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IISD -5 days ago

Institutional Finance Update: Green Financing, Investors Contribute to Low-carbon Transition, Reaching SDGs

The Global Green Bond Partnership launched at the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit, and California deepened its green bond partnership with the World Bank. World Bank launched a sustainable development bond to focus on sustainable cities. Banks shared experiences from low-carbon transition risk assessments in corporate loan portfolios....

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IISD -6 days ago

Event: Seventh Session of the IPBES Plenary (IPBES-7)

The seventh session of the plenary of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES-7) will consider, inter alia: the report of the Executive Secretary on the implementation of the first work programme for the period 2014-2018; the global assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services; review of the Platform at the conclusion of its first work programme; the Pla...

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CBD -7 days ago

'Biodiversity-based ecological civilisation needed'

The International Biodiversity Congress (IBC 2018) IBC which has exhorted the civil society to initiate and encourage a dialogue among relevant stakeholders of biodiversity, including civil society organisations and farmers, to chart out programmes to facilitate a shift towards an ecological civilisation that value, cherish and conserve biodiversity to achieve sustainable development goals, both a...

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IISD -2 weeks ago

Economist Group Joins Partnership that Uses Advertising Funds to Support Conservation

The Economist Group announced it will contribute 0.5 percent of the amount it receives from advertisers featuring animals in the group’s publications to The Lion’s Share. The Lion’s Share will use the funding to support UNDP’s conservation initiatives, in line with SDG 14 and SDG 15....

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IISD -3 weeks ago

Joint UNCCD, Tudor Rose Publication Assesses Progress Towards SDG Target 15.3

The publication builds on the premise that a focus on LDN opens up opportunities for countries to strengthen and better integrate a range of policies and frameworks for the sustainable use of land and soils. By June 2018, 118 out of 196 countries that are party to the Convention had made commitments to set and implement national LDN targets....

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GFW -3 weeks ago

PARTNER POST: Sur Verde Adaptive Monitoring: Mitigation and Adaptation in Calakmul, Campeche

By Eduardo Martínez Disponsible en español aquí. The Reforestamos Mexico GFW Contest recently recognized Sur Verde’s innovative use of the Global Forest Watch platform in finding solutions to socioenvironmental issues. Learn more about the contests here.   The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 15 provides a framework towards efforts to sustainably manage forests, combat desertif...

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IISD -3 weeks ago

Popular Television Series Highlights Five SDGs

The latest season of Thomas and Friends will represent themes from: Goal 4 (quality education), Goal 5 (gender equality), Goal 11 (sustainable cities and communities); Goal 12 (responsible consumption and production); and Goal 15 (life on land). UN experts in each topic worked with the Thomas and Friends team to develop the SDG-inspired content. An accompanying website provides educational videos,...

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IISD -4 weeks ago

Article Finds Commodity-driven Deforestation Remains Key Driver of Forest Loss

An article in Science by a group of authors from WRI, the Sustainability Consortium and the University of Maryland finds that 27 percent of deforestation results from permanent land use change for commodity production. The authors suggest that their results indicate that policies designed to achieve zero deforestation commitments “are not being adopted or implemented at the pace needed to meet 2...

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IISD -4 weeks ago

UNECE Integrates SDGs into Review of Albania’s Environmental Progress

The UN Economic Commission for Europe’s third Environmental Performance Review of Albania finds that the country has aligned its national agenda with the 2030 Agenda and is working to develop a national SDG action plan. The country has increased its protected area coverage and banned logging. Challenges include municipal waste, rural water supply, sanitation and wastewater treatment, and environ...

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IISD -4 weeks ago

Initiatives Present Approach for Sustainable Mountain Development Using the SDGs

The Mountain Research Initiative and the Centre for Development and Environment released a paper that aims to help contextualize and highlight the specific needs and challenges for mountain communities and ecosystems in addressing sustainable mountain development. The report recommends developing a subset of SDG indicators to assess local progress that are relevant to SMD, applicable to different ...

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CIFOR -1 month ago

UN Women’s evaluation of gender in the SDGs: What’s the role for the CGIAR?

