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FileOcean Partnership Programme and Caribbean Billfish Project Brochure by Damaris Waigwa — last modified Apr 14, 2015 07:53 AM
The Ocean Partnership Programme has recently released a brochure on the Caribbean Billfish Project, a 1.95 million USD project component of the GEF-funded, World Bank implemented, Ocean Partnership for Sustainable Fisheries and Biodiversity Conservation Models for Innovation and Reform.
International Conference on Water, Megacities and Global change from Dec 01, 2015 08:00 AM to Dec 04, 2015 06:00 PM UNESCO HQ in Paris, France, by Damaris Waigwa
The conference is to launch a network of cooperative megacitieswith a view to fostering water issues. Megacities elected officials attending the conference will sign a declaration recognizing major water issues and launching a collaboration process based upon expertise-sharing and on the premises of future relevant public policies.
Seventh session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Water Convention from Nov 17, 2015 08:00 AM to Nov 20, 2015 05:00 PM Budapest, Hungary, by Damaris Waigwa
49th Meeting of the GEF Council from Oct 20, 2015 08:00 AM to Oct 22, 2015 05:00 AM Washington D.C, USA, by Damaris Waigwa
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council meets twice per year to approve new projects with global environmental benefits in the GEF's focal areas. The Council also provides guidance to the GEF Secretariat and Agencies.
United Nations Summit to adopt the post-2015 development agenda from Sep 25, 2015 08:00 AM to Sep 27, 2015 05:00 PM New York, USA, by Damaris Waigwa
The United Nations is in the process of defining a post-2015 development agenda. This agenda will be launched at a Summit in September 2015, which is the target date for realizing the MDGs. It is currently being elaborated through informal consultations of the UN General Assembly.
John Kerry Ocean Summit from Oct 05, 2015 08:00 AM to Oct 06, 2015 05:00 PM TBD, by Damaris Waigwa
John Kerry launches global effort to save world's oceans 'under siege'
6th GEF-UNDP-IMO GloBallast R&D Forum and Exhibition from Mar 01, 2016 08:00 AM to Mar 31, 2016 05:05 AM Canada, by Damaris Waigwa
We would like to invite you to pencil these dates in your calendar and please disseminate this information within your networks if possible. We will keep you posted on the details of the forum: http://globallast.imo.org
7th World Water Forum from Apr 12, 2015 08:00 AM to Apr 17, 2015 05:00 AM Daegu and Gyeongju, South Korea, by Damaris Waigwa
This Forum takes place only every three years and is the principal forum for dialogue and exchange on water at the global level. Reflecting the cross-cutting nature of water in society and in the economy, the World Water Forum brings together a large diversity of stakeholders – including civil engineers, water utilities, farmers and agribusiness, local governments, Parliamentarians, government Ministers, humanitarian organizations and conservation groups.
Species on the Move International Conference from Feb 09, 2016 08:00 AM to Feb 12, 2016 06:00 AM Tasmania, Australia, by Montakan Chimmuang
The global redistribution of our planets’ species is widely recognised as a fingerprint of climate change, however, the mechanisms that underpin such range shifts are poorly understood. Additionally, the pervasiveness of range shifts, from poles to the equator, and depths of oceans to tops of mountains, provides us with unique opportunity to advance our theory of biogeography, evolutionary ecology and macroecology.
17th Annual BIOECON Conference: Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Sustainability from Sep 13, 2015 08:00 AM to Sep 15, 2015 06:00 AM Cambridge, United Kingdom, by Montakan Chimmuang
The 17th Annual BIOECON Conference is hosted by by the London School of Economics, the Graduate Institute-Geneva (IHEID) and University of Cambridge and supported by the Founding Partners of the BIOECON Network: IHEID, FEEM, UNEP, WWF-Luc Hoffmann Institute (WWF-LHI), IUCN, and the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment (GRI-LSE) with additional support from: The Royal Economic Society.
Webinar: Discovering Data and Informing Regional Ocean Health Priorities with the West Coast Ocean Data Portal Apr 28, 2015 from 01:00 AM to 03:00 AM Online, by Khristine Custodio
The West Coast Ocean Data Portal, launched in January 2014, connects people to ocean and coastal data to better inform regional ocean management, planning, and policy development along the US West Coast. The Portal recently launched new tools to help marine debris practitioners better plan for cleanups, understand impacts of debris along the coast, and advocate for better policies. Using the portal, practitioners can discover and analyze a comprehensive database of marine debris cleanup observations to visualize spatial patterns and trends. Understanding, tracking, and visualizing marine debris sources, sinks, and transport will help resource management agencies and NGOs work to prevent and reduce the impacts of marine debris and derelict fishing gear along the US West Coast. The Webinar will start at 1 pm US EDT/10 am US PDT/5 pm GMT.
