Biodiversity

Youth Forum Discusses World Heritage Sites in Times of Climate Change [viewed]

20 October 2010: The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Centre, along with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Tsukuba University and the German Technical Corporation (GTZ), are organizing the Go4BioDiv International Youth Forum under the theme "Our Treasures at Risk – World Heritage Sites in Times of Climate Change."

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UNECE Timber Committee Discusses Wood Energy and Carbon Markets [viewed]

19 October 2010: The Timber Committee of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) met on 11-12 October 2010, in Geneva, Switzerland, to review the latest international developments affecting the forest sector.

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CBD Executive Secretary Addresses St. Petersburg International Forestry Forum [viewed]

20 October 2010: In a message to the 12th St. Petersburg International Forestry Forum, taking place in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, from 19-21 October 2010, Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), highlighted two reports on biodiversity and climate change. 

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Final TEEB Report Highlights Economic Value of World's Natural Assets [viewed]

19 October 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP)-based research consortium, The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB), has released its final report, "Mainstreaming the Economics of Nature: A synthesis of the approach, conclusions and recommendations of TEEB."

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UNEP Regional Seas Releases Marine Biodiversity Assessments [viewed]

19 October 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Regional Seas office has released the Marine Biodiversity Assessment and Outlook: Global Synthesis, which provides the first systematic overview at a sub-global scale of the state of knowledge of marine biodiversity, the pressures it currently faces and the management frameworks in place for addressing those pressures.

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UNEP Launches Reports from Carbon Mapping Project [viewed]

20 October 2010: The UN Environment Programme-World Conservation Monitoring Center (UNEP-WCMC) has launched carbon maps showing how carbon stocks in Asia, Africa and Latin America overlap with biodiversity hot spots. The maps were launched at the 10th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), convening in Nagoya, Japan.

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UNDP Supports Sustainable Energy Project in Tanzania [viewed]

UNDP19 October 2010: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) is supporting a pilot project in Tanzania that aims to reduce firewood use by 50% by providing affordable, reliable and sustainable energy services to the poor. 

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EU Environment Ministers Adopt Negotiating Position for Cancun [viewed]

14 October 2010: At their meeting on 14 October 2010, in Brussels, Belgium, the Council of the EU Environment Ministers agreed on a negotiating strategy for the Cancun Climate Change Conference to be held in late 2010.

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UNEP Regional Seas Releases Report on Ecosystem Based Adaptation [viewed]

October 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Regional Seas has released a report titled "Using Ecosystems to Address Climate Change – Ecosystem Based Adaptation."

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UN-REDD Highlights Multiple Benefits of REDD+ [viewed]

15 October 2010: The UN-REDD Programme has launched a new section of their website on the multiple benefits of REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, as well as the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks).

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