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Latest News - 28 July 2014
UNESCO Nepal Consults Climate Change Education Stakeholders
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24_July_2014: A national consultation workshop on Climate Change Education for Sustainable Development (CCESD) organized by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Office in Kathmandu, Nepal, and the Curriculum Development Centre (CDC) of Nepal was held in Kathmandu on 17 July 2017. continued...
Global Soil Partnership Endorses Plans of Action
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24_July_2014: The second session of the Plenary Assembly of the Global Soil Partnership (GSP) has endorsed a number of measures to safeguard soil resources, including four Plans of Action, a global soil information system, a capacity development program, and a report on world soil resources. Recommendations of the Plans of Action include strong government regulations and investments for sustainable management of soils that contribute to the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and poverty. continued...
2014 HDR Focuses on Resilience and Vulnerability
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24_July_2014: The 2014 Human Development Report (HDR) finds that reducing poverty, as well as vulnerability to falling into poverty, must be a central objective of the post-2015 development agenda. "Eliminating extreme poverty is not just about 'getting to zero;' it is also about staying there,” according to the report. ‘Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience' was launched in Tokyo, Japan, on 24 July 2014, by Japan's Prime Minister Shinz┼Ź Abe, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark, and HDR Director Khalid Malik. continued...
UNGA Concludes Structured Dialogues on Technology Facilitation
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23_July_2014: The UN General Assembly held the fourth "structured dialogue" for Member States, the private sector, and civil society to discuss possible arrangements for a facilitation mechanism to promote the development, transfer and dissemination of clean and environmentally sound technologies. The co-moderators of the dialogue will submit a report, along with elements for a procedural resolution, to the UNGA President by the end of July, and expect to receive further guidance in early September. continued...
IGC 28 Reviews Cross-Cutting Elements, Forwards Texts to WIPO General Assembly
Read More: IGC 28 Reviews Cross-Cutting Elements, Forwards Texts to WIPO General Assembly
18_July_2014: At its 28th session, the Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (IGC) of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) reviewed cross-cutting elements of the negotiating texts on genetic resources, traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expressions, and decided to forward the three negotiating draft texts as developed during IGC 26 and 27 to the WIPO General Assembly, to be held in September 2014. continued...
Asian Workshop Addresses Financing for Non-Revenue Water Management
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9_July_2014: The Global Water Operators' Partnerships Alliance (GWOPA)/UN-Habitat, the UN-Water Decade Programme on Capacity Development (UNW-DPC) and the Ministry of Energy and Water, Tajikistan, hosted a regional workshop on 'Capacity Development, Water Operators' Partnerships (WOPs) and Financing for Non-Revenue Water (NRW) Management.' continued...
ADB Presents Manila Water Company Case Study
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July_2014: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has published a book, titled 'Tap Secrets: The Manila Water Story,' which highlights the case of the Manila Water Company as a successful story of utility reform. The book notes that Manila Water faced a number of challenges prior to emerging as a successful model for public-private-partnerships (PPPs). continued...
ADB Highlights Flood Control in Transboundary Pyanj River
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July_2014: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) published a report, titled ‘Pyanj River Morphology and Flood Protection,' which examines the character of the river channel, traditional flood control approaches in the basin and means of corridor protection. The report aims to support flood control planning and management in the basin and build climate resilience. continued...
ITPGR Secretariat Issues Publication on Farmers and Climate Change
Read More: ITPGR Secretariat Issues Publication on Farmers and Climate Change
July_2014: The Secretariat of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR) has published a booklet titled, "Enabling Farmers to Face Climate Change,' which provides an overview of the projects that are being implemented as part of the second project portfolio of the ITPGR Benefit-sharing Fund. continued...
Asia-Pacific Regional Coverage Calendar: Current & Upcoming Events
Grand Renewable Energy 2014 International Conference and Exhibition Tokyo, Japan 27 Jul - 1 Aug
45th Pacific Islands Forum Koror, Palau 29 Jul - 1 Aug
26th Meeting of the LDC Expert Group Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 4 Aug - 7 Aug
NAP Expo Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 8 Aug - 9 Aug
WaterLinks Forum 2014 Manila, Philippines 11 Aug - 13 Aug
Meeting of the "Friends of the Convention on Biological Diversity" Kartause Ittingen, Switzerland 14 Aug - 15 Aug
CBD International Workshop on Financing for Biodiversity Kartause Ittingen, Switzerland 18 Aug - 19 Aug
CMS COP 11 Regional Preparatory and Negotiation Workshop for the Pacific Nadi, Western, Fiji 18 Aug - 20 Aug
Ramsar Convention Regional Pre-COP Meeting – Oceania Nadi, Western, Fiji 18 Aug - 20 Aug
Asia Pacific Conference on Development Justice Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region), China 1 Sep - 2 Sep
Third International Conference for Small Island Developing States Apia, Tuamasaga, Samoa 1 Sep - 4 Sep
15th World Lake Conference Perugia, Umbria, Italy 1 Sep - 5 Sep
Hands-On Training Workshop on the Preparation of BURs for Asia-Pacific and Eastern Europe TBA 8 Sep - 10 Sep
CBD Expert Workshop on Practical Guidance for Marine Spatial Planning Montreal, Quebec, Canada 9 Sep - 11 Sep
Adaptation Fund: Climate Finance Readiness Seminar #3 Bangkok (Krung Thep), Thailand 10 Sep - 12 Sep
 
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