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Korea, Japan ratify Nagoya Protocol

cristiana pasca palmer

The Republic of Korea and Japan have become the latest countries to ratify the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilisation. While Korea submitted it’s instruments of ratification on Friday, May 19, 2017 to emerge the 98th Party to the treaty,  Japan did likewise on Monday,  May 22 ...

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Cancun talks seek to functionalise multi-hazard early warning


Climate change associated extreme weather and demographic shifts means that record numbers of people are exposed to floods, heatwaves and other hazards. Improved early warning systems and more coordinated disaster risk reduction are therefore more important than ever before. To meet the growing challenges, an international conference will launch a concerted drive to improve warnings for an interlocking range of ...

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Indonesia: Communities form part of discussions to address peatland concerns

Emmanuela Shinta-GLF-Peatlands

Communities from peatland regions around Indonesia on Thursday, May 18, 2017 joined a global forum in Jakarta on solving the problems they are facing, and to share experiences for those facing similar problems around the world. Local communities were at the centre of discussions among policy makers, scientists, business leaders, civil society representatives and others at the “Global Landscapes Forum: Peatlands ...

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Scientists provide guide to translate SDGs into reality

Heide Hackmann

Countries can achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by prioritising investments and policies that bolster positive relationships across the goals, says a new report released today by the International Council for Science (ICSU). The report examines the interactions between the SDGs – a universal set of goals to guide international development to 2030 – and applies a quantitative scale ...

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CSOs in Ghana want illegal mining tackled beyond the ordinary


Ghanaian civil society organisations (CSOs) have commended the on-going media advocacy on illegal mining popularly known as “galamsey” for succeeding in establishing the evils of the practice, particularly as it relates to destruction of water bodies and in stopping the practice for now. But they are of the view that the issue of illegal mining goes beyond shaming and isolating ...

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ActionAid demands investment in well-being of released Chibok girls

Ojobo Ode Atuluku

ActionAid Nigeria has commended the effort of the Federal Government on the negotiations that led to the release of 82 Chibok girls kidnapped three years ago by Boko Haram. ActionAid Nigeria’s Country Director, Ojobo Ode Atuluku, in a statement made available to EnviroNews on Monday, May 8 2017, said: “it is commendable that the Federal Government prioritised the life and ...

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Supplementary biosafety protocol closer to entering into force

cristiana pasca palmer

Following Cuba’s deposition of its instrument of accession to the Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety on Wednesday, April 26 2017, only three more ratifications are now required for the Supplementary Protocol to enter into force. Adopted as a supplementary agreement to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological ...

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Nigeria ranks 17th on 2016 Africa attractiveness survey


The latest Africa Attractiveness Survey, which provides an analysis of Foreign Direct Investment into the continent, has ranked Nigeria as the 17th destination for FDI in Africa. The report, which was released on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by EY Africa, a financial advisory services company that carried out the survey, showed that South Africa remained the biggest FDI hub in ...

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Indigenous Colombian Amazon forest peoples demand rights


Traditional authorities and elected leaders of the Uitoto, Muinane, Andoque and Nonuya peoples of the Middle Rio Caquetá region of the Colombian Amazon are in Bogotá between the 25th and 28th of April, 2017 to represent the peoples and Traditional Association of Indigenous Authorities – the Regional Indigenous Council of Middle Amazonas (CRIMA) in meetings with different State institutions and international agencies. ...

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MESA 2017: Import of Africa’s access to Earth Observation data underscored


The significance of Africa’s access to, and utilisation of Earth Observation (EO) data and information to policy and decision making has been stressed. Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture of the African Union Commission (AUC), Mrs. Josefa Leonel Correia Sacko, who made the submission at the opening of the Second Monitoring for Environment and Security in Africa (MESA) on Monday, ...

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