Biodiversity

G20 Adopts Seoul Action Plan [viewed]

12 November 2010: Leaders of the Group of Twenty (G20) met in Seoul, Republic of Korea, on 11-12 November 2010 and adopted: a Leaders' Declaration; the Seoul Action Plan including a commitment to the Seoul Development Consensus for Shared Growth; and concrete measures summarized in a Multi-Year Action Plan on Development, focusing particularly on the development of infrastructure in developing countries.

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International Rice Congress Launches Global Rice Science Partnership [viewed]

12 November 2010: The International Rice Congress (IRC), sponsored by the International Rice Research Center (IRRI), met in Hanoi, Viet Nam from 8-12 November 2010.

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EU Launches Consultation on Future Development Policy [viewed]

10 November 2010: The European Commission has launched a public consultation, open to EU and partner countries, on the future of EU development policy, which aims to "collect views" on advancing progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and beyond, in the face of economic, food and environmental crises.

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Event: Global South-South Development Expo 2010 [viewed]

Organized by the UN annually since 2008, the Global South-South Development Expo provides a forum to enable developing countries and their development partners, including donor agencies, organizations of the UN system, and private-sector and civil society organizations, to showcase their evidence-based South-South development solutions. Solution forums include social protection and decent work, food security, climate change and environment, HIV/AIDS, global health, and education. This third GSSD Expo will focus on enhancing the strategic capacity of developing countries in research and technology development, and will develop inter-regional partnerships in each of its core topic areas.  

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Tarawa Climate Change Conference Adopts Ambo Declaration [viewed]

11 November 2010: The Tarawa Climate Change Conference (TCCC), which met from 9-11 November 2010 in Tarawa, Kiribati, as a session of the Climate Vulnerable Forum, concluded with the release of the Ambo Declaration.

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FAO Launches Africa Crop Calendar [viewed]

11 November 2010: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has launched a reference calendar that advises when to plant specific crops in a variety of agricultural zones for 43 African countries.

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UNEP Convenes Global Forum for Sport and Environment [viewed]

9 November 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) convened the Global Forum for Sport and Environment (G-ForSE), in Nairobi, Kenya, from 8-9 November 2010, to review the environmental impacts of sporting events. 

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Plans for an International Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change Underway [viewed]

8 November 2010: The Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) programme and the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development have announced plans for a new International Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change.

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UNCCD Posts Assessment of First Scientific Conference [viewed]

10 November 2010: The Secretariat of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) has posted the assessment it commissioned to review the organization of the first UNCCD Scientific Conference.

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Event: ITPGR High-level Round Table - Leading the Field [viewed]

This high-level round table meeting, titled "Leading the Field," is hosted by the Government of Italy with the support of the Secretariat of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR). It will address the role of the ITPGR in addressing food security in a time of climate change.  

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