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A partnership to save our Reef

Already we’re making an impact, delivering more than 100 Reef-saving projects right now, including the world’s largest coral reefs restoration program kickstarted by $100 million from the partnership.

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China-US cooperation crucial to global climate change efforts

Delegates at the ongoing Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2021 commended the agreement between China and the United States to cooperate on climate change, stressing the crucial role of their collaboration in tackling the global challenge.

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European Commission and UNEP set out cooperation priorities to tackle climate change

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Partnerships and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) today announced common priorities for environmental cooperation in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) for the next five years, aimed at tackling the triple planetary crises of ...

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Value of cooperation for sustainable development in transboundary river basins

Can cooperation across sectors and countries help to achieve sustainable development? How do stakeholders in the Indus and Zambezi basins envision the future and how can they make that future a reality? IIASA researchers looked into these questions as part of a large-scale initiative with intern ...

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Growing hope for plant conservation in Palestine

From vibrant flower carpets amongst ancient olive trees, to small, encroached patches of purple-petals on hillsides, Palestine’s plants are special. And now there’s a growing movement to protect them – one that combines the enthusiasm of emerging young plant conservationists and the wisdom of tr ...

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FAO rolls out Shs1.4b climate change project

The Food and Agriculture Organisation, (FAO) in partnership with Kasana-Luweero Diocese, have rolled out a climate change resilience programme targeting the integration of crop growing and pastoralism.

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Australia and Southern Africa can work together on climate action and energy transition

The year 2020 tested the strength of our communities and the resilience of our countries. It was a year dominated by the Covid-19 pandemic, but for Australians it started with the most devastating bushfires in our history. The messages and offers of support from our friends in Southern Africa in ...

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Global agricultural research network CGIAR joins forces with World Food Programme to tackle post-pandemic hunger

The world's largest publicly-funded agricultural research network, CGIAR, has united effort with the UN World Food Programme (WFP) to help tackle hunger and malnutrition in the pandemic recovery.

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Chinese ambassador sets three priorities for further progress in ties with France

China and France should work on three priorities for further development in bilateral relations in the new year, Chinese Ambassador to France Lu Shaye said on Monday. In an end-of-year message published on the embassy website, Lu said the two countries have deepened their comprehensive strategic ...

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South Korea signs pact to support Asian forest cooperation body’s office in Seoul

South Korea forged a formal agreement with the Asian Forest Cooperation Organization to provide support to the international body’s headquarters in Seoul, officials said Wednesday.

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EU, Leonardo DiCaprio and Global Wildlife Conservation team-up to protect biodiversity

The European Union, environmentalist and Academy Award®-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio and the Global Wildlife Conservation (GWC) have launched two initiatives worth €34 million to better protect the planet in 2021.

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How tracing every tree in the world could curb deforestation

Conventional financial markets have failed to curb deforestation. Is it time for a radically different approach, to withhold cash from the companies responsible for widespread destruction of nature, and in the process provide a new forum for international technological cooperation?

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Covid-19 is a global crisis – but also an opportunity for new co-operation

Globalisation means that all countries are interlinked and interdependent. Covid-19 underlines this mutually assured dependence which, if it is ignored or neglected, assures mutual destruction for everyone. Respectful engagement and dialogue are more important than casting blame and resorting to ...

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Promote international co-operation in health': UK and China hint at opportunity for COP Summits

Boris Johnson and Xi Jinping agree to continued co-operation in face of coronavirus crisis and hint at plans for climate and biodiversity summits.

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st LD Writethru: China, Britain agree to support WHO's role in combating COVID-19

Chinese President Xi Jinping and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke over phone on Monday night and voiced support for the role of the World Health Organization (WHO) in the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The EU's outermost regions: strengthened partnership bears fruit

Today the European Commission adopted a report on progress made under the 2017 Strategic Partnership with the EU's outermost regions, which strengthened the cooperation between the EU outermost regions, the respective Member States and the European Commission.

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UNECE and FAO support Kazakhstan’s development of forest sector Master Plan

Forests are high on the political agenda of Kazakhstan. The country has been developing a strategic document for the country’s forest sector, in collaboration with the Joint UNECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section and international consultants, namely the draft of the “Master Plan for the Developm ...

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New partnership aims to help put a stop to illegal wildlife trade

The Illegal trade in wildlife is a massive, multibillion-dollar market driven by international criminal networks and exacerbated by a nexus of poverty and corruption. Wildlife trade is a crime that, when combined with other threats like habitat loss and climate change, can drive thousands of spe ...

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The EIB and UNEP strengthen their cooperation to enhance climate and environmental actions

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today agreed to deepen their cooperation to enhance climate and environmental actions.