Key messages The UN Women’s 2018 report on gender equality within the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development underscores the importance... The post UN Women’s evaluation of gender in the SDGs: What’s the role for the CGIAR? appeared first on Center for International Forestry Research....

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CIFOR -1 month ago

UN Women’s evaluation of gender in the SDGs: What’s the role for the CGIAR?

Key messages The UN Women’s 2018 report on gender equality within the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development underscores the importance... The post UN Women’s evaluation of gender in the SDGs: What’s the role for the CGIAR? appeared first on Center for International Forestry Research....

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IISD -1 month ago

Event: Forest-smart Mining to Advance the New York Declaration on Forests and SDGs

This side event at the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 73) will seek to raise awareness about the relationship between mining and deforestation, present new research findings on forest-smart mining and provide an overview of the New York Declaration on Forests and its Global Platform. It will highlight examples of forest-smart policies, practices and partnerships, aiming to build a...

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IISD -1 month ago

Nepal Highlights Lessons Learned, SDG Linkages in Adaptation

The report describes the institutional and policy context, and covers development planning, climate policy and climate finance. The paper primarily focuses on near-term priorities, but underscores that “Nepal’s longer-term development vision is guided by the SDGs”. Nepal's NAP process covers seven thematic areas, each of which will be tied to specific “adaptation pathways” that can be ma...

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IUCN -1 month ago

The elephant left the room quite some time ago; let’s follow

Population was once a taboo subject. With the global population set to rise to over 9.7 billion by 2050, population growth and the resulting pressure on the environment is now recognised as a key conservation issue. Removing barriers to family planning must be an integral part of conservation policy, writes David Johnson, Chief Executive, Margaret Pyke Trust, with the Population & Sustain...

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CIFOR -2 months ago

CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) Annual Report 2017

The CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) contributes to 9 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to all CGIAR... The post CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) Annual Report 2017 appeared first on Center for International Forestry Research....

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IISD -2 months ago

CSOs Share Expertise for Advancing Finland’s SDG Progress

Finland was one of the first countries to develop a national implementation plan and define national indicators required to monitor progress on sustainable development. The report recommends looking at decisions that are detrimental to sustainable development, such as tax support for fossil fuels. The CSOs note that the budget proposal for 2019 will be estimated mainly from the climate change pers...

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World Bank -2 months ago

Save the date: Forest-Smart Mining to Advance the New York Declaration on Forests and the Sustainable Development Goals

This dynamic side-event at the UN General Assembly on September 25th will raise awareness about the relationship between mining and deforestation, present new research findings, and provide an overview of the New York Declaration on Forests and its Global Platform. ...

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World Bank -2 months ago

Forest-Smart Mining to Advance the New York Declaration on Forests and the Sustainable Development Goals

This dynamic side-event at the UN General Assembly on September 25th will raise awareness about the relationship between mining and deforestation, present new research findings, and provide an overview of the New York Declaration on Forests and its Global Platform. ...

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World Bank -2 months ago

Forest-Smart Mining to Advance the New York Declaration on Forests and the Sustainable Development Goals

Sep 25 2018 - 9:30am to 11:30amForests are critical for sustainable development as they provide oxygen, significantly help curb climate change, are home to a majority of global biodiversity and provide livelihoods for nearly 2 billion people. But deforestation is accelerating. ...

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IISD -2 months ago

Event: People and Forests Forum 2018

People and Forests Forum 2018 themed, ‘A New Landscape of People and Forests,’ will address the intersection between people, forests and the SDGs, including SDG 1 (no poverty), SDG 2 (zero hunger), SDG 15 (life on land) and SDG 16 (peace, justice and strong institutions). The Forum aims to provide a space for key actors to build awareness, network and explore potential collaborations on commu...

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IISD -2 months ago

Guest Article: (Re)connecting the Dots: To See Progress, We Must Place People and Forests at the Center of the Sustainable Development Paradigm

SDG 15’s influence is apparent in its call to ensure that the sustainable management of forests continues to protect biodiversity, restores and promotes the sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, and halts and reverses land degradation. For the forestry community and the development sector, it should be self-evident that people and landscapes are interdependent. The Center for People and For...

