"Farming for Biodiversity" Competition
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Solution Search: Farming for Biodiversity is looking to identify and reward the most promising approaches to conserving biodiversity on agricultural lands. You could win up to $30,000 with additional side prizes for community/social impact, food security/nutrition impact, biodiversity impact and water impact. All finalists will attend a capacity-building workshop and awards ceremony in New York, NY, USA, with some of the biggest names in conservation and development.
Beyond that, we will offer in-country campaigning and technical trainings to help replicable solutions reach scale. Your idea could reach thousands of communities worldwide and help inform UN policy processes!
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Increasing desertification is becoming a growing global concern. (© dpa) The Global Climate Conference 2017 (Conference of the Parties - COP) will take place in Germany, this year under the chairmans...
Global Climate Conference (COP) 2017
The New Zealand Minister for Science and Innovation, Hon Paul Goldsmith, visited the research vessel SONNE on 23 January 2017 in Auckland. Accompanied by the ship's master, Lutz Mallon, and by Dr Thom...
Science Minister Goldsmith visits RV SONNE
Scholarship offered by German Ministry of Education and Research
for a call by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) within the framework of bilateral scienctific and technological cooperation between Germany and New Zealand (only in German).
Symposium "The Myriad Faces of War: 1917 and its Legacy" symposium at Te Papa
Signing the treaty in 1919
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A symposium on the legacy of the First World War is being held at The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa from 25 to 28 April 2017. A line up of international guest speakers, including experts from Germany, will talk on the key events influencing the war and the ways in which its legacy is still felt in many areas of life today.
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On 16 January 2017, New Zealand PM Bill English was officially welcomed by German Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel with full military honours at the Chancellor's Office in Berlin.
Launch of Electric Car Sharing in Wellington
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The promotion of electric mobility is a priority of the German Federal Government. It was a fitting event on 12 December that launched the MEVO Car-Share-On-Demand in Wellington, which uses a number of snazzy German AUDI A3 electric vehicles.
MEVO CEO Erik Zydervelt, Wellington Mayor Justin Lester and Ambassador Gerhard Thiedemann marked this significant step toward a cutting-edge, climate-conscious Smart City Wellington.
On 18 January 2017 the German cabinet adopted the draft Antarctica Liability Act. This act aims to further improve the protection of the environment in Antarctica. The Liability Annex to the Protocol ...
New Liability Rules