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Sierra Leone: Liberia, Sierra Leone Sign Gola Transboundary Forest MOU

The Governments of Liberia and Sierra Leone have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will commit the two countries to protecting the Gola Transboundary Forest Landscape. Foreign Minister Gbezhongar Findley signed on behalf of Liberia while Sam King Brima, Sierra Leone's Deputy Minist ...

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CITES Secretary-General delivers the Biodiversity Liaison Group’s statement at CMS COP13

I have the honour to speak on behalf of the members of the Liaison Group of Biodiversity-related Conventions: the Heads of the Secretariats of the CBD, CITES, CMS, the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, the International P ...

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Cooperation models for transforming the agricultural sector

The path to reducing unacceptable hunger levels “lies in our ability to transform the agricultural sector”, FAO Director-General QU Dongyu said today at a high-level panel here.

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Global airline group to launch carbon exchange platform to address climate change

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is teaming up with a company to develop a carbon exchange platform where airlines, and passengers, can purchase offsets aimed at reducing the impact of air travel on the environment.

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MOROCCO: Twinning with EU to improve environmental protection

Morocco is committed to working in partnership with the European Union in the context of environmental protection. A twinning agreement has therefore been signed between the two parties and aims, among other things, to bring Moroccan regulations on environmental protection into line with those o ...

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China must drive cooperation on climate change in this new decade

As the new decade begins, burning signs of climate change make efforts to tackle the crisis more urgent than ever. Fires in Australia are still ablaze, continuing a series of climate-related disasters last year, including fires in the Amazon and California and record-breaking summer heat waves

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Italian wine and truffles to be at Dubai Expo 2020

An agreement has been signed to promote Italian wine and truffles ahead of the Dubai Expo 2020.Signatories were the Italian truffle academy AIT and the Italian sommeliers' association AIS, in the presence of Foreign Undersecretary Manlio Di Stefano and the head of the Cia-Agricoltori Italiani fa ...

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Jamaica and Japan strengthen cooperation through coffee

The Jamaican and Japanese governments are consolidating today their economic cooperation through coffee, a product that has arrived from the Caribbean to the Far East since the 1960s.

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Peacocke not just housing, it’s an environmental game-changer - Hamilton Council

Hamilton City Council’s work to enable a new neighbourhood in the city’s south is not only literally breaking ground, it’s a ground-breaking example of how well-managed growth can enhance and protect nature. The city’s $290M partnership with government to open Peacocke for new housing is Hamilto ...

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Chinese premier calls for enhanced cooperation with Micronesia on climate change, fisheries

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang Friday met with President of the Federated States of Micronesia David W. Panuelo, calling on both sides to enhance cooperation on climate change and marine fisheries.

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New UNDP–Sweden partnership to strengthen country action on environment and climate change

Sweden and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have entered a US$40 million partnership over four years to strengthen work on environment and climate change as part of broader efforts to eradicate poverty and accelerate progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Bhutan, India and Nepal to strengthen trans-border conservation

Beginning next year, a large-scale transborder conservation of biodiversity will be strengthened through community involvement in the Manas and Kangchenjunga landscapes within Bhutan, India, and Nepal.

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Emmanuel Macron ends China visit with slew of trade deals and green pact

French president Emmanuel Macron scored points for France, Europe and the global environment at the end of his state visit to China, while having a dig at Donald Trump and stealing the thunder of the European commissioner he brought with him.

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Full text: Beijing Call for Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Change

China and France issued Beijing Call for Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Change on Wednesday. Please see the attachment for the document.

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Convention on Biological Diversity adopts indicator to track conservation of useful plants

The Biodiversity Indicators Partnership officially adopted in July a new indicator to track progress on the conservation of thousands of economically and culturally important plants.

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Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) to partner with AFR100 Initiative

Amid preparations for the landmark U.N. Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has become the latest partner in the African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative (AFR100).

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Africa: New Consortium to Reduce Environmental Footprint of Rice Production

A new global consortium, the Sustainable Rice Landscapes Initiative, will bring together expertise from international organizations, research institutions and business groups with significant market influence to tackle the enormous environmental footprint of rice production, members of the partn ...

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Macron and Xi urge 'global push' to halt biodiversity loss

French President Emmanuel Macron and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Tuesday issued an unprecedented call for a "global push" to halt biodiversity loss, which threatens species and habitats across the planet. In a joint statement following trade talks between EU leaders and the Chinese preside ...

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Central Africa The two Congos will fight poaching together

Brazzaville and Kinshasa have just strengthened their cooperation in the fight against poaching. Both countries are located in the heart of the second largest green lung on the planet and affected by this illegal hunting, which is decimating several animal species at their borders.

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FAO, ICBA ink agreements to save plant genetic resources, boost food security in world’s marginal areas

The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, Dr. José Graziano da Silva, and Director General of the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA), Dr. Ismahane Elouafi, signed two landmark agreements today, expanding existing cooperation bet ...

