Cooperation & Partnerships

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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CEO Water Mandate Explores Role of Business in Water Governance [viewed]

Global CompactJune 2014: The CEO Water Mandate and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) have released a discussion paper on the role of business in water policy and development. The brief, titled ‘Shared Water Challenges and Interests: The Case for Private Sector Engagement in Water Policy and Management,' advocates a corporate water stewardship agenda and responds to critiques that such strategies subvert the public interest and invite corporate policy capture.

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GWP Holds Drought Management Workshop for Central and Eastern Europe [viewed]

global-water-partnership-central-europe27 May 2014: The second workshop of the Integrated Drought Management Programme in Central and Eastern Europe (IDMP CEE) convened to identify synergies among program activities and discuss guidelines for helping countries to draft drought management plans. The 35 participants from 10 countries who attended the workshop discussed the regional implementation of drought management plans and measures in the second edition of European Union (EU) Water Framework Directive.

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Environment-focused Events in Singapore Address Urban Sustainability [viewed]

worldcities5 June 2014: Three events, the World Cities Summit (WCS), the Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) and the CleanEnviro Summit (CESS) 2014, have brought together over 20,000 participants in Singapore, including 30 Ministers and 130 mayors, to share experiences and technological innovations, create partnerships and to discuss innovative, integrated solutions for sustainable urbanization and water management.

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IDMP Releases 10-Step Process for Drought Management Policy [viewed]

GWP WMO28 May 2014: The Integrated Drought Management Programme (IDMP), a joint Global Water Partnership (GWP) and World Meteorological Organization (WMO) project, has released a publication titled 'National Drought Management Policy Guidelines: A Template for Action.' The guidelines provide a 10-step process for policymakers to design drought management, preparedness and mitigation plans.

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Event: Coral Triangle Day [viewed]

The Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF) countries will celebrate the third annual Coral Triangle Day. The Day offers the CTI-CFF countries an opportunity to raise awareness on and express support for the region's marine resources through activities around the Coral Triangle Region. Events will take place in Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, the Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste.  

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CTCN Receives Requests for Support from Six Countries [viewed]

ctcn2 June 2014: The UN's Climate Technology Center and Network (CTCN) has received eight requests for technology assistance from Afghanistan, Bhutan, Chile, Colombia, Honduras and Pakistan. Countries requested CTCN support for climate actions related to: renewable energy policies; public transportation; biodiversity monitoring; and coastal protection through saving mangrove forests.

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ASEAN WEN Discusses Enforcement, Marks 20th Anniversary of Viet Nam's Accession to CITES [viewed]

asean-wen29 May 2014: The 9th meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Wildlife Enforcement Network (ASEAN WEN) discussed, among other issues, the enhanced enforcement efforts being taken by Viet Nam to combat illegal wildlife trade and to suppress demand for illegally traded products.

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SFP Brief Highlights Climate Change Impacts on Fisheries and Aquaculture [viewed]

sustainablefish28 May 2014: The Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) has issued a brief, titled 'Climate Change: Implications for Fisheries and Aquaculture,' which details the threats of climate change and ocean acidification to fisheries, aquaculture and marine resources as relayed in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). 

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On Fifth Anniversary, CTI-CFF Progresses on EAFM, Establishment of Secretariat [viewed]

Coral Triangle InitiativeADBMay 2014: The Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF) celebrated its fifth anniversary at the 5th CTI-CFF Ministerial Meeting (MM5). Ministers agreed on an 18 point Joint Ministerial Statement at MM5, which addresses fisheries management, threatened species and the establishment of a permanent Secretariat, among other items.

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