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Symposium examines innovative approaches to tackling wildlife crime

Muldersdrift, South Africa, 26th February 2015—Ground-breaking community-led approaches to combating wildlife crime around the world will be shared at an international symposium taking place in Muldersdrift near Johannesburg from 26-28th February, attended by researchers, community groups, government officials, UN agencies and NGOs.

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DRC creates new unit to fight wildlife crime

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, February 2015—Officials from wildlife and law enforcement ministries and agencies, magistrates, the private sector and civil society organizations met earlier this month to create a National Co-ordination Unit (NCU) to combat wildlife crime in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). 

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Thailand's drive against illegal ivory trade bolstered by forensic tools

Bangkok, Thailand, 23rd February 2015—Ivory traffickers be warned: the Thai authorities have a powerful forensic tool in the country’s drive to detect ivory of illegal origin entering its markets and ensure domestic traders are complying with new laws.

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UK Allocates £40 Million to BioCarbon Fund

Worldbanklogo27 January 2015: The Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK) announced a contribution of £40 million to the World Bank administered BioCarbon Fund (BCF). The funding will support the BCF Initiative on Sustainable Forest Landscapes (ISFL) in order to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from land use, deforestation and forest degradation.

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Geneva Climate Change Conference - February 2015 - Parties Agree on Negotiating Text for 2015 Agreement

Geneva, Switzerland, 8-13 February 2015  - At the eighth part of the second session of the Ad HocWorking Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP 2-8), delegates agreed on a text that will serve as the basis for negotiating a new climate change agreement. This new agreement is anticipated to be adopted at the Paris Climate Change Conference in December 2015.

 

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UNCCD Prepares for 3rd Scientific Conference

February 2015: The UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) has made available an 'Impulse Report' and a 'Book of Abstracts' in advance of the UNCCD 3rd Scientific Conference, which will convene from 9-12 March 2015, in Cancún, Mexico. The Conference will take place as part of the 4th special session of the Committee on Science and Technology (CST S-4).

 

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BM- Climate Change Complicates Efforts to End Poverty

Climate change hits the poorest people the hardest, those living in vulnerable areas with the fewest resources to help them adapt or recover quickly from shocks. As the effects of climate change worsen, escaping poverty becomes more difficult...We have a window now for ending extreme poverty and putting in place the safety nets that can keep poverty at bay while also cutting emissions. Experts in poverty and climate change at the World Bank Group are working with researchers around the world to develop policy guidance and recommendations that can help...

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Welcome to InforMEA Learning Platform

The InforMEA E-Learning Tool aims at building knowledge and greater understanding of International Environmental Law (IEL). It provides educational and training materials on IEL concepts and the development and implementation of Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs). Learners can complete one or several courses at their own pace or access individual lessons according to their needs and interests in a non-linear mode at no cost.

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