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Natural resource management and biodiversity - Other news

[Updated: April 24, 2012]

NEW: Protecting the World's Coral Reefs Through Mapping, World Resources Institute (WRI) has produced a short video to showcase the findings of their Reefs at Risk Revisited report, March 2012.

Property and Citizenship: Conceptually Connecting Land Rights and Belonging in Africa. German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA) Debate contribution, by Christian Lund, 2011.

Expert meeting on IPBES and capacity building. Working documents, information documents, presentations and meeting report from an international expert meeting on the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and capacity building held in Trondheim, Norway, on May 25-27, 2011.

Bridging Knowledge Gaps in Water Management: integrating approaches to food, water, energy, and the environment. Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) workshop recommendations, by Katherine E. Bliss and Katryn F. Bow, May 2011.

Justice in the forests - a series of short films. The Forest Governance Learning Group (FGLG) has produced a series of short films which show how small teams can have a big impact in tackling forest governance. The films collectively make the case that for long term sustainability it is necessary to put social justice centre stage – and that in practice, this means investing in locally controlled forestry.

The Water we eat - Challenges for ACP countries in times of scarcity. Presentations, executive summaries and conference report from the Brussels briefing on April 13, 2011. Around 100 ambassadors, policy-makers, NGO representatives and member state delegates followed the discussions in the Walter Hallstein room of the Berlaymont, European Commission.

Agro-biodiversity and Ecosystem services. Material from the International Centre for Research on Organic Food Systems (ICROFS) seminar held in Washington D.C., United States, on December 16, 2010.

Scoping report. Report from a Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty workshop held in Pisaq, Cusco, Peru, on May 3-5, 2010.

Special WEF Side Event on the Socio-Economics of Desertification, Land Degradation and Drought DLDD. Interactive programme with videos of keynotes and panel discussion and presentations for this event held in Davos, Switzerland, on January 26, 2011.

Linking Great Ape Conservation and Poverty Alleviation: Learning from Experiences and Identifying new Opportunities. Report of the Poverty and Conservation Learning Group (PCLG) Workshop held on November 16-19, 2010, in Masindi, Uganda.

Biodiversity: Facts and figures. Feature article by Laura Hood summarising the latest data on the world's biodiversity, October 2010.

Conflict and cooperation in local water governance - Video reports. The Competing for Water programme has produced three video reports to illustrate some of its findings. The video reports are entitled 'Competing for Water - when new powerful users emerge', 'Competing for Water - when more water leads to conflict' and 'Competing for Water - the challenge of local water governance'.

Thanks to Helle Munk Ravnborg for sharing the news.

ICLEI Africa Newsletter November 2010. Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) Africa newsletter.

CGIAR newsletter September 2010. Newsletter from the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) with a thematic focus on agricultural biodiversity.

Special session of the UN General Assembly focused on biodiversity. Meeting coverage from this special session held in New York on September 22, 2010.

Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Climate Change: Scaling Up Local Solutions to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals. Working documents, programs, video and photo material from a high level event on biodiversity, ecosystems and climate change organised by UNDP and other partners at the American Museum of Natural History, New York, on September 20, 2010.

Linking Biodiversity Conservation and Poverty Reduction: What, Why and How? Summary report of symposium held at the Zoological Society of London, April 28-29, 2010

Strategies and financial mechanisms for sustainable use and conservation of forests: experiences from Latin America and Asia. Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) workshop report RAP 2009/21 on the interregional workshop held in Chiang Mai on November 20-22, 2009.

Biodiversity and Rural Development in ACP countries. Reports from 17th Brussels Development Briefing, which discussed the key role Biodiversity plays in rural development, especially for ACP countries, and issues such the relationship between poverty and biodiversity, the effects of biodiversity loss in hunger and food insecurity, governance issues, the Intellectual Property Rights’ challenge, farmers rights policies and legislation at the national, regional and global levels. March 10, 2010.

Second DIVERSITAS Open Science Conference "Biodiversity and society: understanding connections, adapting to change". Presentations, main outputs, conference documents and more from the Conference held in Cape Town, South Africa in October 2009.

Protecting Community Rights over Traditional Knowledge: Implications of Customary Laws and Practices. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) report from Research Partner's Workshop held in Buckinghamshire, UK, on July 27-30, 2009.

Land access and rural development: New challenges, New opportunities. Report from 9th Brussels Development Briefing convened by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and other partners on February 25, 2009.

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