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Mountain EbA Pilot Project in Peru Reports Lessons Learned[viewed]

The global Ecosystem-Based Adaptation (EbA) Flagship Programme's Mountain Ecoosystems Programme has issued a project brochure outlining EbA work underway in the Nor Yauyos Cochas Landscape Reserve (RPNYC) in the Peruvian Andes and its buffer area, as well as lessons learned so far from the project.

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Event: 2015 Spring Meetings of World Bank and IMF[viewed]

The 2015 Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group (WBG) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will bring together thousands of government officials, journalists, civil society organizations, academia and the private sector.

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Event: 2014 Annual Meetings of World Bank and IMF[viewed]

The 2014 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group (WBG) will bring together central bankers, ministers of finance and development, private sector executives and academics to discuss issues of global concern, including the world economic outlook, poverty eradication, economic development and aid effectiveness.

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UN Watercourses Convention Enters into Force[viewed]

The UN Convention on the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses (UN Watercourses Convention) entered into force on 17 August 2014, with the 35th ratification of the Convention by Viet Nam in May 2014. The Convention, which was adopted by the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on 21 May 1997, is the only global agreement addressing the 276 transboundary freshwater lakes and rivers worldwide.

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UNEP Highlights Black Sea Pollution Crisis[viewed]

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) released information on the work of the Global Wastewater Initiative in Georgia to reduce pollution in the Black Sea. The Global Wastewater Initiative is an international multistakeholder partnership under the aegis of the Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities (GPA).

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UN Leaders Urge Action in Last 500 Days of MDGs[viewed]

The UN marked the 500-day milestone of time left to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), with statements and events noting both successes and challenges towards achieving the eight goals. UN leaders and others urged a final push for global action in the remaining 500 days until the end of 2015.

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Oceania Regional Prep Meeting Highlights Role of Wetlands in Biodiversity, Livelihoods[viewed]

Wetlands play a critical role in sustaining island biodiversity and livelihoods, according to participants at the sixth Oceania Regional Preparatory Meeting for the 12th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar). Participants also discussed priority areas for Ramsar's new Strategic Plan, which will provide a framework for future action for Ramsar and the world's wetlands from 2016.

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ICIMOD, GRID-Arendal Analyze Food Security, Climate Challenges in Himalayas[viewed]

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and GRID-Arendal have released a report detailing the food security and agricultural situation in the Hindu Kush Himalayas (HKH). The publication considers how food security is being affected by changing socioeconomic and environmental conditions in the region, including climate change and rising global food prices.

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SIWI/UNDP WGF Discusses Indigenous Peoples' Participation in Water Management[viewed]

The joint Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and UN Development Programme (UNDP) Water Governance Facility (WGF) released a report titled ‘Working with Indigenous Peoples in Rural Water and Sanitation: Recommendations for an Intercultural Approach.'

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2014 World Water Week Report Recommends Increased Collaboration Among Water, Energy Communities[viewed]

Tighter links and collaboration among the water and energy communities are necessary to meet higher demands for water and energy, achieve sustainable economic development and eradicate extreme poverty, according to a report published by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) in advance of the 2014 World Water Week. The 2014 World Water Week report, ‘Energy and Water: The Vital Link for a Sustainable Future,' discusses key challenges and opportunities facing the energy and water communities and aims to provide a “take-off point” for increased collaboration among the two communities.

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