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Global Warming Adding to Pollution and Over-Harvesting Impacts on the World's Key Fishing Grounds Says New UNEP - "In Dead Water" - Report
The Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network releases a new report detailing the effects of Bleaching and Hurricanes on coral reefs in 2005.
The Associated Press.
AFP - Feb 16, 2009
25th Session of UNEP’s Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum 16-20 February
Monday 27 April 2009 16.56 BST
Countdown continues to the LBS Protocol entry into force – U.S. sixth country to ratify the regional treaty
On February 13, 2009, the United States became the sixth country to sign the regional environmental agreement titled ‘Land Based Sources of Marine Pollution Protocol’ (LBS), joining the Governments of Belize, France, Panama, Saint Lucia, and Trinidad and Tobago in their efforts to protect the Caribbean Sea from pollution.
The World Ocean Conference (WOC) 2009 is forum for the world community to discuss current issues in the marine field which are related to climate change, and how the world can wisely utilize the ocean to weather crisis. Furthermore, WOC 2009 is expected to create a more aligned global vision and commitments from participating governments and institutions to work together to improve marine resource management.
World Ocean Conference Ministerial/High Level Meeting Manado, Indonesia, 11-14 May 2009
WORLD OCEAN CONFERENCE, Manado, Indonesia,May 13, 2009 At the Frontlines of Climate Change—Oceans, Coasts, and Small Island Developing States: The Need for Action Now in the Climate Negotiations
Representatives from 76 countries convening at the inaugural World Ocean Conference (WOC) agreed Thursday to push ocean issues as an agenda at the United Nations climate talks in Copenhagen in December.
The theme for the International Day on Biological Diversity (IDB) in 2009 is invasive alien species (IAS) - one of the greatest threats to biodiversity, and to the ecological and economic well-being of society and the planet.
Environmental Expert (US): Millions around the world will unite to combat climate change for World Environment Day 2009, says UNEP
People around the world will unite for the planet on 5 June for World Environment Day 2009, with a strong call for environmental action just six months before the crucial United Nations climate change talks in Copenhagen.
President Barack Obama on Friday set up a task force to craft the first US national policy for sustainably managing the country's oceans, drawing praise from environmentalists who said the move was long overdue.
UN declares 8 June 2009 the first official World Oceans Day. The concept for World Oceans Day proposed in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro by the Government of Canada provides an opportunity each year to celebrate the world's oceans and our personal connection to the sea.
Sixth Meeting of the Contracting Parties (COP) to the Protocol Concerning Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife (SPAW) in the Wider Caribbean Region Montego Bay, Jamaica, 5 October 2010
update on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill
On March 21st the United Nations International Year of Forests was officially launched in Jamaica at the Forestry Department.
Message from the Coordinator of the Caribbean Environment Programme on the Occasion of World Oceans Day - 8th June, 2011
International Coral Reef Initiative urges immediate action to address the Lionfish Invasion which poses a serious threat to biodiversity in the WCR.
Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Regional Experts Workshop will be held from September 26th to 30th at the Ritz Carlton, in Montego Bay, Jamaica
Regional Workshop on Marine Mammal Watching in the Wider Caribbean Region, Panama City, Panama 19 - 22 October 2011
Many countries and international organizations have been tackling the marine debris problem for decades, with significant signs of progress.
UNEP CEP received the ceremonial cup from the Mediterranean Partnership Programme to be host for the next International Waters Conference of the GEF in 2013.
The GEF-IWCAM Project which included thirteen Caribbean countries, will host its Final Project Conference in Kingston, Jamaica, 16 – 18 November 2011.
Caribbean Countries build capacity for implementation of the Ballast Water Management Convention at a regional training workshop- 14-15 November in Kingston, Jamaica.
The Inception Workshop will take place February 7 to February 8, 2012 at the Terra Nova Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica.
This year's theme was entitled "The Face of Climate Change". This article comments briefly on climatic impacts on water and conservation tips are promoted.