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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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IPCC Session Informed of Chair’s Resignation, Agenda Focuses on Panel’s Future

IPCC24 February 2015: At the opening of the 41st session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC 41), delegates were informed that, effective immediately, IPCC Chair Rajendra Pachauri had stepped down from his position...

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International Forum Urges Adoption of Climate-Smart Agriculture, Agro-Ecology

February 2015: Speaking at the International Forum on Agriculture and Climate Change, which was organized by the Government of France as the first in a series of events leading up to the December 2015 climate change conference, José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), urged a “paradigm shift” in agriculture. He described today's predominant model of agricultural production as “not suitable for the new food security challenges of the 21st century.”...

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The Congo Basin and its forest ecosystems: “The State of the Forest 2013” launch in Washington DC

The State of the Forest 2013 is out- have you started reading it? COMIFAC, World Resources Institute, CARPE, and OFAC hosted a "Forests of the Congo Basin" event today to discuss.

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