Seventh Session of the IPBES Plenary

Wordcloud Planeta.com is recapping the findings of the Seventh Session of the IPBES Plenary. Participants from the seventh session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services have been as busy as beavers, preparing a detailed ‘Summary for Policy Makers’ of the report, highlighting key messages, findings and options. Hashtags: …

International Museum Day 2019

Poster May 18 is International Museum Day, an annual celebration coordinated by the International Council of Museums (ICOM). Hashtags: #IMD2019 and #InternationalMuseumDay To celebrate please tag, tweet and follow your favorite museums on the social web. Key Links imd.icom.museum icom.museum/en/news/international-museum-day-around-the-world network.icom.museum/international-museum-day Facebook @ICOMofficiel Questions Are there live and recorded videos from International Museum Day events? …

Australia Votes 2019

Australia Flag Australia – federal elections took place Saturday, May 18, 2019. Videos Headlines Scott Morrison credits ‘quiet Australians’ for ‘miracle’ election victory When will we know? Bill Shorten and Scott Morrison step up for final leaders’ debate of the federal election campaign 2019 Election – Radio National Interactive Map – Guardian When and how …

World Migratory Bird Day 2019

Photo: Bernard Spragg, Royal Albatross In 2019, World Migratory Bird Day is celebrated on May 11 and October 12. The celebration sets in motion a number of participant-created events around the world that take place over the next few days. From talks to walks, there are a lot of events. Hashtags: #WMBD2019 #WorldMigratoryBirdDay Key Links …

Amazonia and Our Planetary Futures: A Conference on Climate Change

Conference poster Livestreaming today (May 8, 2019) Kudos to the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies for livestreaming Amazonia and Our Planetary Futures: A Conference on Climate Change. Hashtags: #DRCLASxAMAZONIA #OurPlanetaryFutures Key Links Conference Event Page Conference Program (PDF) Facebook Videos Background Climate change is one of the most important long-term threats for the …

Disappearing World Heritage Glaciers as a Keystone of Nature Conservation in a Changing Climate

Photo: Pierre Galland, Xinjiang Tianshan New publication: Disappearing World Heritage Glaciers as a Keystone of Nature Conservation in a Changing Climate Key Links https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2018EF001139 https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1029/2018EF001139 (PDF) The World Heritage convention aims at protecting the Earth’s outmost assets and commits humanity to transmit them to future generations. However, many World Heritage sites are affected by anthropogenic …

Indaba Travel Conference 2019

Hashtags Durban, South Africa hosts the 2019 Indaba Travel Conference. Hashtag: #indaba2019 The event runs through May 4 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre. Key Links indaba-southafrica.co.za Facebook @travel_indaba Questions What are the hashtags used for this conference? Are any of the presentations and resources mentioned available online? Is there live and recorded …

Jane’s Walk 2019

Elsewhere on the Web Jane’s Walk – janeswalk.org – is an annual festival of free, citizen-led walking conversations inspired by Jane Jacobs. Walks take place in hundreds of cities around the world. Key Links janeswalk.org Cities Facebook Questions Are there videos or features from the walks? Are there recommended online resources, publications, and maps? Background …

Earth Day 2019

ePhoto: Jacob W. Frank/NPS, Bison Crossing the Road What are your plans for Earth Day? Earth Day (April 22) has proved extremely popular in the United States and around the world. And in 2019? Let us know your plans. Hashtag: #EarthDay Some history: Back in the early 1960s Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson introduced the idea …

Merrie Monarch Festival 2019

Happening Now Hilo, Hawai’i – The Merrie Monarch Festival is considered the largest and most prestigious hula event in the Hawaiian Islands. The objective of the Festival is the perpetuation, preservation, and promotion of the art of hula and the Hawaiian culture. This week-long cultural event is held each spring. Now in its 56th year, …