Linkages Update
Director’s Cut
Kimo GoreeThis issue of the Director’s Cut will focus on four announcements: 1) Our 2010 Funding Proposal; 2) Scheduling of Your Meeting Bulletin coverage for your event; 3) The Climate Change Policy & Practice Calendar Feed and expansion of the Climate Change Policy & Practice model; and 4) Funding from Quebec, Belgium and France for the ENB in French for 2010-2012. … article continues

Kimo Goree
Director, IISD Reporting Services

Editor’s Note
Chris SpenceAs you may have noticed, this issue of Linkages Update looks different from other issues because it does not begin with reports from meetings that IISD RS has covered in the past two weeks. … article continues

Lynn Wagner, Ph.D.
Editor, Linkages Update and
MEA Bulletin

Comings and Goings
Applications sought for UNCCD Deputy Executive Secretary and Resource Mobilization and Partnership Building Posts
World Bank seeks Environment and Climate Change Specialists
UNEP DTIE seeks Associate Programme Officer
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New Reports and Resources
Renewables Interactive Map
Commercial Pressures on Land Blog
Foreign Land Purchases for Agriculture: What Impact on Sustainable Development?
The Economics of the Yasuní Initiative: Climate Change as if Thermodynamics Mattered
State of the World’s Indigenous People
Development Challenges for the Arab Region: A Human Development Approach
Development Challenges for the Arab Region: Food Security and Agriculture
A Structural Nonparametric Reappraisal of the CO2 Emissions-Income Relationship
The Global Financial Crisis and the Asia Pacific Region: A Synthesis Study Incorporating Evidence from Country Case Studies
Tsunami Report Five Year Anniversary
UN-REDD Programme Newsletter
REDD Realities: How Strategies to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation Could Impact on Biodiversity and Indigenous Peoples in Developing Countries
Transboundary Flood Risk Management: Experiences from the UNECE Region
Managing Extreme Flood Events
Click here for more New Publications and Resources
Latest News - Thursday, 28 January 2010
UN Secretary-General hosts regional organizations to discuss “Cooperation in Times of Crisis”
ECOSOC elects 2010 President and Vice-Presidents
Sustainable Development News

EU closer to FLEGT trading regulations
More Forests News

Trade, Finance & Investment
World Bank, IDB and ADB sponsor meeting on transforming transportation to address climate change
Climate Investment Funds extend funds to express interest in forest pilot projects
World Bank seeks input on environmentally sustainable energy development path
More Trade News

BASIC Group Ministers call for additional meetings before Mexico
Investors call for strong national climate policies
More Climate News

Africa at odds over CITES elephant proposal
European Commission presents options for 2020 biodiversity targets
More Biodiversity News

Human Development
UN agencies’ joint Executive Boards meeting focuses on climate change
UNESCO reports on financial crisis and climate impact on education
UN reports on indigenous peoples’ poverty and climate change vulnerability
UNIFEM launches fund for gender equality
More Development News

Initiative to improve the effectiveness of the Basel Convention convenes second meeting
Regional awareness raising workshop on new POPs convenes
Belize ratifies Stockholm Convention
More Chemicals News

Intergovernmental Organizations
UNGA adopts climate change resolution UNEP publishes ACP MEAs project update
UNGA adopts climate change resolution UNEP announces partnership with Indian Premier League
UNGA adopts climate change resolution UNEP prepares to lead environmental recovery in Haiti
More IGO News

World Water Day 2010 website launched
UNESCO-IHE and women for water partnership form alliance
More Water News

Key meetings in the next two weeks
UNESCO IYB Biodiversity Science-Policy Conference: 25-29 January 2010. Paris, France.
ABS Friends of the Co-Chairs Meeting: 26-29 January 2010. Montréal, Canada.
International Workshop on Innovative Financial Mechanisms: 27-29 January 2010. Bonn, Germany.
World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2010: 27-31 January 2010. Davos, Switzerland.
Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue on Implementing Sustainable Development: 1 February 2010. New York, US.
Third Meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-Ended Informal Working Group: 1-5 February 2010. New York, US.
Sixth Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity: 1-5 February 2010. Trondheim, Norway.
Climate Investment Fund Meetings: 3-4 February 2010. Washington DC, US.
Consultation on the Development of a Strategy for Strengthening the Engagement of the Health Sector in SAICM: 4-5 February 2010. Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2010: 5-7 February 2010. New Delhi, India.
Second Meeting of the Friends of the Co-Chairs on Liability and Redress under the Biosafety Protocol: 8-12 February 2010. Putrajaya, Malaysia.
Third Meeting on International Cooperation on Migratory Sharks under the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS): 10-12 February 2010. Manila, the Philippines.
CSD-18 Thematic Seminar Series: Mining: 11 February 2010. New York, US.

IISD Reporting Services will be reporting from the
Sixth Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity | 1-5 February 2010, Trondheim, Norway

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