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Forests & SDGs


IISD -3 days ago

Event: Sustainable Innovation Forum 2019

The tenth annual Sustainable Innovation Forum 2019 will convene on the sidelines of the 25th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 25) to the UNFCCC, bringing together over 600 delegates to explore four key pillars of low-carbon transition: climate finance; energy transition; sustainable mobility; and circular economy. Day one will open with high-level policy discussion and keynote speeche...

CIFOR -3 days ago

CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA): Annual Report 2018

FTA contributes directly to nine Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to all CGIAR Intermediate Development Outcomes (IDOs) and to 31 sub-IDOs... The post CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA): Annual Report 2018 appeared first on Center for International Forestry Research....

WRI -4 days ago

Closing Sub-Saharan Africa’s Electricity Access Gap: Why Cities Must Be Part of the Solution

Closing Sub-Saharan Africa’s Electricity Access Gap: Why Cities Must Be Part of the Solution Comments|Add Comment|PrintThis power line runs from Ethiopia to Kenya. Photo by Rod Waddington/Flickr There’s both good and bad news from the latest report tracking progress on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7, a global goal to achieve universal access to energy by 2030. The good news: The number...

CBD -4 days ago

Gender equality, education and the environment at the forefront of new SDG Advocate campaigns

Brazilian footballer "Marta" not only plays for the Orlando Pride in the National Women's Soccer League and the Brazil national team as a forward, but with 17 goals - the same number as the SDGs! - she is the top scorer ever at FIFA World Cup tournaments - that's both for the men and women's championships....

timberbiz -5 days ago

PNG launches new National Forest Stewardship Standard

Papua New Guinea has launched version 2.0 of the National Forest Stewardship Standard. This version of the standard has been developed by a chamber-balanced technical committee, consisting of 12 national experts, and by using a multi-stakeholder process, including two rounds of public consultation and a 2-day national stakeholder consultation workshop. Source: Timberbiz FSC’s Standard Developmen...

timberbiz -1 week ago

Metsa Board target is fossil free mills by 2030

Metsä Board has published its sustainability targets for 2030 with one of the company’s targets to achieve fossil free mills by 2030 with zero fossil CO2 emissions. This ambitious target includes both emissions from the company’s own energy production as well as purchased energy. Currently, 82% of the energy used at Metsä Board mills is fossil free. Source: Timberbiz In addition, the compan...

WRI -2 weeks ago

Growing Momentum for Just Transition: Five Success Stories and New Commitments to Tackle Inequality Through Climate Action

Growing Momentum for Just Transition: Five Success Stories and New Commitments to Tackle Inequality Through Climate Action Comments|Add Comment|PrintAn indigenous community meeting in Peru. Flickr/CIFOR There is growing evidence that climate change and inequality can be addressed together. As leaders prepare for the September's Climate Action and SDG summits, an increasing number of countries are ...

WRI -2 weeks ago

Growing Momentum for Just Transition: 5 Success Stories and New Commitments to Tackle Inequality Through Climate Action

Growing Momentum for Just Transition: 5 Success Stories and New Commitments to Tackle Inequality Through Climate Action Comments|Add Comment|PrintAn indigenous community meeting in Peru. Flickr/CIFOR There is growing evidence that climate change and inequality can be addressed together. As leaders prepare for the September's Climate Action and SDG summits, an increasing number of countries are tak...

CBD -2 weeks ago

Economic growth benefits wildlife but growing human populations do not

Do the UN's sustainable development goals promote or limit conservation?...

IISD -2 weeks ago

Event: Equator Prize 2019 Award Ceremony

The Equator Prize recognizes outstanding local community and indigenous peoples initiatives from across the world that are advancing innovative on-the-ground solutions to climate change, environment and poverty challenges. The Award Ceremony, organized by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Equator Initiative, will convene celebrities, thought leaders, governments, civil society and media ...

IISD -2 weeks ago

2019 Earth Overshoot Day Reaches Earliest Date Ever

The cost of ecological “overspending” has led to increased deforestation, soil erosion, collapse of fisheries, biodiversity loss and CO2 build up in the atmosphere. Reducing CO2 emissions from fossil fuel burning by 50% would move Earth Overshoot Day back 93 days and contribute to SDG 7....

IISD -2 weeks ago

Event: Climate Week NYC 2019

Climate Week NYC 2019 will gather representatives from businesses, governments, academic institutions, arts and music organizations, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for a variety of panel discussions, concerts, exhibitions and seminars.  Events taking place during Climate Week NYC 2019 are organized into 11 categories: 1) Youth and Climate Activism; 2) Energy Transition; 3) Industry Tra...