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IISD -2 months ago

Event: 14th Session of the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF 14)

The 14th session of the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF 14) will discuss, inter alia: implementation of the UN strategic plan for forests 2017-2030, including voluntary announcement of voluntary national contributions and UN system-wide contributions to the implementation of the global forest goals and targets; monitoring, assessment and reporting, including progress on the development of global fore...

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IISD -2 months ago

Policy Brief: SDG Knowledge Weekly: The Belt and Road Initiative and China’s Investment in Africa

Academics have discussed the possibilities and pitfalls of China’s Belt and Road Initiative. ICTSD and IIED explore trends in and implications of China’s investments in Africa, while Impakter examines a “trade-down” versus “grassroots-up” approach to SDG implementation, with a focus on agriculture. Brookings compares the US market-driven approach in Africa to that of China’s state-le...

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PEFC -3 months ago

Companies can benefit from PEFC to demonstrate impact towards the SDGs

“PEFC helps companies report on the contribution of sustainable forestry towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but this is just the very first step,” said Peter Latham, Chair of PEFC International, speaking at the SGEC/PEFC Forum in Tokyo, Japan. “PEFC is much more...-- Delivered by Feed43 service...

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IISD -3 months ago

COFO 24 Focuses on SDGs, Launches Forest and Farm Facility Initiative Phase Two

COFO 24 underscored the importance of forests in supporting human livelihoods and achieving SDGs related to climate, food security, drinking water, renewable energy and rural development. FAO and its partners launched the second stage of the FFF initiative, which will focus on strengthening the capacity of forest and farm producer organizations to develop climate resilient landscapes, generate wor...

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IISD -3 months ago

HLPF Concludes with Vote on Ministerial Declaration, Concerns about "Power of Mandate" and Those Left Behind

The HLPF 2018 concluded its discussions with the adoption of a Ministerial Declaration, which was approved by a vote of 164 Member States in favor and two Member States against. HLPF 2018 featured thematic discussions, a review of SDGs 6, 7, 11, 12, 15 and 17 as well as a special discussion on the principle of leave no one behind. The ENB reports that participants highlighted constraints to the HL...

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IISD -3 months ago

WWF Report Considers Forests in Delivering the 2030 Agenda

A report by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) identifies the linkages between SDG 15 and the other Goals that were reviewed at the 2018 HLPF. The report highlights the urgency of SDG targets with a 2020 time horizon, and notes that the conversion of natural habitats to agricultural land accounts for approximately 70% of projected terrestrial biodiversity loss....

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IISD -3 months ago

Mexico Highlights Potential Co-Benefits from Integrating Climate, Sustainable Development Agendas

The study analyzes potential co-benefits from implementing Mexico’s NDC that would help achieve the SDGs. According to the report, almost 40% of SDG targets are directly related to mitigation and/or adaptation. Almost all of Mexico’s NDC adaptation measures, the study notes, link to the SDGs, including incorporating a gender perspective and human rights approach....

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IISD -3 months ago

Landscape Experts Call for 'Enabling Environment' for Interlinkages

An event on the sidelines of the 2018 HLPF emphasized that global agreements must be translated for policy change at the local level, as the SDGs will be implemented "on the ground, not in Conference Room 4". Keynote speaker Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator, called for land restoration to be embedded in the larger sustainable development community, and said it can be used to address inequality....

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IISD -3 months ago

On HLPF Sidelines, UNFF Showcases Forests’ Role in Achieving SDGs

The UN Forum on Forests organized an event highlighting the role of forests in transformations towards sustainable and resilient societies. The event recognized the UN Strategic Plan for Forests 2017-2030 (UNSPF) as a vehicle to achieve forest-related SDGs and explored ways and means to accelerate achievement of the forest-related SDGs and the UNSPF’s Global Forest Goals....

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FAO -3 months ago

REDD+ and FAO-EU FLEGT collaboration improves governance, reduces deforestation and forest degradation

Improving governance of forests and lands is crucial for many countries if they are to succeed in reducing deforestation and forest degradation, meet their climate change commitments under the Paris Agreement and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals....

