Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The Oxford Adaptation Academy, 13 – 25 August 2017: Call for Applications.

This two week residential course enables individuals and organisations to develop a solid grounding in the links between vulnerability, climate impacts and adaptation. The focus is on the "how to" rather than "what is" adaptation; and is designed to inform a participant's individual needs in the context of their own professional development.

See flyer for testimonials and visit website, Global Climate Adaptation Partnership at http://www.climateadaptation.cc/

Invitation to join: Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP)

Invitation to join: Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP)

IUSDRP has started operating, and the details can be seen at:

IUSDRP has been created with three main aims:

1. to perform externally-funded international research on sustainable development issues linking researchers from across the world
2. to publish the results of research on sustainable development issues in high calibre journals
3. to train doctoral students on matters related to sustainable development issues

IUSDRP also organises a series of high level events on sustainable development issues -and climate change Symposia. Some of the events currently planned are:

World Symposium on Climate Change Communication, Manchester, UK,
22nd -24th February 2017

World Symposium on Lifelong Learning for Sustainable Development, Malta, 2nd – 4th March 2017
https://www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-als/events/malta2017.html in Malta in March 2017

World Symposium on Sustainability Science and Research, Manchester, UK, 5th-7th April 2017

Sustainability and Social Science Research Symposium
University of Michigan, United States, May 17th-19th 2017

2nd World Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation, Coimbra, Portugal
6th -8th September 2017

Partners universities interested to join should contact our team
to discuss the details.  There are no costs involved. If conditions
are suitable, a letter of committment can be sent to universities interested to participate, so they can join and benefit from
IUSDRP´s network and outputs.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) funding applications, by 28 Nov

Re: Project funding for early-career conservationists

The deadline for Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) funding applications is fast approaching – 28th November 2016. We would greatly appreciate if you could please circulate this message to anyone in your networks who you think might be interested.

In 2017, CLP awards are focused on projects occurring in 22 countries: Algeria, Angola, Azerbaijan, Brazil, China, Egypt, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Malaysia, Mexico, Mozambique, Oman, South Africa, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, UAE and Vietnam.

CLP awards are aimed at early career conservationists with less than 5 years' professional experience in the conservation sector. CLP awards are team-based, with at least 3 people per team.

At this stage, we are accepting proposals for Future Conservationist Awards worth up to $12,500 each. A member of each award-winning project will be invited, all expenses paid, to CLP's two-week Conservation Management & Leadership training in June/July 2017.

All information on eligibility, guidelines, FAQs, and the application form are on our website: http://www.conservationleadershipprogramme.org/grants/grant-overview/future-conservationist-award/

CLP is happy to provide applicant support - interested applicants are encouraged to contact us (clp@birdlife.org) with questions as soon as possible.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Nagao Wetland Fund - Invitation for Applications

The Ramsar Convention Secretariat wishes to acknowledge the Nagao Natural Environment Foundation (NEF) in Japan for their generous voluntary donation to establish the Nagao Wetland Fund (NWF) which will be administered by the Ramsar Secretariat.

The NWF is intended to support Contracting Parties in the Asia-Oceania region on small-scale projects with a maximum offer of 18,000 USD per project. However, the funding is not intended to replace the need for most developing countries and countries in transition to have access to much more substantial levels of funding in order to ensure the conservation and sustainable use of their wetland resources.

The projects should be identified as a national priority by the Contracting Party in the implementation of the Convention's Strategic Plan 2016-2024.

The NWF is open for application from eligible Contracting Parties and those overseas territories in the Asia-Oceania region included in the DAC List of ODA Recipients.

Please refer to the attached for more information. All project proposals MUST be submitted using the form "Request for Funding Form" (attached), which should be endorsed by the Ramsar Administrative Authority in your country.

The deadline for all submissions is 31 December.

All correspondence to this email must be forwarded to the Assistant Advisor for Asia-Oceania Region, Ms. Rosi Waqanisau (asia.oceani@ramsar.com).

I look forward to receiving your applications and please feel free to contact Ms. Rosi Waqanisau or Dr.Lew Young (YOUNG@ramsar.org)  if you have any questions. Wishing you all the best.


Rosi Waqanisau
Assistant  Advisor for Asia-Oceania
Ramsar Convention Secretariat
28 rue Mauverney, CH-1196 Gland (Switzerland)
Tel. +41 22 999 0138; fax +41 22 999 0169

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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Summaries for policymakers for scenarios and models as well as pollination assessments

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25 Aug 2016

Ref:  EM/2016/35

Dear  ,

I am very pleased to announce the release today of the electronic laid-out versions of the Summaries for Policymakers (SPM) of both the IPBES Methodological Assessment of Scenarios & Models of Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services as well as on Pollinators, Pollination and Food Production.

The SPM on scenarios may be accessed/downloaded from the IPBES website at: http://goo.gl/LcrpbE The printed version was officially released today at an event in Montpellier, France. The media release from the event today is also available here: http://goo.gl/dUJeDt

The SPM on pollinators may be accessed/downloaded from the IPBES website at: http://goo.gl/eTDu9S

As you may recall, both SPMs were approved by the IPBES Plenary in Malaysia in February this year.

I would like to take this opportunity to once again thank our assessment co-chairs, as well as every expert who contributed to these very important IPBES outputs.   

Your assistance in sharing the SPMs – especially with relevant policymakers in your respective networks and countries – would be greatly appreciated.

Best regards,

Dr Anne Larigauderie | Executive Secretary
Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
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