Oceans & Coasts

UNEP Releases Ocean Acidification Report [viewed]

2 December 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), together with the Global Environment Facility (GEF), has released a report titled "Environmental Consequences of Ocean Acidification," which details how rising carbon dioxide emissions are altering the chemical balance of oceans.

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Ecosystems and Climate Change Pavilion Continues from Nagoya to Cancun [viewed]

29 November 2010: The programme of the Rio Conventions' Ecosystems and Climate Change Pavilion, held at the 16th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 16) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Cancun, Mexico (the Cancun Climate Change Conference), from 29 November-10 December, highlights the benefits for the climate change agenda to be realized from an integrated strategy addressing the multiple drivers of biodiversity loss and land degradation.

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GEF Endorses Projects on Biodiversity, Climate Change, International Waters and POPs [viewed]

November 2010: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) gave a final green light to a series of full-sized projects during the month of November, which allows their final approval by implementing agencies to commence activities, including on: biodiversity conservation in Venezuela, Lao PDR and Ecuador; climate change in Chile; and removal of HCFCs in the Russian Federation.

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UNDP Supports Bangladesh's Mangrove Planting Efforts [viewed]

29 November 2010: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) is working with the Government of Bangladesh and local communities to plant mangroves along the southern delta's coastline, as a protection against sea level rise and the increased impacts of storms caused by climate change.

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Pacific Islands Marine Outlook 2010 Released [viewed]

26 November 2010: The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Progamme (SPREP) has announced the release of the Pacific Marine Outlook 2010, which synthesizes current information regarding the state of, and responses to, a variety of threats for the Pacific Islands region.

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SPREP Releases 2009 Report [viewed]

November 2010: The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) has released its annual report of activities for 2009, which covers activities related to climate change and biodiversity, among others.

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ACP Fisheries Ministers Adopt Action Plan [viewed]

25 November 2010: The second meeting of the fisheries ministers of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) States, which took place in Mahe, Seychelles, from 24-25 November 2010, adopted a resolution addressing climate change and illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, among other issues.

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Event: Pacific Climate Change Roundtable [viewed]

This meeting will convene in Alofi, Niue, from 14-18 March 2011, and will discuss the issue of mobilizing climate change funding in the region.  

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UNGA Second Committee Adopts Draft Resolutions on the Protection of Climate and Corals [viewed]

24 November 2010: The Second Committee (Economic and Financial) of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) has adopted draft resolutions on the protection of climate and of coral reefs.

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World Bank Approves Environmental Projects in Mexico Ahead of COP 16 [viewed]

23 November 2010:  The World Bank has approved a package of three initiatives totaling US$713.24 million to bolster Mexico's efforts to "green" its economy. The initiatives focus on climate change public policies, efficient lighting and appliances, and adaptation.

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