Biodiversity

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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Event: Webinar on Biodiversity Benefits of REDD [viewed]

This webinar will address latest developments on the linkages between biodiversity and reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD) in the framework of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It will be held in English, at 10:00 am Montreal time, and run 90 minutes. Participants need to register at: redd@cbd.int by 12 November 2010. The webinar will be held at: http://www.cbd.int/forest/redd/webinar/  

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FCPF, FIP and UN-REDD to Streamline REDD+ Action [viewed]

6 November 2010: The governing bodies of the UN-REDD Programme and the World Bank's Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) and Forest Investment Program (FIP) met in Washington DC, US, on 6 November, to discuss collaborative approaches for the three initiatives in implementing REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, and the role of conservation, sustainable use of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks).

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UNDP Releases 20th Edition of Human Development Report [viewed]

4 November 2010: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has released the 20th anniversary edition of its annual flagship publication, the Human Development Report (HDR). The report is titled, "The Real Wealth of Nations: Pathways to Human Development."

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FAO Launches Website on Climate-Smart Agriculture [viewed]

4 November 2010: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has launched a new website highlighting agriculture practices that reduce farmers' vulnerability to climate impacts and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, sequester carbon, and improve farm yields and household incomes.

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UNCCD News Highlights Links Between Desertification and MDGs [viewed]

4 November 2010: The latest issue of UNCCD News, produced by the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), includes articles from the Executive Secretary and Ashok Khosla, among other features.

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UNEP Announces SEED Award Winners [viewed]

3 November 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has announced the winners of the 2010 SEED Awards for Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Development. 

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Event: Sixth FOREST EUROPE Ministerial Conference [viewed]

The Sixth FOREST EUROPE Ministerial Conference is organized in the framework of the pan-European policy process for the sustainable management of the continent's forests.  

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