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High-Level International Conference on Water Cooperation

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Aug 20, 2013 06:55 AM to
Aug 21, 2013 06:55 AM

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Dushanbe, Tajikistan

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The General Assembly welcomed the offer of the Government of Tajikistan to host in August 2013 in Dushanbe the high-level international conference on water cooperation in its resolution A/RES/67/204 on the "Implementation of the International Year of Water Cooperation, 2013". The Dushanbe conference constitutes one of the milestones of the International Year of Water Cooperation.

The conference will build on and pursue the deliberations of the High-level Dialogue in New York and the High Level Forum in The Hague on World Water Day, 22 March 2013, as well as other international and regional events on water cooperation.
It will contribute to achieving the objectives of the International Year of Water Cooperation, in particular:

  • mobilize stronger political commitment and actions towards the implementation of international agreements;
  • undertake more far-reaching public awareness campaigns, as well as education regarding effective water cooperation and dialogue;
  • promote the exchange of experiences in successful policies and best practices at the local, national, regional and international levels;
  • strengthen partnerships and cooperation between the public and private sectors, as well as among communities, local authorities and governments;
  • enhance international and regional cooperation.

A special exhibition will also highlight water issues and challenges faced by all nations and their populations.

A special exhibition will also highlight water issues and challenges faced by all nations and their populations around the world.

In December 2010, following the proposal initiated by the Republic of Tajikistan and submitted by a group of countries, the United Nations General Assembly declared 2013 as the United Nations International Year of Water Cooperation (Resolution A/RES/65/154) to facilitate the coordination and collaboration in addressing emerging freshwater issues, and unite efforts undertaken by governments, international and regional organizations, business communities, scientists and other representatives of the civil society.

UNDP-GEF “Integrated Natural Resource Management in the Baikal Basin Transboundary Ecosystem” Mongolian Project Technical Director Tumurchudur SODNOM will present the implementation of the project.

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Environment and Sustainable Development in Mongolian Plateau and Surrounding Regions

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Aug 20, 2013 02:30 AM to
Aug 22, 2013 02:30 AM

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Ulan-Ude, Russia

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The international scientific conference "Environment and Sustainable Development in Mongolian Plateau and Surrounding Regions" will be held in Ulan-Ude.

The conference purpose is to promote the multilateral academic and educational exchange and cooperation for the problem of Environment and Sustainable Development in Mongolian Plateau and Surrounding Regions.

Themes:

  • Environment Changes and Physical Geography
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Land Use and Land Cover Change
  • Socio-economic Geography, Tourism
  • Urbanization and Regional Development in the Mongolian Plateau
  • Nomadic culture and Management

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6, Sakhyanova str., city of Ulan-Ude, Republic of Buryatia, Russia, BINM SB RAS.

Conference working languages: Russian, English.

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Training workshop for stakeholders

’’Awareness rising and management improvement in the field of environmental problems of Lake Baikal Basin and the role of green economy in their solving’’

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Jul 30, 2013 02:20 AM to
Aug 02, 2013 02:20 AM

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Ulan-Ude

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The seminar “Environmental problems of Lake Baikal Basin and role of green economy in their solving” was held from July 30 – August 02, 2013.

Basin-specific National Capacity Self -Assessments were carried out and used to identify highest priority training and management support at the regional and basin level. Training services were delivered to key stakeholders on the topics of: environmental impact assessment (EIA) development, industrial and mining site inspection, intercalibration of water quality / aquatic system laboratories and training in bioassay techniques, and utilization of geographic information systems (GIS) for mapping threats to ground and surface water resources, enforcement of water quality and biodiversity regulations.

This training program was focused on supporting the implementation of the Baikal / Selenga SAP. Training targeted the range of key actors, including:

  • Staff positions in the organizations most immediately responsible for watershed and basin-wide management of the Baikal Basin’s aquatic ecosystems in both Russia and Mongolia.
  • Academic experts in hydrology, aquatic ecosystems and biodiversity, mining, fisheries, and tourism.
  • Leading civil society organizations with recognized partnership roles in sustainable management.
  • Leading consultancies/organizations who actually elaborate EIA reports on the Russian side of the Baikal Basin.

