Science, Assessment & Monitoring

CMS COP11 Side-Event Discusses Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Landbirds [viewed]

birdlife-cms-rspb5 November 2014: Participants gathered at the margins of the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP11) for a side-event on the conservation of African-Eurasian migratory landbirds.

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ICRAF Leading Development of an International Union of Agroforestry [viewed]

World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)4 November 2014: Following discussions at the World Congress on Agroforestry and the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) World Congress, the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and partners are proceeding with the development of an International Union of Agroforestry (IUAF).

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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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CMS Hosts Event on Renewable Energy, Power Lines and Migratory Species [viewed]

cms-bridlife4 November 2014: A side-event to the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP11), organized by BirdLife International and the Secretariats of the CMS, the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA), and the Memorandum of Understanding concerning the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia (Raptors MoU), highlighted the impacts of renewable energy developments on bird populations.

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CIFOR and CIRAD Support Local Mapping in Indonesia [viewed]

cifor-cirad4 November 2014: In an attempt to improve data on forests in Indonesia, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and the Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD) partnered on a project to support bottom-up spatial planning.

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ICRAF Assesses Integrated Landscape Management in Africa [viewed]

World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)4 November 2014: The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and EcoAgriculture Partners published a joint analysis of 87 integrated landscape management projects in sub-Saharan Africa. The analysis reveals that integrated approaches can yield benefits that were previously thought to be incompatible, such as conservation alongside increased agricultural production.

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FOREST EUROPE Agrees to Update SFM Criteria and Indicators [viewed]

Fourth Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee for a Legally-Binding Agreement on Forests in Europe (INC-Forests4)3 November 2014: FOREST EUROPE convened a Round Table Meeting on updating sustainable forest management (SFM) tools, during which it was agreed that the pan-European criteria and indicators (C&I) for SFM need to be revised and updated.

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UNEP Magazine 'Our Planet' Focuses on Protected Areas, Biodiversity and Climate Change [viewed]

UNEPNovember 2014: The November issue of the UN Environment Programme's (UNEP) ‘Our Planet' magazine focuses on interactions between biodiversity, climate change and protected areas under the heading ‘Climate for Life.' The issue contains 11 feature articles and provides highlights of UNEP's work as well as country-level action on climate change mitigation and environmental conservation.

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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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