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FAO -3 months ago

FAO and the Natural Resources Institute Finland sign memorandum of understanding

A memorandum of understanding was signed today between FAO and the Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) that focuses on the provision of joint support to strengthen capacities in the sustainable and integrated management of natural resources in order to forge closer links in the key areas of climate change, food security and the Sustainable Development Goals. ...

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CIFOR -3 months ago

Subplenary – High-Level Forum

As a large blue carbon country, Indonesia can play a strategic role in engaging with the global agenda, such as through the Paris Agreement, Aichi Biodiversity Targets and SDGs by implementing its own national agenda. Coordinated implementation has been a challenge, but putting the common issues on a higher platform such as the medium-term development plan (known as RPJM), provides the promise of ...

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IISD -3 months ago

Stakeholder Report 'Measures up' UK Performance on SDGs

UK Stakeholders for Sustainable Development launched the report ‘Measuring up: How the UK is performing on the UN Sustainable Development Goals’. The report offers a comprehensive stakeholder review of SDG delivery in the UK, covering 143 of the 169 targets. The report notes that although the UK’s Single Departmental Plans are a practical way of delegating authority, they could reduce recogn...

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IISD -3 months ago

High-Level Consultations Take Stock of Strategies to Accelerate SDG 15.3

On the sidelines of the HLPF Ministerial Segment, Canada, Iceland, Germany and Namibia hosted a high-level consultation on addressing the challenges of drought in the context of achieving LDN. Parallel to the HLPF, a High-Level Dialogue on Sand and Dust Storms (SDS) convened during the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly. At the First Global LDN Forum in Seoul, Korea, a 'Peace Forest Initiativ...

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IISD -3 months ago

On Day 2 of HLPF Ministerial Segment, 21 Countries Present VNRs

VNR presentations continued on the second day of the HLPF’s Ministerial Meeting, with 21 countries presenting their VNRs. Many countries highlighted the role of stakeholder participation in SDG implementation. Presentations also emphasized progress on the SDGs under review, and challenges related to SDG implementation, including with respect to data collection and monitoring....

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IISD -3 months ago

Wood-based Fibers Could Lead Sustainable Fashion Out of the Woods

Traditional cotton-based or synthetic fibers used by the fashion industry are responsible for many environmental impacts, including water consumption, pesticide use and micro-plastics. Wood-based fibers from sustainably managed forests represent an alternative source of fiber that could reduce the environmental impact of the fashion industry. A video launched by FAO, UNECE and other partners durin...

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IISD -3 months ago

Policy Brief: SDG Knowledge Weekly: 2018 High-level Political Forum, Part 1

The High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development conducted in-depth reviews of SDGs 6, 7, 11, 12, 15 and 17. A plethora of papers and reports have been released around the Goals under review....

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IISD -3 months ago

HLPF Finds Mixed Progress on SDG 15

Delegates noted that the Aichi Biodiversity Targets will not be achieved by their deadline of 2020, casting doubt as to whether sufficient progress is being made toward SDG 15, which shares similar targets. Speakers highlighted, among others, land management as an important issue for SDG 15, the benefits of sustainable forestry and land restoration for mitigating climate change, and the role of bi...

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FAO -3 months ago

Forests crucial to meeting Sustainable Development Goals and climate change commitments

Without the world’s forests and the multiple benefits they provide, it will be difficult to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change, as well as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Forests and trees must therefore be central to plans and programmes aimed at meeting these international commitments, according to discussions during side events Monday on the opening day of World...

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IISD -3 months ago

HLPF Side Event Focuses on Water-Forest Linkages

The event titled, ‘Forests and Water on a Changing Planet: Scientific Insights for Building Sustainable and Resilient Societies,’ launched the Global Forest Expert Panel assessment report, ‘Forest and Water on a Changing Planet: Vulnerability, Adaptation and Governance Opportunities,’ which addresses, among other things, the climate-forest-water-people nexus. Speakers highlighted links bet...

