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Strengthening the Link between Biodiversity Conversation and Health

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The 1st meeting of the Interagency Liaison Group on Biodiversity and Health (organized by the CBD Secretariat and the WHO) in May 2017 aimed to strengthen collaboration and policy coherence at the intersection of human health and biodiversity. 
 
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IPBES Global Assessment on Biodiversity Now Open

External review for the 1st order drafts of the chapters of the IPBES global assessment of biodiversity is now open. Assessment can be done during 15 June - 15 August, 2017. This will be the first global snapshot of the state of the world’s biodiversity in more than a decade, since the release of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment.

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2017 RCE Awards for Innovative Projects on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

2017 RCE Awards for Innovative Projects on ESD

 

Established in 2012, the RCE Award celebrates projects and programmes on ESD within the Global RCE Network, honouring RCEs who have made outstanding contributions to address local sustainable development challenges in their regions.

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London South Bank University offers Commonwealth scholarships for Caribbean, East and South Africa

London South Bank University

RCE London's stakeholder London South Bank University is offering Commonwealth scholarships for suitable distance learning applicants from the Caribbean, East & Southern African Commonwealth countries

Deadline: 12 May 2017, 23.59 British Summer Time on the CSC application portal

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United Kingdom

What is the Value of an RCE? What is the Benefit of Being an RCE?

RCE North Sweden is currently rethinking their vision, goals, strategies and activities. They would like to know: What is the value for continuing as an RCE? Why did you choose RCE as a platform? What have you benefited most from? What would you miss if you closed down your RCE?

Send your answers to Per-Daniel Liljegren from RCE North Sweden at: per-daniel.liljegren@regionvasterbotten.se.

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Scoping of RCEs' work on Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Traditional Knowledge

The Global RCE Service Centre has prepared a questionnaire for a preliminary documentation of RCEs' work on biodiversity, ecosystem services, and traditional knowledge (terrestrial, marine and other aquatic ecosystems). Please fill in all the activities (research, assessments, capacity development / training / education / awareness programmes, policy advocacy, projects) of all RCE partners.

All RCEs working in these fields are encouraged to fill out the survey. Results of this documentation will be shared with the network!

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