Webinar: Plastic Waste Inputs from Land into the Ocean Apr 08, 2015 from 01:00 AM to 03:00 AM Online, by Khristine Custodio
Considerable progress has been made in determining the amount and location of plastic debris in our seas, but how much plastic actually enters them in the first place is more uncertain. Dr. Jambeck led a research team that combined available data on waste management infrastructure with a model that uses population density and economic status to estimate the amount of land-based plastic waste entering the ocean. The findings: as much as 12.7 million metric tons of plastic is entering the global ocean annually, and unless waste management practices are improved, the flux of plastics to the oceans could increase by an order of magnitude within the next decade. In this one-hour webinar, Dr. Jambeck will cover this groundbreaking study and answer audience questions on her methods and findings, including implications for reducing marine debris. This webinar will commence at 1 pm US EDT/10 am US PDT/5 pm GMT.
The Precious Necklace of Baikal by Damaris Waigwa — last modified Mar 25, 2015 11:38 AM
In 2015 the UNDP-GEF Regional Project “Integrated Natural Resource Management in the Baikal Basin Transboundary Ecosystem” (the Baikal project) completed an implementation of the special public awareness media concept “PRECIOUS NECKLACE OF BAIKAL”. Specially protected nature areas (SPNA) cover 33% of Lake Baikal and include nature reserves, nature sanctuaries, and national parks. There are several nature reserves and national parks located in and around Lake Baikal which together are THE PRECIOUS NECKLACE OF BAIKAL
FileIssue 1 on Climate Change Adaptation: Seaweed-producing village heeds wake-up call for early action adaptation planning by CTI SEA RPMO — last modified Mar 30, 2015 05:18 AM
The climate change adaptation subproject of CTI-SEA in Indonesia aims to raise the awareness of national and local government planners as well as coastal communities about climate change. As a first step, a participatory vulnerability assessment (VA) was conducted in Arakan, Tatapaan, South Minahasa in February 2014 using the Guide to Vulnerability Assessment and Local Early Action Planning (LEAP) tool. Results showed that the village 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.
FileBaikal project 2012-2014 Results and Events Booklet by Damaris Waigwa — last modified Mar 24, 2015 01:34 PM
The booklet contains project's achievements for the year 2012, 2013 and 2014.
FileCosting of the National Plan of Action of the Philippines by CTI SEA RPMO — last modified Mar 19, 2015 05:51 AM
The Costing of the National Plan of Action (NPOA) of the Philippines organizes and analyzes knowledge on baseline costs of implementation and committed funding of the Coral Triangle Initiative (CTI) program. It completes a basic step towards sustainable financing to ensure the continuity of program implementation. This report provides a bird’s eye view on the major players in the CTI space, including the national government and donors, their priority themes among the goals of the CTI, as well as the funding pipeline.
FileGuidance Manual on Valuation and Accounting of Ecosystem Services for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) by Damaris Waigwa — last modified Mar 16, 2015 02:17 PM
This guide enables the provision of all the specific information that is needed for improving SIDS' policy makers’ understanding of the use of valuation and accounting techniques in decision-making, therefore bringing island ecosystem services to conventional decision-making frameworks of fiscal, monetary and industrial policies, and ultimately backing up policymakers' ability to achieve sustainable green growth
New Directions in International Water Law Symposium Jul 03, 2015 from 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM Scotland, UK, by Montakan Chimmuang
Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science will organise "New Directions in International Water Law Symposium" on this coming July. The symposium will bring together specialists in the field with a view to sharing cutting edge research related to international water law.
6th Annual International Law and Transboundary Freshwater Training Workshop from Jun 29, 2015 08:30 AM to Jul 02, 2015 05:00 PM Scotland, UK, by Montakan Chimmuang
Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science will organise 6th Annual International Law and Transboundary Freshwater Training Workshop. The workshop will benefit from the collective knowledge and expertise of both academics and practitioners involved in the development and implementation of legal frameworks related to transboundary waters.
The Science of Integrated Water Resources Management for Law and Policy Experts – enhanced skills workshop from Jun 23, 2015 09:00 AM to Jun 26, 2015 05:00 PM Dundee, Scotland, UK, by Khristine Custodio
The course aims to provide participants with critical insights into the science that underpins integrated catchment management, through an exploration of key hydrological, ecological and hydrogeological processes, methodologies and the current state of the art. A further theme of the short-course will be to explore how the accessibility of water-related scientific data and information can be enhanced within a policy/decision-making context. This intensive short-course is targeted at water professionals that do not have a scientific background, such as lawyers and policy-makers.
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