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WRI -1 week ago

Chartered Financial Analysts Received New Guidance on Sustainable Investing. 4 Points Stand Out.

Chartered Financial Analysts Received New Guidance on Sustainable Investing. 4 Points Stand Out. Comments|Add Comment|PrintFirefighters battling California blazes. Flickr/Tony Salas The shares of PG&E, California's utility, lost nearly half their value in January after the company filed for bankruptcy protection because of its role in California wildfires. While this may have resulted in huge ...

Mongabay -1 week ago

Solomon Islanders tried to stop the logging of their forests – and may pay the price

This is the second story in a two-part series on logging in the Solomon Islands. The first article, which focuses on the country at large and how its governance is affecting its forests, can be read here. HONIARA, Solomon Islands — Sitting in a primary school classroom that had become his makeshift home in the […]...

IISD -1 week ago

Nature Champions Summit Calls for Putting Nature at the Center of Sustainable Development Agenda

The Call to Action issued by the Nature Champions Summit highlights interlinkages among global challenges such as biodiversity loss and climate change, in the context of sustainable development, and calls for a global mobilization, including a commitment to “put nature first” in all decisions. The Nature Champions Summit was the first in a series of high-profile events leading up to CBD COP 15...

timberbiz -1 week ago

EU and Vietnam ratify agreement on illegal logging

The EU and Vietnam have ratified a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade, to address illegal logging and promote trade in legal timber products. The Agreement will take effect on 1 June. Source: Timberbiz The announcement came on 8 May at a joint press conference in Hanoi, Vietnam in the presence of Vice Minster of Agriculture and Rural Develo...

CI -2 weeks ago

Associate General Counsel

Associate General Counsel Conservation International (CI) has been protecting nature for the benefit of all for over 30 years. Through science, policy, and partnerships, CI is helping build a healthier, more prosperous and more productive planet.  POSITION SUMMARY The Associate General Counsel (Americas Region) (“AGC”) works within CI’s Office of the General Co...

CBD -2 weeks ago

UNESCO conference emphasizes need for sustainable water security

PARIS, May 13 (Xinhua) -- The first UNESCO International Water Conference, which aims to present innovative solutions to problems related to the governance and management of water, opened here on Monday....

Elsevier -2 weeks ago

Principal-agent relationships in rural governance and benefit sharing in community forestry: Evidence from a community forest enterprise in China

Publication date: Available online 9 May 2019Source: Forest Policy and EconomicsAuthor(s): Zhang Yiwen, Shashi Kant, Jinlong LiuAbstractBefore the early 2000s, a considerable number of collective forests in China were managed by common-property community forest enterprises (CFEs), which allocated minimal revenue to villagers. Existing literature attributes farmers' limited access to CFE revenue to...

WRI -3 weeks ago

PODCAST: Why Securing Land Rights for Indigenous People Can Accelerate Sustainable Development

PODCAST: Why Securing Land Rights for Indigenous People Can Accelerate Sustainable Development Comments|Add Comment|PrintSmall forestry in the Peruvian Amazon. Flickr/CIFOR About half of the world's land is collectively held. Most of that land is not legally recognized under national laws, and even less of that land is formally documented with a land title. In a recent commentary, Peter Veit, Di...

Mongabay -4 weeks ago

Weak governance undermines South America’s ocean ecosystems

Illegal fishing, overfishing and pollution are common problems in the waters of South America. But the overarching problem, the one that enables the rest, is weak governance, according to experts. This is so even for countries whose territories are mostly ocean. Chile, for example, is 70 percent seawater, and Ecuador has five times more territorial […]...

Elsevier -4 weeks ago

Indonesia's land reform: Implications for local livelihoods and climate change

Publication date: Available online 26 April 2019Source: Forest Policy and EconomicsAuthor(s): Ida Aju Pradnja Resosudarmo, Luca Tacconi, Sean Sloan, Faridh Almuhayat Uhib Hamdani, Subarudi, Iis Alviya, Muhammad Zahrul MuttaqinAbstractOne of the main components of Indonesia's Just Economy policy is extensive and rapid land reform, which targets about 12% of the country's land area for redistributio...

FAO -4 weeks ago

Collaboration key to strengthening forest governance

Boosting collaboration between international forest-related initiatives can strengthen forest governance, helping to address climate change and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals....

ITTO -1 month ago

More capacity needed to deal with endangered CITES-listed tree species in Africa  

Countries in Africa need ongoing assistance to manage tree species listed under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, making continued collaboration between CITES and ITTO essential, according to participants at a regional meeting of the CITES Tree Species Programme (CTSP), which took place in the United Republic of Tanzania in March. Countries must ...