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Forests & SDGs

USFS -14 hours ago

SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals – Focus on Forest Finance and Partnerships

Successful attainment of SDG17 is essential for implementing the other 16 SDGs, all of which depend upon secure means of implementation and durable partnerships. Funding for forests from ODA and other sources has trended upwards since 2000, providing reason for cautious optimism. However, REDD+ finance is declining. Private sector investment remains important. The idea of impact investment, which ...

IISD -15 hours ago

Cuba’s 2020 NDC Update Prioritizes Energy, Agriculture, Forestry, and Other Land Use Sectors

The updated NDC outlines adaptation and mitigation measures in priority sectors. Cuba reiterates the voluntary and non-prescriptive nature of the NDCs, to be assessed in the context of the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities and the country’s sustainable development goals. Cuba joins a group of 13 countries to submit a 2020 NDC, together representing less than 4% of global GH...

UNECE-FAO -7 days ago

SDG Progress – Region by Region Perspective

From Beirut to Bangkok; From Addis Abeba to Santiago and from Geneva to New York, the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on all 17 Sustainable Development Goals is imperilling our shared vision to end poverty, rescue the planet and build a peaceful world. Can we ever get back on track? We look at how 5 regional commissions are addressing growing poverty and inequalities, the impact on gender and c...

CIFOR -3 weeks ago

Session 1 – Setting the scene

Visiting the principles in the existing C&I in Multilateral Environmental Agreements (e.g. SDG, UNFCCC, UNCCD, CBD, Ramsar), Monitoring schemes, networks, and implications....

Elsevier -4 weeks ago

Forest tenure and the Sustainable Development Goals – A critical view

Publication date: November 2020Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 120Author(s): Pia Katila, Constance McDermott, Anne Larson, Safia Aggarwal, Lukas Giessen...

IISD -4 weeks ago

Policy Brief: A UN High-Level Week with Meetings and Moments, but No Motorcades

During the opening week of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly, Heads of State and Government will exchange statements via pre-recorded messages, played to a nearly empty General Assembly Hall. The UN’s high-level week also will feature the first annual SDG Moment, a high-level meeting of the UNGA to commemorate the UN’s 75th anniversary, the Summit on Biodiversity, and a high-level me...

IISD -1 month ago

IDB-ILO Report: Transition to Net-zero Emissions in LAC to Create 15 Million New Jobs by 2030

The report identifies agriculture, forestry, energy, transport, waste management, tourism, and construction as holding the most potential to create decent jobs. The report notes that adequate measures can help ensure “that those who lose out in the transition are protected and supported,” while contributing to climate action, boosting growth, tackling inequality, and advancing the SDGs....

FAO -2 months ago

To Build Back Better, We Must Include Indigenous Peoples

Represented by their traditional organizations and a large variety of different forest and farm producer organizations in various countries, indigenous peoples have platforms for inclusion and decision making....

Global Forest Coalition -2 months ago

Women2030 global shadow report: Gender equality on the ground

Feminist findings and recommendations for achieving Agenda 2030 This global shadow report aims to capture the inspiring and diverse range of work that has taken place through the Women2030 programme over the past five years, which GFC and our member groups have contributed to extensively. It provides bottom-up and evidence-based civil society perspectives on SDG and gender equality progress with a...

IISD -2 months ago

HLPF Event Explores Forests-Food-Energy-Climate Nexus

The event illustrated the potential for synergies among SDGs that focus on sustainable land and resource use. Speakers highlighted that forests can help prevent zoonotic diseases such as COVID-19 by ensuring the balance between pathogens and host species is restored....

IUFRO -2 months ago

Forests and transformative pathways to sustainability - IUFRO-WFSE Side Event at HLPF, 9 July 2020

Forests can be directly or indirectly linked to almost all SDGs and are central for nature based-solutions and transformative pathways towards sustainability. This side event discussed the role of forests and forestry in transformative change, the levers of change across complex systems and ways to accelerate the progress towards sustainability. Special focus was devoted to equity, gender and gove...

Global Forest Coalition -3 months ago

New gender equality report on Latin America cites gap between UN goals and local realities

July 8, 2020 — A report released today sheds light on gender equality in Latin America through community-based assessments in five countries, suggesting that a significant gap remains between progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals and women’s rights on the ground. This situation is exacerbated by the abuses of corporations whose interests are often prioritized over those of ...

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