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Forests & SDGs

IISD -5 days ago

Guest Article: Sustainable Forests and Reaching the SDGs

Analyses have shown how sustainable forest practices across the planet can contribute to a wide range of the Sustainable Development Goals. Examples from Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, and Viet Nam give a snapshot of how retaining, restoring, and sustainably managing our forests can bring a range of benefits to people and to nature....

IISD -5 days ago

Asia-Pacific Off Track: 20% of SDG Indicators Predicted to be Worse in 2030

ESCAP's ‘Asia and Pacific SDG Progress Report 2020’ warns that conditions in 2030 are predicted are to be worse on 20% of SDG indicators than they were in 2015 “unless immediate actions are taken to reverse current trends”. Among the areas of positive progress, data availability for the SDG indicators has “substantially increased,” from 25% in 2017 to 42% in 2020. The report calls for ...

CBD -6 days ago

'Robust economy, financial system critical to reversing nature's depletion'

To achieve the global nature conservation and biodiversity across African countries, Africa Executive Director for Wide World Fund for Nature (WWF), Alice Ruhweza has said the transformation of the world's economic and financial systems remains critical to reversing nature's depletion and achieving SDGs....

IISD -2 weeks ago

UNECE Releases Statistical Portrait of Region’s SDG Progress

The first annual 'Towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in the UNECE region’ reviews trends in progress on 49 indicators under each of the 17 SDGs. The report shares progress on people, planet, prosperity, and partnership. The report calls for investing in data for the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda....

USFS -2 weeks ago

How afforestation affects the water cycle in drylands: A process‐based comparative analysis

The world's largest afforestation programs implemented by China made a great contribution to the global “greening up.” These programs have received worldwide attention due to its contribution toward achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. However, emerging studies have suggested that these campaigns, when not properly implemented, resulted in unintended ecological and ...

IISD -2 weeks ago

Large Companies Not Reporting on Risk-related SDGs: Trucost Report

Trucost, part of S and P Global, released a report on 500 large companies’ impact on SDG achievement. Studies find that many companies already report on SDGs 3 (good health and well-being), 8 (decent work and economy growth), 12 (responsible consumption and production), and 13 (climate action), but Trucost shows that the key SDG risks lie in Goals 6 (clean water and sanitation), 13 (climate acti...

IISD -3 weeks ago

Ireland Faces Significant Challenges on Environmental SDGs: Social Justice Ireland

The report finds that Ireland ranks tenth among the 15 EU peers, one step up from its 2019 performance. The country performs best on SDG 4 (quality education) and SDG 16 (peace, justice and strong institutions). It is struggling on most of the environment-focused SDGs, ranking 13th on SDG 13 (climate action), with GHG emissions “well above the EU average”....

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Gender empowerment in forestry on International Women’s Day

On International Women’s Day, a very special day to celebrate women’s achievements, it was time to raise awareness against gender bias and take action for equality. Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. Source: Timberbiz Providing women and girls with equal access to education, health care, d...

UNECE-FAO -3 weeks ago

Youth Climate Council (Denmark): SDG Acceleration Action

The Youth Climate Council (Denmark) is showcased as an SDG Acceleration Action at the 2020 Regional Forum on Sustainable Development for the UNECE Region ( Denmark’s Youth Climate Council is an independent youth-led advisory board to the climate minister. The Youth Climate Council is something the Danish Youth Delegates and the Youth Council (an umbrella organisa...

CBD -4 weeks ago

Fifth Environment Assembly to focus on nature

Nairobi, 06 March 2020 - With less than a year before the world meets for the fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly, the UN's highest-level environmental forum, "Strengthening Actions for Nature to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals" has been announced as the theme....

timberbiz -4 weeks ago

Trees are the Ultimate Renewable says Private Forests Tasmania CEO

By 2050 the human population is forecast to expand from 7.5 to 9.6 billion people. We will require 70% more food (United Nations), 50% more fuel (International Energy Agency), and 50% more water (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development). We also need to reduce CO2 emissions by over 80% (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change). Source: Penny Wells CEO Private Forests Tasmania All ...

timberbiz -4 weeks ago

2020 UN & Australia Sustainable Partnerships Forum in Melbourne

Responsible Wood will participate in the 2020 UN & Australia Sustainable Partnerships Forum to be held in Melbourne, 15-16 April 2020. With a focus on the 17 Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) ratified by all United Nations Members States in 2015, the Forum will bring together government, universities, private and community sector organisations to develop partnership around areas such...

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