Blog Posts - Marine/coastal Issues



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

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...
by The Temas Blog on Oct 1, 2009

Chile to Ratify the London Dumping Protocol

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 dispo...
by The Temas Blog on Sep 18, 2009

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

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 unpre...
by The Temas Blog on Jun 9, 2009

World Bank: Coastal and Marine Ecosystem Services Severely Undervalued

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,...
by The Temas Blog on Apr 6, 2009

EPA to Study Puerto Rico Waters

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...
by The Temas Blog on Feb 11, 2009

Bahamas Finally Acts on Marine Protection

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’
by The Temas Blog on Jan 23, 2009


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