Holding of seminar “Environmental problems and role of green economy in their solving” in Buryatia, which goes within the scope of Outcome 2.3, for specialists of Ministry of nature resources of Buryatia and Ministry of environment and green development of Mongolia helped to develop practical recommendations for consolidation of state, society and business efforts for mutual solving of ecological problems and rising of ecological security of nature resources use.

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International forum «Eco-tourism on Lake Baikal +20»

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Jul 11, 2013 03:45 AM to
Jul 13, 2013 03:45 PM

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Ulan-Ude, Russia

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The Government of Buryatiya region and the Federal Tourism Agency organize International forum «Eco-tourism on Lake Baikal +20». The forum is organized within the framework of the Year of Environment, will be the basement for discussions about contemporary eco-tourist standards, learning exchange of best practices of ecological development, using ecological technologies and products, eco-education, eco-tourism collaboration in the Baikal Region.

The round table "Developing of an eco-tourism: initiatives and partnership of business, society and government" will be organized by the UNDP-GEF project "Integrated Natural Resource Management in the Baikal Basin Transboundary Ecosystem".

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International conference "Baikal strategic resource of the planet"

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Jul 07, 2013 03:30 AM to
Jul 10, 2013 03:30 PM

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Ulan-Ude, Russia

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MNR_RBThe conference is held within the framework of the Year of Environment, held in accordance with the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin on 10.08.2012,  № 1157., organized by the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation, the Government of the Republic of Buryatia, the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Baikal Association of deputies of the State Duma, the Fund for Protection of lake Baikal, the Russian Geographic Society.

Preamble. One of the major challenges of sustainable development of the Baikal region is the scientific support of socio-economic development. Previously, such activities with the participation of federal ministers held every 5 years in the major conferences on the development of the productive forces of the federal subjects and Siberia as a whole.

Recent international scientific conferences of that rank were held in Ulan-Ude, in 1994 and 1998 on the initiative of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The result was to attract the world's attention to the problems of protection and sustainable development of the lake Baikal and the Baikal region, the inclusion of Lake Baikal in the UNESCO list of world natural heritage, the adoption of the Law "On the Protection of the lake Baikal " and the first two federal programs on lake Baikal (1994 and 2001).

Since that time the discussion of scientific programs was practically collapsed and the main activities were limited to the conduct of the Baikal Economic Forum and the search of investments.

The purpose of the conference:

- discussion scientific programs of development of the Baikal region and the problems of protection of Lake Baikal in the new social and economic realities in the creation of the Ministry of Development of the Far East and Russia's entry into the World Trade Organization,

- invitation international organizations to the problems of preservation of Lake Baikal as a World Heritage Site.

Main conference reports must be presented by the Federal economic and environmental agencies, large state corporations, the leading Russian and foreign scientists, and representatives of international environmental organizations.

The program and the basic directions:

- The federal target program "Protection of Lake Baikal and the socio-economic development of the Baikal natural territory" in the past, present and future;

- The Law of the Russian Federation "On Protection of Lake Baikal" and the problems of its implementation;

- International cooperation on Lake Baikal: results and prospects;

- Monitoring of natural and social processes in the Baikal region for sustainable development;

- Environmental culture and the role of civil society organizations;

- The development of a system of protected areas;

- "Green" economy in industry and agriculture;

- Sustainable energy development and the problems of gasification of the region;

- Transboundary river basin of Selenga or river without borders;

- Economic and environmental governance on the Baikal natural territory;

- The Baikal pulp and paper mill in the present and the future;

- Mechanisms of regulation of environmental activities in the central ecological zone;

- Society in terms of environmental constraints;

- Transport and engineering infrastructure of the Baikal natural territory in the context of globalization.

A commemorative meeting of the Interdepartmental Commission on Lake Baikal, devoted to the 20th anniversary of its activity will be organized during the conference.

The conference will be dated as a start of the international air expedition "Lake Geneva (Switzerland) - Lake Baikal cooperation between Europe and Russia."

