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Forests & SDGs

CIFOR -2 days ago

CIFOR, Korea University team up to strengthen sustainable development through Resilient Landscapes

Korea University’s OJeong Eco-Resilience Institute (OJERI) and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) agreed to jointly develop forestry and landscape research projects and collaborate on other initiatives in an effort to promote sustainable and resilient landscape for meeting climate and sustainable development goals.. The two organizations signed a Memorandum of Understanding o...

CBD -2 days ago

UN's Development Goals Remain Largely Elusive

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 18 2019 (IPS) - The United Nations, in a new report to be released next month, has warned "there is no escaping the fact that the global landscape for the implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has generally deteriorated since 2015, hindering the efforts of governments and other partners"...

CBD -1 week ago

Business as Usual Will Not Save the Planet

The United Nations' 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) were explicitly designed to engage the private sector in addressing the world's most pressing challenges....

IISD -2 weeks ago

Guest Article: Ecosystem-based Adaptation: Helping Nature Help People Adapt to Climate Change and Deliver SDGs – Filling the Knowledge Gaps

Ecosystem-based Adaptation is critical for achieving the SDGs in a changing climate. The GEF-funded project, ‘Ecosystem-based Adaptation through South-South Cooperation,’ piloted on-the-ground EbA interventions in Mauritania, Nepal and Seychelles. An EbA South report identifies EbA knowledge gaps, and highlights a range of tools for planning and implementation of EbA measures....

IISD -2 weeks ago

G7 Environment Ministers Commit to Fight Biodiversity Loss, Tackle Climate Change, Inequalities

The French G7 Presidency identified four main priorities for its G7 leadership: combatting inequality through an inclusive ecological transition; supporting international action and scientific warnings on biodiversity and climate change; promoting solutions for biodiversity and climate change; and financing biodiversity preservation. In a Communiqué, ministers encourage nature-based solutions to ...

IISD -2 weeks ago

FAO Report Shares Lessons on Sustainable Bioeconomy Interventions

The report aims to increase understanding of sustainability in the development of the bioeconomy through sharing case studies of sustainable bioeconomy interventions. The report identifies seven SDGs that are most covered in the bioeconomy case studies: SDG 2, SDG 7, SDG 8, SDG 9, SDG 12, SDG 13 and SDG 15....

Forest Ecosystems -2 weeks ago

Monitoring progress in reducing maternal mortality using verbal autopsy methods in vital registration systems: what can we conclude about specific causes of maternal death?

Reducing maternal mortality is a key focus of development strategies and one of the indicators used to measure progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. In the absence of medical certificat......

IISD -3 weeks ago

Asia-Pacific Not on Track to Achieve Any SDGs by 2030

The ‘Asia and the Pacific SDG Progress Report 2019’ finds that for more than half of the SDGs, progress is either heading in the wrong direction or has stagnated. The report concludes that progress on many environmental targets will require “a complete turnaround” in the Asia-Pacific region if they are to be reached. The report also identifies major differences in progress between Asia and...

IISD -3 weeks ago

Good Growth Conference Urges Transformative Action in Agricultural Commodities

According to UNDP, agricultural commodities are responsible for 70 percent of tropical deforestation globally. Participants called for innovative, strong collaboration to achieve systemic transformation in the agricultural commodities sector. The Conference also discussed how approaches to demand, production and financing of sustainable commodities can support accelerated achievement of the SDGs....

IISD -3 weeks ago

GLF Panel Highlights Role of Sustainable Wood Supply Chains in Achieving SDGs

IITO Executive Director Gerhard Dieterle said legal, sustainable supply chains could help to achieve SDG 1 and SDG 13, among others. Japan’s Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute Director General said SFM has the potential to contribute to as many as ten SDGs and their associated targets, particularly SDG 6, SDG 13 and SDG 15....

IISD -3 weeks ago

Event: 15th Session of the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF 15)

The 15th session of the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF 15) will address, inter alia, implementation of the UN Strategic Plan for Forests 2017-2030 (UNSPF), monitoring, assessment and reporting, and means of implementation. UNFF 15 is expected to adopt the Quadrennial Programme of Work for 2021-2024. The SDG Knowledge Hub story on UNFF 14 is available here....

IISD -3 weeks ago

Event: Finance for Nature Global Summit

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and Scottish Government-backed Global Ethical Finance Initiative (GEFI), with the New York Declaration on Forests Global Platform, will bring together government officials, financial institutions, consumer goods corporations, supply chain intermediaries and conservation organizations for a two-day ‘Finance for Nature Global Summit’. The Summit aims to d...