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GEF IWEco Project has been approved

GEF IWEco Project has been approved

by Khristine Custodio last modified Apr 26, 2015 04:44
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) funded ‘Integrating Water, Land and Ecosystems Management in Caribbean Small Island Developing States’ Project (IWEco) has been approved recently and will commence soon its inception phase. GEF-IWEco is a regional multi-focal area project financed under the GEF Focal Areas: International Waters, Land Degradation, Biodiversity and Sustainable Forest Management.
Apr 26, 2015

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Sharing benefits of transboundary waters across sectors and countries

Sharing benefits of transboundary waters across sectors and countries

by Khristine Custodio last modified Apr 17, 2015 12:41
Across the globe, 276 rivers connect the territories of two or more countries, covering about 50% of the Earth's surface, and 40% of the world's population depends on the freshwater resources from these river basins. Similarly, most of the world's 66 large marine ecosystems (MEs) are shared by more than one country. There are also untold numbers of shared aquifers. Collaboration across sectors and countries is no longer optional: it is crucial to ensure the continued and adequate availability of water for human consumption, and to ensure peace and security.
Apr 17, 2015
Source: GEF

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Wetlands: Moving precious ecosystems up on the global agenda

Wetlands: Moving precious ecosystems up on the global agenda

by Khristine Custodio last modified Apr 16, 2015 08:13
For far too long wetlands in all its forms have been labeled as "smelly, insect infested, and disease ridden" places. They have been used as the ecosystem of choice to dump unwanted substances into, to dredge for resources, drain for infrastructure or agricultural purposes. A switch to a more respectful attitude towards those precious natural ecosystems is much needed.
Apr 16, 2015
Source: GEF

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Water Insecurity a Drag on Global Growth

Water Insecurity a Drag on Global Growth

by Khristine Custodio last modified Apr 13, 2015 09:29
Water insecurity costs the global economy some US$ 500 billion annually, according to Global Water Partnership (GWP). That figure does not take into account environmental impacts so the total drag on the world economy could be 1% or more of global Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
Apr 13, 2015
Source: Global Water Partnership

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Youth Camp in Balabac, Palawan will mobilise student leaders to protect coastal and marine resources

Youth Camp in Balabac, Palawan will mobilise student leaders to protect coastal and marine resources

by CTI SEA RPMO last modified Mar 31, 2015 03:32
The Coastal and Marine Resources Management in the Coral Triangle-Southeast Asia (CTI-SEA) will conduct the Heroes of the Environment (Bayani ng Kalikasan) Youth Camp on Coastal Resource Management (CRM) and Climate Change Adaptation on 7-9 April 2015 in Balabac, Palawan.
Mar 31, 2015
Source: CTI-SEA

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Successful Collaboration on Transboundary Rivers

Successful Collaboration on Transboundary Rivers

by Khristine Custodio last modified Mar 29, 2015 08:58
GWP Lithuania and GWP Poland successfully collaborated on a set of maps, a database and a video, to improve the management and protection of two transboundary rivers. The project brought together international experts from Lithuania, Poland, Belarus and Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia.
Mar 29, 2015
Source: Global Water Partnership

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New partnership to bring integrated solutions for sustainability

New partnership to bring integrated solutions for sustainability

by Khristine Custodio last modified Mar 29, 2015 09:26
The Global Environmental Facility (GEF), International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) today announced the launch of a new project, Nexus Solutions for Sustainability. The project aims to identify integrated approaches to energy, water, food, and ecosystem security in selected regions of the world.
Mar 29, 2015
Source: GEF

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UNU-INWEH report discusses sustainable development in water sector

UNU-INWEH report discusses sustainable development in water sector

by Khristine Custodio last modified Mar 25, 2015 11:38
March 2015: It is possible to close "the gap between promise and practice" in management global water resources, with enabling environments to finance and implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to a report by the UN Office for Sustainable Development (UNOSD) and the UN University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH). The report explores the role that water, including sanitation and wastewater management, plays in sustainable development, discusses "disconnects" between the proposed SDGs and national development plans, and highlights opportunities for achieving sustainable development through water management.
Mar 25, 2015

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Seaweed-producing village heeds wake-up call for early action adaptation planning

