Legacy of the Rio Olympics 2016

Photo: Brian Godfrey, Ciudad Olimpica Embedded Tweets Fascinating morning/afternoon spent in provedencia. Discussed a whole raft of issues with locals incl #megaevent disruption, transport connections and the development of #portomaravilha. These photos below sum @Cade1979 and my visit up nicely! #Rio2016 #RioZones pic.twitter.com/bsljciBmjf — Seth Kirby (@sethkirby) January 17, 2018 Scroll down for the second …

Hurricane Irma (2017)

Irma Hashtag: #HurricaneIrma This satellite view of Hurricane #Irma shows the storm moving through Florida in the last 24hrs. Watch & learn more: https://t.co/e6fP1Elikm pic.twitter.com/uGwpMTjsyq — NASA (@NASA) September 12, 2017 Photos Elsewhere on the Web http://www.latimes.com/world/mexico-americas/la-fg-irma-cuba-20170911-story.html https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/09/12/marriott-sent-a-rescue-ship-to-the-caribbean-after-irma-and-left-non-guests-on-the-dock http://earthsky.org/earth/virgin-islands-before-after-hurricane-irma-satellite-images Planeta.com Hurricanes Crisis Florida Cuba

Tracking local government leadership on climate change

New publication: Local Leadership: Tracking local government progress on climate change by Petra Stock, Martin Rice, Lesley Hughes, Will Steffen, Alix Pearce, Karen Hussey and Tim Flannery This report introduces Australia’s Climate Council’s Cities Power Partnership program which highlights the leaders of councils and communities that are switching to renewable energy and building greener, more efficient …

Australia State of Environment 2016

Recommended Reading: Australia’s State of the Environment Key Links https://soe.environment.gov.au https://soe.environment.gov.au/download/reports More online the CSIRO blog Questions Is it possible to download the entire report as a single file? What sort of feedback would be useful to the State of the Environment report? What would locals like to visitors to know about Australia’s environment? Executive …

13th Biodiversity COP (2016)

Photo Key Links https://www.cbd.int/cop https://www.cbd.int/doc/?meeting=cop-13 http://www.mexicop13.bio – @COP13mx http://cop13.mx – http://cop13.mx/cop-13 http://flux.live/cop/coplive http://flux.live/cop/copvod/public Cancún Declaration Questions How many ecotourism and tourism businesses participated in #COP13? Can you share the list of participants, speakers who attended #COP13? https://www.periscope.tv/ronmader/1rmxPrdwyyEGN 01:28 Is there a directory of participants? Kudos to the organizers, hosts and participants sharing live video https://www.periscope.tv/ronmader/1rmxPrdwyyEGN?t=4m36s …

Cancún Declaration (Text)

CANCUN DECLARATION ON MAINSTREAMING THE CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF BIODIVERSITY FOR WELL-BEING Source: CBD We, the ministers and other heads of delegation, having met on the occasion of the United Nations Biodiversity Conference, Cancun, Mexico, 2016 1, on 2 and 3 December, DECLARE THAT: 1. It is essential to live in harmony with nature …

Baseball Down Under (2016)

One of the bright spots in 2016 has been a thoughtful and fan-friendly showcase of Australian baseball. The best intro to the sport down under is Strike Zone Australia hosted by Chris Coleman @CJCau. Chris also announces Canberra games online http://mixlr.com/canberracavalry and http://ABLTV.com. One of the Australian Baseball League’s big rivalries pits Canberra against Perth. This …

IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016

Logo Hawai‘i, USA hosted the IUCN World Conservation Congress September 1-10, 2016 Events were varied and included workshops, training and capacity-building sessions at the Conservation Campus, Posters and Knowledge Café sessions. Visit the Congress Website for the latest updates and information about the Congress. Held every four years, the IUCN Congress is the world’s largest …