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WSSCC, SCA Launch Menstruation Partnership[viewed]

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (SCA), a hygiene and forest products company, announced a partnership to raise awareness on menstruation issues faced by women and girls.

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PAGE Study Illustrates Senegal's Green Economy Potential[viewed]

Transitioning to a green economy in Senegal could help lift half a million people out of poverty, create 300,000 jobs and improve environmental outcomes, according to a Green Economy Scoping Study. The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) presented the report at an event to launch the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) in Senegal, marking the country's admission into the PAGE initiative.

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World Bank Approves Project to Improve Conservation of Biodiversity and Enhance Livelihoods in Mozambique[viewed]

The World Bank has approved a US$40 million International Development Association (IDA) grant to support the implementation of Mozambique's Conservation Areas (CAs) for Biodiversity and Development Project, known as Mozbio.

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Solar Light Library Loans Pico-PV Lanterns to Rural Senegalese Schoolchildren[viewed]

The World Bank Group's 'Lighting Africa' initiative has funded an innovative library of solar lights, benefiting 55,000 rural Senegalese. The Light Library is stocked with 4,798 solar lanterns, which are available for use by 6,115 students and their families.

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ARGeo - C5 Promotes Geothermal in East Africa, Launches Regional Database[viewed]

East African countries assembled for the Fifth African Rift Valley Geothermal Conference (ARGeo - C5), sharing their experiences in geothermal development, from reservoir engineering, drilling and geographical information systems to business development and financing. During the conference, the African Rift Geothermal Inventory Database (AGID) was launched to serve as an information repository for ongoing geothermal projects in the region.

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MRV Partnership Francophone Workshop Focuses on NAMAs, GHG Inventories and INDCs[viewed]

The Cluster Francophone of the International Partnership on Mitigation and MRV (measurement, reporting and verification) held a workshop aimed at exchange lessons learned and building the capacity of francophone negotiators on nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs), greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories and intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs).

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UNU-INWEH, IAC Report Frames Water-Energy Nexus Against Arab Spring[viewed]

The UN University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH) released the report ‘Global Agenda 2013: Water, Energy, and the Arab Awakening,' which examines water resource conflicts in the context of the Arab Spring.

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Comprehensive Congo Basin Forest Assessment Released[viewed]

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) welcomed the publication of the 2013 edition of the ‘State of the Forests of the Congo Basin' prepared by the Observatoire des Forêts d'Afrique Centrale (OFAC). The report reveals that forests in Central Africa directly support the livelihoods of 60 million people and provide indirect sustenance benefits to an additional 40 million urban dwellers.

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IWMI Launches Book on Developing Water-Related SDGs[viewed]

The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) released the book ‘On Target for People and Planet: Setting and Achieving Water-Related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),' which highlights that framing water-related SDGs in a water security context provides a more comprehensive framework than the human-needs approach of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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Event: Beyond Enforcement: Communities, Governance, Incentives and Sustainable Use in Combating Illegal Wildlife Trade[viewed]

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group (SULi), the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), the Austrian Ministry for the Environment, the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED) and TRAFFIC are holding a symposium to explore the roles of communities, governance, incentives and sustainable use in combating illegal wildlife trade.

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