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IISD -4 days ago

UNEP Brief Highlights REDD+ Benefits for SDGs, Aichi Targets

The brief aims to help countries engaged in REDD+ planning to consider additional environmental and social benefits, including biodiversity conservation, provision of food, fuel and fiber, support to local livelihoods and soil erosion control. REDD+ actions contribute to several SDG 15 targets by helping countries to integrate biodiversity and ecosystem values into national and local planning and ...

IUCN -5 days ago

Do non-native species count as biodiversity?

There have been calls for biodiversity and ecosystem assessments to count non-native species as well as their native counterparts as positively contributing to biological diversity. Daniel Simberloff, Gore Hunger Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Tennessee and member of the Invasive Species Specialist Group of IUCN’s Species Survival Commission, explains why this appro...

CBD -7 days ago

Transboundary Water Cooperation And The Sustainable Development Goals

Think about what you drank today. Odds are, you drank water at some point....

CBD -7 days ago

Study Shows How African Countries are Preparing for Green Development

KATOWICE, Poland, Dec 11 2018 (IPS) - In order for African countries to implement their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), they will require further human capacity building, and there must be involvement of the private sector from the start of the planning process....

Elsevier -1 week ago

Towards sustainability? Forest-based circular bioeconomy business models in Finnish SMEs

Publication date: Available online 7 December 2018Source: Forest Policy and EconomicsAuthor(s): Dalia D'Amato, Simo Veijonaho, Anne ToppinenAbstractIn line with the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda, the circular bioeconomy concept is gaining greater political momentum and research interest. A circular bioeconomy implies a more efficient resource management of bio-based renewable...

IISD -2 weeks ago

Event: Global Landscapes Forum 2018

The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) is designed to produce and disseminate knowledge and accelerate action to build more resilient, climate friendly, diverse, equitable and productive landscapes. Landscape approaches embrace compromise among competing social, environmental, political and economic demands to produce multiple benefits from limited resources. The GLF uses this approach around five broa...

IISD -2 weeks ago

Uganda Launches Framework to Address Climate Change in Agriculture Sector

The Uganda NAP-Ag framework presents adaptation actions for different agro-ecological zones, and aims to guide farmers, technical officers and decision makers on investments aimed at increasing the resilience of communities, systems and institutions. The NAP-Ag links to government commitments under the Paris Agreement and the SDGs....

IISD -2 weeks ago

“Ambition Loop” by Business, Governments Can Accelerate Achievement of NDCs, SDGs, Report Shows

The report shows that ambitious targets and legislation set by governments to reduce emissions provides companies with greater clarity and confidence to invest in climate solutions. This positive feedback loop, or “ambition loop,” in which government policies and private sector leadership reinforce each other, helps both governments and companies accelerate action and make further progress tow...