Multilateral Environmental Agreement Body

UNFF Director Calls for Better Collaboration on Forests [viewed]

1 April 2013: Jan McAlpine, Director of the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF), discussed her expectations and hopes for the tenth session of the UNFF with the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA). The dialogue has been featured in the April edition of the DESA News. 

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ITTO Tropical Timber Report Highlights Recovering US Housing Market [viewed]

31 March 2013: The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) has launched the 16-31 March issue of the Tropical Timber Market (TTM) Report, which reports on the recovery of the US housing market, as well as developments in Asia, Brazil and Europe.

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UNCCD Responds to Withdrawal of Canada [viewed]

29 March 2013: The Secretariat of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) has responded to Canada's decision to withdraw as a party to the UNCCD.

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Agendas for UNCCD 2nd Scientific Conference, CST S-3 and CRIC 11 Available [viewed]

26 March 2013: The Secretariat of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) has released the final agenda for the upcoming 2nd Scientific Conference, as well as the agendas for the third special session of the Committee on Science and Technology (CST S-3) and the eleventh meeting of the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC 11).

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UNCCD Executive Secretary Calls for Investment in Dry Forests [viewed]

March 2013: The Executive Secretary of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), Luc Gnacadja, delivered the keynote statement at the World Forests Summit on the topic, "Land and Forests should Ride a Tandem."

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Project on Forests and Climate Change Launched in the Kyrgyz Republic [viewed]

26 March 2013: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) have commenced a project titled "Sustainable management of mountain forests and land resources of the Kyrgyz Republic under climate change conditions."

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UNFF Secretariat, Host Government Brief Member States on Preparations for Tenth Session [viewed]

25 March 2013: A briefing for UN Member States on preparations for the tenth session of the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF10) was held at UN Headquarters in New York. The briefing covered logistical and program information for delegations to the meeting, which will be held 8-19 April 2013, in Istanbul, Turkey.

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UNFCCC Workshop Addresses Ecosystem-based Approaches for Adaptation [viewed]

UNFCCC23 March 2013: Representatives from non-governmental organizations (NGOs), governments and the private sector met at the UNFCCC Technical Workshop on Ecosystem-based Approaches (EbA) for Adaptation to Climate Change. Addressing participants, UNFCCC Deputy Executive Secretary Richard Kinley provided an update on recent developments in the intergovernmental process on climate change, and highlighted relevant aspects relating to the work on adaptation to climate change.

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WHMSI Approves Six Migratory Marine Species Projects for Funding [viewed]

21 March 2013: The Western Hemisphere Migratory Species Initiative (WHMSI) has approved funding for six projects under its Small Grant Fund. The decision, taken during the WHMSI Steering Committee meeting on 28-29 January 2013, follows a call for proposals issued during the fall of 2012.

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Event: 41st meeting of the CMS Standing Committee [viewed]

The 41st meeting of the CMS Standing Committee is scheduled to convene in November 2013. The Standing Committee of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) was established by Resolution 1.1 of the Conference of the Parties (COP). Its functions are to provide policy and administrative guidance between regular meetings of the COP. It consists of representatives of every global region, of the Depositary and, where applicable, of the country that plans to host the next meeting of the COP.  

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