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Forests & SDGs

CBD -3 days ago

What Leaders Should Know About Climate Change and Carbon Negativity

It is 2036, and Helsinki is carbon negative after achieving carbon neutral status the year before. Its ambitious response to the UN's 2030 Sustainable Development Goals made it likely one of the few, if not the only, global city to illustrate climate leadership convincingly. Cities have generally been far bolder than countries in tackling climate change....

timberbiz -3 days ago

Blue Sky finalists announced

The 21 candidates from nine countries around the world who are contestants for the Blue Sky Young Researchers and Innovation Awards have been named. Source: Timberbiz Launched in 2016, the contest is a biennial effort to recognize, celebrate and promote some of the game-changing innovations being developed in the global forest sector. The Blue Sky Young Researchers and Innovation Award collected p...

Elsevier -5 days ago

Anticipated impacts of achieving SDG targets on forests - a review

Publication date: May 2021Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 126Author(s): Jamie A. Carr, Gillian Petrokofsky, Dominick V. Spracklen, Simon L. Lewis, Dilys Roe, Nicholas Trull, Adriana Vidal, Sylvia Wicander, John Worthington-Hill, Susannah M. Sallu...

timberbiz -1 week ago

Responsible Wood joins UN & Australia Sustainable Partnerships Forum

Responsible Wood will participate in the UN & Australia Sustainable Partnerships Forum, which to be delivered virtually on April 20 and 21. With a focus on the 17 Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) ratified by all United Nations Members States in 2015, the forum will bring together government, universities, private and community sector organisations to develop partnership around areas suc...

IUFRO -1 week ago

Why does forest education matter? - Dr. Cristina Vega-Garcia

Dr. Cristina Vega-Garcia, Professor at the University of Lleida, Spain, stresses the need for good forest education as a prerequisite to reach the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Dr. Vega-Garcia is a member of the IUFRO Task Force Fire$: Economic Drivers of Global Wildland Fire Activity....

ITTO -3 weeks ago

ITTO and biodiversity convention renew collaboration to 2025

5 February 2021: ITTO and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) have renewed their longstanding collaboration for another five years, with the aim of supporting CBD Parties and ITTO member countries in the tropics in their efforts to conserve biodiversity, implement sustainable forest management (SFM), restore degraded forest landscapes, and encourage the sustainable use of forest resources...

CBD -3 weeks ago

UN Secretary-General Presents 10 Priorities for 2021

The UN General Assembly held a plenary meeting on priorities for 2021. The UN Secretary-General told governments that after the "tragedy and peril" of 2020, the SDGs are more important than ever to put the world on track in 2021. He outlined ten urgent priorities for the year ahead....

IISD -1 month ago

Tracking Platform Assesses Australia's Progress on 56 SDG Indicators

The 2020 'Transforming Australia' report produced by the Monash Sustainable Development Institute applies updated indicators, aiming to better understand how COVID-19 is affecting Australia’s ability to meet SDG targets. The platform also includes data dashboards, interactive charts, and explanatory videos. The report was launched by Nicole Bradford of the Australian superannuation fund Cbus Sup...

Springer -2 months ago

Ozone disrupts the communication between plants and insects in urban and suburban areas: an updated insight on plant volatiles

Abstract Plant–insect interactions are basic components of biodiversity conservation. To attain the international Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the interactions in urban and in suburban systems should be better understood to maintain the health of green infrastructure. The role of ground-level ozone (O3) as an environmental stress disrupting interaction webs is presente...

IISD -2 months ago

Event: Human Rights Based Approaches and Conflict Sensitivity - Cases of Forest Monitoring and Management from Myanmar and Indonesia

The event "Human Rights based Approaches and Conflict Sensitivity - Cases of Forest Monitoring and Management from Myanmar and Indonesia" aims to provide participants with the opportunity to share experiences and lessons from managing natural resources in conflict-affected settings and to discuss new research on the topic. The webinar, which is co-hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of...

MCD -2 months ago

The perfect storm

This has been an unusually tough year. The SARS-CoV-2, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, emerged in January 2020. The World Health Organization announced “covid-19” as the name of this new disease on 11 February 2020 while the world kept looking to China. Within weeks, the virus managed to circumvent the globe and engulfed the world into a pandemic unlike any seen for generation...

CBD -2 months ago

Putting nature first. The European Commission's strategy for the Decade of Action

The year 2030 features prominently in any discussion about the biggest challenges facing the international community in the coming years. This is the deadline by which the 193 UN member states have committed to achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that constitute a global action plan for people, the planet and prosperity....

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