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The 183 Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) will convene in Geneva from 17 to 28 August, for the CITES triennial World Wildlife Conference (18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties).
Governments have submitted 56 new proposals to change the levels of protection that CITES provides for species of wild animals and plants that are in international trade. They plan to strengthen wildlife trade rules for fisheries, timber, exotic pets, elephants and more. The Agenda features wildlife crime, rhinos, rosewood, eels, sharks, “big cats,” etc. Read the latest press release for the full details.
Check the list below to see what is on the agenda this week and the job opportunities in the region.
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Last week we co-organized with UN-Foundation the presentation of the Special Report on Climate Change and Land, published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - the world body for assessing the state of scientific knowledge related to climate change, its impacts and potential future risks, and possible response options - at the end of a week-long approval plenary held in Geneva. Read ENB coverage of the IPCC 50th Session...
This report shows that better land management can contribute to tackling climate change, although it is not the only solution. Land provides the food, fuel and freshwater without which human society and its economy could not exist. This provision is under threat from rising global temperatures and unprecedented rates of land and freshwater exploitation in recent decades. Read the Carbon Brief In-depth Q&A on the report...
The report also highlights the importance of land tenure rights and the participation of indigenous peoples in climate solutions. Read CIEL blog...
Videos and documents of past GEN events are available online.
The events taking place this week
The 183 Parties to CITES will adopt decisions and resolutions ( 56 proposals) to expand and further strengthen the global wildlife trade regime at CITES’ triennial World Wildlife Conference.
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