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IISD/ENB @ About | IWC67 | 10 Sep 2018 | Florianópolis, BR | IISD Reporting Services

News from IISD - 10. September 2018 - 13:37
On Monday, 10 September 2018, IISD Reporting Services, through its Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) Meeting Coverage, covered the 67th Meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC67), which will meet from 10 to 14 September 2018, from Florianópolis, Brazil

ENBレポート | SB 48-2 | 2018年9月7日 | IISDレポート・サービス

News from IISD - 10. September 2018 - 12:25
IISDレポート・サービスのアース・ネゴシエーション・ブレティン(ENB)による会議カバレッジは、 2018年9月4日から9日、タイのバンコクにある国連会議センター(UNCC)から、2018年9月のバンコク気候変動会議のカバレッジを行う予定。

Opinion | The rupee is falling and India should let it

News from India - 10. September 2018 - 5:15
The Reserve Bank of India’s stated policy is to reduce volatility, rather than target a specific level for the currency. Should the RBI intervene to strengthen the rupee?

Countries must oppose attempts to take the International Whaling Commission back to the days of unsustainable whaling operations

News from WWF - 10. September 2018 - 2:00
Florianópolis, Brazil, 10 September 2018 - Participants from about 66 countries will meet in Florianópolis, Brazil this week to make decisions on issues that could significantly impact the future of whales, whaling, and the direction of the International Whaling Commission (IWC).

Deliberations over the next five days are expected to define the Commission's ability to regulate the conservation and management of whales and other marine cetacean populations.

The most controversial issue on the table is Japan's proposal to establish a Sustainable Whaling Committee, which would allow countries to establish whaling quotas by a simple majority vote. Together with Greenpeace and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), WWF urges member states to strongly oppose the draft resolution ironically dubbed the 'way forward.'

"Japan's 'way forward' proposal is procedurally unsound and would take the International Whaling Commission back to the days when it presided over unsustainable whaling operations," says Leigh Henry, Director, Wildlife Policy, WWF-US.

Another draft resolution which could become a contentious issue during negotiations is the proposal on Aboriginal Subsistence Whaling. The draft text proposes significant changes to the Commission's working practices including offering countries the possibility to automatically extend quotas every six years without an affirmative decision by the IWC, approving renewals on the basis of scientific advice alone.

"WWF recognizes the need for aboriginal subsistence whaling where it is carried out for local consumption, but countries should not bypass the Commission, weakening the IWC and the impact it can help create," said Aimee Leslie, WWF Global Cetacean Bycatch Lead.

In addition to these issues, the IWC meeting will also discuss a raft of other topics, including a proposal to create a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary, as well as resolutions on ghost gear entanglement, ocean noise and cetaceans and ecosystem services.

'The Florianópolis Declaration' presented by the Brazil seeks to ensure the recovery and the maintenance of whale species and populations to protect and respect the critical roles they play in global ocean ecosystems. The draft resolution states that commercial whaling is no longer a necessary economic activity; and that "scientific whaling" is not currently a valid alternative to answer scientific questions.

Download WWF's position statement on the key issues to be discussed at IWC67 here.

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For more information, please contact:
Marsden Momanyi | WWF International | Email: mmomanyi@wwfint.org ; Mob: +254798484940
 

₹ 3.4 trillion bank recap since Great Recession but no end in sight

News from India - 10. September 2018 - 0:04
RBI is firm on bottling the inflation genie, but there seems to be no end to the rise of bad loans—₹ 10.3 trillion in June 2018—in the Indian banking system

Opinion | Data localization as a catalyst for FDI 5.0

News from India - 9. September 2018 - 22:49
Such a policy regime would be open but strategic about data localization, legal subsidiarization and fair taxation

Opinion | Saving the world by capturing emissions

News from India - 9. September 2018 - 22:49
Along with reducing emissions, India must promote the capturing of emissions to become the world leader in climate change mitigation

Opinion | India’s victory on gay rights is a global win

News from India - 9. September 2018 - 22:49
Other democracies can take inspiration by showcasing India as a textbook example for reformation of archaic laws

