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Issue #198 | 9 November 2012

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Editor's Note
The Interface between Knowledge, Policy and Practice
Knowledge management. More.
Lynn Wagner, Ph.D., Group Director, SDG Knowledge, IISD

Recent Guest Articles
A Post-Nation-State Proposal from Davos
In the coming months, the Rio+20 follow-up debates will focus heavily on a number of governance issues. More.
Harris Gleckman, Senior Fellow, Center for Governance and Sustainability, University of Massachusetts – Boston, and Director, Benchmark Environmental Consulting

New Reports and Resources
LEG's 22nd Meeting Report

Fisheries and the Right to Food

Expanding Our Understanding of K* (KT, KE, KTT, KMb, KB, KM, etc.)

Invisible Guardians: Women Manage Livestock Diversity

Implementation of the outcome of the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II) and strengthening of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)

Procurement and Green Growth: The Story Continues….

Water Valuation: Building the Business Case

Post-2015 Development Agenda: Goals, Targets and Indicators

Explanatory Guide to the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of the Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity

The Atlas of Health and Climate

IISD RS' Policy & Practice Knowledgebases
Natural Reources
Sustainable Development
Climate Change
Sustainable Energy
Chemicals and Wastes
Small Island Developing States (SIDS)
African Regional Coverage
Asia-Pacific Regional Coverage
Latin America & Caribbean Regional Coverage

Latest News
RRI Dialogue Considers Strategies to Reduce Emissions, Advance Development in Forest Areas

5 November 2012: The twelfth Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) Dialogue on Forests, Governance and Climate Change considered the theme "Scaling-Up Strategies to Reduce Emissions and Advance Development in Forest Areas." More.

Photo: Andy White, RRI, opened the Dialogue and encouraged participants to use #FGCC12 in any tweets from the day-long event.

ECOWAS Energy Ministers Agree on Regional Policies Targeting Energy Access and Energy Poverty

1 November 2012: The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) convened a High Level Energy Forum Towards Sustainable Energy for All in West Africa, which was held around the theme “Paving the Way for Sustainable Energy for All in West Africa through Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency.” More.

Photo: Kandeh Yumkella, Director General, UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Chair of UN Energy

Other News
Sustainable Development
EU Council Adopts Conclusions on Rio+20 Follow-Up

UNGA Second Committee Discusses Sustainable Development Financing

OECD Forum Discusses Measuring Well-Being and Development

Chemicals Management
SPREP Announces Vocational Waste Training for Pacific Island Countries

SPC Promotes Uptake of Low-Sulphur Diesel Fuel in Pacific Region

Biodiversity and Wildlife
CBD Workshop Builds National Capacity on Rio Conventions Synergies

Ministerial Conference Calls for Intensified Implementation of Global Tiger Recovery Program

ITPGR Workshop Considers Platform on Co-Development and Transfer of Agricultural Technologies

CEC Presents Guidelines for Designing Climate-Resilient MPAs

Human Development
Post-2015 Panel Reports on Emerging Areas of Consensus

African Economic Conference Urges Inclusive, Sustainable Economic Reform

Post-2015 Panel Discusses Ending Poverty, Consults with Civil Society, Youth, Private Sector

Civil Society Consultation Generates Recommendations on Human Development, Jobs and Livelihoods

Intergovernmental Organizations
Asia Regional Dialogue Discusses Country Experiences in Green Economy Approaches

UNEP, China Launch Efficient Lighting Centre

SPREP Signs MOUs with UNEP and CBD

Water, Oceans and Wetlands
London Convention Parties Express Concern over Ocean Fertilization

UN Documentation Centre on Water and Sanitation Launched

Climate and Atmosphere
World Meteorological Congress Approves Implementation Plan of the Global Framework for Climate Services

UN-REDD Approves a $47.6 Million Budget for 2013-2014

Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles Programme to Reduce Sulphur Levels and Diesel Emissions

Consumer Behavior Key to Reducing Emissions in the EU

Report on Human Rights of Migrants Discusses Impacts of Climate Change

Global Gas Flaring Reduction Forum Reviews Progress Achieved

Trade, Finance & Investment
IDB Loan Expands Hydropower Output in Brazil

IDB, AFD Sign MOU for Sustainable Urban Development, Transportation and Energy

OECD Roundtable Examines Catalyzing Investment in Low-carbon Infrastructure

Key meetings in the next two weeks
Fourth IRENA Council Meeting: 12-13 November 2012. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Meeting of the Expanded Bureau of the Basel Convention COP: 12-13 November 2012. Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland

Sanitation and Water for All Partnership Meeting and Steering Committee Meeting: 12-14 November 2012. Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Second Targeted African Regional Targeted Workshop for GEF IW Projects and Partners: 12-14 November 2012. Addis Ababa, Adis Abeba, Ethiopia

Fourth International Conference on Drylands, Deserts and Desertification: Implementing Rio+20 for Drylands and Desertification: 12-15 November 2012. Sde Boker, South, Israel

24th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol : 12-16 November 2012. Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland

2012 Conference of Energy Ministers of Africa: 12-16 November 2012. Addis Ababa, Adis Abeba, Ethiopia

43rd Meeting of the GEF Council: 13-15 November 2012. Washington D.C., US

Global Soil Week: Soils for Life: 18-22 November 2012. Berlin, Germany

Eighth Session of the UNECA Committee on Food Security and Sustainable Development (CFSSD-8): 19-21 November 2012. Addis Ababa, Adis Abeba, Ethiopia

Negotiating Effectively under the UNFCCC: 20-22 November 2012. Doha, Ad Dawhah, Qatar

Green Growth and Sustainable Development Forum 2012: 23 November 2012. Paris, Ile-De-France, France

UNFCCC COP 18: 26 November - 7 December 2012. Doha, Ad Dawhah, Qatar

CBD Subregional Capacity-Building Workshop to Address IAS and Achieve Aichi Biodiversity Target 9 in the Arab Region: 11-14 February 2013. Dubai, United Arab Emirates

IISD Reporting Services is reporting from the:

Second Council Meeting of the Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP)

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