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IISD -3 months ago

HLPF Side Event Considers UN Partnership on Sustainable Fashion and SDGs

At the HLPF side event themed, ‘UN Partnership on Sustainable Fashion and the SDGs,’ co-hosting organizations described their efforts to put the fashion industry on a path to sustainable development. Participants from the ILO, ITC, UNDESA, UNECE, UNEP, UNCTAD, UNFCCC, UNGC, UNOP and World Bank Group outlined initiatives to date and the value-add of joining forces....

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IISD -3 months ago

HLPF Event Discusses Forests’ Role in Accelerating SDGs

An event held on the sidelines of the HLPF explored success stories and lessons learned in implementing forest-based solutions to accelerate achievement of the SDGs. The event highlighted key messages contained in the Chair’s Summary from a Ministerial Roundtable at UNFF13, which explored forest-based solutions for accelerating achievement of the interlinked SDGs under review by HLPF 2018....

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IISD -3 months ago

SOFO 2018 Evinces Contributions of Forests to SDGs, Livelihoods

FAO’s flagship report, 'State of the World’s Forests 2018,' documents the role of the world’s forests in achieving the SDGs. The report illustrates the linkages between sustainable forest management and progress on biodiversity conservation (SDG 15), tackling climate change (SDG 13), improving urban habitats (SDG 11), providing safe drinking water (SDG 6), supporting food security (SDG 2), r...

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IISD -3 months ago

Regional Dialogue Highlights Synergies between Climate and Development Agendas

The Government of Georgia, with UNDP and UNFCCC, hosted a Regional Dialogue on NDCs for Eurasia. The Dialogue featured sessions linking the SDGs and NDCs and other topics that relate to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including energy, gender and finance. Country participants showcased how their governments were increasing ambition on their NDCs and challenges faced to date, including...

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IFSA -5 months ago

Achieving SDG 15:

Timber Legal Assurance System and FLEGT Implementation for Sustainable Forest Management by: Caroline Tasirin The Indonesian government hosted a side event addressing the progress and challenges on enforcing legal timber trade through state-enforced certification. The session was led by Dian Triansyah Djani and highlighted Indonesia’s Timber Legal Assurance System through a presentation by Indo...

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RECOFTC -7 months ago

The Future is Now: our drive to secure gender equality across forest landscapes

by Dr. Kalpana Giri, Senior Program Officer, Social Inclusion and Gender Equity (SIGE), RECOFTC – The Center for People and Forests Calls for gender equality are inching their way up in the international development community. For example, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and various climate change policy agendas have included gender equality as a top […]...

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IUFRO -9 months ago

FTA and IUFRO highlight cooperation at Global Landscapes Forum

NOTE: This text is reblogged from a blog coauthored by Vincent Gitz (FTA) and Alexander Buck (IUFRO) about the Rainfall Recycling as a Landscape Function: Connecting SDGs 6, 13 and 15 discussion forum at GLF2017: http://foreststreesagroforestry.org/fta-and-iufro-highlight-cooperation-at-global-landscapes-forum/ ********************************************** The CGIAR Research Program on Forest...

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FAO -3 years ago

Innovation and Investment Forum

This forum, a special event at the XIV World Forestry Congress, examined the role of innovations in forests and forest products in alleviating global challenges related to climate change, water, energy, sustainable cities, decent housing, food security and packaging, with direct and indirect contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals. Read more http://foris.fao.org/wfc2015/programme/sessio...

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INBAR -3 years ago

Bamboo Business Leader's Dialogue: Do We Have Enough Bamboo?

A debate between business leaders of companies that manufacture and trade in bamboo products and more traditional timber companies analysed current situations, reflected on recent trends, and discussed future scenarios at a special session of the World Forestry Congress in Durban, South Africa. Hosted by INBAR's Director General, Dr. Hans Friederich, the dialogue helped raise the profile of bamb...

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INBAR -3 years ago

Bamboo Business Leader's Dialogue: Where Is The Market?

A debate between business leaders of companies that manufacture and trade in bamboo products and more traditional timber companies analysed current situations, reflected on recent trends, and discussed future scenarios at a special session of the World Forestry Congress in Durban, South Africa. Hosted by INBAR's Director General, Dr. Hans Friederich, the dialogue helped raise the profile of bamb...

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INBAR -3 years ago

Bamboo Business Leader's Dialogue: Do we need to certify?

