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UNDP-Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean. Regional Initiative. Biodiversity and Ecosystems Stakeholder Consultations Report.

23-24 August 2010 | Brasilia, Brazil

UNEP-UNDPThe United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Programme for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) held a national consultation for Brazil in Brasilia on Monday, 23 August and Tuesday, 24 August 2010 as part of a regional initiative entitled “Biodiversity and Ecosystems: Why these are Important for Sustained Growth and Equity in Latin America and the Caribbean” (the Initiative) to prepare a report on the role of biodiversity in wealth generation and support of wellbeing in the region. This was the last in the series of consultations with the first being held in Mexico City from 13-14 August 2009, the second in Lima, Peru from 24-25 September, the third in Caracas, Venezuela from 4-5 November, the fourth in Quito, Ecuador from 24-25 November, the fifth in Bogota, Colombia from 30 November – 1 December, the sixth (for Central America) in Guatemala City, Guatemala from 3-4 December, and the seventh (for the Caribbean) in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago from 26-27 April 2010. Each seeks the inputs of national experts and stakeholders.
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Addressing the Opening Plenary: Maria Cecilia Wey de Brito, Secretary of Biodiversity and Forests, Environment Ministry; José Machado, Executive Secretary, Environment Ministry; Jorge Chediek, UNDP Resident Representative for Brazil; Cristina Montenegro, Representative, UN Environment Programme (UNEP)
Emma Torres, Senior Adviser, UNDP Regional Bureau for LAC, explains the Initiative’s origin, organization and principal objectives.
A member of the regional report’s preparation team, Carlos Eduardo Young, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), outlines the messages, methodology and initial findings of the regional report
Session One: participants pose questions and concerns about plans outlined for the regional report
Session One: Facilitator Rodrigo Medeiros, UNDP Consultant, and Emma Torres, Senior Advisor, UNDP-LAC, listen to participants’ questions about the regional report.
Claudio Padua, Institute for Ecological Research (IPE), explains Group One's choices for emblematic Brazilian cases of biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services
Participants listen to a presentation of a Working Group's findings
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UNDP resources
*UNDP Regional Programme for Latin America and the Caribbean
*UNDP summary report of the Fourth Consultation on the UNDP-Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Initiative. Biodiversity and Ecosystems Stakeholder Consultations Report., 24-25 November 2009, Quito, Ecuador, 15-18 July 2009, Geneva, Switzerland (English: PDF) (Spanish: PDF)

IISD RS resources
*IISD RS summary report of the Seventh Consultation on the UNDP-Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Initiative. Biodiversity and Ecosystems Stakeholder Consultations Report., 26-27 April 2010, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (English: HTML - PDF) (Spanish: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS summary report of the Sixth Consultation on the UNDP-Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Initiative. Biodiversity and Ecosystems Stakeholder Consultations Report., 3-4 December 2009, Guatemala City, Guatemala (English: HTML - PDF) (Spanish: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS summary report of the Fifth Consultation on the UNDP-Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Initiative. Biodiversity and Ecosystems Stakeholder Consultations Report., 30 November – 1 December 2009, Bogotá, Colombia (English: HTML - PDF) (Spanish: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS summary report of the Third Consultation on the UNDP-Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Initiative. Biodiversity and Ecosystems Stakeholder Consultations Report., 4-5 November 2009, Caracas, Venezuela (English: HTML - PDF) (Spanish: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS summary report of the Second Consultation on the UNDP-Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Initiative. Biodiversity and Ecosystems Stakeholder Consultations Report., 24-25 September 2009, Lima, Peru (English: HTML - PDF) (Spanish: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS summary report of the First Consultation on the UNDP-Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Initiative. Biodiversity and Ecosystems Stakeholder Consultations Report., Mexico City, Mexico (English: HTML - PDF) (Spanish: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS archive of biodiversity and wildlife meetings, and backgrounder
*Biodiv-L - A mailing list for news on biodiversity and wildlife policy
*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
*MEA Bulletin - Newsletter on key MEAs and their secretariats
*Climate-L.org - News and information on the actions of international organizations in responding to the problem of global climate change
*African Regional Coverage
*Latin America and Caribbean Regional Coverage
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