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GEF CEO Dr. Ishii witness participatory approach to sustainable natural resource management during Humboldt CLME Project visit in Peru

GEF CEO Dr. Ishii witness participatory approach to sustainable natural resource management during Humboldt CLME Project visit in Peru

by Khristine Custodio last modified Dec 10, 2014 09:50 AM
On 7 December 2014, Global Environment Facility (GEF) CEO Dr. Naoko Ishii, accompanied by a delegation of GEF and COP20 Climate Change delegates, visited one of the five GEF-UNDP Humboldt Current Large Marine Ecosystem Project pilot sites: the Ballestas Islands and surrounding area in the Paracas Bay at a latitude of 14 degrees south.
Dec 10, 2014
Source: Humboldt Current LME

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Transboundary aquifers workshop in Bangkok: A regional milestone

Transboundary aquifers workshop in Bangkok: A regional milestone

by Khristine Custodio last modified Dec 05, 2014 07:13 AM
For the first time, representatives from UNESCO, UNESCAP and UNEP joined officials from natural resources and related ministries and groundwater experts throughout the continent to assess Asia's transboundary aquifers, from 7-9 October in Bangkok, at the Regional Meeting on the Assessment of Transboundary Aquifers of Asia convened by the Groundwater Component of the GEF Transboundary Waters Assessment Programme (TWAP).
Dec 05, 2014

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WOC Business Forum Spurs Industry Collaboration on Ocean Policy and Planning

WOC Business Forum Spurs Industry Collaboration on Ocean Policy and Planning

by Damaris Waigwa last modified Dec 04, 2014 08:42 AM
More than 100 representatives of the Ocean Business Community and other ocean stakeholders gathered at the World Ocean Council (WOC) Business Forum on Ocean Policy and Planning in New York City, 28-30 September. The Business Forum (BF) created an unprecedented opportunity for ocean industries and partners to engage on the topics of ocean governance and marine planning. In addition, the BF participants interacted with high-level officials from Europe, Canada and the U.S. on ocean science, observations, innovation and business community collaboration.
Dec 04, 2014

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South Africa to host Donor Conference for Benguela Current Commission

South Africa to host Donor Conference for Benguela Current Commission

by Khristine Custodio last modified Dec 04, 2014 05:52 AM
Partners and potential investors of the Benguela Current Commission (BCC) will come together in Pretoria on 4 December, to discuss the five-year funding requirements of the intergovernmental organisation.
Dec 03, 2014
Source: Benguela SAP Implementation

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Positive outlook for two thirds of natural World Heritage sites, says IUCN

Positive outlook for two thirds of natural World Heritage sites, says IUCN

by Khristine Custodio last modified Dec 03, 2014 07:48 PM
Sydney, Australia, 13 November 2014 (IUCN) – Over 60% of natural areas inscribed on the World Heritage List are likely to be well conserved over time, while others face critical threats such as invasive species, impact of tourism, poaching, dams and logging, according to the IUCN World Heritage Outlook 2014 report released today at the IUCN World Parks Congress in Sydney.
Dec 03, 2014

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UNECE facilitates negotiation of a technical protocol on transboundary water cooperation between Belarus and Lithuania

UNECE facilitates negotiation of a technical protocol on transboundary water cooperation between Belarus and Lithuania

by Khristine Custodio last modified Dec 03, 2014 07:24 PM
On 30 and 31 October 2014, Belarus and Lithuania negotiated a bilateral technical protocol on transboundary water cooperation for the shared Neman River Basin, facilitated by UNECE and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Belarus, in the framework of the project “River Basin Management and Climate Change adaptation in the Neman basin”. The protocol foresees regular data exchange and the preparation of a joint river basin management plan or coordination of national plans, as required by the European Union Water Framework Directive.
Dec 03, 2014
Source: UNECE

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October 2014 Water Finance Update

October 2014 Water Finance Update

by Khristine Custodio last modified Dec 03, 2014 01:02 PM
October 2014: International financial institutions (IFIs), including the World Bank, Global Environment Facility (GEF), African Development Bank (AfDB), Asian Development Bank (ADB), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), undertook a number of activities in October, focusing lending efforts on water-related disaster risk reduction (DRR) and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services.
Dec 03, 2014

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Sharing the IW:LEARN Data Visualization activity at the Bristol Plone Conference

Sharing the IW:LEARN Data Visualization activity at the Bristol Plone Conference

by Khristine Custodio last modified Dec 03, 2014 12:49 PM
On 29-31 October 2014, the 12th Annual Plone Conference was held in Bristol, UK. Plone is the Open Source Content Management System behind iwlearn.net and 30+ project and partner websites using the IW:LEARN Website Toolkit. IW:LEARN’s IT Specialists presented a talk entitled “Putting Plone content on the maps,” in a call for collaboration, that centered on the use of maps in the iwlearn.net site.
Dec 03, 2014

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IW:LEARN holds Geonode training for MBCO and DENR

IW:LEARN holds Geonode training for MBCO and DENR

by Khristine Custodio last modified Dec 03, 2014 07:08 PM
On 27 October 2014, 24 representatives from the Manila Bay Coordinating Office (MBCO), and the regional units of the Department of the Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) involved in the Manila Bay Watershed Environmental Atlas (MBEA) updating attended a full day Geonode training organized by IW:LEARN with the support of UNEP.
Dec 03, 2014

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