A debate between business leaders of companies that manufacture and trade in bamboo products and more traditional timber companies analysed current situations, reflected on recent trends, and discussed future scenarios at a special session of the World Forestry Congress in Durban, South Africa. Hosted by INBAR's Director General, Dr. Hans Friederich, the dialogue helped raise the profile of bamb...

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INBAR -3 years ago

Introduction: Bamboo Business Leader's Dialogue

A debate between business leaders of companies that manufacture and trade in bamboo products and more traditional timber companies analysed current situations, reflected on recent trends, and discussed future scenarios at a special session of the World Forestry Congress in Durban, South Africa. Hosted by INBAR's Director General, Dr. Hans Friederich, the dialogue helped raise the profile of bamb...

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CAF -4 years ago

经研中心召开林业与联合国可持续发展目标专题研讨会

国家林业局政府网5月30日讯为进一步将林业发展目标充分合理地纳入联合国可持续发展目标(SDGs),为...

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World Bank -5 years ago

Global Landscapes Forum

Nov 15 2013 - 7:00pm to Nov 16 2013 - 7:00pmShaping the Climate and Development Agenda for Forests and Agriculture The Global Landscapes Forum brought together preeminent agriculture, forests and climate change researchers, practitioners and policy makers on the sidelines of the UN climate change talks in Warsaw, Poland. The Global Landscapes Forum aimed to bridge sectoral divides, develop a lands...

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EF Portal -5 years ago

Eighth session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals

The 8th Session of Open Working Group (OWG-8) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) was held from 3-7 February 2014, at UN Headquarters in New York. Photo credits: IISD One of the three topics OWG-8 focused on was Oceans and seas, forests, biodiversity . For a short summing up of the two days of discussion, please see summary bullet points and concluding remarks below. OWG-8 side events also...

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WWF -49 years ago

The Europe we want: Just, Sustainable, Democratic and Inclusive

This statement was signed by 233 organisation.As we mark the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, we have a momentous opportunity to take stock of how far Europe has come – and how far we still have to go in order to offer a sustainable and prosperous future to everyone in Europe. It is an opportunity that we call on you, the leaders of Europe, to seize with both hands. We call on you to ...

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WWF -49 years ago

WWF Annual Review 2016

WWF European Policy Office's 2016 review presents highlights of our work last year, as we pushed for EU policy change. 2016 was a year of upheaval, which led Europe to seek to redefine its global role. This Annual Review describes how we worked with other groups to push for a sustainable Europe marked by its environmental protection and climate action.We saw some big strides forward last year...

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WWF -49 years ago

Towards a sustainable European future

From fish to food and farming, the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, agreed internationally in September 2015 affects all EU policy sectors.This means it is a unique opportunity to align EU policies on sustainable development, economy and the environment, WWF says in this position paper.One litmus test will be the upcoming EU 2030 strategy: the Sustainable Development Agenda needs to be at its ...

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IUFRO -2 weeks ago

Post-Doctoral Position // 31 October 2018

A SOMAGENO Post-Doctoral position is opened to develop a project about "Potentials of combining somatic embryogenesis (SE) and marker assisted selection (MAS) in Norway spruce" with a focus on early selection for resistance against the major forest pathogen, Heterobasidion annosum. The project is over 2 years (Dec. 2018-2020) and the Post-Doc will have a position at Luke (Finland) but will also wo...

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IUFRO -3 weeks ago

Postdoc position on sustainable forest-based bioeconomy // 14 October 2018

This postdoc position is one of twelve Tandem Forest Values post-doctoral project, where universities or research institutes in Finland and in Sweden have formulated research applications together, and in close cooperation will carry out a research project. In the case of this project – ValueConnect – the partnership involves the Department of Forest Resource Management at SLU in Umeå, and th...

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IUFRO -1 month ago

Assistant or Associate Professor (Tenure-Track or Tenured) Industrial Ecology/Sustainability Engineering // 31 October 2018

The Department of Wood Science (Faculty of Forestry) at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Industrial Ecology/Sustainability Engineering. Applicants must have demonstrated the clear potential to achieve excellence in research and teaching in the area of renewable resources and their sustainability. Possible focus areas include...

