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Latest News - 12 August 2014
BASIC Call for Finalizing Elements of Draft Negotiating Text in Lima
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8_August_2014: The 18th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change brought together representatives from Brazil, India, South Africa and China (BASIC), who adopted a joint statement emphasizing the need to finalize the elements of a draft negotiating text for the 2015 agreement at the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 20) to the UNFCCC, to be held in Lima, Peru, in December 2014. continued...
International Day Highlights Need for Full Implementation of Indigenous Peoples' Rights
Read More: International Day Highlights Need for Full Implementation of Indigenous Peoples' Rights
9_August_2014: Representatives of indigenous peoples, Member States and UN agencies marked the International Day of the World's Indigenous People with an event on the theme, ‘Bridging the Gap: Implementing the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.' Noting that this year's International Day occurs at an important moment in international negotiations toward a new climate agreement and the post-2015 development agenda, they called for full recognition and implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). continued...
NAP Expo 2014 Catalyzes Actions and Support for NAP Process
Read More: NAP Expo 2014 Catalyzes Actions and Support for NAP Process
9_August_2014: The National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Expo 2014 provided an opportunity to mobilize action and support for the formulation and implementation of NAPs, to share technical knowledge and tools, and identify gaps and needs of LDCs and other developing countries as they undertake their NAP process. continued...
UNCCD: 187 Reports Submitted for 5th Reporting and Review Process
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6_August_2014: The Secretariat of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) has announced that, as of the 31 July 2014 deadline for submission, 187 reports from UNCCD Parties had been submitted for the 5th reporting and review process. Reports were submitted by 93% of affected country Parties and 67% of developed country Parties, which represents a 50% increase in reporting by affected countries and a 67% increase developed countries over the 4th reporting process. continued...
UNEP, Brazil's ANA to Promote Water Quality through Regional Centre
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5_August_2014: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and Brazil's National Water Agency (ANA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), under which ANA will host a regional center for water quality monitoring and become the national focal point for UNEP's Global Environment Monitoring System for Water (GEMS/Water). continued...
ITTO TTM Reflects on Impacts of Slow EU Construction Sector
Read More: ITTO TTM Reflects on Impacts of Slow EU Construction Sector
1_August_2014: The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) released the 16-31 July issue of the Tropical Timber Market (TTM) Report highlighting a projected rebound in the EU construction sector which, although growth has been slow, is still a significant market for tropical wood products. continued...
Report Finds 'Coasts at Risk' in SIDS, Tropical States
Read More: Report Finds 'Coasts at Risk' in SIDS, Tropical States
August_2014: Tropical and small island developing States (SIDS) are most at risk from exposure and vulnerability to coastal hazards, according to ‘Coasts at Risk: An Assessment of Coastal Risks and the Role of Environmental Solutions.' The report uses an indicator-based approach to assess risks from exposure and vulnerability to coastal hazards and identifies where environmental degradation increases these risks. The report then considers how environmental solutions, such as conservation and restoration, can contribute to risk reduction and conservation goals. continued...
Latin America & Caribbean Regional Coverage Calendar: Current & Upcoming Events
CMS COP 11 Regional Preparatory and Negotiation Workshop for Latin America Santiago, Region Metropolitana, Chile 11 Aug - 13 Aug
CBD International Workshop on Financing for Biodiversity Kartause Ittingen, Switzerland 18 Aug - 19 Aug
General Assembly Informal Consultations on WCIP New York City, US 18 Aug - 19 Aug
Caribbean Regional Workshop on Sustainable Energy Project Development Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia 19 Aug
VI Latin American and the Caribbean Energy Efficiency Seminar Managua, Nicaragua 20 Aug - 21 Aug
Sixth Virtual Meeting of the Working Group on Capacity Building and Cooperation on the Principle 10 Declaration in LAC virtual 22 Aug
Capacity-Building Workshop for Mesoamerica on Ecosystem Conservation and Restoration to Support Achievement of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets San Jose, Costa Rica 25 Aug - 28 Aug
Inter-Regional Capacity-Building Workshop on REDD+ and Aichi Biodiversity Targets San Jose, Costa Rica 29 Aug - 31 Aug
Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States Apia, Tuamasaga, Samoa 1 Sep - 4 Sep
15th World Lake Conference Perugia, Umbria, Italy 1 Sep - 5 Sep
Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum (LACCF) Bogota, Distrito Especial, Colombia 3 Sep - 5 Sep
7th Annual ESP Conference 2014 San Jose, Costa Rica 8 Sep - 12 Sep
CBD Expert Workshop on Practical Guidance for Marine Spatial Planning Montreal, Quebec, Canada 9 Sep - 11 Sep
65th Meeting of the International Whaling Commission Portoroz, Slovenia 11 Sep - 18 Sep
6th International Conference on Flood Management Sao Paulo, Brazil 16 Sep - 18 Sep
 
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