International Experts Address Climate Diplomacy and Urban Resilience

Source: KAS Regional Programme Political Dialogue Asia/Singapore

The EU-Asia Dialogue of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Singapore in cooperation with UN-Habitat held a two-day landmark conference in Yangon / Myanmar to discuss the role of cities in the current climate change negotiations and the implementation of international climate agreement.

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A Tale of 3 Countries: Water Risks to Global Shale Development

Source: World Resources Institute

The shale gas revolution, which began nearly 10 years ago in the United States, is poised to spread across the globe. For many countries, shale gas could strengthen energy security while cutting emissions.

But unlocking this massive resource comes with a significant environmental risk: access to freshwater for drinking, agriculture, and industrial use. Drilling and then hydraulic fracturing…

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World Lost 8 Percent of its Remaining Pristine Forests Since 2000

Source: World Resources Institute

Not all forests are created equal. Some of the most important forest ecosystems in the world are large areas of pristine wilderness, known as “Intact Forest Landscapes (IFL).” These ecosystems play a critical role in maintaining biodiversity and regulating the climate, and provide services such as water and air purification, nutrient cycling, and erosion and flood control.

Yet they’re…

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Source: Conservation International

​Apia, Samoa – 1 September 2014. Today the Pacific Ocean Alliance was launched bringing together a group of stakeholders that represent the diverse range of ocean interests in the Pacific region. The Alliance was called for by Pacific Leaders to strengthen coordination and collaboration for the effective implementation of regional and national actions under the Pacific Oceanscape…

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One tenth of bird species flying under the conservation radar

Source: Haribon Foundation

25% of newly recognized birds assessed by BirdLife International are listed as threatened on the IUCN Red List, one of them is the Cebu Brown-dove (Phapitreron frontalis). Recognizing new species adds precision to conserving places most important for birds, nature and people – the areas of the planet that we need to urgently protect and save.

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40 Percent of Countries with Largest Shale Energy Resources Face Water Stress

Source: World Resources Institute

Right now, dozens of countries around the world are deciding whether or not to develop their shale gas and tight oil resources (tight oil deposits are trapped in fine-grained sedimentary rock, including shale). It’s easy to understand why: shale gas could boost the world’s recoverable natural gas resources by 47 percent, cut greenhouse gas emissions compared to coal, create new revenue and…

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"Japan’s Annual Dolphin Slaughter Begins at Taiji Cove"

Source: Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ)

“The controversial six-month dolphin hunting season began on Monday in the infamous town of Taiji, but bad weather would delay any killing, a local official told AFP.”

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World’s leading primatologists gather in Vietnam for international summit

Source: Fauna & Flora International

Primate scientists share knowledge and latest learnings at the 25th International Primatalogical Society congress on Hanoi

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Now Is The Time For Change, Climate Leaders Warn

Source: Philippine Network of Environmental Journalists (PNEJ)

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Source: Conservation International

Arlington, Va. USA – The global coalition of conservation partners including Conservation International, The Nature Conservancy​, World Wildlife Fund and 15 other international and local partners in Papua, Indonesia officially launched the Bird’s Head Seascape website at www.birdsheadseascape.com.
The site is the ultimate source for information for the Bird’s Head Seascape, and is a…

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