IDB 2012 Sustainability Report Highlights Climate Change, Water Lending [viewed]

IDB13 March 2013: The eighth edition of the Inter-American Development Bank's (IDB) Sustainability Report indicates that, during the fiscal year 2012, the Bank surpassed its 2015 target of committing over one-fourth of its lending to projects dealing with climate change, sustainable energy and environmental sustainability.

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Event: 54th Session of the Advisory Committee on Sustainable Forest-based Industries (ACSFI) [viewed]

This yearly meeting of the Advisory Committee on Sustainable Forest-based Industries (ACSFI) provides guidance on the activities and work program of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) Forestry Department on issues relevant to the paper and forest products industry. ACSFI is a statutory body of the FAO, composed of senior executives from the private industry sector worldwide. The Associação Brasileira de Celulose e Papel (BRACELPA), International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) and FAO are organizing the event.  

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Event: Ninth Meeting of the AEWA Standing Committee [viewed]

The Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) is an intergovernmental treaty dedicated to the conservation of migratory waterbirds and their habitats across Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia, Greenland and the Canadian Archipelago. The ninth meeting of the Standing Committee for AEWA will take place from 18-20 September in Trondheim, Norway, and will be hosted by the Norwegian Directorate for Nature Management. AEWA was developed under the framework of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), which is administered by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).  

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Event: 22nd Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice [viewed]

The agenda for the 22nd Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice includes a thematic discussion on the challenge posed by emerging forms of crime that have a significant impact on the environment and ways to deal with it effectively, including possible responses, programmes and initiatives to deal effectively with forms of crime that have a significant impact on the environment.  

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GWP Workshop Discusses Climate Resilience in Bangladeshi Coastal Deltas [viewed]

19 March 2013: The Global Water Partnership (GWP) held a workshop on “Building Climate Resilience in the Bangladesh Delta: Managing for Effective Water Solutions,” which considered Bangladesh's present vulnerabilities to climate change and discussed long-term adaptation strategies for the coastal delta areas of Bangladesh.

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FAO, UN-REDD Launch "REDD+ for Food Security" Photo Competition [viewed]

18 March 2013: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), in collaboration with the UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD), launched a photo competition on the theme "Nurture forests for the future - REDD+ for Food Security."

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GWP Paper Highlights Role of International Law in Transboundary Water Cooperation [viewed]

18 March 2013: The Global Water Partnership (GWP) has released a Technical Committee (TEC) Background Paper, titled “International Law – Facilitating Transboundary Water Cooperation,” which emphasizes that the purpose and very existence of international water law is related to water cooperation.

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ADB Showcases Support for Community-Based Irrigation Control in India [viewed]

ADB18 March 2013: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has profiled the successes of the Chhattisgarh Irrigation Development Project, financed by an ADB loan, technical assistance from the Water Financing Facility, as well as funding from the UK and Ireland. The project located in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh State, India, focused on revitalizing a community-based Water Users Association to manage water supply.

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GWP Paper Examines Economic Value of Water Security [viewed]

March 2013: The Global Water Partnership (GWP) Technical Committee (TEC) published a paper, titled “The Economic Value of Moving Toward a More Water Secure World,” which examines the economic value of increased water security, and highlights the different views and values individual households and States place on water security.

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Strategic Framework on Mediterranean Forests Presents Policy Options for Integrated Forest and Woodland Management [viewed]

February 2013: In preparation for the third Mediterranean Forest Week (III MFW), the Strategic Framework on Mediterranean Forests (SFMF) has been released.

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