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Latest News - 16 April 2014
UK, US, Germany Launch Climate Finance Innovation Lab
Read More: UK, US, Germany Launch Climate Finance Innovation Lab
11_April_2014: The UK, the US and Germany have announced a new initiative aimed at scaling up finance for climate change mitigation activities, especially from the private sector. Launched in partnership with the Governments of Denmark, France, Japan, the Netherlands and Norway, the initiative, dubbed the 'Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance,' will seek out private sector input on innovative tools for raising finance to combat climate change. continued...
CPD Discusses Population Implications for Post-2015 Agenda
Read More: CPD Discusses Population Implications for Post-2015 Agenda
12_April_2014: The UN Commission on Population and Development (CPD) concluded its 47th session, at which keynote speakers addressed: dignity and human rights; population and sustainable development; and the ‘unfinished agenda' of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Beyond 2014 process. continued...
Pacific Countries Agree on EPA Negotiations with EU
Read More: Pacific Countries Agree on EPA Negotiations with EU
12_April_2014: The Pacific countries from the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) have requested an Economic Participation Agreement (EPA) negotiation with the EU by the end of April 2014, following a discussion of outstanding issues among the Pacific ACP countries. Officials emphasized that the EPA provisions should promote the sustainable development of the region's fisheries, while ensuring that Pacific peoples benefit from fisheries trade.  continued...
FAO Identifies Opportunities for Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture in Latin America
Read More: FAO Identifies Opportunities for Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture in Latin America
8_April_2014: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has released a report documenting agriculture within and around 10 major cities in Latin America and the Caribbean. Titled, 'Growing Greener Cities in Latin America and the Caribbean,' the report explores the status of and ways to promote urban and peri-urban agriculture (UPA) in the region.  continued...
Pacific Ministers Recommend Including Transport in SDGs
Read More: Pacific Ministers Recommend Including Transport in SDGs
7_April_2014: Transport and energy are key enablers for development, according to participants at the second Pacific Regional Energy and Transport (Aviation and Maritime) Ministers Meeting, organized by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC). Pacific ministers adopted the Denerau Communiqué, which calls for including transport in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). continued...
CTI-CFF Countries Note Marine Management Progress, Take Steps to Establish Regional Secretariat
Read More: CTI-CFF Countries Note Marine Management Progress, Take Steps to Establish Regional Secretariat
31_March_2014: The Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF) member countries describe “modest indications” of positive changes in ecological and social conditions in CTI sites, according to the findings of a study conducted by researchers from the University of Washington. In addition, Indonesia, the Philippines and Timor-Leste have taken steps towards ratification of the Agreement for the establishment of the permanent CTI-CFF Regional Secretariat. continued...
SIDS Policy & Practice Calendar: Current & Upcoming Events
First High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico 15 Apr - 16 Apr
Fourth Meeting of the Sixth Replenishment of the GEF Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland 16 Apr - 17 Apr
Asia-Pacific Regional Consultation on Sustainable Tourism in 10YFP Busan, Pusan-Jikhalsi, Republic of Korea 17 Apr - 19 Apr
Intersessional Meeting for 3rd International Conference on SIDS New York City, US 21 Apr - 25 Apr
Global Oceans Action Summit for Food Security and Blue Growth The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands 22 Apr - 25 Apr
Fourth Meeting of the Pacific Biosphere Reserve Network Nadi, Western, Fiji 23 Apr - 25 Apr
CBD Workshop for the Caribbean on Ecosystem Conservation and Restoration Belize City, Belize 28 Apr - 2 May
Eleventh Session of the Open Working Group on SDGs New York City, US 5 May - 9 May
CBD Workshop for Asia and the Pacific on Resource Mobilization Bangkok (Krung Thep), Thailand 6 May - 8 May
13th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (PFII 13) New York City, US 12 May - 23 May
Seventh Executive Forest Policy Course: People, Land Use and Forestry in the Pacific – Policy Challenges in the 21st Century Nadi, Western, Fiji 12 May - 23 May
2014 International Day for Biological Diversity worldwide 22 May
46th GEF Council Meeting and GEF Assembly Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico 25 May - 30 May
Seventh GEOSS Asia-Pacific Symposium Tokyo, Japan 26 May - 28 May
ECOSOC Integration Segment New York City, US 27 May - 29 May
 
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