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Forests & SDGs


IISD -2 days ago

Event: 16th Session of the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF 16)

The 16th session of the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF 16) will include an interactive exchange of experiences and lessons learned on thematic priorities among members of the Forum, the Collaborative Partnership on Forests and its member organizations, regional and subregional organizations and processes, and major groups and other relevant stakeholders. The session will be a technical session and is t...

UNECE-FAO -2 days ago

Mine Tailings Safety (Russian subtitles)

The Mine Tailings Safety video highlights the importance of safely managing waste from mining activities, stored in so-called tailings management facilities, to prevent tailings failures. Past accidents have caused human death and severe damage to people, the environment and infrastructure. Strengthening mine tailings safety is increasingly relevant in the UNECE region with the combined increases ...

UNECE-FAO -2 days ago

Mine Tailings Safety

The Mine Tailings Safety video highlights the importance of safely managing waste from mining activities, stored in so-called tailings management facilities, to prevent tailings failures. Past accidents have caused human death and severe damage to people, the environment and infrastructure. Strengthening mine tailings safety is increasingly relevant in the UNECE region with the combined increases ...

WRI -2 days ago

5 Pillars of a New Ocean Agenda

5 Pillars of a New Ocean Agenda Comments|Add Comment|PrintOcean-based renewable energy like offshore wind turbines can provide clean energy while generating jobs, boosting economies and providing a pathway to decarbonization. Photo by iStock.com 2020 was supposed to be a super year for the ocean. A packed calendar of international events should have presented opportunities to assess progress to...

timberbiz -5 days ago

New board members for PEFC International

Three new members elected to the PEFC International Board at the 25th PEFC General Assembly. Riikka Joukio elected as the new vice chair, and two members re-elected for another term. After 10 years in the PEFC International Board of Directors and two years as vice chair, Genevieve Chau bid farewell to the PEFC family. Source: Timberbiz “I can still vividly recall my very first PEFC General A...

CBD -1 week ago

Diageo will use 30% less water in every drink it makes as a part of its 10-year sustainability action plan

Diageo, manufacturers of Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff and Guinness, has announced a range of 25 bold and ambitious goals in its 'Society 2030: Spirit of Progress' plan, aimed at making a positive impact on the world by 2030, in the 'Decade of Action' to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals....

CBD -1 week ago

Four ways cities must harness the UN's Sustainable Development Goals to build back after COVID

The United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are vital to achieving a prosperous future for all. Only one, SDG #11, explicitly addresses cities - but in fact, 65% of the SDG targets can only be accomplished if cities and regions get involved....

CBD -2 weeks ago

Only A Balanced Approach To Ocean & Inland Aquaculture Will Nourish The World, Research In Nature Communications Asserts

New research evaluates claims that ocean aquaculture is the next sustainable and equitable food frontier, points to a balanced approach that includes land-based aquaculture as essential to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals....

UNECE-FAO -3 weeks ago

UNECE FeedUP@UN

FeedUp@UN – a digital blockchain-powered solution designed by UNECE for identifying, quantifying, and tracing the “invisible” food. It contributes to more circular food production and responsible food consumption, while accelerating SDG action....

CBD -4 weeks ago

UNDP Issues Brief: Nature-Based Climate Solutions

The conservation, rehabilitation and climate-informed management of biodiversity and ecosystems increases resilience to climate change and provides low-cost and long-term solutions to protect lives, livelihoods and infrastructure, and advance progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals....

IISD -1 month ago

Guest Article: The Risk of Losing the 2030 Agenda in Brazil

105 specialists from the Civil Society Working Group for the 2030 Agenda contributed to the latest Spotlight Report on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Brazil, which monitors the implementation of the SDGs in Brazil. Among the report's findings, there has been no progress on 88% of the environmental targets. The authors also report there is no recent data on subsidies for fossil fuel...

CBD -1 month ago

To predict how crops cope with changing climate, 30 years of experiments simulate future

Five years ago, the United Nations committed to achieving the Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger by 2030. Since then, however, world hunger has continued to rise. Nearly 9 percent of our global population is now undernourished, according to a 2020 report from the FAO, and climate variability is a leading factor driving us off course....

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