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Trio launches guide to mainstreaming biodiversity into Pacific Islands’ agriculture

Rio Conventions Pavilion

Environmental Awareness Raising The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), on Friday, December 9, 2016 released a technical document that provides guidance on mainstreaming ecosystem services and biodiversity into agricultural production and management in the Pacific Islands. Launched during the Forest and Agriculture Day at the ...

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Governments urged to integrate biodiversity concerns into national strategies

Patricia Balvanera

World-renowned biodiversity experts are urging government officials from more than 190 countries meeting in Cancún, Mexico to step up efforts to integrate the protection of biodiversity into strategies, plans and polices in tourism and other sectors of the global policy-making agenda. Cancún, which is well-known for its tourism and home to a growing ecotourism industry expected to see a record number of ...

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CBD/COP13 forum focuses on business opportunities

Tatiana Ramos

Immediately prior to the UN Biodiversity Conference, and in parallel with the High-Level Segment, the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Government of Mexico are hosting the 2016 Business and Biodiversity Forum in Cancun, Mexico, from 2-3 December 2016. Bringing together more than 250 experts from businesses, governments and NGOs, the focus of the 2016 Business ...

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Award-winning films preach message of sustainability

Global Sustainability Film Awards trophies

Winners of this year’s Global Sustainability Film Awards, run by the media charity tve, seem to drive home the message of sustainability. They have been described as creative, deeply moving and inspirational. At a black-tie awards ceremony at BAFTA on Monday November 28, 2016, the judges announced the winners in a worldwide competition showcasing the best of corporate sustainability. Winners ...

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Benue considers waste-to-wealth option

small-packs

Senior Special Assistant to the Benue State Governor on Public Utilities, Sanitation and Environment, Nathaniel Ikyur has stated that the state government is set to partner with some companies to create wealth from waste. According to Ikyur, who spoke after a special Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) sanitation exercise held over the weekend at the NUJ House in Makurdi in ...

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COP22 certified for sustainability

Government of Morocco

The International Organisation for Standardisation has certified the recently held UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech (COP22) under the ISO 20121 standard for event sustainability management systems. This is the first time that an event in Africa has been certified under the standard. COP22 was attended by more than 22,000 people, and both the Government of Morrocco and the secretariat of the UN ...

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Germany to support Global Landscapes Forum events in Bonn

dr-barbara-hendricks

The German Federal Government on Wednesday, November 16 2016 at the ongoing UN climate change summit (COP22) holding in Marrakech, Morocco announced in front of 600 participants of the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) that it would support GLF’s events in Bonn, the humanitarian centre of Germany. The GLF is a gathering of business, government, civil society and indigenous leaders engaged ...

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Research into river basins, dams’ state underscored

Negash Teklu

The Population Health Environment Ethiopia Consortium (PHEE), in collaboration with Jimma University and Health Bureau of Oromia, has conducted a workshop on linkages of climate change, population dynamics and reproductive health/family planning (RH/FP) in river basins, forests, protected and pastoralist areas of Oromia Regional State in Ethiopia. More than 100 people from research institutions, government organisations, house of people representatives ...

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Mexico launches biodiversity, business alliance

Rafael Pacchiano Alamán

The Mexican Alliance for Biodiversity and Business, with the aim of promoting the protection, conservation and restoration of biodiversity and ecosystems, was launched last week (17 October 2016) in Mexico City. Comprised of 15 institutions and 12 companies, the Mexican Alliance for Biodiversity and Business seeks to generate constructive dialogue between conservation organisations, cooperation agencies, institutions and businesses to develop ...

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Oilwatch: Habitat III, Urban Agenda justify landgrab, oil extraction

Members of Oilwatch

The General Assembly of Oilwatch, which is celebrating its 20 years of existence, met recently in Quito, Ecuador in the framework of the Social Forum Resistance to Habitat III. In this declaration, the group frowns at the Habitat concept as well as the newly-adopted New Urban Agenda, saying that they encourage land grabbing and oil extraction. Oilwatch is thus demanding ...

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