28 contributers who took up tasks in 38 issues both at the sprint and working remotely, 32 inital patches and at least one contributer who had his first patch committed to Drupal 8 - that's just the figures from the Documentation Sprint at DrupalCon Prague.

Recently I was asked for a name for a new server. Now a server dedicated to mapping is quite fittingly called "Amelia" - after Amelia Earhart, the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
My naming strategy are Women in Science & Technology, and I'm if you are looking for inspiration beyond her and Ada Lovelace then here's a list to start with.

In the preparation for COP11 of the Convention of Biological Diversity - during WGRI 4 - a party delegate proposed that obstacles to the implementation of the Strategic Plan caused by conflicts and disasters should be considered under New and Emerging issues.
During COP11, EcoNexus and Ecoropa organised a side event, to argue in favour of requesting the Executive Secretary to undertake a review of the impacts of disasters and conflicts on biodiversity

Side event with Christine von Weizsäcker (Ecoropa) at COP 11 in Hyderabad,

Monday's side event at the SBSTTA meeting of the CBD by the pet industry gave an impressive insight how to deal with pets and ornamental plants becoming invasive: Simply tell consumers not to release them.
Or even better: put up posters in shops and print a line on the bag in which you buy your fish or pond plants and all will be solved.
Don't bother involving academics or even the governments - retailers are the best people to talk to consumers, and they are already used to put up posters and hand out flyers.

Behind us is infinite power.
Before us is endless possibility.
Around us is boundless opportunity.
Why should we fear?

Unfortunately that is not the closing statement of the Meeting of the Aarhus Convention. It's an advertisement poster of Chisinau Airport, showing seven children in the departure lounge, ready to travel the world - Except that they probably aren't.

"The de facto exclusion of GMOs from the Aarhus Convention was not due to scientific certainty or lack of public interest but was due to a very unfortunate constellation of lack of political will at a certain historical moment."

[img_assist|nid=707|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=43]Today "Business and Industry" entered the stage. Again compared to the CBD negotiations I'm used to there is little industry present: so far there are only four them, which makes their background even more remarkable.

My first impression travelling from Berlin's hippest street to Moldova's capital Chisinau with its crumbling sowjet-area buildings are two worlds apart.
This appeared to be even more the case when the preparation meetings to the Aarhus Convention MOP4 started - but suddenly it was the other way round.
The day started with a meeting of the Compliance Comittee - the body that decides whether Parties breaches the conditions, either in general or specific cases.

Discussions on funding, financial targets and innovative financial mechanisms were extremely difficult during the COP10 in Nagoya in October 2010 and clearly revealed the divide between North and South. They also reflect a wider struggle going on over the effectiveness and implications of market‐oriented approaches to the three Rio Conventions, including biodiversity conservation. This struggle that is going to be central for "Rio+20", the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development where 'green economy' is one of the two main topics on the agenda.

H. Paul & A. Lorch, ECO, Vol. 36(1)


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