Asia

Event: INTERLAKEN+10: Governing Forest Landscapes [viewed]

The Governments of Indonesia, Mexico, South Africa, Switzerland and Ukraine will convene the Country Led Initiative (CLI) in support of the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF). The theme for this CLI, which will focus on forest governance, is ‘lessons learnt from ten years of experience and the way forward post-2015'. The meeting is meant to generate recommendations on how to integrate forest governance into the UNFF and the post-2015 development agenda. This event will be the last meeting before the eleventh session of the UNFF, where the International Arrangement on Forests (IAF), the governance framework of the global forest policy dialogue, will be reviewed.  

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October 2014 Water Finance Update [viewed]

World Bank-AfDB-ADB-IDB-EBRD-GEFOctober 2014: International financial institutions (IFIs), including the World Bank, Global Environment Facility (GEF), African Development Bank (AfDB), Asian Development Bank (ADB), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), undertook a number of activities in October, focusing lending efforts on water-related disaster risk reduction (DRR) and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services.

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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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ILC Launches Publications on Land Rights, Family Farming [viewed]

ILC3 November 2014: With the aim of promoting the 2014 International Year of Family Farming (IYFF), the International Land Coalition (ILC) has published seven research papers focusing on land rights and family farming, and the role of farmers and small-scale food producers in people-centered land governance.

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Conference Addresses Development Cooperation to Mitigate Environmental Disaster in Aral Sea [viewed]

unece-gwp3 November 2014: An international conference brought together stakeholders to discuss “Development of Cooperation in the Aral Sea Basin to Mitigate Consequences of Environmental Catastrophe.” The meeting was attended by both Global Water Partnership Central Asia and Caucasus (GWP CACENA) and the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).

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PROFOR Publications Address Trends and Tools for Private Investment in SFM [viewed]

PROFORNovember 2014: The World Bank Program on Forests (PROFOR) is launching two publications on trends, drivers and tools for private investment in forests.

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UN-REDD Newsletter Focuses on South-South Learning [viewed]

unreddNovember 2014: The UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation (UN-REDD) released the November 2014 edition of its newsletter highlighting a regional workshop in Africa to facilitate South-South learning and the exchange of experiences on developing national REDD+ programmes.

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World Bank Presents Case of WASH in Papua New Guinea [viewed]

Worldbanklogo.big1 October 2014: The World Bank released a report, titled ‘Papua New Guinea: Sanitation, Water Supply and Hygiene (WASH) in Urban Informal Settlements,' in their Social Research Findings and Recommendations series.

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World Bank Report Highlights Links between Water Quality and Education Level [viewed]

Worldbanklogo.big1 October 2014: A World Bank working paper, titled ‘Water Quality, Brawn and Education: The Rural Drinking Water Program in China,' assesses the impact of water treatment programmes on education levels and finds that the implementation of such programmes in China during the 1980s increased the average grade of education completed by 1.08 years.

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World Bank, GWP CACENA Plan for Aral Sea Capacity Building Programme [viewed]

wb-gwp29 October 2014: The World Bank and the Global Water Partnership Central Asia and Caucasus (GWP CACENA) held a planning session for the 'Strengthening Model Capacity Training Program,' which aims to provide training to water managers in Central Asia.

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