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IISD -yesterday

Guest Article: Equator Prize Ceremony Opens Doors to Scaling Up Local, Nature-based Solutions to Climate Change

The Equator Prize 2019 Award Ceremony brought together an audience of 1,500, including dignitaries, government leaders, UN representatives, indigenous leaders, and civil society and business representatives. The event highlighted the contributions of indigenous peoples and local communities in implementing nature-based solutions in three different areas: mitigating climate change; adapting to clim...

IISD -2 days ago

Financing, Climate, Biodiversity Take Stage in Second Committee Debate

Numerous governments emphasized that the adverse effects of climate change are “severely hampering” developing countries’ efforts to achieve the SDGs. Many also called for “urgent and significant actions” to reduce the degradation of natural habitats, halt the loss of biodiversity and prevent the extinction of threatened species. On financing for development, the US said it “does not w...

FAO -3 days ago

For a Sustainable Diet, Diversify Your Basket!

In the Ecuadorian Amazon, Kichwa farmers grow dozens of products on tiny parcels of land. Their lands hum with biodiversity, yielding nutritious foods that have sustained families for generations....

CBD -7 days ago

The untapped potential of citizen science to track progress on the Sustainable Development Goals

"We are currently almost five years into the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, yet we do not have sufficient data for tracking the environmental dimension of the Sustainable Development Goals," says Jillian Campbell, the Statistician leading UN Environment Programme's (UNEP) work on monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals, and co-author of a new study on how citizen science can help us ful...

ITTO -1 week ago

Legal, sustainable forest value chains are important response to global challenges, say experts at IUFRO World Congress

Forest value chains can contribute to many of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including by creating jobs, empowering women and helping mitigate climate change, according to experts speaking at an ITTO technical session on 1 October 2019 during the XXV IUFRO World Congress in Curitiba, Brazil. Speakers at the technical session, Global green supply chains as a driver for sustainable fore...

ITTO -1 week ago

Legal, sustainable value chains important for SDGs, say experts at IUFRO World Congress

Forest value chains can contribute to many of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including by creating jobs, empowering women and helping mitigate climate change, according to experts speaking at an ITTO technical session on 1 October 2019 during the XXV IUFRO World Congress in Curitiba, Brazil....

ITTO -1 week ago

Legal, sustainable value chains important for SDGs, say experts at IUFRO World Congress at IUFRO World Congress

Forest value chains can contribute to many of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including by creating jobs, empowering women and helping mitigate climate change, according to experts speaking at an ITTO technical session on 1 October 2019 during the XXV IUFRO World Congress in Curitiba, Brazil. Speakers at the technical session, Global green supply chains as a driver for sustainable fore...

IISD -1 week ago

Rainforest Norway Report Finds Aviation Emissions Reduction Targets Could Drive Deforestation

The aviation industry aims to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by 50% in 2050, compared to the 2005 level, without limiting growth. To avoid undermining the SDGs and limit global temperature rise, a report by Rainforest Foundation Norway argues that the aviation industry should avoid using biofuels from feedstocks, such as palm oil and soy, that have a high deforestation risk. It recommends rea...

ITTO -2 weeks ago

Workshop explores contributions of Mekong teak forests to SDGs

The sustainable management of teak (Tectona grandis) forests in the Mekong Basin will create jobs for young people, generate income for smallholders and help in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to participants in a regional workshop on teak forests held on 24–27 September in Yangon, Myanmar....

ITTO -2 weeks ago

Workshop explores contributions of Mekong teak forests to SDGs

The sustainable management of teak (Tectona grandis) forests in the Mekong Basin will create jobs for young people, generate income for smallholders and help in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to participants in a regional workshop on teak forests held on 24–27 September in Yangon, Myanmar. The Regional Workshop on Sustaining Teak Forests in the Mekong Basin, w...

IISD -2 weeks ago

Momentum for Change Winners Feature “Climate Positive” Menus, Ocean Energy

The UNFCCC’s Momentum for Change initiative recognizes innovative solutions that address climate change while also helping to drive progress on other SDGs. Momentum for Change announced 15 winners in four categories: Planetary Health; Climate Neutral Now; Women for Results; and Financing for Climate Friendly Investment....

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