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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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National Training Workshops for Environmental Inspectorate and Marine Monitoring in Egypt and Morocco

by Khristine Custodio last modified Feb 03, 2015 10:41
More than 70 participants from the public and private sectors in Egypt and Morocco were trained in two national workshops for Environmental Inspectorate and Marine Monitoring in Egypt and Morocco, held respectively in Alexandria and Rabat in December 2014.
Feb 03, 2015
Source: Mediterranean Sea LME SP

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UNECE Water Convention Parties Discuss Reporting Mechanism

UNECE Water Convention Parties Discuss Reporting Mechanism

by Khristine Custodio last modified Jan 30, 2015 09:40
16 December 2014: The Core Group on Reporting under the Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes concluded its first meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, which reviewed and compared reporting mechanisms of relevance under other international agreements.
Jan 30, 2015

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Progress towards a legally-binding treaty to safeguard the ocean beyond national boundaries

Progress towards a legally-binding treaty to safeguard the ocean beyond national boundaries

by Khristine Custodio last modified Feb 03, 2015 10:30
In the early hours of a snowy Saturday morning in New York, United Nations delegates took a historic step towards safeguarding the global ocean commons. Government representatives at a UN meeting agreed to launch a formal preparatory process for a global and legally-binding instrument for the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction.
Jan 30, 2015

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