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This third regional workshop in the Workshop Series of the GEO Coastal Zone Community of Practice (CZCP) will focus on the Caribbean and will be organized in partnership with the Caribbean Regional Association (CaRA) for the Caribbean Integrated Coastal Ocean Observing System (CarICOOS), the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS), the Global Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS), the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC). Specific objectives of the regional workshop will include: using Earth observations to improve sustainability of tourism; managing coastal tourism assets; planning for and adapting to coastal change; sustaining tourism under a changing climate; assessing and preparing for climate change and its impact on coastal zones; and tourism and ecosystems.
26 February 2011: The 22nd Intersessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was held in St. George's, Grenada, on 25-26 February 2011. The Communiqué issued at the conclusion of the meeting includes a section on climate change priorities for the region.
February 2011: The Growing Forest Partnership (GFP) has released the February issue of its newsletter. GFP is an initiative funded by the World Bank that supports local, national and international networks to ensure that global discussions about forests include the real and current challenges faced by forest-dependent people and local forest managers.
25 February 2011: The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) has published the first issue of an e-newsletter on FCPF activities in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).
23 February 2011: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has announced two projects aimed at conserving forests and promoting sustainable development in remote rural communities in Latin America and Asia, as the 2011 recipients of the Sasakawa Prize.
The 22nd Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will discuss, among other things, climate change priorities for the region.
17 February 2011: The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN has released a new report titled "Making Integrated Food-Energy Systems (IFES) Work for People and Climate: An Overview."
15 February 2011: Addressing students and faculty at the University of San Marcos in Lima, Peru, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon listed the "sweeping changes in the global landscape," highlighting "disasters striking with greater force" and "the impacts of climate change growing ever clearer."