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International conference "Rivers of Siberia and Far East"

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Jul 06, 2013 02:50 AM to
Jul 07, 2013 02:50 AM

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Irkutsk, Russia

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Within international conference "Rivers of Siberia and Far East" the round table "Eco-tourism developing like alternative to "resource" economic" was organized. The recommendations were developed and included into the final conference resolution, particular: "to use positive experience of UNDP-Coca-Cola project "Every drop matters" in other international projects and in the Baikal Project in 2013-2015 years".

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Contest "Best in tourism proffecison"

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Jul 03, 2013 02:00 PM to
Sep 03, 2013 02:00 PM

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Ulan-Ude, Russia

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The professional contest "The Best Professional in the field of tourism" has been was orginised in Buryatiya republic and the best workers of enterprises in the tourism industry have been chosen. The main purpose of the competition was to improve the quality of tourism services and to increase the prestige of labor and employee motivation Travel Industry of Buryatia Republic.

The competition was organized by Tourism Agency with the participation of the Committee on Industry, Consumer Market and Tourism Administration, Ulan-Ude, the East-Siberian State Academy of Culture and Arts and the UNDP-GEF Project "Integrated Natural Resource Management in the Baikal Basin Transboundary Ecosystem".

The Baikal project in the nomination "The best tour-guide in the field of eco-tourism" has instituted the prize won by the ELENA Myasnikov, Ltd. "For Baikal.

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Duma hearings on "Transboundary water issues"

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Jun 17, 2013
from 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM

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The the State Duma hearings "Transboundary water issues:enhancement of Russian legislation and international cooperation." was held on June 17, 2013.

The Russian national technical project director presented the current status and options for enhancing the legal and institutional frameworks of cooperation in the protection and sustainable management of transboundary waters between the Russian Federation and Mongolia.

The one of Duma recommendations was to conduct Environment Impact Assessment of possible Mongolia plans of dam contraction on Selenga river.

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Mongolia Named as Global Host of World Environment Day 2013

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Jun 05, 2013
from 09:00 AM to 09:00 PM

Where

UlaanBaatar (Mongolia)

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Nairobi, February 22 2013 - Mongolia, which is prioritizing a Green Economy shift across its big economic sectors such as mining and promoting environmental awareness among youth, is to host this year's World Environment Day (WED) celebrations on June 5, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) announced today.Mongolia Named as Global Host of World Environment Day 2013.

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National Workshop “Selenge – A River without Borders”

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Jun 04, 2013
from 08:25 AM to 08:25 PM

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Ulaanbaatar

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The National Workshop “Selenge – A River without Borders” was organized jointly by UNESCO, National Water Committee of Mongolia, and the Ministry of Environment and Green Development of Mongolia, in the framework of GEF project “Integrated Natural Resource Management in the Baikal Basin Transboundary Ecosystem” in Ulaanbaatar on 04 June 2013.

The workshop was organized under the aegis of Prime Minister of Mongolia H.E. Mr N. Altankhuyag, who sent a special message to the workshop. The Prime Minister’s message is on the workshop programme-invitation in Mongolian language.

The workshop discussed the final draft reports of pollution assessment studies. Participants of the workshop provided useful comments, which are incorporated in the final report.

The workshop was attended by over 30 participants from Ministries and water-related government agencies, River Basin organizations, international organizations, universities, the Academy of Sciences and its research institutions, NGOs and the private sector.  The workshop took place in the State Palace, which the Mongolian Government and National Water Committee kindly made available for our workshop.

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WED IN MONGOLIA

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Jun 03, 2013
from 01:55 AM to 01:55 PM

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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As part of World Environmental Day in Mongolia Program, on 03 June 2013 was organized Public Exhibition of environmental projects and programs funded by international donors at the Sukhbaatar Square, in Ulaanbaatar. ”Integrated Natural Resources Management in the Baikal Basin Transboundary Ecosystem” project has involved successfully in the actions of public exhibition providing details about project objectives, activities, outcomes and disseminated booklets and information materials to general public.

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Second Regional Steering Committee Meeting

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Apr 26, 2013 12:00 AM to
Apr 27, 2013 11:35 PM

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Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia)

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The Second Regional Steering Committee Meeting of the UNDP-GEF regional project “Integrated Natural Resource Management in the Baikal Basin Transboundary Ecosystem” (the Baikal Project) will be held on 26-27 April 2013 in Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia).