Seaweed-producing village heeds wake-up call for early action adaptation planning

by CTI SEA RPMO last modified Mar 27, 2015 01:48
CTI-SEA released its first Experience Note on climate change adaptation (CCA) which focused on the results and lessons from conducting the vulnerability assessment (VA) in Arakan, a seaweed producing village in Tatapaan, South Minahasa, North Sulawesi, Indonesia in February 2014. Results showed that Arakan was vulnerable to the impacts of climate change due to their exposure, high sensitivity, and low capacity of the community. The process not only catalyzed local early action but also taught citizens that they had to develop their own adaptation plans based on their needs and ensure that these are ready for institutional support.
Mar 25, 2015
Source: CTI-SEA

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International Women’s Day March 8 – GEF Gender Equality Action Plan for 2015-2018

International Women’s Day March 8 – GEF Gender Equality Action Plan for 2015-2018

by Khristine Custodio last modified Mar 11, 2015 08:05
“As the GEF moves forward with a new and innovative investment strategy, we are deeply committed to initiating and enhancing projects to more effectively deliver on the goals for gender equality while addressing the challenges we face on the global environment. These are not separate issues. Only by engaging partners, both women and men, can we reverse the negative trends threatening our ecosystems and save them for our future generation.” - Naoko Ishii, GEF CEO and Chairperson
Mar 11, 2015
Source: GEF

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What is Better Wastewater Management

by Khristine Custodio last modified Mar 03, 2015 11:09
The GEF CReW Project, under Component 2: Reforms for Wastewater Management, is conducting Pilot Resource Valuation studies in two participating countries, Panama and Trinidad and Tobago — the first countries to ratify the LBS Protocol. These studies are being conducted by the World Resource Institute (WRI) which is working with local agencies. The Environmental Management Authority (EMA) is the lead agency in Trinidad and Tobago while the Autoridad Nacional del Ambiente (ANAM) is the lead agency in Panama.
Mar 03, 2015
Source: Caribbean Wastewater

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Assessing, demonstrating and capturing the economic value of marine & coastal ecosystem services in the Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem

Assessing, demonstrating and capturing the economic value of marine & coastal ecosystem services in the Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem

by Khristine Custodio last modified Mar 03, 2015 12:44
The Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem (BOBLME) Project recently released the report entitled “Assessing, demonstrating and capturing the economic value of marine and coastal ecosystem services in the Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem” aimed at assessing the economic value of marine and coastal ecosystem services in the Bay of Bengal.
Mar 03, 2015
Source: Bay of Bengal LME

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World Wetlands Day Celebrates “Wetlands For Our Future”

World Wetlands Day Celebrates “Wetlands For Our Future”

by Khristine Custodio last modified Mar 02, 2015 12:04
2 February 2015: The annual World Wetlands Day was celebrated on 2 February 2015, marking the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971 in Ramsar, Iran, and helping to raise public awareness of the value and importance of wetlands. Held under the theme ‘Wetlands for our future,' it sought to highlight the many ways in which we can all contribute to their conservation and restoration.
Mar 02, 2015

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One Direction Fans Lead Mangrove Planting in the Philippines

One Direction Fans Lead Mangrove Planting in the Philippines

by CTI SEA RPMO last modified Feb 27, 2015 07:39
CEBU, PHILIPPINES - The sky was gloomy, but it was a bright day for Filipino fans of One Direction as they planted about 5,000 mangrove seedlings in the village of Bonbon, in Cebu Province during a recent A1D: Mangroves for Mankind event. The mangrove planting took place on 24 January 2015 in the Tañon Strait Protected Seascape, the largest protected area in the Philippines. Eleven members from 1DPH came from Manila, Cebu, and Iloilo and joined 150 local partners from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), people's organizations, and the local government of Aloguinsan.
Feb 27, 2015
Source: CTI-SEA

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Subprojects lined up for Coral Triangle

Subprojects lined up for Coral Triangle

by CTI SEA RPMO last modified Mar 03, 2015 12:33
KOTA KINABALU - Efforts are now in place to better manage coastal and marine resources in the Coral Triangle Initiative shared by Malaysia, the Philippines, and Indonesia.
Feb 27, 2015
Source: CTI-SEA

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MoA for coastal, marine resources management inked

MoA for coastal, marine resources management inked

by CTI SEA RPMO last modified Mar 03, 2015 12:26
KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Fisheries Department and the Pacific Rim Innovations and Management Exponents, Inc. (PRIMEX) in the Philippines signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) for the implementation of the Asian Development Bank Regional Technical Assistance (ReTA) 7813 on Coastal and Marine Resources Management.
Feb 27, 2015
Source: CTI-SEA

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