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Forests & SDGs

IISD -2 days ago

Guest Article: National-level Targets, Indicators and Benchmarks for Management of Natural Resources to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

Global SDG monitoring and reporting indicators on natural resources are of little value for management at the country level. It is at the country and even local scale where managers will strategize how to balance the need to use natural resources against the need to protect them. A recent publication lays out an approach to be used by countries for setting benchmark values for natural resource SDG...

CI -3 days ago

Green Infrastructure Intern

  DESCRIPTION Conservation International (CI) has been protecting nature for the benefit of all for over 30 years. Through science, policy, and partnerships, CI is helping build a healthier, more prosperous and more productive planet.  POSITION SUMMARY Conservation International and the City University of New York’s Environmental Sciences Initiative are la...

IISD -4 days ago

Guest Article: In Rush for Answers to Climate Change, Sustainable Development, Equator Prize Launches Search for Local, Nature-based Solutions

Indigenous peoples and local communities are implementing solutions that strengthen their resilience to the impacts of climate, accelerate carbon sequestration, and deliver on multiple SDGs at the same time. We need to learn from them, and find ways to scale up or replicate their impacts, so we make the progress we need by 2030. The Equator Prize is accepting nominations of outstanding work in thi...

IISD -4 days ago

IPBES Previews 2019 Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity

Prepared by 150 international experts from 50 countries, the IPBES Global Assessment of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services draws on nearly 15,000 references, including scientific papers and government information. The publication aims to inform better policies and actions in the coming decade. The report will also provide an overview of where the world stands in relation to international goals an...

IISD -4 days ago

GSMA, Project Everyone Launch App for Individualized SDG Updates, Action

The 'SDGs in Action' app includes several features designed to engage users in actions related to the SDGs and to focus on particular SDGs of interest to them. The app also shares suggestions on how individuals can take action on the SDGs, and enables users to create actions and invite others to join....

CBD -4 days ago

Are Sustainable Development Goals Reaching Indigenous Peoples?

Life and death for whole communities hang in the balance of achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that include eliminating poverty, conserving forests, and addressing climate change in a resolution adopted unanimously by the United Nations in 2015....

UNECE-FAO -5 days ago

Transport as a driver for SDGs for Landlocked Developing Countries in the Euro-Asian Region

Statement by Ms. Olga Algayerova, Executive Secretary of UNECE at the Midterm Review of the Implementation of the Vienna Programme of Action for Landlocked Developing Countries in the Euro-Asian Region for the decade 2014-2024, co-organized by UNESCAP, UNECE and UN-OHRLLS (11-12 February 2019)....

CBD -1 week ago

Transforming Economies, States, & Societies - Building Evidence for Achieving SDGs

Following on from Finn Tarp, my predecessor, is a daunting prospect, but I look forward to working with my colleagues at UNU-WIDER and with our many partners to build on the achievements of the past 10 years....

IISD -1 week ago

UNDP, UN Women Present Evidence on Gender Equality as SDG Accelerator

A discussion paper from UNDP and UN Women finds that gender equality can be a “catalytic policy intervention” to trigger positive multiplier effects across the development spectrum. The paper shares evidence on the critical role of gender equality in achieving progress on areas related to SDGs 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 13, 14, 15 and 16....