COP 22. The Youth Appeal
During the Education Thematic Day at the COP 22, November 14th, the representatives of the Young Reporters for the Environment (JRE) launched a Youth Appeal. This appeal read by Aicha Oujidi JRE from Morocco and Melvin Lie Morris JRE from Kenya contains nine recommendations discussed and agreed by JREs from 11 different countries (Morocco, Kenya, Ghana, South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania, Portugal, Canada, Romania, Kazakhstan and Malta), which the Foundation held on 13 and 14 November in Marrakech on the theme of reducing the ecological footprint. One of the nine recommendations was retained by YONGO, which committed to bringing it up to the UNFCCC level.
Piloted by the Mohammed VI Foundation for the Protection of the Environment, the Young Reporters for Environment (JRE) is present in 30 countries belonging to the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) In Morocco participated 22,000 high school students, 174 of which were prize-winners in the national competition and 24 in the international competition. These pupils were accompanied by 8300 supervisors.
2nd meeting of environmental journalism at COP22
Marrakech, Morocco, 9 November 2016 (IUCN)
The second Meeting of Environmental Journalists from News Agencies in the Mediterranean is being held in Marrakesh from 11 to 13 November 2016, during the COP22 on Climate Change. More than 50 participants among which journalists from 16 countries from both shores of the Mediterranean convene to discuss with scientist and experts how to improve climate change reporting and empower Mediterranean media.
During the encounter the publication “Environmental information in the Mediterranean - A journalist’s guide to key questions and institutions” and an online platform for networking of environmental journalists in the Mediterranean will be presented. These are the two first products resulting from the collaboration over the first year of this network of environmental journalists and communicators from environmental and scientific institutions and NGOs in the Mediterranean.
For more information on the meeting: bit.ly/medgreenjournalism_en
Vacancy annoucement: Project Coordinator High Seas Governance
The Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) is seeking a Project Coordinator on “Strengthening Regional Ocean Governance for the High Seas”.
More information is available here.
Environmental and Ecological Education Panel Athens Greece
The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER), a world association of academics and researchers based in Athens, organizes A Panel on Environmental and Ecological Education, 22-23 May 2017, Athens, Greece as part of the Twelfth Annual International Symposium on Environment, 22-23 May 2017, Athens, Greec.
The language of the conference is English for both presentations and discussions. Abstracts should be 200-300 words in length and it should include names and contact details of all authors. All abstracts are blind reviewed according to ATINER’s standards and policies. Acceptance decisions are sent within four weeks following submission. Papers should be submitted one month before the conference only if the paper is to be considered for publication at ATINER’s series.
2016 World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders
The 2016 World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders, themed 'Local Voices for a Better World,' opened on Wednesday, 12 October 2016, in Bogotá, Colombia, and will continue through Saturday, 15 October. The World Summit, organized by United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), is the largest global gathering of mayors, councilors, representatives of local governments, and other interested policymakers and practitioners.
Four major deliverables are expected from the 2016 World Summit. The Global Agenda of Local and Regional Governments for the 21st Century will reflect the discussions held in the Summit's plenaries and policy dialogues, highlighting local and regional authorities' priorities that are not currently included in global development negotiations surrounding Habitat III and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Accompanying the Global Agenda will be the launch of the 4th Global Report on Local Democracy and Decentralization (GOLD IV), providing analysis, innovative examples and case studies from around the globe to support the recommendations of the Global Agenda. Another major output will be the Bogotá Statements, which will capture the major challenges that local and regional governments have identified during the Summit. The fourth and final expected outcome is the Key Recommendations of Local and Regional Governments to Habitat III.
To learn more visit here.
UNEP report on 'Environment, Religion and Culture'
UNEP, in collaboration with the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Department of the Environment, Iran, has published the report 'Environment, Religion and Culture' in the Context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development'.
It shows how religion and culture interpret the Five P's of people, planet, prosperity, peace and partnership and provides examples of how some faith-based and nongovernmental organizations address them. It also encourages religious, cultural leaders and organizations to actively engage in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and calls on religious scholars to continue engaging in dialogue with the scientific world.
To learn more see here.
“Mediterranean Mountains: climate change, landscape and biodiversity”, is a workshop organized by the Italian delegation* of the Alpine Convention and held at the Bio Mediterranean Cluster on 4th September 2015. The Workshop’s intent was to encourage sharing of experience and strengthening and expanding networking and cooperation among regional stakeholders in the Mediterranean on the governance of mountain territories.
Here is possible to download the full report.