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Latest News - 26 August 2014
Regional Workshops Address Key CMS COP 11 Agenda Items
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21_August_2014: Regional preparatory and negotiation workshops recently convened in Chile and Fiji, as part of a series of four regional capacity building workshops in the run-up to the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP 11). continued...
Adaptation Fund Approves Project in Belize, Accredits Namibian NIE
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19_August_2014: The Adaptation Fund has approved a US$6 million marine conservation and climate change adaptation project in Belize, and accredited the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia (DRFN) as a National Implementing Entity (NIE). continued...
OAS, Guatemala Promote Ethanol Use
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7_August_2014: The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Ministry of Energy and Mines of Guatemala have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to implement a pilot project on the blending and use of ethanol, and to support the formation a Technical Unit on Biofuels. The project could result in savings of nearly US$104 million in oil imports for Guatemala. continued...
ITTO TTM Reports on Objections to Indonesia Export Ban
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16_August_2014: The 1-15 August issue of the Tropical Timber Market (TTM) Report of the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) highlights an industry appeal to allow log exports in Indonesia. According to the article, because of the existing ban, Indonesian domestic log prices are half of the international market price. continued...
SIWI/UNDP WGF Discusses Indigenous Peoples' Participation in Water Management
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August_2014: The joint Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and UN Development Programme (UNDP) Water Governance Facility (WGF) released a report, titled ‘Working with Indigenous Peoples in Rural Water and Sanitation: Recommendations for an Intercultural Approach.' continued...
CCRIF Insures Caribbean Governments Against Excess Rainfall
Read More: CCRIF Insures Caribbean Governments Against Excess Rainfall
4_August_2014: The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) has announced that eight member countries have purchased its excess rainfall insurance coverage for 2014-2015. continued...
UN-REDD Publication Explores Assessments of Forest Governance
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August_2014: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has released a report highlighting good practices on the collection of forest governance data. Titled 'Assessing Forest Governance: A Practical Guide to Data Collection, Analysis and Use,' the report addresses issues such as formal laws and policies, customary uses, and land tenure. continued...
CIFOR Launches Study on Impacts of Land Tenure Reform
Read More: CIFOR Launches Study on Impacts of Land Tenure Reform
31_July_2014: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has announced the launch of a study on the impacts of recent land tenure reform in Indonesia, Peru and Uganda. The study will focus on the impact of security of tenure and use rights on the lives and livelihood of forest-dependent communities. continued...
Latin America & Caribbean Regional Coverage Calendar: Current & Upcoming Events
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
Latin America Regional Consultation on Communication for Development, Community Media and ICTs for Family Farming and Rural Development virtual 25 Aug - 12 Sep
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
Ninth meeting of the Open-ended Working Group of the Basel Convention (OEWG 9) Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland 16 Sep - 19 Sep
69th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 69) New York City, US 16 Sep - 1 Oct
HABITAT III - First PrepCom New York City, US 17 Sep - 18 Sep
Special Session of the General Assembly on the Follow-Up to the Programme of Action of the ICPD New York City, US 22 Sep
2014 World Conference on Indigenous Peoples New York City, US 22 Sep - 23 Sep
 
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