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Biodiversity

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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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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UNU-IAS collaborates in the 8th International Conference on Environmental and Rural Development (ICERD)

A total of 159 researchers participated in the 8th International Conference on Environmental and Rural Development (ICERD) “Approaches to Environmental and Sustainable Development”, hosted by Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University (STOU) in Thailand on 25-26 February 2017.

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Students Celebrate World Wetlands Day 2017 for Disaster Risk Reduction

CEE Himalaya (Himalaya Initiative of Centre for Environment Education, www.ceeindia.org) with the support from Give2Asia and JSW Foundation, RCE Srinagar, Mountain Partnership, and Indian Himalaya Climate Adaptation Programme conducted various events across the Indian Himalayan Region on 2 February, 2017 on the occasion of World Wetlands Day.

Celebrations in Jammu and Kashmir (Western Himalaya)

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Lecture by Charles Hopkins at RCE Penang on "Reimagining And Implementing ESD Practices For Education Beyond 2030"

RCE Penang is pleased to announce a Public lecture by Professor Charles Hopkins:

Reimagining And Implementing ESD Practices For Education Beyond 2030: Learning and Beyond

Date: 24th January 2017

Venue: Dewan Budaya, Universiti Sains Malaysia

Time: 8.30 - 12.00

The lecture will be livestreamed and the link added to RCE Penangs facebook page and here soon. RCE Penang is also soliciting interest from RCEs in Asia Pacific to organize an inter-RCE collaboration to benefit from this lecture.

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RCE Srinagar needs Japanese Partners to apply for the Japan Fund for Global Environment (JFGE) Grant

RCE Srinagar is looking for a Japanese partner to apply for below grants. Get in touch if you are interested (Abdesh Gangwar at ceehimalaya@ceeindia.org)!
 
For a continued project: 14 December 2016

For a new project: 16 January 2017

The Japan Fund for Global Environment (JFGE) is seeking applications to provide a grant to Non Governmental Organizations (NGO)/Non Profit Organizations (NPO) engaged in environmental activities.

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IPBES Workshop to be held during Global RCE Conference 2016

2nd  Workshop for RCEs on IPBES Work Programme and Biodiversity & Ecosystem Assessments

22 November 2016, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

 

Organizer: United Nations University – Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), Secretariat of the Regional Centres of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

Venue: Gadja Mada University Campus

Date: 22 November, 2016

Time: 14:00-18:00

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CBD-COP 13 RCE Side Event: Education through Multistakeholder Partnerships in implementing the Biodiversity Agenda

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) - 13th Conference of Parties (COP13) will be held in Cancun 4-17 December, 2016. An RCE side event 'Education through Multistakeholder Partnerships in implementing the Biodiversity Agenda' is planned during the first week of COP. The event is jointly organized by UNU-IAS, the Global RCE network and the UNESCO GAP programme.

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IPBES 2nd Capacity Building Forum sees Capacity Building Rolling Plan take shape

The 2nd IPBES Capacity Building Forum took place in New York on 23 September 2016. 

During the technical session of the IPBES* Capacity Building forum in the morning, participants discussed the Capacity Building Rolling plan at length. Apart from the IPBES Chair, the Secretary and IPBES taskforce members and members from the technical support units, various UN organizations and other stakeholder groups attended the meeting.

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