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Latest News - 22 April 2014
Carbon Fund Approves REDD+ Proposals from DRC, Ghana, Mexico and Nepal
Read More: Carbon Fund Approves REDD+ Proposals from DRC, Ghana, Mexico and Nepal
17_April_2014: The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Ghana, Mexico and Nepal will each receive $50-$70 million to demonstrate how Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) can work on the ground. continued...
ILC Releases 2013 Annual Report Featuring National Engagement Strategies
Read More: ILC Releases 2013 Annual Report Featuring National Engagement Strategies
April_2014: The International Land Coalition (ILC) has released its 2013 Annual Report, which outlines its range of local, national and international activities, including efforts to develop a unified voice on land issues. continued...
Thirty Donor Countries Pledge US$4.43 Billion for GEF-6
Read More: Thirty Donor Countries Pledge US$4.43 Billion for GEF-6
16_April_2014: The negotiations on the sixth replenishment of the Global Environment Facility Trust Fund (GEF-6) concluded with pledges totaling US$4.43 billion over four years. continued...
Meeting on Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation Develops Communiqué
Read More: Meeting on Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation Develops Communiqué
16_April_2014: Delegates to the first High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation adopted a communiqué, titled ‘Building Towards An Inclusive Post-2015 Development Agenda,' agreeing to advance cooperation on various concrete commitments, including aid to strengthen countries' own tax systems. continued...
Pepsi and Coke Announce Support for Responsible Governance of Land Tenure
Read More: Pepsi and Coke Announce Support for Responsible Governance of Land Tenure
15_April_2014: In a land policy that states its commitment to “doing business the right way,” PepsiCo has announced its support for the 'Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure' and its recognition of its obligations to respect and protect the rights of local people. The Guidelines, which were initiated by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), promote equitable access and secure ownership rights to fisheries, forests and land, with the aim of eradicating poverty and hunger, protecting the environment and supporting sustainable development. continued...
Honduras Accepts Doha Amendment to Kyoto Protocol
Read More: Honduras Accepts Doha Amendment to Kyoto Protocol
11_April_2014: Honduras has become the eighth party to the Kyoto Protocol to accept the Doha Amendment, which formalizes commitments for the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol (2013-2020). continued...
CEO Water Mandate Conference Addresses Corporate Water Stewardship
Read More: CEO Water Mandate Conference Addresses Corporate Water Stewardship
10_April_2014: The UN Global Compact convened the CEO Water Mandate Conference to address corporate water stewardship, collective action and the post-2015 development agenda, particularly in relation to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). The meeting placed many of these issues in the local context, examining water challenges faced by the host country Peru. continued...
IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings Emphasize Climate Change, Sustainable Development
Read More: IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings Emphasize Climate Change, Sustainable Development
13_April_2014: The Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Group (WBG) brought together officials, academics, practitioners, and journalists from around the world for a series of meetings and events, many of which held climate change and sustainable development in special focus. continued...
Latin America & Caribbean Regional Coverage Calendar: Current & Upcoming Events
Intersessional Meeting for 3rd International Conference on SIDS New York City, US 21 Apr - 25 Apr
Global Oceans Action Summit for Food Security and Blue Growth The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands 22 Apr - 25 Apr
Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management Meeting Milan, Lombardia, Italy 24 Apr - 27 Apr
CBD Workshop for the Caribbean on Ecosystem Conservation and Restoration Belize City, Belize 28 Apr - 2 May
27th Meeting of the CITES AC, 21st Meeting of the CITES PC and Joint AC/PC Session Veracruz, Mexico 28 Apr - 8 May
UNGA Dialogue 1-2 on Technology Transfer Mechanism New York City, US 29 Apr - 30 Apr
Eleventh Session of the Open Working Group on SDGs New York City, US 5 May - 9 May
Adaptation Futures 2014: Third International Climate Change Adaptation Conference Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil 12 May - 16 May
13th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (PFII 13) New York City, US 12 May - 23 May
WAVES Fourth Partnership Meeting Washington D.C., US 14 May - 15 May
World Mountain Forum 2014 Cusco, Peru 23 May - 24 May
46th GEF Council Meeting and GEF Assembly Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico 25 May - 30 May
ECOSOC Integration Segment New York City, US 27 May - 29 May
Fourth Session of the Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas Guayaquil, Guayas, Ecuador 27 May - 29 May
15th Meeting of the Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea New York City, US 27 May - 30 May
 
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