Tourism

IDB Loan Aims to Improve Water and Sanitation in Amazonian Municipality [viewed]

IDB22 November 2012: The Inter-American Development (IDB) will provide US$24.5 million to the Brazilian state of Amazonas for improvements in drinking water, sanitation and the urban environment in the Maués municipality. The Maués Integrated Sanitation Program (Prosaimaués) is intended as a pilot for initiatives to improve municipal water, sanitation and waste management infrastructure in the Amazonas interior.

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Global Compact, Accenture Release Reports on Business Opportunities for Sustainable Energy for All [viewed]

8 November 2012: The UN Global Compact and Accenture have released 19 sectoral reports within the theme of "Sustainable Energy for All: The Business Opportunity." The reports identify priority activities and challenges for businesses to support the UN Secretary-General's Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative.

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Report of the 30th Session of the International Sava River Basin Commission Released [viewed]

8 November 2012: The International Sava River Basin Commission (ISRBC) has published the report of its 30th session. At the meeting, ISRBC noted the proposed Sava River Basin Management (RBM) Plan, and discussed realization of the Work Plan for 2012, including on flood prevention, RBM, navigation, hydrological and meteorological issues, and tourism development, among other issues.

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World Bank Report Highlights Importance of Africa's Forests and Woodlands [viewed]

World Bank10 November 2012: The World Bank has released a special report, "Forests, trees, and woodlands in Africa: an action plan for World Bank engagement," highlighting the importance of Africa's forests for economic growth and development, and as providers of key ecosystem services supporting livelihoods and increased resilience to climate change. 

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UNWTO Convenes Pan-African Conference on Sustainable Development [viewed]

19 October 2012: The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), together with the Government of Tanzania, convened the First Pan-African Conference on Sustainable Tourism in African National Parks, from 15-18 October, in Arusha, Tanzania. Attended by tourism ministers, representatives of the private sector, and conservation officials, the Conference adopted the Arusha Declaration.

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Philippines Designates Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park as Ramsar Site [viewed]

15 October 2012: The Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat (Ramsar Convention) has reported that the Government of the Philippines has designated Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park as its fifth Wetland of International Importance.

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Kenya Designates Tana River Delta as Ramsar Site [viewed]

12 October 2012: The Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat (Ramsar Convention) has reported that the Government of Kenya has designated the Tana River Delta as a Wetland of International Importance.

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Congo Designates Three Ramsar Sites [viewed]

Site Ramsar Ntokou-Pikounda (photo courtesy of the Ramsar Secretariat)9 October 2012: The Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat (Ramsar Convention) has reported that the Government of the Republic of Congo has designated three new Ramsar sites, bringing to 10 its total number of sites.

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EU Adopts Integrated Maritime Policy [viewed]

EU8 October 2012: At the Informal Ministerial meeting on EU Integrated Maritime Policy, held in Limassol, Cyprus, on 8 October 2012, European Ministers for maritime policy and the European Commission adopted the Limassol Declaration, an agenda for generating growth and jobs in marine and maritime sectors. 

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ITTO/CBD Launch Tropical Forest Biodiversity Project in Mekong River Basin [viewed]

Emmanuel Ze Meka, Executive Director, ITTO, addresses the launching ceremony.1 October 2012: The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) has launched the third phase of a trans-boundary biodiversity conservation project covering the three Mekong River Basin countries - Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, and Thailand - known collectively as the Emerald Triangle.

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