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Forests & SDGs

CBD -2 weeks ago

Turning the tide on deforestation - challenges and opportunities

With under a decade left to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, we face a serious challenge in halting deforestation and restoring landscapes that we have already damaged....

CBD -2 weeks ago

Loss of fauna in tropical forests impedes achieving Sustainable Development Goals

The current loss of biological diversity is unprecedented and species extinctions exceed the estimated background rate many times over. Coinciding with increasing human domination and alteration of the natural world, this loss in abundance and diversity is especially pronounced with - but not limited to - fauna in the tropics....

CBD -3 weeks ago

Durham a world top 100 university for sustainability

We've been ranked 87th in the world for our overall contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), demonstrating our commitment to a sustainable future. The rankings also place Durham in the top 100 in nine of the individual league tables for the 17 UN SDGs, an achievement we are really proud of....

timberbiz -4 weeks ago

Sustainability Reporting: Opportunities & Obligations Webinar

The next webinar in a series by Forests & Wood Products Australia (FWPA) will be held on 21 April at 4pm to outline the global sustainability agenda, the challenges and opportunities this presents for the forest sector. The webinar is free to attend. Source: Timberbiz The webinar will include a brief presentation on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the Forest Sector Roadmap...

CBD -1 month ago

COVID-19 pandemic threatens to reverse gains made on Sustainable Development Goal 1 and 2

A new study analyzing bean production and food security across 11 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, found COVID-19 pandemic-related restrictions to significantly impact bean production. Border controls and high transport costs have led to drops in production of the key food security crop, threatening to reverse gains made in achieving Sustainable Development Goals 1 and 2, towards no poverty and ze...

CBD -1 month ago

Participants at "Gender, Climate Change, and Migration" event were briefed on the VC platform

Gender equality, women's protection, and empowerment are keys to the disaster risk reduction and climate change agendas, and to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. To enable this, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the global roadmap to reduce disaster losses by 2030, calls for women's capacity development, gender-disaggregated data, and inclusivity in policies, plans, and ...

timberbiz -2 months ago

Opinion: Maria Helena Semedo – International Day of Forests

On Sunday we mark the International Day of Forests, and never before has there been greater reason to focus our attention on these precious natural resources that cover a third of the Earth’s land area. We owe so much to forests. Over the last year, forests have been helping to keep people safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of us have relied on essential forest products made...

IISD -2 months ago

Europe Debuts Anticipated Progress Index to Measure SDG Advances, Shortfalls

UNECE's 2021 assessment of SDG progress in the region shows that 23 of the 169 SDG targets are on track for achievement by 2030. On 57 SDG targets, progress needs to accelerate, and on nine targets, trends in the region are moving away from the desired outcomes and progress is expected to further slow due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The report uses the ‘Anticipated Progress Index' to assess whethe...

UNECE-FAO -2 months ago

Welcome to the Regional Forum on Sustainable Development 2021

During the #RFSD2021 we will discuss the sustainable & resilient recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, working towards the Agenda 2030's SDGs...

CBD -2 months ago

The SDGs: What Does It Look Like to Make Progress on Climate Action?

The Biden administration has been vocal about prioritizing climate action throughout the executive branch, including appointing the first ever Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, John Kerry, who has mostly recently been in talks with European leaders about climate action. The timing couldn't be more urgent....

timberbiz -2 months ago

NZ Green Building webinar tackled a sustainable future

More than 80 attendees participated in New Zealand Green Building Council’s latest ‘plugged-in’ products and materials webinar series. Engineered timber as a construction material is on the rise, as architects, engineers and builders around the world recognise its versatility, flexibility and benefits for people and the planet. Source: Timberbiz In the New Zealand Green Building Council’s ...

IISD -2 months ago

NDC Synthesis Report Shows Increased Focus on Adaptation, SDG Linkages

Less than 10% of NDCs specify a timeframe in which their emissions are expected to peak. Full implementation of unconditional and conditional elements in the NDCs “impl[ies] the possibility” of parties’ emissions peaking by 2030. Parties’ total GHG emission reductions are not consistent with the Paris Agreement’s temperature goal, based on the new or updated NDCs submitted thus far. The ...

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