Workshop Outputs

03 Jun 2009

Mexico, a country at the crossroads of the Green Economy and one increasingly in the centre of regional and global affairs will host the international 2009 World Environment Day celebrations.

The theme chosen by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), which coordinates the day on 5 June on behalf of the UN system and the peoples of the world, will be 'Your Planet Needs You-UNite to Combat Climate Change'.

20 Apr 2009

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) are joining together to support the preservation of Asia’s Coral Triangle – the world’s centre of marine life – with the GEF committing $63 million to fund conservation of this area.

The ‘Coral Triangle’ is found within the Indo-Pacific, its boundaries defined by marine zones containing 500 or more species of reef-building coral. This triangular shaped region covers all or  part of the seas of six countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands, and Timor-Leste.

17 Apr 2009

This case study of Sustainable Energy for Environment and Development highlights the partnership experience between local government structures, an NGO called ‘Sustainable Energy Africa’ (SEA), and other non-governmental organisations. It is an example of a development partnership aimed at enhancing the functioning of local governments. The programme is targeted at municipalities and contributes to policies and practices on sustainable development and efficient energy use at various levels.

13 Apr 2009

The Environmentally Sustainable Economic Growth “Green Growth” approach is a new policy format which helps countries to achieve tangible progress towards sustainable development and poverty reduction. The approach aims to harmonize economic growth and sustainable use of environmental resources by “fundamentally changing the way in which societies produce and consume,” according to the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation.

09 Mar 2009

Climate change is a reality and will affect the poor in developing countries in many ways. The effectiveness of global change research could be substantially improved by linking International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) study with Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) centres based in the tropics. These centres are carrying interdisciplinary research and development on how to achieve food security and reduce rural poverty through the innovative management of natural resources.