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Marine Newsletter #1 - November 2009
The first edition of the Marine Newsletter
Friday 27 Nov 2009
GRID-Arendal and InterRidge to sign Letter of Collaboration
GRID-Arendal and InterRidge are pleased to announce a Letter of Agreement (LoA) to be signed with GRID-Arendal, to the establishment of a framework for cooperation on a number of marine environmental, scientific and resource issues. This will be the first LoA in which InterRidge is a signatory. LoA's are routinely used at GRID-Arendal for non-binding expressions of cooperation.
Monday 02 Nov 2009
Healthy Oceans New Key to Combating Climate Change
Cape Town, Nairobi, Rome, Paris — A ‘Blue Carbon’ fund able to invest in the maintenance and rehabilitation of key marine ecosystems should be considered by governments keen to combat climate change.
Wednesday 14 Oct 2009
EarthWire Marine - New EarthWire edition launched
GRID-Arendal is proud to launch its newest edition of EarthWire. EarthWire Marine is an environment news service that brings the latest news on the marine environment to you daily. The service collects news from media sources on the Internet, press releases and news from research organisations, environmental organizations and the public sector.
Tuesday 09 Jun 2009
Seal the Deal
During the World Ocean Conference in Manado, Indonesia (May 11-15, 2009), UNEP promoted the UN wide “Seal the Deal” campaign. The campaign aims to galvanize political will and public support towards signing a new UN agreement on climate change, and urges world leaders to act in the best interest of their peoples and the planet by ‘sealing the climate deal. Reaching a deal on climate change in Copenhagen will depend not only on political negotiations but also on public support. To galvanize support globally towards this goal, the world is invited to unite to combat climate change by signing the Climate Petition. In Manado, hundreds of conference participants, including Ministers, officials, journalists and students came together to “seal the deal” on a banner at the UNEP Booth in Manado. Look out for the campaign arriving in Arendal later on this summer!.
Tuesday 02 Jun 2009
Manado Explained: Getting the oceans on the climate change agenda
The first World Ocean Conference held recently in Manado North Sulawesi drew an estimated 4000 participants together to talk about the oceans in the context of climate change. One of the major outcomes of the meeting was the endorsement by 75 countries of the Manado Ocean Declaration (MOD).
Wednesday 27 May 2009