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Central American Countries to Join Risk Insurance Facility[viewed]

Finance ministers from Central American and Caribbean countries gathered during the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund (IMF) Spring Meetings to discuss how the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) might be expanded to include Central American countries. Honduras and Nicaragua were the first Central American countries to announce they will become CCRIF members.

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OWG Co-Chairs Issue Working Document with 16 Focus Areas, 140 Targets[viewed]

The Co-chairs of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have issued a revised working document in preparation for the 11th session (OWG 11). The new document represents the latest revision to the set of "focus areas" under consideration in the OWG. It includes 16 focus areas and 140 targets.

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Event: Ninth Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group to Study Issues Relating to the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine BBNJ[viewed]

This meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group to study issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction (BBNJ) is the third of three meetings (April 2014, June 2014 and January 2015) that the UN General Assembly (UNGA) requested be convened.

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Event: 65th Meeting of the CITES Standing Committee [viewed]

The 65th meeting of the Standing Committee of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES SC65) will be held in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Event: Eighth Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group to Study Issues Relating to the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine BBNJ[viewed]

This meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group to study issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction (BBNJ) is the second of three meetings (April 2014, June 2014 and January 2015) that the UN General Assembly (UNGA) requested be convened.

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Event: CBD Workshop for Asia and the Pacific on Resource Mobilization[viewed]

This workshop is one of a series of regional workshops to support parties in the establishment of robust baselines and reporting frameworks, and the preparation of national financial plans for biodiversity.

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Event: Asia-Pacific Regional Consultation on Sustainable Tourism in 10YFP[viewed]

The Asia-Pacific Regional Consultation on the Sustainable Tourism Programme of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes (10YFP) on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) will discuss key activities of the 10YFP.

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Event: CBD Workshop for the Caribbean on Ecosystem Conservation and Restoration[viewed]

Organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), this capacity-building workshop for the Caribbean will focus on ecosystem conservation and restoration to support achievement of the Aichi biodiversity targets.

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Event: Fourth Meeting of the Pacific Biosphere Reserve Network[viewed]

The Fourth Meeting of the Pacific Biosphere Reserve Network (PacMAB) will bring together managers and researchers to discuss the role of biosphere reserves in sustainable development in the Pacific.

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Thirty Donor Countries Pledge US$4.43 Billion for GEF-6[viewed]

The negotiations on the sixth replenishment of the Global Environment Facility Trust Fund (GEF-6) concluded with pledges totaling US$4.43 billion over four years.

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