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The 2017 SDTF will build on the 2016 SDTF outcomes and insights and help create a bridge between the 2017 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) and the 2018 HLPF. The event will also consider the sub-set of Goals that will be reviewed at HLPF 2018: SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation), SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy), SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), SDG 12 (Responsible Production and Consumption), and SDG 15 (Life on Land). The 2017 SDTF will include sessions...
Fiji has issued the first emerging market sovereign green bond. A multi-stakeholder partnership has announced a reforestation project aiming to restore 30,000 hectares of degraded Amazonian forest land by 2023. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has announced several sustainable energy projects in Egypt, Morocco, and Serbia. The European Investment Bank and the International Solar Alliance have announced a Joint Declaration to mobilize finance to develop and deploy affordable solar...
The #LoveLand4Climate campaign highlights the close linkages between sustainable land management (SLM) and achieving climate targets. World Soil Day 2017 will address the theme, “Caring for the planet starts from the ground," and will include the launch the first-ever Global Soil Organic Carbon map (GSOCmap).
Delegates at the 44th session of the Committee on World Food Security raised concerns that world is not on track towards achieving SDG 2 and other targets of the 2030 Agenda relating to food security and nutrition. The meeting also adopted recommendations for policy convergence sustainable forestry, women empowerment, and urbanization and rural transformation in relation to food security and nutrition.
HLPF 2018 Dates Announced IISD - News - 3 days ago
HLPF 2018 will take place from 9-18 July 2018, at UN Headquarters in New York, US. The meeting will address the theme, 'Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies'.
The joint 75th session of COFFI and EFC addressed, among other things: global forest policy matters; regional cooperation; the 70th anniversary of the UNECE/FAO partnership; and an Integrated Programme of Work 2018-2021. During a High-Level meeting at the opening of Las2017, speakers highlighted interconnections among efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat the degradation of water quality, forests and biodiversity.
Land stakeholders have stepped up resource mobilization efforts to strengthen land rights and tenure governance globally, through the launch of the International Land and Forest Tenure Facility (the Tenure Facility) and preparations for the 'Land 2030 Global Initiative'. Six pilot projects of the Tenure Facility nurtured innovative multi-stakeholder partnerships in six countries and supported indigenous and community land rights initiatives in an estimated two million hectares of forest. A knowledge...
We are happy to report that the weekly GLAD deforestation alerts from the University of Maryland are back online for the Amazon, Central Africa and insular southeast Asia. They’re available for the following countries: Amazon Central Africa Southeast Asia Brazil Burundi Brunei Peru Cameroon Indonesia Central African Republic Malaysia Democratic Republic of the Congo Papua […]
Building on a successful first phase, the Gender Research Fellowship Programme is back for round two.This unique programme has been designed to strengthen the capacity of researchers and partners working within the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees... The post Round two of the Gender Research Fellowship Programme takes off in Nairobi appeared first on Agroforestry World .
IUFRO All-Division 3 Meeting at the 125th Anniversary Congress An Interview with Division 3 Coordinator Woodam Chung, Oregon State University, USA PDF for download —– The International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) is a non-profit, non-governmental international network of forest scientists, which promotes global cooperation in forest-related research and enhances the understanding of the […]

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