day to Combat Desertification. The event will address the theme 'Land Belongs to the Future – Let's Climate Proof It'. The full-day event include an opening ceremony, panel discussions, a concert, an exhibition and a film screening, among other activities. The event will also be webcast.  

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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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World Bank Supports Natural Capital Accounting in the Philippines [viewed]

waves28 May 2014: The World Bank has approved a $700,615 grant to support the development and institutionalization of natural capital accounting (NCA) in the Philippines. The Philippine Wealth Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystems (Phil-WAVES) project will build capacity and generate data and indicators for the sustainable management of minerals and mangroves, and promote the integration of sustainable development principles in the country's policies and programs.

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Event: Tenth Meeting of the Carbon Fund (CF10) [viewed]

The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) will consider Emission Reductions Program Idea Notes (ER-PIN) from Cambodia, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Indonesia, Madagascar, Mozambique, Peru, Republic of Congo and Viet Nam at the tenth meeting of the Carbon Fund. The meeting will also consider the Emission Reductions Program Document (ER-PD) template as well as the emission reductions buffer maintained by the FCPF.  

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