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8 July 2014 - 6 September 2014

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In focus

A forest of opportunities in Panama

Poster Biennial

International poster biennial in Mexico


22nd International Children’s Painting Competition on the Environment

Water: Where does it come from? - Moises Arrieta Martinez, Colombia

UNEP Offices
Environmental News Summary

Monday, 1th September 2014
UNEP - New UNEP Report Outlines Blue-Green Economy and Island Innovation Opportunities in Small Island Developing States.
UNEP - Momentum Building for a Greener and more Inclusive Economy.

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Press releases

Governments Fulfil their Commitment: Access and Benefit-Sharing Treaty Receives Required Number of Ratifications to Enter into Force
Montreal, 14 July 2014 - The Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization will enter into force on 12 October 2014 following its ratification by 51 Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). More

Experts call for stronger cooperation on oil spills and nutrient management at major regional meetings
14 July 2014 - Over eighty percent of the Caribbean Sea is polluted from land based sources and activities on land such as deforestation, untreated wastewater, oil spills, agricultural runoff, farm waste and litter. This affects livelihoods, people’s health, island economies and ecosystems. More

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UNEP bimonthly newsletter - LAC, May - June 2014

2013 UNEP Annual report

Microfinance for Ecosystem-based Adaptation. Newsletter 2, june 2014. [Download]

Ministers of the Environment

Nineteenth Meeting of the Forum of Ministers of Environment for Latin America and the Caribbean
Los Cabos, México, 11‐12 March 2014

Meeting of the Bureau of the Forum of Ministers of Environment for Latin America and the Caribbean
Mexico City, Mexico, 11-12 February 2014

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