Meeting

Event: CBD COP 12 [viewed]

The twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 12) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will engage in a mid-term review of the implementation of the Strategic Plan and the Aichi targets. The theme of the meeting will be 'Biodiversity for Sustainable Development.' The Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP MOP 7) will take place immediately before COP 12.  

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Event: Caribbean Regional Workshop on the Use of Integrated Environmental Assessment Tools for MEAs Mainstreaming [viewed]

This workshop will demonstrate the use of innovative integrated environmental assessment (IEA) tools to generate win-win scenarios for achieving national development priorities through more effective implementation of multilateral environment agreements (MEAs), with a focus on mainstreaming in relation to a cluster of biodiversity-related MEAs. The workshop is part of the EU-funded Multilateral Environment Agreements in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries (ACP MEAs) Project.  

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Event: Seventh Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) [viewed]

Co-hosted by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and Jamaica's Office for Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPEM), the 7th Conference on CDM will convene under the theme “CDM: Building Disaster Resilience - A Shared Responsibility”.  

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IUCN Convenes Meetings on Hydro-Diplomacy and IUCN BRIDGE Programme [viewed]

30 October 2012: Two IUCN meetings convened back-to-back on the Building River Dialogue and Governance (BRIDGE) project and Hydro-Diplomacy.

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Event: Workshop on Measuring the Potential of Green Growth in Chile [viewed]

Jointly organized by Chile's Environment and Labor Ministries in cooperation with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Programme, this workshop will seek to identify, within the framework of the OECD Green Growth Strategy, measurable indicators for Chile's transition to a low-pollution, low-carbon and resource-efficient economy, with a focus on three sectors: sustainable construction; sustainable tourism; and consumption and production of firewood. Among the discussion themes will be green environmental assets, greening production and consumption, green jobs and skills, and sustainable strategies for local public and private actors.  

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OECD Roundtable Examines Catalyzing Investment in Low-carbon Infrastructure [viewed]

OECD25 September 2012: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) held a special roundtable looking at how to create a long-term policy framework that catalyzes private investment in low-carbon, climate-resilient (LCR) infrastructure.

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GWP-C Trains Agriculture Practitioners in Barbados in Water Use Efficiency [viewed]

26 October 2012: The Global Water Partnership - Caribbean (GWP-C) and Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) trained 20 participants from the agriculture sector in Barbados in water use efficiency (WUE). The training opened with an address by Charleston Lucas, Chief Agricultural Officer, Ministry of Agriculture, Barbados, who underlined that “there can be no food security without without land and water security.”

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OLADE, UNEP Risoe Centre Hold CDM/NAMA Caribbean Workshop [viewed]

30 September 2012: The Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE) and the UN Environment Programme's (UNEP) Risoe Centre organized a regional workshop for the Caribbean intended to enhance capacity and examine lessons learned regarding the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Programme of Activities (PoA) and Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs).

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Event: Prospects for Environmental Adjudication and Effective Enforcement in the Americas [viewed]

The Organization of American States (OAS) is organizing this meeting to follow-up on its series of thematic "hemispheric dialogues" on justice, governance and law for environmental sustainability in the run-up to the June 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD or Rio+20). This dialogue, organized in partnership with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) Commission on Environmental Law, will look at the prospects for environmental adjudication and effective enforcement in the Americas, and will address four themes: advancing justice, government and law for environmental sustainability; the roles of prosecutors and of the judiciary; trends in enforcement and compliance; and the institutional framework for environmental sustainability.  

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OLADE Meeting Seeks to Outline a Caribbean Energy Agenda [viewed]

5 October 2012: The Latin American Energy Organization's (OLADE) new Subregional Office for the Caribbean convened a meeting of agencies involved in energy policy and projects in the region to define a "Subregional Energy Agenda" outlining objectives, priorities and lines of action consistent with the needs and policies of OLADE's Caribbean member States, namely Barbados, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago.

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