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Summary report of IPBES-3 Stakeholder Days

IISD Reporting Services has issued a summary report of the two Stakeholder Days that preceded the 3rd Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services meeting in Bonn

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Anticipating IPBES-3

ALTER-Net is looking forward to participating in the third plenary session of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services (IPBES).

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Talks from recent BES meeting ‘Carbon Cycling: from Plants to Ecosystems’ available online

The talks that were recorded at the recent joint meeting between two of the BES's special interest groups are available online for a limited time.

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ALTER-Net welcomes new partner, CREAF

ALTER-Net welcomes new partner, CREAF

ALTER-Net is delighted to welcome its newest partner institute, CREAF, from Spain.

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More reflections on the ALTER-Net Summer School

More reflections on the ALTER-Net Summer School

Monika Suškevičs, who was awarded a Mobility grant to attend the 2014 ALTER-Net Summer School, reflects on her experiences in Peyresq

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Governments commit to significant funding increase and accelerated action to achieve biodiversity targets and sustainable development

The Convention on Biological Diversity closed its 12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties today with Governments committing to step up actions to achieve, by the end of the decade, the Aichi Biodiversity Targets agreed four years ago, and contribute to the sustainable development agenda.

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Public Consultation on the future EU Initiative on No Net Loss of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

The EU is running a consultation on its future initiative on 'no net loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services'. The closing date is 17 October 2014.

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ALTER-Net turns 10 and enters its third phase

ALTER-Net turns 10 and enters its third phase

ALTER-Net, Europe’s biodiversity ecosystems and ecosystem services research network, now 10 years old, is continuing to promote interdisciplinary, collaborative research on biodiversity, ecosystems and ecosystem services.

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Last few places left on modelling course in Spain

There are a few places left on the course 'Introduction to individual-based models in ecology using NetLogo', that will take place in Spain in May. The tutors are from ALTER-Net partner, UFZ.

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ALTER-Net partners collaborate to study tropical forest biodiversity's role in responding to climate change

ALTER-Net partners collaborate to study tropical forest biodiversity's role in responding to climate change

The EU-funded ROBIN project (Role of Biodiversity in Climate Change Mitigation) involves four ALTER-Net partners. Good progress has been made so far, as explained in a series of articles that summarise the approaches being taken.

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Cairngorms National Park becomes the first UK LTSER Platform

Cairngorms National Park becomes the first UK LTSER Platform

The UK has its first Long-Term Social-Ecological Research (LTSER) platform, following the official launch of the Cairngorms National Park LTSER Platform in Aviemore earlier this month. The platform includes the Cairngorms ECN site and the co-located and Allt a'Mharcaidh stream site.

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ALTER-Net is at LTER-Europe's annual conference

ALTER-Net is at LTER-Europe's annual conference

Staff from many ALTER_Net partner institutes, including the chair of our Council, Eeva Furman, are in Rome this week for the annual LTER-Europe conference.

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ALTER-Net prepares for the future

ALTER-Net prepares for the future

The ALTER-Net Management Board met this week in Norway to prepare for ALTER-Net's third phase.

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