CGIAR Links Food Security to Sustainable Resource Use and Healthy Ecosystems [viewed]

CGIAR4 September 2013: In a book released at the World Water Week 2013, the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems underscores the need to strengthen ecosystem services to support farming, fishing and aquaculture.

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CGIAR-Backed Tool Promotes Adoption of Water Management Technologies [viewed]

world-water-week3 September 2013: The Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and partners, as part of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Challenge Program on Water and Food's Volta and Limpopo Basin Development Challenge, have developed a tool, titled 'Targeting AGwater Management Interventions (TAGMI),' which aims to help those introducing new water management technologies to consider the likelihood of success of interventions in the Volta and Limpopo river basins.

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ESCWA Launches Inventory of Shared Water Resources in Western Asia [viewed]

UN ESCWA3 September 2013: The UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) and the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources of Germany (BGR) launched an inventory of shared water resources in the Arab region, revealing rapid decline in water quantity and quality, and the need for regional cooperation for sustainable development and security.

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World Bank Report Identifies Ways to Reduce Short-lived Climate Pollutants [viewed]

World Bank3 September 2013: The World Bank has released a report, titled 'Integration of Short-Lived Climate Pollutants in World Bank Activities,' which highlights that the reduction of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCP), including black carbon, methane and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), brings immediate benefits for health, agriculture and climate change mitigation.

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UNU-EHS Report Analyzes Climate-Water-Security Nexus [viewed]

UNU-EHS2 September 2013: The UN University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) released a report, titled ‘Climate Change, Water Conflicts and Human Security: Regional Assessment and Policy Guidelines for the Mediterranean, Middle East and Sahel,' which examines whether climate change undermines human security by intensifying water hazards, such as droughts, floods and water scarcity. The report also assesses vulnerability in relation to climate change-related hazards.

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CIFOR Proposes Method to Assess the Effectiveness of Forest Certification [viewed]

CIFOR2 September 2013: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has issued a paper on evaluating the impacts of forest management certification and the results of efforts to halt deforestation. The paper also analyzes the different contributions of forest management certification versus other interventions to address biodiversity loss, rural development and other related factors.

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DRC REDD+ Knowledge Sharing Benefits COMIFAC Countries [viewed]

COMIFACSeptember 2013: The Global Environment Facility (GEF), the World Bank and the Central African Forest Commission (COMIFAC) released a report on progress in the implementation of the project ‘Sharing of experience among COMIFAC Countries on REDD+: Pilot Projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)'.

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World Bank, Norway Scale Up Climate-smart Land Management [viewed]

World Bank30 August 2013: The World Bank and the Government of Norway have partnered to increase funding to tackle land degradation, deforestation and climate change in Ethiopia. 

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Central America Council Ministers Declare Support for ITPGR Strategic Action Plan for Mesoamerica [viewed]

ITPGRAugust 2013: Participating in a meeting of the Agricultural Council of Central America (CAC), six Ministers and two Vice-Ministers of Agriculture noted the importance of the Strategic Action Plan for Mesoamerica, developed in the framework of the Benefit-sharing Fund of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR), and declared their intention to incorporate it into their national agendas.

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FAO Highlights Governance and Natural Resource Management in Africa [viewed]

FAOAugust 2013: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) Regional Office for Africa has issued a newsletter highlighting articles and reports on promoting good governance in natural resource management in the region.

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