Ecosystem Approach

WAVES Partnership Updates on Results of Ecosystem Accounting in the Philippines [viewed]

wavesNovember 2015: The Wealth Accounting and the Valuation of Ecosystem Services (WAVES) Partnership has published an update on its activities, including information on country projects and publications from the Philippines and Australia.

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AEWA MOP6 Adopts 22 Resolutions and 6 Action Plans [viewed]

aewa_mop614 November 2015: The Sixth session of the Meeting of the Parties (MOP6) to the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA), administered by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), ended with the adoption of 22 resolutions, including action plans for seabirds and guidelines for the sustainable use of waterbirds across the African-Eurasian Flyway.

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SPREP Supports Ecosystem-based Adaptation through Climate Change, Water and Tree Planting Projects [viewed]

SPREPNovember 2015: The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) has highlighted its Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) approach, which is contributing to climate change adaptation in Fiji, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, ridge-to-reef management in the Solomon Islands, and tree planting in the Solomon Islands. Other SPREP activities featured on its news page include support for marine conservation through the Lui Bell scholarship.

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CMS Saiga MOU Meeting Addresses Conservation, Challenges of Die-Offs and Poaching [viewed]

CMS29 October 2015: Representatives of the range States of the critically endangered saiga antelope and experts from various organizations met for the Third Meeting of the Signatories (MOS3) to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) Memorandum of Understanding concerning Conservation, Restoration and Sustainable Use of the Saiga Antelopes (Saiga MOU). Participants reviewed the Overview Report on Conservation Status and MOU Implementation and adopted the Draft Medium Term International Work Programme for the Saiga Antelope (2016-2020).

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The Bahamas Add Three Million Hectares to Marine Protected Areas System [viewed]

bahamas21 October 2015: In implementation of its commitments under the Programme of Work on Protected Areas of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Caribbean Challenge Initiative, the Government of the Bahamas announced the creation of 24 new marine protected areas and the expansion of three existing national parks, adding around 3 million hectares to the country's marine protected areas and reserves system.

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GEF Council Reappoints CEO Naoko Ishii for Second Term [viewed]

naoko_ishii23 October 2015: The 49th meeting of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council approved a work program amounting to US$254.99 million. The work program comprises 17 project concepts and two programmatic approaches, focusing mainly on climate change and sustainable ecosystem management in the Amazon. In addition, GEF Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chairperson Naoko Ishii was appointed for a second four-year term.

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Senior Arctic Officials Advance Arctic Council Agenda [viewed]

Arctic Council23 October 2015: The Senior Arctic Official's meeting, which convened from 20-22 October 2015, in Anchorage, Alaska, brought together senior representatives from the eight Arctic States and the Permanent Participants (six organizations representing Arctic Indigenous peoples) to advance the work of the Arctic Council. The meeting was also the Council's first plenary meeting under US Chairmanship (2015-2017).

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Workshop Stresses EbA as Basis for Climate Change Adaptation [viewed]

CBD21 October 2015: Governments should examine ecosystem-based approaches to climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction (DRR) to provide safety nets for communities, according to the messages of a technical workshop held in Johannesburg, South Africa. The workshop messages were delivered at a side event to the 12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 12) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).

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EC Publishes Mid-Term Review of Biodiversity Strategy [viewed]

EU flag2 October 2015: The European Commission (EC) published the mid-term review of the EU Biodiversity Strategy, showing progress in many areas but highlighting the need for greater effort by States on implementation to achieve the primary objective of halting biodiversity loss by 2020. The review report was submitted to the European Parliament and Council on 2 October 2015.

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Event: CMS 44th Standing Committee [viewed]

The 44th meeting of the Standing Committee of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) will discuss synergies within the CMS Family, Scientific Council organizational changes as well as an initial review of the implementation of the Programme of Work (POW) of the Convention.  

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