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Morning hearing on 4 February between the OWG Co-Chairs and Major Groups and other stakeholders

11 Mar, 2014

(cross-posted from On 4 February, the morning hearing between the OWG Co-Chairs and Major Groups and other stakeholders focused on “forests and biodiversity.” The first panellist, Sabá Loftus, from the Global Environmental Outlook for Youth (GEO5 for Youth) and the Major Group for Children and Youth, highlighted the interlinkages between forests and biodiversity, noting that “you can’t have one without the other.” Shifting the focus, she said, “It is very clear to everyone in this room that business as usual …

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2013 in review

9 Jan, 2014

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,800…

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A Pathetic REDD Package

4 Dec, 2013

On 12 November 2013, the Global Forest Coalition made the following intervention during the negotiations in Warsaw on methodologies to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation and enhance forest…

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29 Oct, 2013

On 27th September, “WORLD TOURISM DAY” the CBD Secretariat issued a statement by the Executive Secretary, Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, which began as follows: “In spite of lingering economic…

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