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IISD -4 days ago

NDC Update: Rwanda is First LDC in 2020, Andorra Commits to Carbon Neutrality by 2050

Andorra’s second NDC outlines a commitment to carbon neutrality by 2050. Rwanda is the first LDC to submit its 2020 nationally determined contribution. Rwanda’s NDC presents MRV frameworks for both mitigation and adaptation to help track climate finance flows for NDC implementation. Rwanda’s submission includes sector-specific implementation plans for both adaptation interventions and mitiga...

ITTO -4 days ago

Report of forum on sustainable, legal timber supply chains now available

The report of the International Forum: Together Towards Global Green Supply Chains, held in Shanghai, is online. About 350 actors in the tropical timber sector attended the forum, which ITTO co-organized; among other things it established the Global Green Supply Chain Network to promote the responsible production and consumption of tropical wood and help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals....

timberbiz -1 week ago

UK: Debating due diligence in the current crisis

The Global Resource Initiative (GRI) Taskforce’s recently published Final Recommendations Report strongly advises that the UK adopt legislation making it mandatory for companies and financiers to conduct due diligence in their supply and investment chains. Source: Timberbiz It also underscores the need to develop bilateral partnerships with producer countries. When the GRI’s findings are debat...

IISD -2 weeks ago

Event: Sixth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Carpathian Convention (COP6)

The Sixth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP6) to the Framework Convention on the Protection and Sustainable Development of the Carpathians (Carpathian Convention) will also serve as a Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol on Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biological and Landscape Diversity, the Protocol on Sustainable Forest Management, the Protocol on Sustainable Tourism and the...

ITTO -3 weeks ago

Advancing forestry education in the Congo Basin

Mastering forestry to meet the needs of sustainable development is an increasingly complex task. An ITTO study in the Congo Basin concluded there was insufficient human capacity there to ensure sustainable forestry. A subregional ITTO project encompassing seven education institutions in five countries sought to address this while contributing to Sustainable Development Goal 4 (quality education)....

CBD -4 weeks ago

Parallel threats of COVID-19, climate change, require 'brave, visionary and collaborative leadership': UN chief

And against the backdrop of threatened lives, crippled businesses and damaged economies, the UN chief warned the Petersberg Climate Dialogue in Berlin that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are also under threat....

timberbiz -4 weeks ago

FOA UN paper says forestry is one of the most dangerous professions

The forestry industry must take steps to improve its safety record and promote decent rural employment in support of the Sustainable Development Agenda, according to a new Food and Agriculture Organisation (UN) paper published on World Day for Safety and Health at Work. Source: Timberbiz The report, Occupational safety and health in forest harvesting and silviculture: A compendium for practitioner...

CBD -1 month ago

Pandemic effect - can we save the SDG on water and sanitation?

The Covid-19 pandemic is not only an unprecedented worldwide public health emergency but also an economic crisis. Rich industrialised countries have been somewhat successful in supporting their economies with massive and bold stimulus packages, but that luxury is not available to a large number of developing economies and emerging markets....

IISD -1 month ago

In Updated NDC, Chile Aligns Climate and Sustainable Development Agendas

Chile's update NDC includes a social pillar that focuses on a just transition and the SDGs. An ‘integration component’ emphasizes the role of oceans and coastal wetlands, circular economy, forests, peatlands, and ecosystems. The update presents an increase in ambition to reach the Paris Agreement objective, in line with a path towards carbon neutrality by 2050 and peaking emissions by 2025....

CBD -1 month ago

COVID-19 and the SDGs: moving forward after the crisis

COVID-19 is raging everywhere, resulting in much of the world in self-isolation and the closing of borders worldwide. With comparisons to the 1918 H1N1 influenza pandemic, we are experiencing a literal one-in-100-year event....

CBD -2 months ago

Challenges in implementing Agenda 2030 for sustainable development: Where are we now?

On Sept. 25, 2015, 193 United Nations member states adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), ushering a new era of international cooperation. An interdisciplinary framework of 17 "Global Goals" otherwise known as Agenda 2030, this year marks its fifth year of implementation. Although countries ranging from Finland to China have embraced and institutionalized the global goals into their na...

CBD -2 months ago

Nova Scotia puts climate change consultation on hold because of COVID-19

A new climate change strategy for Nova Scotia hinges upon public consultation, which has now been postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In October, the provincial government passed the Sustainable Development Goals Act, which requires the province to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 53 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030, and reach net-zero emissions by 2050....

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