The great weather certainly helped show off the Isle of Man to its best!
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’.
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.
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.
British Retail Consortium (BRC) audited the Creamery, and passed it at AA Grade, the Highest Grade possible.
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.
Minister John Shimmin talks about UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man application during Paris Climate, COP21 talks.
Lease signed for sea bed exploration
In a deal which could be worth £5 million a year to the Isle of Man, DONG Wind Energy has signed a lease agreement with the Manx government to assess an area of seabed off the east coast. This could be a big and useful project for the Isle of Man, helping us to grow the economy and reduce emissions.
The Isle of Man has some good currents and tides, research starts now to see if it is suitable to make renewable electricity.
After a lot of work from a very broad range of people, the UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man nomination papers have arrived at UNESCO HQ in Paris ready to be assessed as a Biosphere Region.