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Latest News - 22 April 2014
Carbon Fund Approves REDD+ Proposals from DRC, Ghana, Mexico and Nepal
Read More: Carbon Fund Approves REDD+ Proposals from DRC, Ghana, Mexico and Nepal
17_April_2014: The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Ghana, Mexico and Nepal will each receive $50-$70 million to demonstrate how Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) can work on the ground. Participants from 11 public and private funds adopted resolutions to support these countries' Emission Reduction Program Idea Notes (ER-PINs) at the Ninth Meeting of the Carbon Fund (CF9) of the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF). continued...
Viet Nam Becomes 69th Party to ITTA
Read More: Viet Nam Becomes 69th Party to ITTA
10_April_2014: The Government of Viet Nam has announced its accession to the International Tropical Timber Agreement, 2006 (ITTA, 2006), becoming the 69th Party to join the Agreement, which is focused on ensuring the sustainable management of tropical timber. continued...
ILC Releases 2013 Annual Report Featuring National Engagement Strategies
Read More: ILC Releases 2013 Annual Report Featuring National Engagement Strategies
April_2014: The International Land Coalition (ILC) has released its 2013 Annual Report, which outlines its range of local, national and international activities, including efforts to develop a unified voice on land issues. continued...
Thirty Donor Countries Pledge US$4.43 Billion for GEF-6
Read More: Thirty Donor Countries Pledge US$4.43 Billion for GEF-6
16_April_2014: 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. continued...
Meeting on Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation Develops Communiqué
Read More: Meeting on Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation Develops Communiqué
16_April_2014: Delegates to the first High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation adopted a communiqué, titled ‘Building Towards An Inclusive Post-2015 Development Agenda,' agreeing to advance cooperation on various concrete commitments, including aid to strengthen countries' own tax systems. continued...
Pepsi and Coke Announce Support for Responsible Governance of Land Tenure
Read More: Pepsi and Coke Announce Support for Responsible Governance of Land Tenure
15_April_2014: 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. continued...
UNWTO Project Supports Sustainable Tourism in Georgia's Protected Areas
Read More: UNWTO Project Supports Sustainable Tourism in Georgia's Protected Areas
14_April_2014: A UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) project, titled '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. continued...
IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings Emphasize Climate Change, Sustainable Development
Read More: IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings Emphasize Climate Change, Sustainable Development
13_April_2014: 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. continued...
South-South Forum Discusses New Models of Development Cooperation
Read More: South-South Forum Discusses New Models of Development Cooperation
13_April_2014: The Third High-Level Forum on South-South Cooperation for Sustainable Development, held in Hong Kong, China, addressed new models and mechanisms for regional cooperation and public-private partnerships. A Chair's summary will feed into the UN General Assembly (UNGA) High-Level Event on the Contributions of North-South, South-South, Triangular Cooperation, and ICT for Development to the implementation of the Post-2015 Development Agenda, taking place in May. continued...
Asia-Pacific Regional Coverage Calendar: Current & Upcoming Events
Intersessional Meeting for 3rd International Conference on SIDS New York City, US 21 Apr - 25 Apr
Global Oceans Action Summit for Food Security and Blue Growth The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands 22 Apr - 25 Apr
UNESCAP and UNECE Inter-regional Workshop on Energy Efficiency Investment Projects Pipeline Bangkok (Krung Thep), Thailand 23 Apr - 24 Apr
Fourth Meeting of the Pacific Biosphere Reserve Network Nadi, Western, Fiji 23 Apr - 25 Apr
Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management Meeting Milan, Lombardia, Italy 24 Apr - 27 Apr
Third Asian Sanitation Dialogue Manila, Philippines 27 Apr - 29 Apr
CBD Workshop for Southeast Asia on Ecosystem Conservation and Restoration Jambi, Indonesia 28 Apr - 2 May
27th Meeting of the CITES AC, 21st Meeting of the CITES PC and Joint AC/PC Session Veracruz, Mexico 28 Apr - 8 May
UNGA Dialogue 1-2 on Technology Transfer Mechanism New York City, US 29 Apr - 30 Apr
Forests Asia Conference: Sustainable Landscapes for Green Growth in ASEAN Jakarta, Indonesia 5 May - 6 May
Eleventh Session of the Open Working Group on SDGs New York City, US 5 May - 9 May
CBD Workshop for Asia and the Pacific on Resource Mobilization Bangkok (Krung Thep), Thailand 6 May - 8 May
Asia-Pacific Regional Forum on Sustainable Development for the HLPF Bangkok (Krung Thep), Thailand 7 May - 9 May
13th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (PFII 13) New York City, US 12 May - 23 May
Seventh Executive Forest Policy Course: People, Land Use and Forestry in the Pacific – Policy Challenges in the 21st Century Nadi, Western, Fiji 12 May - 23 May
 
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