Dramatic consequences of the most severe earthquake and tsunami in Japan’s history

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On 11 March 2011, a massive earthquake and tsunami hit Japan, decimating villages, agricultural land and infrastructure. Measuring 8.9 (later referred as 9.0) on the Richter scale, the earthquake was the most severe in the history of Japan. BBC reports over 2400 people killed and more than 3000 people as...

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ACP-FLEGT Support Programme - Call for Proposals – by 20 May 2011

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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is issuing a call for proposals through its Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade Support Programme to African, Caribbean and Pacific Countries (ACP-FLEGT Support Programme). The ACP-FLEGT Support Programme, through funding from the European Commission, provides assistance to ACP countries...

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TILCEPA Social Policy Specialist Group on Mountain Connectivity, mountain Protected Areas & mountainous Transboundary Conserved Landscapes

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The Joint Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP) – World Commission on protected Areas (WCPA) Theme on Indigenous Peoples, Local Communities, Equity and Protected Areas (TILCEPA) is looking for experts / specialists / mountain community constituency members interested in joining the new TILCEPA Mountain Social Policy Specialist Group....

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Saving Rwanda forests by 2035 becomes a national priority

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At the launch of the United Nations International Year of Forests, the Rwandan minister of land and the environment, Stanislas Kamanzi, announced a forest landscape restoration initiative, being the first developing country making such a commitment nationally. The situation is urgent as in 1994 after the genocide large part of...

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Women of the Mountains Conference

Women of the Mountains Conference

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Mountain Partnership Event

 

The second international conference, “Women of the Mountains” was held in Orem, Utah, 8-9 March 2011. It was organized in the context of the Mountain Partnership by Utah Valley University, the Mountain Partnership member who also organized the first such conference in 2007. The...

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XIth Alpine Conference - 8 - 9 March 2011, Brdo pri Kranju, Slovenia

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The XIth Alpine Conference will take place on 8 and 9 March 2011 in Brdo pri Kranju (Slovenia). The Alpine Conference is the political decision-making organ of the Alpine Convention and consists of the Ministers of the Alpine States. Meetings of the Conference are normally held every two years by...

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