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IUFRO -1 month ago

Postdoctoral Researcher in Forest ecosystem services and biodiversity // 15 October 2018

The Department of Biological and Environmental Science is currently seeking to recruit staff to the position of Postdoctoral Researcher in Forest ecosystem services and biodiversity, for a fixed 3 year term starting 1.1.2019 or as agreed. The postdoctoral researcher will work in the research group of Prof. Mikko Mönkkönen in the Biodiversa funded project "Scenarios for biodiversity and ecosystem...

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IUFRO -1 month ago

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Forest Pathology // 27 September 2018

The research focus is flexible and will depend on the expertise of the successful applicant, current research projects at the institute and collaborative opportunities between staff members. The appointed candidate will have the opportunity to develop a research focus according to her or his own expertise and interests, as long as it is within the research focus of the institute. Interdisciplinary...

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IUFRO -1 month ago

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Forest Entomology // 27 September 2018

The Department of Forest and Soil Sciences, Institute of Forest Entomology, Forest Pathology and Forest Protection of BOKU Vienna is currently seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate. The research focus is flexible and will depend on the expertise of the successful applicant, current research projects at the institute and collaborative opportunities between staff members. The appointed candidate...

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IUFRO -1 month ago

Call for Expressions of Interest - Natural Resource Management Specialist (Risk management) // 14 September 2018

The purpose of this Call for Expression of Interest is to provide FAO with a list of qualified candidates to support and enhance its programme of work. Assignments pursuant to this Call for Expression of Interest may be at the Organization's headquarters in Rome (Italy), home based, or on field missions, as required. The Organization frequently engages experts to work on short-term projects as int...

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IUFRO -1 month ago

Tenure-track faculty position in Community Ecology // 15 October 2018

The Institute of Environmental Sciences and Evolution at the Faculty Sciences of the Universidad Austral de Chile invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position. The ideal applicants should have a recognized expertise in community ecology. He/She will have a background and research on quantitative methods applied to the analysis of ecological data. The successful candidate will be expect...

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IUFRO -2 months ago

Two-Year Post-Doc Position in Global Socioeconomic Drivers of Insect Invasions // Review of applications starting September 21, 2018

Professor Mike Springborn and Dr. Andrew Liebhold are inviting applications for a two-year postdoc position at the University of California Davis (USA). The postdoc will be co-advised by Mike Springborn, and Andrew Liebhold of the U.S. Forest Service (USFS). The position is part of a USFS-funded initiative on "Global Socioeconomic Drivers of Insect Invasions". The postdoc will work closely with an...

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IUFRO -2 months ago

PhD opportunity: Foliar pathogens of pine: are there common triggers for resistance? // 7 September 2018

This PhD project presents an opportunity to identify resistance or tolerance traits in P. radiata that are effective against two or more foliar pathogens, and potentially even from different kingdoms of life. PAMP/DAMP proteins will be identified that are common to at least two foliar pathogens of P. radiata (from P. pluvialis, C. minus, D. septosporum) and will provide new knowledge about cross-k...

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IUFRO -2 months ago

Graduate Research Assistant (PhD position) // 31 October 2018

One graduate research assistantship is available for a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) student in the Department of Sustainable Bioproducts at Mississippi State University (MSU). The successful candidate will be involved in a multidisciplinary project in the field of timber engineering with a focus on performance evaluation of timber components and structures. In particular, the candidate will investig...

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IUFRO -2 months ago

Assistant Professor of Biometry // 1 October 2018

The Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville invites applications for a 12-month tenure-track faculty position as an Assistant Professor of Biometry (75% teaching, 25% research). The individual must be committed to excellence in teaching and have a strong interest in mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. The successful candidate will be res...

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IUFRO -3 months ago

Assistant Professor, Bioproducts // 1 September 2018 or open until filled

This is a nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position, with a 65% research and 35% teaching appointment. The successful applicant will develop a nationally and internationally recognized research program relating to plant or wood-based products, with an emphasis on development of new biologically based materials and bioproducts. The faculty member in this position will develop innovative...