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Forests & SDGs

WRI -6 days ago

6 Barriers to Protecting and Restoring Forests – and Strategies to Overcome Them

6 Barriers to Protecting and Restoring Forests – and Strategies to Overcome Them Comments|Add Comment|PrintCongo Basin, home to rare species including gorillas and forest elephants. Photo by Molly Bergen/WCS, WWF, WRI Forests help stabilize the climate and provide many contributions to Sustainable Development Goals. And we have quite a bit of evidence about what policies and strategies are effec...

CBD -6 days ago

FAO Director General calls for ocean sustainable solutions for fisheries

Various investments in ocean sustainability will raise the amount of fish to feed the poor, helping drive progress towards the eradication of hunger which is the lynchpin for achieving the other Sustainable Development Goals, FAO Director-General Qu Dongyu said in a speech....

IISD -1 week ago

Event: Forest Landscape Restoration and the Bonn Challenge in Eastern and South-East Europe

This workshop will aim to provide background information on the Bonn Challenge, the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, and ECCA30, and to gather input for a study on forest landscape restoration in East and South-Eastern Europe. These objectives will be reached through: Exchange of experiences on forest landscape restoration and degradation in participating countries; Discussion of strategie...

WRI -2 weeks ago

What Makes a Partnership Transformational?

What Makes a Partnership Transformational? Comments|Add Comment|PrintThe Zero Emissions Bus Rapid Accelerator (ZEBRA) partnership aims to electrify buses in Mexico City, São Paulo and Medellin. The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set global targets that can only be described as lofty — ending poverty and hunger, achieving gender equality, providing clean and affordable energy for ...

UNECE-FAO -3 weeks ago

International standards on fire safety for buildings - Gary Strong

"There are about 3 million fires every year and about 18,000 fatalities and nearly 60,000 injuries every year due to fires. Fire safety is one of those issues which governments and others have been complacent about". Gary Strong, Chair of the International Fire Safety Standards Coalition, tells us about efforts to achieve #SDG11: Making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and ...

IISD -3 weeks ago

FAO Guide Supports Integrated Management of Forests and Water

Improved management of forests to account for the provision of water-related ecosystem services is critical to the achievement of at least nine of the 17 SDGs. The guide features six modules: introducing forest-water relationships; understanding the impact of changing landscapes on water; measuring and monitoring forest-water relationships; monitoring for forests and water; the forest-water nexus...

IISD -4 weeks ago

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 -4 weeks 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 -4 weeks 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 -1 month 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 month 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...

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