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Event: Second Preparatory Committee meeting for Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction[viewed]

A second session of the Preparatory Committee for the Third International Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) is expected to develop the draft post-2015 DRR framework.

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CBD COP 12 Commits to Funding Increase, Highlights Biodiversity's Contribution to Sustainable Development Agenda[viewed]

Held from 6-17 October 2014, in Pyeongchang, the Republic of Korea, the twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 12) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) adopted a series of decisions, including the 'Pyeongchang roadmap for the enhanced implementation of the Strategic Plan and achievement of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets,' addressing resource mobilization, capacity building, scientific and technical cooperation, linking biodiversity and poverty eradication, and monitoring implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020.

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Nagoya Protocol COP/MOP 1 Celebrates Entry into Force, Establishes Compliance Committee[viewed]

Held from 13-17 October 2014 in Pyeongchang, the Republic of Korea, during the second week of the twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the first meeting of the COP serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization (NP COP/MOP 1) marked the entry into force of the Nagoya Protocol on 12 October 2014, and adopted a series of decisions to facilitate its effective implementation, including on the Access and Benefit-sharing (ABS) Clearing-house and on compliance.

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CBD and ITTO Renew Partnership for Tropical Forest Biodiversity[viewed]

Dr. Braulio de Souza Dias, Executive Secretary, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and Mr. Emmanuel Ze Meka, Executive Director, International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) extending the 'Collaborative Initiative for tropical forest biodiversity' until 2020.

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ITTO TTM Highlights a Timber Sector Recycling Plan in Brazil[viewed]

The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) launched the 1-15 October issue of the Tropical Timber Market (TTM) Report highlighting the Reverse Logistics Plan (RLP) of the State of Parana, Brazil. The RLP defines operations related to the reuse of products and materials, provides an overview of the timber sector in the State and details how residues can be utilized. The Report also notes that Indonesia's forest certification system has been endorsed by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), while the International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC) will consider developing a producer legislation database.

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Statistics Group Launches Survey on Broader Measures of Progress, SDG Indicator Availability[viewed]

The Co-Chairs of the Friends of the Chair Group on Broader Measures of Progress (FOC), T.C.A. Anant and P. Cuneo, have invited National Statistical Offices to participate in a survey on national practices on broader measures of progress to complement Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and related indicator availability for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their associated targets. The FOC Group will report the results to the 46th session of the UN Statistical Commission (UNSC), in 2015.

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CGE Conducts Workshops on UNFCCC Reporting for Developing Countries[viewed]

As part of its work to build developing country reporting capacity under the UNFCCC, the Consultative Group of Experts on National Communications for Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention (CGE) has held two more regional workshops, one for the Eastern European and Asia-Pacific regions and one for the Latin American and Caribbean region. The trainings focused on using the biennial update report (BUR) guidelines available on the UNFCCC website.

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Event: World Resources Forum 2014[viewed]

Organized under the theme 'Shaping the Future of Natural Resources,' the World Resources Forum (WRF) 2014 conference is expected to draw more than 500 participants ranging from researchers to policymakers, and businesses to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the public.

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UN Chronicle Focuses on Poaching and Illegal Wildlife Trade[viewed]

The September edition of the 'UN Chronicle,' the magazine of the UN, is dedicated to the topics of poaching and illegal wildlife trade, with a focus on causes and possible solutions. The volume features articles by John Scanlon, Secretary-General, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES); Jane Goodall, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace; Achim Steiner, Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP); and Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs And Crime (UNODC), among others.

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ECLAC Evaluates Central America's Progress in Energy Efficiency[viewed]

The Subregional Headquarters in Mexico of the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has launched a detailed study on energy efficiency (EE) in Central America. The publication analyzes the advances made by the region's countries since the approval of the ‘Central American Sustainable Energy Strategy 2020' in 2007.

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