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Event: CBD Workshop for Asia and the Pacific on Resource Mobilization[viewed]

This workshop is one of a series of regional workshops to support parties in the establishment of robust baselines and reporting frameworks, and the preparation of national financial plans for biodiversity.

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Event: Asia-Pacific Regional Consultation on Sustainable Tourism in 10YFP[viewed]

The Asia-Pacific Regional Consultation on the Sustainable Tourism Programme of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes (10YFP) on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) will discuss key activities of the 10YFP.

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Event: CBD Workshop for Southeast Asia on Ecosystem Conservation and Restoration[viewed]

Organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), this capacity-building workshop for Southeast Asia will focus on ecosystem conservation and restoration to support achievement of the Aichi biodiversity targets.

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Event: Fourth Meeting of the Pacific Biosphere Reserve Network[viewed]

The Fourth Meeting of the Pacific Biosphere Reserve Network (PacMAB) will bring together managers and researchers to discuss the role of biosphere reserves in sustainable development in the Pacific.

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Event: Second UN Conference on LLDCs [viewed]

The 10-year Review Conference on the Implementation of the Almaty Programme of Action, titled ‘Addressing the Special Needs of Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) within a New Global Framework for Transit Transport Cooperation for Landlocked and Transit Developing Countries in 2014,' has four key aims.

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Thirty Donor Countries Pledge US$4.43 Billion for GEF-6[viewed]

The negotiations on the sixth replenishment of the Global Environment Facility Trust Fund (GEF-6) concluded with pledges totaling US$4.43 billion over four years.

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Meeting on Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation Develops Communiqué[viewed]

Delegates to the first High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation adopted a communiqué, ‘Building Towards An Inclusive Post-2015 Development Agenda,' agreeing to advance cooperation on various concrete commitments, including aid to strengthen countries' own tax systems.

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Pepsi and Coke Announce Support for Responsible Governance of Land Tenure[viewed]

In a land policy that states its commitment to “doing business the right way,” PepsiCo has announced its support for the 'Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure' and its recognition of its obligations to respect and protect the rights of local people. The Guidelines, which were initiated by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), promote equitable access and secure ownership rights to fisheries, forests and land, with the aim of eradicating poverty and hunger, protecting the environment and supporting sustainable development.

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UNWTO Project Supports Sustainable Tourism in Georgia's Protected Areas[viewed]

The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) project, 'Support for Georgia in the Field of Protected Area Development' has established a network of biodiversity-based tourism products in five Georgian national parks. The project, which concluded in April, aimed to improve tourism management and implement innovative biodiversity-based tourism.

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IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings Emphasize Climate Change, Sustainable Development[viewed]

The Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Group (WBG) brought together officials, academics, practitioners, and journalists from around the world for a series of meetings and events, many of which held climate change and sustainable development in special focus.

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