The purpose of the second Steering Committee meeting is presentation of the Baikal Project 2012 results and 2013 work plan and budget to the Steering Committee members and observers including overview of the revised Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis and the road map for the process of developing and enhancing the legal and institutional framework of bilateral transboundary water cooperation.

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TDA regional technical workshop

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Apr 25, 2013
from 01:00 PM to 08:00 PM

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Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia)

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The technical TDA regional technical workshop within implementation of the UNDP-GEF regional project “Integrated Natural Resource Management in the Baikal Basin Transboundary Ecosystem” (the Baikal Project) will be held on 25 April 2013 in Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia).

Download the draft workshop agenda and the preliminary list of participants.

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Workshop of the Baikal territory municipalities and protected areas

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Apr 18, 2013 09:00 AM to
Apr 19, 2013 06:00 PM

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Under implementation of the federal target program "Protection of the Lake Baikal and the socio-economic development of the Baikal natural territory" the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Buryatia Republic and the Baikal Institute of Nature Sciences will organize a meeting for Baikal municipalities and protected areas on 19-20 April 2013 at the International Environmental Education Centre "Istomino", village Istomino, Kabansky district, Buryatiya republic, Russia.

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Round Table of the State Duma Committee on Natural Resources, Environment and Ecology

«Harmonization of legislation on the protection of Lake Baikal in the federal program "Protection of Lake Baikal and the socio-economic development of the Baikal natural territory for the years 2012-2020»

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Apr 08, 2013
from 11:00 AM to 03:00 PM

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The round table of the State Duma Committee on Natural Resources, Environment and Ecology will be held on April 8, 2013 at 11:00 am in the Small Hall of The State Dume, Okhotny Ryad 1, Moscow, Russia. The topic of this discussion is "Harmonisation of legislation on the protection of Lake Baikal in the federal program "Protection of Lake Baikal and the socio-economic development of the Baikal natural territory for the years 2012-2020".

The main agenda includes a discussion and exchange of opinions on the following issues:

  1. The development of the Baikal natural territory as part of the federal goal-oriented program "Protection of Lake Baikal and the socio-economic development of the Baikal natural territory for 2012-2020 years."
  2. The enhancement of the federal and regional legal frameworks in the field of environmental protection and rational use of natural resources of the Baikal natural territory in the context of sustainable economic development.

The round table is attended by different stakeholders: state and regional authorities of the Russian Federation; members of the State Duma Committee on Natural Resources, Environment and Ecology; representatives of the State Legal Directorate of the President of the Russian Federation; scientific and NGO organizations.

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    World Water Day 2013 International Year of Water Cooperation

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    Mar 21, 2013 11:00 PM to
    Mar 22, 2013 11:00 PM

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    In December 2010, the United Nations General Assembly declared 2013 as the United Nations International Year of Water Cooperation (Resolution A/RES/65/154). In reflection of this declaration, the 2013 World Water Day, which will take place on 22 March 2013, also will be dedicated to water cooperation. Therefore, UN-Water has called upon UNESCO to lead the 2013 United Nations International Year on Water Cooperation, in particular because of the Organization’s unique multidisciplinary approach which blends the natural and social sciences, education, culture and communication. Given the intrinsic nature of water as a transversal and universal element, the United Nations International Year on Water Cooperation naturally would embrace and touch upon all these aspects.

    The objective of this International Year is to raise awareness, both on the potential for increased cooperation, and on the challenges facing water management in light of the increase in demand for water access, allocation and services. The Year will highlight the history of successful water cooperation initiatives, as well as identify burning issues on water education, water diplomacy, transboundary water management, financing cooperation, national/international legal frameworks, and the linkages with the Millennium Development Goals. It also will provide an opportunity to capitalize on the momentum created at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), and to support the formulation of new objectives that will contribute towards developing water resources that are truly sustainable.

    http://www.unwater.org/watercooperation2013/

    International Year of Water Cooperation 2013 - Secretary-General's Video Message

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    Presentation of the Toolkit "Baikal Box"

    A presentation of the toolkit for primary and middle grade students “Baikal’s Little Treasure Chest” will be held on February 21 at the Music and Humanities High School.