Opinion | How China became enemy no. 1 for the US

News from India - 9. September 2018 - 22:49
In 2016, 82% of Americans saw China’s military buildup as serious or very serious concern. The number considering Beijing the greatest immediate threat tripled from 2017 to 2018

Opinion | Rahul Gandhi should reclaim the mantle of reforms

News from India - 9. September 2018 - 22:49
The time is ripe for Rahul Gandhi to reclaim the mantle of economic reformer for his party, something that, under the leadership of Sonia Gandhi, the Congress had abandoned

Opinion | Putting public sector banks back on track

News from India - 9. September 2018 - 22:49
The complexity of the problem is again reflected in deliberations of the standing committee on finance and submissions made by various stakeholders

Opinion | Till when will we keep celebrating the destruction of the Himalayas?

News from India - 9. September 2018 - 22:37
As Indians, we haven’t managed to build a hill station after independence, but we’ve destroyed the existing ones

Opinion | Post Lehman: Are central banks too powerful?

News from India - 9. September 2018 - 19:44
The power of unelected technocrats vested with delegated discretionary powers need to be reviewed, if not recalibrated

ENB Report | OEWG11 | 3-6 Sep 2018 | Geneva, CH | IISD Reporting Services

News from IISD - 9. September 2018 - 6:44
IISD Reporting Services, through its Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) Meeting Coverage, produced a summary and analysis report from the 11th Meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group of the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal (OEWG11), which met from 3 to 6 September 2018, in Geneva, Switzerland

IISD/ENB @ SB 48-2 | 9 Sep 2018 | Bangkok, TH | IISD Reporting Services

News from IISD - 9. September 2018 - 4:03
On Sunday, 9 September 2018, IISD Reporting Services, through its Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) Meeting Coverage, covered the Bangkok Climate Change Conference - September 2018, which runs from 4 to 9 September 2018, from the UN Conference Centre (UNCC) in Bangkok, Thailand

IISD/ENB @ BBNJ IGC 1 | 7 Sep 2018 | New York, US | IISD Reporting Services

News from IISD - 8. September 2018 - 14:53
On Friday, 7 September 2018, IISD Reporting Services, through its Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) Meeting Coverage, covered the 1st Session of the Intergovernmental Conference (IGC) on an International Legally Binding Instrument Under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine Biological Diversity of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ), which will meet from 4 to 17 September 2018, at UN Headquerters in New York

IISD/ENB @ BBNJ IGC 1 | 7 Sep 2018 | New York, US | IISD Reporting Services

News from IISD - 8. September 2018 - 14:53
On Friday, 7 September 2018, IISD Reporting Services, through its Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) Meeting Coverage, covered the 1st Session of the Intergovernmental Conference (IGC) on an International Legally Binding Instrument Under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine Biological Diversity of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ), which will meet from 4 to 17 September 2018, at UN Headquerters in New York

Rapport du ENB | OS 48-2 | 8 septembre 2018 | Bangkok, Thaïlande | IISD Reporting Services

News from IISD - 8. September 2018 - 8:09
Le Service d’information de l’IIDD, à travers la publication de son service de couverture de réunions, le Bulletin des négociations de la terre (ENB), a publié un lever de rideau pour la Conférence de Bangkok sur le changements climatiques - septembre 2018, qui se déroulera du 4 au 9 septembre 2018, au Centre des conférences de l’ONU, à Bangkok, en Thaïlande

ENB Report | SB 48-2 | 8 September 2018 | Bangkok, TH | IISD Reporting Services

News from IISD - 8. September 2018 - 7:19
On Saturday, 8 September 2018, IISD Reporting Services, through its Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) Meeting Coverage, produced a daily report from the Bangkok Climate Change Conference - September 2018, which will meet from 4 to 9 September 2018, from the UN Conference Centre (UNCC) in Bangkok, Thailand

Mumbai gets a new frame

News from India - 8. September 2018 - 6:23
A 130-year-old building in Colaba provides a new setting and a new perspective for one of the city’s most exciting contemporary art galleries

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