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50in10 Proposes Theory of Change to Accelerate Fisheries Restoration through Collaboration [viewed]

50in10November 2014: Empowering fishermen and local communities to co-manage fisheries, making science-based decisions, reforming public policies and harnessing the market for sustainable seafood exemplify sustainable fishing success stories, according to a ‘Theory of Change: Accelerating Global Fisheries Restoration through Collaboration,' published by 50in10. The Theory of Change publication promotes a coordinated, holistic approach to connect and expand individual success stories to foster transitions to sustainable fishing globally, emphasizing that such an approach can provide more resilient ecosystems, increased economic opportunities and more food.

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October 2014 Water Finance Update [viewed]

World Bank-AfDB-ADB-IDB-EBRD-GEFOctober 2014: International financial institutions (IFIs), including the World Bank, Global Environment Facility (GEF), African Development Bank (AfDB), Asian Development Bank (ADB), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), undertook a number of activities in October, focusing lending efforts on water-related disaster risk reduction (DRR) and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services.

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PROFOR Publications Address Trends and Tools for Private Investment in SFM [viewed]

PROFORNovember 2014: The World Bank Program on Forests (PROFOR) is launching two publications on trends, drivers and tools for private investment in forests.

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CIAT, CATIE Produce LAC Climate-smart Agriculture Profiles [viewed]

ciat-catie30 October 2014: The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE) have developed nine climate-smart agriculture (CSA) profiles for countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) to support the mainstreaming of CSA through raising awareness of its importance.

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IBNET Launches Databook for Water and Sanitation Utilities [viewed]

Worldbanklogo.big23 October 2014: The World Bank announced that the International Benchmarking Network (IBNET) ‘Water Supply and Sanitation Blue Book 2014' is now available. The report finds that municipal utilities are better able to withstand the challenges of urbanization.

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World Bank Presents Case of WASH in Papua New Guinea [viewed]

Worldbanklogo.big1 October 2014: The World Bank released a report, titled ‘Papua New Guinea: Sanitation, Water Supply and Hygiene (WASH) in Urban Informal Settlements,' in their Social Research Findings and Recommendations series.

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World Bank Report Highlights Links between Water Quality and Education Level [viewed]

Worldbanklogo.big1 October 2014: A World Bank working paper, titled ‘Water Quality, Brawn and Education: The Rural Drinking Water Program in China,' assesses the impact of water treatment programmes on education levels and finds that the implementation of such programmes in China during the 1980s increased the average grade of education completed by 1.08 years.

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World Bank, GWP CACENA Plan for Aral Sea Capacity Building Programme [viewed]

wb-gwp29 October 2014: The World Bank and the Global Water Partnership Central Asia and Caucasus (GWP CACENA) held a planning session for the 'Strengthening Model Capacity Training Program,' which aims to provide training to water managers in Central Asia.

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CCAC Agriculture Initiative Expands to Methane Emissions from Rice [viewed]

ccac-ccaf-ciat-irri31 October 2014: A research effort to reduce methane emissions from rice cultivation in Viet Nam, Bangladesh and Colombia has been launched under the Agriculture Initiative of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC). Three international research institutions, working together with rice farmers, policy makers and other partners, expect to reduce emissions by 30-50% by using an innovative irrigation method.

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Land Matrix Introduces Regional Focal Points [viewed]

landmatrixOctober 2014: In its October newsletter, the Land Matrix reports on the organization's decentralization process, highlights data trends and dynamics, and illustrates drivers of large-scale land acquisitions.

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