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  1. Indirect land use change impacts biodiversity worldwide

    15/8/2011

    This JNCC-comissioned report highlights biodiversity impacts of indirect land use change caused by biofuel production. Increased demand for biofuels to achieve renewable energy targets is putting pressure on biodiversity worldwide. The research highlights a new and so far little understood threat: the impact of indirect land use change on biodiversity.

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  2. Voluntary REDD+ Database

    5/7/2011

    The new interactive interface for the Voluntary REDD+ Database (VRD) has been launched. The website offers access to maps, graphs and summary statistics on REDD+ financing that has been reported to the REDD+ Partnership, as well as detailed information on individual agreements between countries and/or institutions.

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  3. UNEP-WCMC 2010 Annual Report Published

    20/6/2011

    The UNEP-WCMC 2010 Annual Report has been published and is now available to download:

    View all our Annual Reports

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  4. The True Value of Nature

    2/6/2011

    The Secretary of State for the Environment, Caroline Spelman, today launched the findings of the UK National Ecosystem Assessment (UK NEA). The UK NEA, which analyses the UK's natural environment in terms of the benefits it provides to society and the economy, is the first of its kind at a fully national scale. A panel of experts involved in the process answered questions on technical aspects of the assessment and how these findings will be implemented into policy decisions. The Synthesis of the Key Findings along with the Technical Report, which forms the evidence base, can be downloaded from the UK NEA website.

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  5. Making Biodiversity Safeguards for REDD+ Work in Practice

    19/5/2011

    UNEP-WCMC has developed operational guidelines to assist countries to implement biodiversity safeguards for REDD+. The summary report, containing the operational guidelines, can be found here.

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  6. Professor Jon Hutton on UNEP-WCMC's Role

    17/5/2011

    Professor Jon Hutton, Director of UNEP-WCMC explains the organisation’s role in integrating and disseminating information on biodiversity and discusses the collaborative nature of their work

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  7. Visualising the Partnership Between Mining Operations and Protected Areas

    19/4/2011

    Metals Economics Group (MEG) and the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre are pleased to partner to provide information for mining companies on their proximity to national parks and other internationally important protected areas. This valuable new data layer in MEG’s online service will increase awareness within the sector about biodiversity conservation, providing additional context to mining-related development and investment.

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  8. Marine and coastal ecosystem services: Valuation methods and their practical application

    7/4/2011

    This report sets out some of the most commonly used methods for economic valuation of ecosystem services, and to explore their pros and cons in a practical context in marine and coastal environments. It is intended to be used by UNEP Regional Seas coordinators, as a guide to ecosystem service evaluation techniques that might be relevant to their specific management projects.

    Download the report.

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  9. Head of Human Resources

    30/3/2011

    A vacancy has arisen for a Head of Human Resources. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer and as a member of the Management Team, the successful candidate will work to ensure that HR policies and practices across the Centre are of the highest standards. He or she will work alongside senior managers to enhance the collaborative culture and capability of the Centre, leading the HR plan and team.

    This is a varied, hands-on role which would best suit someone with a strong operational background and the hunger and potential to move into a more strategic role.

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  10. The Global Coral Disease Database (GCDD) Launched

    12/11/2010

    The new-look GCDD was launched in Samoa last week at the 25th General Meeting of the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) (8-12 November, 2010). The GCDD is an online database for coral disease information, providing interactive maps and dynamic statistics of world-wide coral disease distribution, highly customizable search options and a number of supporting functions, including guidance on survey methods.

    To visit the website, go to www.coraldisease.org.

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