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India-Nepal agreement to boost transborder conservation of rhinos, tigers

India and Nepal are all set to sign an agreement to cooperate on biodiversity conservation, including the transboundary conservation of species like the Indian rhino (Rhinoceros unicornis), Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris) and Asian elephant (Elephas maximus). The memorandum of understanding is ex ...

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India and Nepal to enter formal agreement for biodiversity conservation

India and Nepal are all set to ink an agreement to cooperate on biodiversity conservation, including transboundary landscape management and focus on conservation of species like tigers, elephants and rhinos. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is expected to be signed before India’s upcoming p ...

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Reseachers get AI help to map ecosystem, wildlife conservation

What’s new is that AI-based technologies are catching on big time across Indian research organisations working on environment and conservation. These organisations are being backed by big-ticket funding programs such as Microsoft’s AI for Earth, a $50 million, five-year program that has eight pa ...

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Maroc-Allemagne : Lancement d’un projet commun de « Services Ecosystémiques »

Un projet intitulé « Services Ecosystémiques », fruit de la coopération maroco-allemande, a été lancé mercredi à Rabat pour le renforcement des capacités des acteurs publics et privés en matière d’utilisation durable et de conservation de la diversité biologique.

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New deep-sea exploration to boost good ocean governance

First Descent, a collaboration of ocean research institute Nekton, the Commonwealth and other partners will launch a multidisciplinary exploration ocean territory

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Project announced to make trade a force for good

A multi-million pound project led by UNEP-WCMC is announced today, aiming to make trade a positive force for both marginalised people and nature conservation.

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Ethiopia: International Organizations Keen to Enhance Cooperation On Wildlife Conservation

Addis Ababa — International organizations working in wildlife conservation expressed their keen interest to enhance their support to Ethiopia's efforts in improving its conservation system.

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Environment min. probes with Polish amb. joint coop.

Environment Minister Yasmine Fo'ad discussed with Polish Ambassador here Michał Łabenda means of promoting bilateral cooperation in the environmental fields of mutual interest.

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India, Egypt hope to enhance environmental cooperation: Kulshreshth

Indian Ambassador to Egypt Rahul Kulshreshth expressed his desire to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries through the implementation of the training program for economic and technical cooperation in various environmental fields, especially climate change.

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‘Greener and richer’ P4G: Denmark rocks the boat for UN goals

On Saturday October 20, Danish PM Lars Løkke Rasmussen celebrated the launch of his Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 (P4G) with heads of state from South Korea, Ethiopia, Vietnam and the Netherlands. In co-operation with the World Economic Forum (WEF), P4G is mobilising proj ...

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BRICS nations' pact on environmental cooperation gets Cabinet nod

The Centre Wednesday gave its ex-post facto approval to a pact signed among BRICS nations on environmental cooperation, a move which is expected to bring in latest technologies and best practices for better environmental protection.

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Google Street View and WWF will put the Danube Delta on the world digital map

Google made a partnership with World Wide Fund in order to be able to put the Danube Delta on the world digital map. The Street View capture process began a month ago, with the WWF team navigating the Sulina and Sfantu Gheorghe channels, and the images will be available online in autumn on Googl ...

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Meet The People Leading Super Sustainable Coffee Projects

Coffee may be the world’s most popular beverage and the fuel of countless Monday mornings. But, aside from the obvious issue of the mountains of disposable cups going to landfill, (2.5 billion are used annually in the UK, but fewer than one in 400 are recycled) there’s problems surrounding our l ...

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Indigenous partnerships hold the key to conserving Canada’s boreal forests

This summer up to three billion birds will flock to Canada’s boreal forest to nest and raise their young. Once they arrive, they will find an abundance of food, fresh water and wetlands stretching from the Yukon to Labrador. This bounty draws nearly half of all bird species commonly found in Can ...

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Mongolia, Germany sign cooperation deals to preserve biodiversity, improve energy transmission grid

Minister of Finance of Mongolia Ch.Khurelbaatar and Ambassador of Germany to Mongolia Stefan Duppel signed two agreements on development of cooperation.

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Kenya hails collaboration with China to preserve cultural, natural heritage

Kenya on Tuesday hailed a robust collaboration with China to promote the preservation of the East African nation's cultural and natural heritage. Hassan Noor Hassan, Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) at the Ministry of Sports and Heritage, said Nairobi is already benefiting from the partnersh ...

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Germany, PHL mark 10-year cooperation in climate protection, biodiversity conservation

AMBASSADOR of Germany to the Philippines Dr. Gordon Kricke hosted a dinner reception to celebrate 10 years of partnership between his country and the Philippines in the common fight against climate change and for the preservation of biodiversity.

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