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    IDB Support for Colombia’s Climate Change Work / BID apoya esfuerzos de Colombia sobre el cambio climático

    Thursday, October 1st, 2009

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
    IDB supports Colombia’s climate change agenda

    Reforms linked to new loan will help reduce vulnerability to climate change and take advantage of emerging carbon markets

    Colombia will implement an ambitious climate change program that includes reducing vulnerability and strengthening climate-related institutions, as part of a financial package approved yesterday by the Inter-American [...]

    Chile to Ratify the London Dumping Protocol

    Friday, September 18th, 2009

    President Bachelet has sent the 1996 Protocol to the London Convention on Dumping to the Chilean Congress for ratification, and initial indications are that both houses view ratification favorably.  If they do so, it will change Chilean law on disposing of wastes at sea and make Chile only the sixth Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) [...]

    An Online Database of Marine Protected Areas / Un base de datos online sobre las áreas marinas protegidas

    Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

    From the UN Environment Programme (UNEP):
    UNEP launches new online system to view and study the world’s marine protected areas

    UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre in Cambridge, UK

    At a time when the world’s oceans are facing unprecedented pressures from human impacts in the marine environment, a new decision-making tool is being launched to provide the most current [...]

    World Bank: Coastal and Marine Ecosystem Services Severely Undervalued

    Monday, April 6th, 2009

    From the World Bank:
    Coastal and Marine Ecosystem Services Severely Undervalued

    New World Bank Review Calls for Action to Protect the Marine Environment

    Properly valuing coastal and marine ecosystem services is critical to sustainable development, according to the World Bank publication “Environment Matters 2008” launched today.
    Titled: “Valuing Coastal and Marine Ecosystem Services”, the review argues that while we [...]

    EPA to Study Virgin Islands Coral Reefs

    Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

    From the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):
    EPA to Study Coral Reefs in U.S. Virgin Islands

    For nearly three weeks, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will study coral reefs in the Caribbean Sea around the U.S. Virgin Islands. Starting today, EPA’s ocean survey vessel, the OSV BOLD, will conduct a series of scientific observations to help [...]

    EPA to Study Puerto Rico Waters

    Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

    From the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):
    EPA to Study Puerto Rico Waters and Marine Habitat
    For nearly two weeks, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will study water, reefs and marine habitats in the Caribbean Sea around Puerto Rico.
    Starting today, EPA’s ocean survey vessel, the OSV BOLD, will conduct a series of scientific studies aimed at [...]

    Mini-Bins Make for Cleaner Beaches

    Sunday, February 8th, 2009

    In the first few months after I launched The Temas Blog, I came across a an article in regional Brazilian periodical about a couple of professors in a Paraná university who had this interesting idea. Cognizant of data showing that a large percentage of trash found on beaches consists of small items such [...]

    Bahamas Finally Acts on Marine Protection

    Friday, January 23rd, 2009

    Nearly two years ago I did a post about a terrific National Geographic article on the dangers of unchecked real estate and tourism development on the Bahamas’ marine habitats, and how in the end, the Bahamas may lose far more than they’d gain from ripping up mangroves to build hotels, golf courses and marinas.
    Thanks to [...]

    Panama Ratifies the Bunker Fuel Pollution Liability Convention

    Saturday, January 17th, 2009

    On 14 January Panama’s National Assembly ratified the International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage (“Bunker Convention”). The Convention, negotiated under International Maritime Organization (IMO) auspices, was adopted in 2001 but did not come into force until last November.  Until Panama ratified, the only Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) nations that [...]

    What a Shame

    Thursday, January 15th, 2009

    Just two months ago a study was released putting a dollar value on the preservation of Belize’s reefs.  Now comes a report that a cargo ship wandered (reportedly while on autopilot) onto a barrier reef 32 miles from Belize City in an area near Caye Glory.
    Experts say that the grounding may have permanently destroyed 10,000 [...]

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