The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) through the Forest and Farm Facility (FFF) program on March 28, 2017 signed an agreement with the Farmers’ Union Network of Liberia (FUN) providing US$98,000 to strengthen the capacity of Forest and Farm Producers Organizations (F ...
All countries should join the Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA) to make sure the landmark treaty aimed at cracking down on illegal fishing succeeds in its aims of ridding the world of a multibillion-dollar scourge that damages human nutrition and environmental sustainability, FAO Director-Gen ...
The side event will: • present FOREST EUROPE contributions to actions for achieving 2010 Biodiversity Target; • highlight the existing and potential role of sustainable forest management and actions towards achieving 2010 target and post-2010; • stimulate discussion on how to strengthen sust ...
Montreal 23 October 2006 – An agreement to bring the genebank collections of international agricultural research centres into the framework of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources will help ensure that the world’s farmers have the resources to improve the sustainability of agricul ...
20 - 24 March 2006, New York, United States of America
The Republic of Fiji has marked history by being the first country in the world to ratify the Paris Climate Change deal, which was drawn up by 195 countries in December last year.
The 20-year battle to protect the Great Bear Rainforest – the largest coastal temperate rainforest on the planet – is over, with the B.C. government set to announce Monday it has reached an agreement with environmentalists, forest companies and First Nations.
7 - 8 December 2000, Berlin, Germany
29 - 31 May 2017, Oslo, Norway
28 February - 2 March 2002, Principaute de Monaco, France
When the world adopted the newest climate agreement during the United Nations climate change conference — or COP21 — in Paris, France, last December, an urgent warning was sounded: The effects of climate change will only worsen if nothing is done to address the problem.
While the Paris agreement solidified the role forests play in the fight against climate change, a recent report indicates that forest carbon trading is not working in developing countries and that voluntary carbon markets remained stagnant amid flagging demand in 2015.
The climate change agreement adopted by 195 countries in Paris last week raised the profile of forests in ways never seen before.
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To: CBD National Focal Points
I am pleased to inform you that a partnership agreement established between the CBD Secretariat and Birdlife International to support implementation of the Strategic Plan and attainment of the Aichi-Nagoya targets launched at COP 10 was formalized on 20 December by signature of a Memorandum of U ...English
23 - 27 November 2008, Antananarivo, Madagascar
17 July 2010, Par, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Ratifying the agreement at a meeting in New York to enshrine it in international law is the next step, says France’s foreign minister Laurent Fabius
French diplomacy is fighting 23 years of entrenched positions in international climate talks as backroom negotiations continue with the aim of pushing through a draft agreement by Wednesday.
UNITED NATIONS, Apr 26 2016 (IPS) - The 134 members of the Group of 77 and China (G-77) made their mark on the Paris Climate Change Agreement and should now adopt a program of action to implement it, Ambassador Ahmed Djoghlaf told IPS in a recent interview.
Leaders from the world’s major industrialised nations began talks on Friday at a G7 summit in Sicily, which is expected to expose deep divisions with US President Donald Trump over trade and climate change.
Washington, D.C., 3 June, 2011 – The Global Environment Facility (GEF), the world’s largest public financer of global environment issues, will operate a new landmark fund to help developing countries to ratify and implement a key international agreement to conserve and sustainably use biodiver ...
Paris, 8 December, 2015 - The importance of gender issues with regards to climate change was recognized today at COP21 Climate Conference in a series of events devoted to promoting an inclusive and equitable agreement in Paris.
When the foreign ministers of the world's 20 key economies meet to tackle the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate, there has to be something serious going on.
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, 10 September 2016 (IUCN) – The IUCN World Conservation Congress closed today in Hawaiʻi, setting the global conservation agenda for the next four years and defining a roadmap for the implementation of the historic agreements adopted in 2015.
Controversial Trade in Services Agreement (Tisa) could make it harder for governments to favour clean energy over fossil fuels as part of efforts to keep temperature rises to 1.5C
At the end of this year there will be a critically important international climate change conference in Paris. At this conference, nations will attempt to reach an agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and slow global warming.
Montreal, 16 July 2010 – Following seven days of intense and complex negotiations, and with the financial support of Japan, the world’s governments have made major breakthroughs on a text of a legally binding protocol on access to, and sharing of, the benefits from the use of the rich genetic re ...
Montreal, 9 July 2010 – Governments meet in Montreal, starting this weekend, to settle the details of a new global legal agreement governing the terms for the provision and use of the genetic resources of the planet. The results of these negotiations, to be taken to the Nagoya Biodiversity Summ ...
Montreal, 6 June 2011 – The first meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from Their Utilization began today in Montreal. Over 400 participants will discuss the way forward for the i ...
20 September 2016 – Underscoring the importance of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate change, the President of Guyana highlighted that his country will continue to pursue a ‘green’ economy and will be a reliable and cooperative partner in international ...
The recent COP 23 United Nations climate change talks exposed a serious divide among parties to the 2015 Paris Agreement over the rules of implementation of the accord to combat global warming.
Halting deforestation is such a critical part of combating climate change that it was enshrined in the Paris Climate Agreement as a standalone article — yet few countries systematically monitor the drivers of deforestation within their borders.
20 - 21 January 2006, Colombo, Sri Lanka
David Hulme from The University of Manchester has co-authored a new book, which demonstrates how Bangladeshis are confronting climate change head on by playing key roles in international agreements and dealing with the environmental damage caused by cyclones and floods.
The 2010 biodiversity target makes efforts on synergy and harmonization among biodiversity related agreements important and urgent. Since different MEAs often relate to common issues, UNEP is developing issue-based modules on four crosscutting issues: Inland Water, Sustainable Use, Invasive Alie ...
The Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization (ABS) to the Convention on Biological Diversity is a supplementary agreement to the Convention on Biological Diversity.
3 September 2016 – Visiting the southeastern city of Hangzhou in China, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has commended the leaders of that country and the United States for formally joining the Paris Agreement on climate change today.
Heading into the Paris climate talks, there was serious doubt about the long-term viability of REDD+, the UN program for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation, without a major breakthrough.
New research provides insight into the role of independent monitoring approaches in enhancing transparency in the land use sector
2 October 2016 – India today ratified the Paris Agreement on climate change at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, bringing the treaty's entry into force "tantalisingly" close.
India has become the 54th country to sign the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia (Raptors MOU), an important international agreement to protect migratory birds of prey.
NEW YORK — Aspirations for a new global climate agreement in Paris next month hinge on commitments made by national governments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. However, Indigenous Peoples—who own, occupy or manage up to 65 percent of the Earth’s land surface—have been largely excluded from t ...
Benefit-sharing agreements have been negotiated between the San, indigenous peoples of southern Africa, and those using this knowledge in the commercial application of Hoodia, a succulent plant. Despite the fact that the case is well-known, there has been a lack of empirical research about infor ...
Supported by UNEP, the Multilateral Environmental Agreements Information and Knowledge Management Initiative (InforMEA) aims to assist Parties to Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) and the environment community at large, to access MEAs information from one central location. The Initia ...
12 September 2000, Geneva, Switzerland
26 - 27 February 2001, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
27 September 2015 – Secretary General Ban Ki-moon reported today that ahead of an upcoming United Nations climate conference in Paris, world leaders have voiced broad support for reaching a durable agreement that will accelerate investments in clean energy and spur a global, low-carbon transform ...
National reporting to multilateral environmental agreements constitutes a substantial burden for Parties. The GEF/UNEP project 'Piloting integrated processes and approaches to facilitate national reporting to Rio Conventions' (FNR_Rio) has over the past three years tested approaches to integrate ...