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Event: Meeting of Senior Government Officials Expert in Environmental Law on the Midterm Review of the Montevideo Programme IV[viewed]

The meeting of senior government officials expert in environmental law on the midterm review of the fourth Programme for the Development and Periodic Review of Environmental Law (Montevideo Programme IV), which is being convened by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), will bring together experts in the field of environmental law from governments, as well as various organizations.

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6th Regional 3R Forum Examines Economic Opportunities Offerred by 3Rs and Resource Efficiency[viewed]

The Sixth Regional 3R (reduce, reuse, recycle) Forum in Asia and the Pacific met in Male, Maldives from 16-19 August 2015 to discuss economic opportunities posed by 3Rs, the linkages between waste management, urban management, water security and sustainable tourism, and national progress toward the 2023 3R goals set by the Forum in its 2013 Ha Noi Declaration. The outcome document, inter alia, recognizes the contribution of the 3Rs to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the post-2015 development agenda.

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UNESCAP Argues for NAMAs in Waste Sector[viewed]

The UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) argues for recognizing and rewarding the sustainable development benefits from waste management, in the context of developing nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs).

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Event: Solutions Summit[viewed]

On the sidelines of the three-day UN Summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda, the Solutions Summit will seek to highlight "exceptional innovators" (technologists, engineers, scientists, and others) who are developing solutions that address one or more of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and also seek to catalyze a grassroots effort, where communities scout and convene resources around solution-makers.

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IMO Addresses Sensitive Marine Areas, Regulation of Waste at Sea[viewed]

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has worked to advance the health of the world's oceans and seas through workshops focused on regulating marine pollution and identifying Particularly Sensitive Sea Areas (PSSAs) that need special protection given ecological, scientific or socio-economic circumstances, but that may be vulnerable to damage from international maritime activities.

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Event: Second Our Oceans Conference[viewed]

The Second Our Oceans Conference aims to promote voluntary governmental and institutional commitments to care for the ocean.

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UNGA President Circulates Amended 2030 Agenda[viewed]

The President of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), Sam Kutesa, circulated the outcome document of the UN Summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda, agreed by consensus at the conclusion of the intergovernmental negotiation process on 2 August 2015. Kutesa informs Member States that he will convene a plenary meeting of the Assembly in early September to take action on a draft resolution that will transmit the outcome document to the UNGA's 70th session for consideration and adoption during the Summit.

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Scientists Investigate Scale of Plastic Trash in Southern Indian Ocean[viewed]

Scientists from eight countries aboard the Dr. Fridtjof Nansen, a research vessel operated by the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research (IMR) in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), are assessing the scale and nature of industrial trash, including plastics and micro-plastics, in remote parts of the southern Indian Ocean. FAO notes that the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans both have floating islands of trash twice the size of Texas, but the extent and impact of trash and plastic in the southern Indian Ocean is not yet known. The research mission aims to fill this information gap.

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International Day Spotlights Indigenous Peoples' Health, Wellbeing[viewed]

The UN marked the 2015 International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples with a call for improving access to healthcare services. The 'State of the World's Indigenous Peoples: Volume 2,' an advance copy of which was launched for the Day, notes that indigenous peoples face destruction of their lands, territories and resources, including through the impacts of climate change and environmental contamination by heavy metals, industrial gases and effluent wastes.

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SPREP Reports on Environment and Development Work[viewed]

The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) released its Annual Report for 2014, detailing the relevance of SPREP's work to the major environmental and sustainable development challenges in its Pacific island members. The report focuses on four priority areas: biodiversity and ecosystem management; climate change; waste management and pollution control; and environmental monitoring and governance.

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