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31 Oct 2009
Files associated with media content stemming from the 5th GEF Biennial International Waters Conference.
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IWC5 Press Release: Launch of the UNDP-GEF Timor-Arafura Seas Project   
An action plan to address threats to fisheries and living marine resources in the Arafura and Timor Seas, has attracted US$2.65 million in support from the Global Environment Facility and US$5.45 million in co-financing from the Indonesian, Timor ...
IWC5 Press Release: Oceans Warming Faster Than Predicted   
The findings launched at the 5th GEF International Waters Conference found that 61 of the worlds 64 large marine ecosystems large areas of waters adjacent to continents show a significant increase in sea surface temperatures.The increase in surfac...
IWC5 Press Release: Coral Triangle Initiative and Human Food Security   
Recognising the disastrous impact climate change will have on the worlds coral reefs, the six countries of the Coral Triangle Initiative are working together towards a common position to take to the Copenhagen climate negotiations.
IWC5 Press Release: Groundwater: A Sustainable Resource   
Groundwater is the worlds largest store of freshwater, and the primary source of drinking water for nearly half the worlds population. It gets little attention its out of sight and out of mind. Aquifers have enormous storage capacity and can be re...
IWC5 Press Release: IBRD-GEF Coral Reef Targeted Research project   
The CRTR Program is a partnership between the Global Environment Facility, the World Bank, The University of Queensland (Australia), the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and approximately 50 research institutes ...
IWC5 Press Release: Dead Zones Can Be Reversed   
Low oxygen Dead Zones are a global threat to livelihoods and are increasing in the coastal areas of the world, due to pollution from agriculture, untreated sewage and dumping. Experts say that restoring Dead Zones is increasingly achievable, to r...
IWC5 Press Release: IBRD-GEF Western Indian Ocean Marine Hwy Contamination Prevention Project   
A project aimed at catalyzing and coordinating support to protect the significant marine and coastal resources of the western Indian Ocean region is already delivering important lessons, highlighted during this weeks Fifth GEF Biennial Internation...
IWC5 Media Release: GEF Transfers Lessons through Project Twinning   
The GEF, via the IW:LEARN project, has spent nearly a quarter of a million dollars on a dozen such twinning or learning exchanges since 2004. The purpose of this program is enhance adaptation and replication of practical experience in transboundar...
Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission   
CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA, MONDAY 26 OCTOBER 2009: As the 5th Biennial GEF International Waters Conference hosted in Cairns opened today, participants heard about the remarkable achievements of Pacific Island countries in fisheries management. Even thoug...
Launch of the UNDP-GEF Timor-Arafura Seas Project
An action plan to address threats to fisheries and living marine resources in the Arafura and Timor Seas, has attracted US$2.65 million in support from the Global Environment Facility and US$5.45 million in co-financing from the Indonesian, Timor ...
Oceans Warming Faster Than Predicted
The findings launched at the 5th GEF International Waters Conference found that 61 of the worlds 64 large marine ecosystems large areas of waters adjacent to continents show a significant increase in sea surface temperatures.The increase in surfac...
Groundwater: A Sustainable Resource
Groundwater is the worlds largest store of freshwater, and the primary source of drinking water for nearly half the worlds population. It gets little attention its out of sight and out of mind. Aquifers have enormous storage capacity and can be re...
IBRD-GEF Coral Reef Targeted Research project
The CRTR Program is a partnership between the Global Environment Facility, the World Bank, The University of Queensland (Australia), the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and approximately 50 research institutes ...
Dead Zones Can Be Reversed
Low oxygen Dead Zones are a global threat to livelihoods and are increasing in the coastal areas of the world, due to pollution from agriculture, untreated sewage and dumping. Experts say that restoring Dead Zones is increasingly achievable, to r...
IBRD-GEF Western Indian Ocean Marine Hwy Contamination Prevention Project
A project aimed at catalyzing and coordinating support to protect the significant marine and coastal resources of the western Indian Ocean region is already delivering important lessons, highlighted during this weeks Fifth GEF Biennial Internation...
GEF Transfers Lessons through Project Twinning
The GEF, via the IW:LEARN project, has spent nearly a quarter of a million dollars on a dozen such twinning or learning exchanges since 2004. The purpose of this program is enhance adaptation and replication of practical experience in transboundar...
Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission
CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA, MONDAY 26 OCTOBER 2009: As the 5th Biennial GEF International Waters Conference hosted in Cairns opened today, participants heard about the remarkable achievements of Pacific Island countries in fisheries management. Even thoug...
Large Marine Ecosystems (and Climate Variability and Change)
A look at large marine ecosystems around the world, many of which have GEF investments, including the Yellow Sea LME, Agulhas and Somali Current LME and Gulf of Mexico LME. Also a look at Indian Ocean Seamounts. Also in the context of climatic var...
Coral Triangle Initiative and Human Food Security
Recognising the disastrous impact climate change will have on the worlds coral reefs, the six countries of the Coral Triangle Initiative are working together towards a common position to take to the Copenhagen climate negotiations. David McCauley...