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21 March International Day of Forests 2017

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests (IDF) in 2012. The Day celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests. On each International Day of Forests, countries are encouraged to undertake local, national and international efforts to organize activities involving forests and trees, such as tree planting campaigns. The theme for each International Day of Forests is chosen by the Collaborative Partnership on Forests. The theme for 2017 is Forests and Energy.

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adaptation-fund-New Board Chair: Adaptation Fund ‘Doing Right Things Right’ with Innovative, Effective Approaches

Bonn, Germany (March 16, 2017) — The annual passing of the gavel at the 29th Adaptation Fund Board meeting took place this morning when Michael Kracht, of Germany, officially became the new Chair as the March 16-17 meeting got underway here in Bonn.

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adaptation-fund: Adaptation Fund Board Greenlights Record 13 Project Submissions, Appoints New Leadership at 29th Meeting

Bonn, Germany (March 21, 2017) — The Adaptation Fund Board meeting concluded in Bonn on March 17 with the approvals and endorsements of 13 project submissions, further enhancing the Fund’s response to assist a rising number of vulnerable communities in developing countries with urgent adaptation needs build resilience to climate change.

 

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UN: Opening Segment of the Water Dialogue

22 March 2017: Statement by H.E. Mr Peter Thomson, President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, at the Dialogue to discuss improving the integration and coordination of the work of the United Nations on the water-related goals and targets under its sustainable development pillar, with a particular emphasis on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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IISD: Preparatory Meeting for the Ocean Conference: Our Oceans, Our Future: Partnering for the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14

On Thursday, 16 February 2017, the preparatory meeting for The Ocean Conference: Our Oceans, Our Future: Partnering for the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14 (Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development) continued with the discussion on the call for action, which is to be the intergovernmentally-agreed outcome of the Conference.

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Iisd: Stakeholder Day and 5th Session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES-5)

6-10 March 2017 | Bonn, Germany IPBES-5 convened for its final day in Bonn, Germany. After a brief stocktaking plenary in the morning, the contact groups reconvened to resume their deliberations.

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adaptation-fund: Adaptation Fund Board to Review 23 Project Submissions at March Meeting

Washington, D.C. (February 24, 2017) — Following a highly productive and successful showing at the COP22 international climate conference in Morocco, the Adaptation Fund will enter its 29th Board meeting in March with rising momentum.

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Congo Basin Peatlands_Nature Letter 2017: Age, extent and carbon storage of the central CongoBasin peatland complex

We present field measurements from one of the world’s most extensive regions of swamp forest, the Cuvette Centrale depression in the central Congo Basin4. We find extensive peat deposits beneath the swamp forest vegetation (peat defined as material with an organic matter content of at least 65 per cent to a depth of at least 0.3 metres)….

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2017

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