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    Feb 21, 2013
    from 08:00 AM to 01:00 PM

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    1A presentation of the toolkit for primary and middle grade students “Baikal’s Little Treasure Chest” will be held on February 21 at the Music and Humanities High School. The presentation is organized by the Baikal Information Center “GRAN” with the participation of school teachers from Ulan-Ude and the Republic of Buryatia, The Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology and UNDP representatives.


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    The outline plan for spring parliament session 2013

    The outline plan for spring parliament session 2013 was approved by The State Duma Committee on Natural Resources, Environment and Ecology on 20 December 2012.

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    Dec 20, 2012
    from 08:30 AM to 08:30 AM

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    Moscow, Russia

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    DumaThe outline plan for spring parliament session 2013 was approved by The State Duma Committee on Natural Resources, Environment and Ecology on 20 December 2012.

    1) Parliamentary hearing on "Legislative support of efficient development of the fishery sector in The Russian Federation" 6 March, Small Hall 11.00 am-15.00 pm V.Yazev, E. Glubokovskaya, S. Kashintseva.

    2) Round table on "Harmonization of legislation on the protection of Lake Baikal in the framework of the concept of the federal target program" Protection of Lake Baikal and the socio-economic development of the Baikal natural territory in 2012 - 2020 years. 8 April, Small Hall, 11.00 am -14.00 pm, M. Slipenchuk, T. Velichko.

    3) Parliamentary hearings on "Forest Policy in Russia: A View to the Future", 20 May, Small Hall, 10.00 am -13.00 pm, S. Muravlenko, O. Lebedev, A. Saveleva, L. Svinuhova.

    4) Parliamentary hearings on "Transboundary Waters: improvement of Russian legislation and international cooperation" 17 June, Small Hall, 10.00 am – 13.00 pm, M. Slipenchuk.

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    XI Plenipotentiary meeting

    XI Plenipotentiary meeting on implementation the agreement between the Governments of the Russian Federation and Mongolia on the Protection and usage of transboundary water resources.

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    Dec 14, 2012 07:05 AM to
    Dec 15, 2012 07:05 AM

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    Ulan-Ude, Russia

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    Plenipotentiary meeting

    XI Plenipotentiary meeting on implementation the agreement between the Governments of the Russian Federation and Mongolia on the Protection and usage of transboundary water resources was held in Ulan-Ude on 14-15 December 2012.

    The Russian delegation was headed by Deputy Head of The Federal Agency of Water Resources Igor Nikitin. The Head of Mongolian delegation was the Deputy Minister of Nature and Green Development in Mongolia - B. Tulga.

    Plenipotentiaries believe that the working group has successfully completed the previous plan approved by X Plenipotentiary meeting. Plenipotentiaries expressed a willingness to make joint efforts to further cooperation in the framework of the existing mechanism.

    http://www.infpol.ru/news/673/87319.php

    http://www.newbur.ru/news/11611

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    Workshop on tourism development in protected natural areas

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    Dec 10, 2012
    from 03:45 AM to 03:45 AM

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    Ulan-Ude, Tankoi (Russia)

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    in TankhoiA workshop on tourism development in protected natural areas of Buryatia was held in the small hall of the People's Khural of the Republic of Buryatia on December 10, 2012.

    The event was part of the Baikal International Conference "Ecology. Education. Tourism" and was supported by the UNDP/GEF project "Integrated Natural Resource Management in the Baikal Basin Transboundary Ecosystem", Global Nature Fund, the Administration of the Head of the Republic of Buryatia and the Government of Buryatia, the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Republic of Buryatia and the NGO "Baikal Information Center "Gran".

    According to the organizers, the development of sustainable tourism has become an important trend in activity protected areas. How to combine the increased flow of visitors and conservation of unique natural areas, minimize risk, and make nature closer and clearer - these are the questions that now need to be answered.

    The president of Global Nature fund Mrs. Marion Hammerl and board member Ranveig Eckhoff shared their vision of prospects for development of nature tourism.

    Author: Eduard Batotsyrenov, Baikal Institute of Nature Managment SB RAS

    http://baikal24.ru

    http://www.visitburyatia.ru/news/section-105/item-2854/

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