Central Asia Trialogue on Land Degradation, Biodiversity and Climate Change

From the 9th to the 11th of October 2019 academic scientists, policymakers and practitioners with indigenous and local knowledge in the region gathered in Almaty, Kazakhstan, for the Central Asia Regional Trialogue on Land Degradation, Biodiversity and Climate Change. The event was held as part of the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Network (BES-Net) initiative managed by UNDP’s Global Policy Centre on Resilient Ecosystems and Desertification. It was hosted by the Ministry of Ecology, Geography and Natural Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan and financially supported by the German Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).  

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Ethiopia signed the Declaration on the Coalition of the Willing on Pollinators

The 17th of July 2017, as the first African country, Ethiopia signed the Declaration on the Coalition of the Willing on Pollinators. The signing was done by Melesse Maryo (PhD), Director General of the Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute, accompanied by Fedeke Woldeyes (PhD).

From Holland, the head of the bureau of the Coalition Baud Schoenmaeckers witnessed the signing.