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Barcelona Convention Parties Adopt Protocol on Coastal Zone Management [viewed]

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The 15th Ordinary Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment and the Coastal Region of the Mediterranean (Barcelona Convention) and its Protocols took place in Almeria, Spain, from 15-18 January 2008.

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The Joint Liaison Group of the three Rio Conventions releases brochure on climate change, biodiversity and land degradation [viewed]

Cbd_logo The Joint Liaison Group of the three Rio Conventions (the Convention on Biological Diversity, Convention on Climate Change, and Convention to Combat Desertification) has issued an information brochure on the important contribution of forests to the achievement of their respective goals and objectives.

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CBD Executive Secretary outlines cooperation on climate change with Ramsar [viewed]

 

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In a statement on World Wetlands Day, the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), Ahmed Djoghlaf, highlighted that the CBD Secretariat is cooperating with the Ramsar Secretariat for the CBD COP-9 review of opportunities for further action to support the conservation and sustainable use of the biodiversity of wetlands in relation to climate change.

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New Funding for stress tolerant rice crops to support climate adaptation [viewed]

Irri_logoThe International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) is receiving significant new funding to harness major scientific advances and address some of the biggest unsolved problems in agriculture.

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Host Country Agreement Concerning United Nations Climate Change Conference - Poznan, 2008 Signed [viewed]

He_mr_maciej_nowicki_minister_of__4Maciej Nowicki, Minister of Environment of Poland, and Yvo de Boer, UNFCCC Executive Secretary, signed the Host Country Agreement between the Government of Poland and the Secretariat concerning the United Nations Climate Change Conference - Poznan, 2008.

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CBD Executive Secretary Gives Singapore Environment Lecture: Focuses on Climate Change [viewed]

Ahmed_djoghlaf_3In his Singapore Environment Lecture 2008, the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), Ahmed Djoghlaf, stressed that “climate change is real, and represents a global challenge not only for humankind, but for every life on Earth.” Addressing the relationship between climate change and security, Executive Secretary Djoghlaf said “the loss of biodiversity is also another major threat to peace and security as it undermines the capacity of the ecosystems to continue providing their goods and services and sustaining life on Earth.

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Event: Third Session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-Term Cooperative Action under the UNFCCC and Sixth Session of the AWG under the Kyoto Protocol [viewed]

The third meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-Term Cooperative Action, a body established at COP 13 in Bali, will take place Accra, Ghana, from 21-27 August 2008. The sixth session of the AWG on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Protocol will also take place at the same time.  

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Event: First Session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-Term Cooperative Action under the UNFCCC and Fifth Session of the AWG under the Kyoto Protocol [viewed]

The first meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-Term Cooperative Action, a new body established at COP 13 in Bali, will take place from 31 March - 4 April 2008, in Bangkok. The purpose of the meeting will be to develop the Group's work programme. The fifth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol will also be held at the same time.  

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Event: UNCCD CRIC 7 and CST Special Session [viewed]

Based on COP 8 decision ICCD/COP(8)/L.30/Rev.1, CRIC 7 will convene from 3-14 November 2008, in Istanbul, Turkey. Based on COP 8 decision ICCD/COP(8)/L.17, the CST shall be held in conjunction with this session of the CRIC.  

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Event: Fourteenth Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC and Fourth Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol [viewed]

UNFCCC COP 14 and Kyoto Protocol COP/MOP 4 are scheduled to take place from 1-12 December 2008 in Poznan, Poland. These meetings will coincide with the 29th meetings of the UNFCCC's subsidiary bodies.  

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