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The Climate Investment Funds (CIF) Partnership Forum 2011 has been rescheduled to be held in Cape Town, South Africa, on 24-25 June. The Forum provides an opportunity for all stakeholders – governments, civil society, indigenous peoples, private sector, and others – to contribute to deepening global understanding of climate change and development in the CIF context. It will be immediately preceded by a series of associated meetings, including pilot country meetings, from 20-23 June. In addition, stakeholders unable to attend the meeting in Cape Town are invited to participate in an online live-streaming event of the sessions titled “Greening Clean Energy Sources: Managing the Social and Biodiversity Trade-Offs for Wind Energy,” which will take place on 24 June 2011 in the morning.
31 January 2011: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has released "State of the World's Fisheries and Aquaculture," which stresses that the contribution of fish to global diets has increased and that the status of global fish stocks has not improved.
30 January 2011: Speaking at a side event on “Drylands and Pastoral Populations” held during the African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underlined that, although the first Earth Summit had provided vision for achieving the economic, social and environmental pillars of sustainable development, the world has yet to see comprehensive, coherent action and results on climate change, desertification and biodiversity.
29 January 2011: The 24th meeting of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee (HSGOC) took place on the margins of the 16th African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 29 January 2011.
28 January 2010: The 41st World Economic Forum Annual Meeting was held in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, from 24-28 January 2010, gathering over 2,500 leaders from industry, government, international organizations, academia and civil society. Discussions focused on green growth, climate change and the water-food-energy nexus.
28 January 2011: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has signed an agreement on building capacity for systems to measure, report and verify (MRV) greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the context of reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks (REDD+).
26 January 2010: The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and the Commonwealth Secretariat are exploring areas for strengthened environmental cooperation, in particular concerning climate change and sustainable development.
21 January 2011: Malawi and Nigeria have released three new soybean varieties developed by national research institutes in coordination with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA).
21 January 2011: The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and Nepal Agricultural Research Institute have released three new drought-tolerant rice varieties in Nepal.