Latest news from UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man.

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World Network Membership

World Network Member

We were tremendously honoured to welcome Han Qunli from Paris, UNESCO HQ to formally welcome the Isle of Man into the World Network of Biosphere Reserves.

The Isle of Man is the first entire jurisdiction to receive this prestigious accolade.

Europa Stamp - Think Green

Biosphere Isle of Man - Think Green

Isle of Man Post issue the latest stamp collection celebrating the Isle of Man's UNESCO world biosphere region status

Nearly 60 different special places for people

Royal Manx Show - Special Places

Locals and visitors showed us where they though was special to them, very widespread and close to all of us, which is great to hear and see.

Energy Award Winners

2016 Energy Award Winners

The winners of the 2016 Energy Awards were announced this week with strong entries from a number of private sector companies and the public sector.

Great day for a tour of Isle of Man

UK MaB Cttee explore the Isle of Man

The great weather certainly helped show off the Isle of Man to its best!

UNESCO and UK MaB logo

Island hosts Biosphere gathering

The Island has been chosen to host the biannual meeting of the UK UNESCO Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Committee this Friday (17th June).

This important event comes just three months after UNESCO admitted the Island to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves, recognising it is ‘a special place for people and nature’.

News event re UBIOM status

Global accolade will boost Island’s status

The Isle of Man has earned a major global accolade from UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation.

The Island has been awarded Biosphere Reserve status by UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere programme.

The Island is the first entire jurisdiction in the world to be awarded this accolade.

Biosphere Reserves are ‘special places for people and nature’. The recognition is awarded to areas that demonstrate a successful balance between the two.

photo showing Mr Cretney MLC (centre), Member of DEFA, presenting the BRC AA certification to Allan Skillicorn, Chairman of Isle of Man Meats (right) and Mike Owen, Chief Executive.

Isle of Man Meats gets AA grade

The operating team at Isle of Man Meats has achieved a prestigious food safety certification, reflecting the rigorous standards it employs. Isle of Man Meats – which processes cattle, sheep and pigs from local farms – has gained the British Retail Consortium’s (BRC) AA certification.

Isle of Man Creamery

BRC AA Award for Creamery

British Retail Consortium (BRC) audited the Creamery, and passed it at AA Grade, the Highest Grade possible.

Final agreement on Paris Accord

Global Climate Deal at COP21

The deal unites all the world's nations in a single agreement on tackling climate change for the first time in history.
Coming to a consensus among all UN members, 196 countries, on the need to cut greenhouse gas emissions is regarded by many observers as an achievement in itself and is being hailed as "historic", and the most significant since the Kyoto Protocol in 1997.

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