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Forests & SDGs


UNECE-FAO -2 weeks ago

Making the circular transition work for a transformative and prosperous post-COVID recovery

High Level Political Forum | 12 July 2021 | 13:30-15:00 CEST (7:30-9:00 NY times) | VIRTUAL EVENT Organizers: United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. The post-COVID recovery offers an opportunity to reverse unsustainable economic trends and build back better, to promote sustainable consumption and prod...

CBD -2 weeks ago

Does the fight against hunger need its own IPCC?

Later this year, politicians and policymakers are due to meet to make crucial decisions on protecting biodiversity, mitigating climate change and ending hunger - all part of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Delegates at two of these meetings - on biodiversity and climate - benefit from the advice of organizations in which thousands of scientists periodically review research in the...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

New Forests strategic partnership to mitigate climate change

New Forests has joined the Principles for Responsible Investment’s Inevitable Policy Response program as a strategic partner. New Forests is the first Australian asset manager to be associated with the IPR and it will bring significant global investment experience to support the IPR in addressing the role of land use in mitigating climate change. Source: Timberbiz New Forests joins six other maj...

IISD -3 weeks ago

Event: Forests, Trees and Poverty Alleviation in Africa

The side event "Forests, Trees and Poverty Alleviation in Africa" will take place during the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development 2021 and will feature the launch of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)’s Global Forest Expert Panels (GFEP) Programme policy brief entitled "Expanded Policy Brief for African Stakeholders on Forests, Trees and Poverty All...

FAO -3 weeks ago

Nature-based approach to mountain farming can improve livelihoods, says FAO report

Sustainable farming that works in harmony with nature is key to improving the lives of rural mountain populations and helping to achieve many of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to a new FAO and Mountain Partnership report published today....

CBD -3 weeks ago

Why 'systems change' in 2021 demands better technology

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals are focused on giant goals such as zero hunger, zero poverty, gender equity and climate change response. They were designed to be met by 2030, but the latest projections show we're on track for 2092. Business as usual is clearly not working....

FAO -3 weeks ago

Preventing future pandemics starts with protecting forests

There is growing evidence that human actions to change the use of land – such as cutting down forests to make space for crop and livestock production – can be a major driver in outbreaks of zoonotic diseases. If we are to limit the occurrence of future pandemics – with all the associated loss of life, economic disruption, and social isolation – we need to start with a commitment across all...

Mongabay -4 weeks ago

Converting biowaste to biogas could power cleaner, sustainable Earth future

Biogas may play a key role in the global renewable energy transition, helping communities and nations meet multiple U.N. Sustainable Development Goals and their pledged Paris Agreement emissions cuts....

ITTO -1 month ago

Forest education needs strengthening to meet global challenges—survey

Rome, 24 June 2021: Forest education at all levels—from primary schools to universities—is insufficient in many countries, according to the results of a global survey led by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), ITTO and the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), with the support of other international and regional partners. The surv...

FAO -1 month ago

Call for a Renaissance in Forest Education

Well-trained foresters are vital to address some of the world’s greatest problems and to achieve the SDGs. Climate change, deforestation, biodiversity loss, emerging zoonotic diseases, rural poverty, and malnutrition all have direct links with the state of the world’s forests and the people that manage and protect them....

FAO -1 month ago

International Cofnerence on Forest Education kicks off

Today sees the start of the International Conference on Forest Education – a three-day event to shine a light on the important role forest education plays in maximizing the contributions of forests and trees to the Sustainable Development Goals and in overcoming the growing disconnect between people, nature and forests....

ITTO -1 month ago

International Conference on Forest Education kicks off

22 June 2021, Rome: Today sees the start of the International Conference on Forest Education, a three-day event to shine a light on the important role forest education plays in maximizing the contributions of forests and trees to the Sustainable Development Goals and in overcoming the growing disconnection between people, nature and forests. More than a thousand experts are attending the conferen...

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