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To read : New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre -- Livestock Emissions… U.S. Department of State -- Small Environmental Grants in East Asia and the Pacific…European Cooperative Program for Plant Genetic Resources (ECPGR) -- Third Call for Proposals in Phase IX…Smart Villages -- Energy Innovation Challenge 2016.


New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre -- Livestock Emissions Research. The government of New Zealand sponsors LEARN as a program to build international capability in livestock emissions research. The program is New Zealand's contribution to the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases, which seeks to reduce the emissions intensity of agriculture and increase its potential for soil carbon sequestration. 



European Cooperative Program for Plant Genetic Resources (ECPGR) -- Third Call for Proposals in Phase IX. The ECPGR invites proposals to support meetings and other actions in support of its working groups, organized by crops and themes. The expected budget per activity is €15 thousand per year. Membership in the ECPGR includes countries in the Balkans region, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia -- in addition to Western Europe. The application deadline is 15 April 2016. Link



Total S.A. -- Energy Summer School in France. The Total corporation will fund up to 80 participants worldwide for the Total Energy Summer School (TESS) to be held in Fontainebleau, France during four days in July 2016. University tudents will work alongside academic and industry leaders to explore the energy of the future. Priority will be given to university students in the final year of their bachelors degree, or enrolled for a masters degree, who have sufficient capacity in English. Total S.A. will cover all expenses, except personal expenses, for TESS participation. The application deadline is 15 April 2016. Link



U.S. Department of State -- Small Environmental Grants in East Asia and the Pacific. The U.S. Department of State will fund a series of small awards that support local and regional environmental projects in the East Asia and Pacific region. Grants are up to US$25 thousand. Applications are welcome from NGOs and community-based organizations (U.S. and non-U.S.); public international organizations; institutions of higher education; for-profit organizations and businesses; and individuals. The application deadline is 15 April 2016. Link 


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22 May 2020 International Day for Biological Diversity

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