Environment

The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production

In 1995 the UN General Assembly (UNGA) adopted the World Programme of Action for Youth, setting a policy framework and guidelines for national action and international support to improve the situation of young people. 15 Priority Areas were adopted by the UNGA, such as ducation, employment, environment, participation, Information and communication technologies.  In a follow-up action, in 1999 the UNGA decided …

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Forest issues take the stage at IUCN World Conservation Congress

This September, an estimated 10,000 people will converge on the Hawai‘i Convention Center in Honolulu to exchange conservation ideas, discuss pressing issues and learn from one another at the IUCN World Conservation Conference. Forests will be at the top of the agenda for many – and dozens of talks, workshops, and formal presentations will stimulate forest-minded participants. On the main concourse, two …

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Providing Water for Birds during hot summer

Like all animals, birds need water to survive. Though they can extract some moisture from their food, most birds drink water every day. Birds also use water for bathing, to clean their feathers and remove parasites. After splashing around in a bath for a few minutes, a bird usually perches in a sunny spot and fl uffs its feathers out …

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Awareness Campaign at Bureau Veritas, Beirut

World Environment Day is observed every year on the 5th of June to raise global awareness and to partake in positive environmental actions to protect nature and it is managed by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). Bureau Veritas is a global leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification, delivering high quality services to help clients meet the growing challenges of quality, safety, environmental …

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Moving 2015’s historic agreements into action: IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016

Register for the Congress Take advantage of discounted rates. Register before 31 May 2016 and follow the detailed login instructions to ensure you receive the best rate. Special Hawai’i excursions Learn about nature conservation in Hawaii and explore the culture and natural wonders of the islands through special hands-on experiences that our Hawaiian hosts are offering Congress participants. My Green …

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Places matter, they map our lives

MedScapes (2014-2015): An EU funded project to develop Landscape Character Assessment, as a tool for the effective conservation of natural heritage in the Eastern Mediterranean. Landscapes results from the interactions of different components of our environment – both natural and cultural – and the way these are perceived and understood by people. THE PROJECT The MedScapes project is a collaboration …

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Marine Heritage Lebanon’s Lighthouses Linking culture to nature

Status of Lighthouses in Lebanon Lebanon has lighthouses all along its coast. There are lighthouses in Tyre, Saida, Beirut, Batroun and Tripoli. Unfortunately, most of these lighthouses are damaged, and unmaintained; thus abandoned and inactive. The number of operational lighthouses has declined due to the expense of maintenance and replacement by modern electronic navigational devices. Introduction to MED-PHARES In 2013, …

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Energy Awareness Awards

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the IPT Energy Center (IPTEC) are organizing the Energy Awareness Awards, which recognize institutions and organizations in both the public and private sectors including businesses, civil society and academic sector for significant contributions to energy sustainability across Lebanon. Under the umbrella of the Energy Awareness Awards, UNDP and IPTEC aim at promoting sustainable …

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February 2nd – World Wetlands Day 2016 “Wetlands for our future – sustainable livelihoods”

  The theme for World Wetlands Day 2016, which is celebrated every year on the 2nd February, is “Wetlands for our future – sustainable livelihoods”. The intimate and timeless relationship between people –the way they live and the culture they create– and wetlands has been central to the work of the Mediterranean Institute for Nature and Anthropos (Med-INA) since its …

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Good news for lynx, wolf, bear (& citizen science) from Slovakia

Drawing on a dataset of four years of annual survey effort, the latest Slovakia expedition report now posits that there are stable populations of lynx, wolf and bear in Veľká Fatra National Park, which is excellent news. The report also praises the efforts of citizen scientist volunteers, saying that “the great value of citizen science volunteers in wildlife monitoring projects has been …

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