8_April_2011: The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) convened the inaugural Joint Regional Meeting for Energy, Information and Communication Technology and Transport, from 4-8 April 2011, in Noumea, New Caledonia. The meeting discussed the cross-cutting impacts of the three sectors in an effort to capitalize on potential synergies.
8_April_2011: The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) have released a publication titled “Guide to Corporate Ecosystem Valuation: A framework for improving corporate decision-making.” The Guide aims to enhance business’ understanding of the benefits and value of ecosystem services.
7_April_2011: The German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU), an independent scientific advisory body, presented a report titled ?World in Transition: A Social Contract for Sustainability,? to Annette Schavan, Federal Minister of Education and Research, and Federal Environment Minister Norbert Röttgen. The report recommends establishing a ?UN Council for Sustainable Development,? on par with the UN Security Council, among other measures.
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