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Biodiversity Planning: An Assessment of National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans
Human Development Report: The Real Wealth of Nations: Pathways to Human Development
Planning Sustainable Cities: UN-HABITAT Practices and Perspectives
The World’s Women 2010: Trends and Statistics
State of the World Population 2010: From conflict and crisis to renewal: generations of change
Economic Partnership Agreements: Comparative Analysis of the Agricultural Provisions
Report of the High Commissioner for Refugees
ICAO Environmental Report 2010
Information Economy Report 2010: ICTs, Enterprises and Poverty Alleviation
Economic Diversification in Africa: A Review of Selected Countries
Environmental Certification and the Global Environment Facility
Natural Hazards, UnNatural Disasters: The Economics of Effective Prevention
FAO E-Conference on Learning from the Past – Summary Document
Protecting Arctic Biodiversity: Strengths and Limitations of Environmental Agreements
Interdependence of Biodiversity and Development under Global Change
Biodiversity Indicators and the 2010 Biodiversity Target
Good Practice Guidance on Sustainable Mobilisation of Wood in Europe
Guide to Responsible Business Engagement with Water Policy
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Latest News - Friday, 26 November 2010
CBD COP 10 Adopts Nagoya Protocol on ABS, Strategic Plan and Activities and Indicators for Resource Mobilization
Nagoya, 30 October—The 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) concluded on 29 October in Nagoya, Japan, with the adoption of: the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization, which, after seven years of negotiations, sets out rules and procedures for implementing the Convention’s third objective; the CBD Strategic Plan for the period 2011-2020, including a mission, and strategic goals and targets aiming to inspire broad-based action by parties and stakeholders; and a decision on activities and indicators for the implementation of the Strategy for Resource Mobilization adopted at COP 9. More.
Photo: David Cooper, Secretary of the meeting; Kunihiko Shimada, Japan; and COP President Ryu Matsumoto, waving to the plenary after the adoption of the Nagoya Protocol
Ozone Meeting Concludes Without Progress on Low-Global Warming Potential Alternatives
Bangkok, 13 November—Delegates at the 22nd Meeting of the Parties (MOP 22) to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer adopted 16 substantive decisions including on: the terms of reference (ToR) for the Technical and Economic Assessment Panel study on the replenishment of the Multilateral Fund; the ToR for the evaluation of the financial mechanism; assessment of technologies for ozone-depleting substances (ODS) destruction; budget; and data and compliance issues. The meeting did not make progress on low-global warming potential alternatives, or ODS destruction. More.
Photo: L-R: Environmental Effects Assessment Panel Co-Chair Jan van der Leun being thanked by Trairong Suwankiri, Deputy Prime Minister, Thailand, for his long-standing commitment to the Protocol
Bluefin Tuna Seminar Provides Perspectives Ahead of ICCAT
Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change Conference Produces Roadmap for Action
Delhi International Renewable Energy Conference Adopts Declaration
Other News
Plans for an International Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change Underway
ECESA Discusses Vision and Expectations for UNCSD
Sustainable Development News

Tiger Summit Adopts Global Recovery Programme, Endorses St. Petersburg Declaration
International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime Launched in St. Petersburg
INTERPOL General Assembly Adopts Resolution on Environmental Crime
ALBA Nations Adopt Declaration Opposing Commodification of Nature
More Biodiversity News

Human Development
FPA Event Focuses on Social Dimensions of Climate Change in Africa
More Development News

Major Economies Forum Supports Package of Decisions in Cancún
Delhi Ministerial Dialogue Discusses Climate Change Technology Mechanism
AWG-LCA Chair Addresses Pre-COP 16 Ministerial Meeting
AOSIS Holds Ministerial Consultation on Climate Change in Preparation for COP 16
Governors’ Global Climate Summit Launches R20 Initiative
ECLAC Seminar Evaluates Vulnerability of Rural Poor to Climate Change Impacts
More Climate News

Trade, Finance & Investment
GEF Council Expands Small Grants Programme
G20 Adopts Seoul Action Plan
WTO Trade and Environment Committees Discuss Environmental Goods, Ecolabels and Transport
CIF Meetings Approve Funding for Climate Resilience in Bangladesh, Tajikistan and Niger
More Trade News

Third Conference on Drylands, Deserts and Desertification Develops Statement to UNCCD CST
FAO Holds Expert Meeting on Land Tenure and Mitigation in Forestry and Agriculture Sectors
FCPF, FIP and UN-REDD to Streamline REDD+ Action
UNECE, FAO to Explore the Role of Forests in the Green Economy, Call for Comments on Action Plan
More Forests News

Intergovernmental Organizations
UNGA adopts climate change resolution UNEP Convenes Stakeholder Advisory Group on IEG
UNGA adopts climate change resolution UNEP Provides Environmental Training to Peacekeepers
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Oceans Day Adopts Nagoya Oceans Statement
FAO Launches IUU Initiative
More Water News

Key meetings in the next two weeks
Cancún Climate Change Conference: 29 November - 10 December 2010. Cancún, Mexico.
Development and Climate Days at COP 16: 4-5 December 2010. Cancún, Mexico.
Oceans Day at Cancún: 4 December 2010. Cancún, Mexico.
Agriculture and Rural Development Day 2010: 4 December 2010. Cancún, Mexico.
Cancún Global Business Day: 6 December 2010. Cancún, Mexico.

IISD Reporting Services will be reporting during 4-6 December 2010, from the Development and Climate Days, Agriculture and Rural Development Day, Oceans Day, and Cancún Global Business Day, in Cancún, Mexico

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