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Flood victims receive donations from lawmaker

Relief-Materials

Victims of the recent flood that occurred in Bachaka town of Gudu local government area (LGA) of Sokoto State on Monday received a donation of relief materials worth N5 million from the member that‎ represents Gudu/Tangaza Federal Constituency, Isa Kalanjeni. The relief materials donated to alleviate the suffering of the victims include 300 bags of cement, 30 bundles of roofing ...

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Co-chairs for biodiversity, ecosystems assessment emerge

Sir Robert Watson

Three of the world’s most eminent experts on the intersection of nature and human well-being were announced recently in Bonn, Germany as co-chairs of a new global assessment commissioned by the 125 governments comprising the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). Professors Sandra Díaz (Argentina), Eduardo Brondízio (Brazil & USA) and Josef Settele (Germany) will lead more ...

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Thomsom: Financing for sustainable development vital

Ambassador Peter Thomson

Sustainable Development Ambassador Peter Thomson, President-elect of the United National General Assembly, has signaled that unlocking finance for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a key challenge of our times. At a meeting in New York convened by the UN Environment Inquiry and UN Women on 24 August, Ambassador Thomson – currently Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the UN – ...

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UN Academy promotes sustainable development

UN Academy

After its inauguration in March, the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) – Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development organised its first ever UN Summer Academy at the UN Campus in Bonn, Germany from 22-26 August. It was the fifth UN Summer Academy globally with previous editions hosted in New York and Turin, Italy. This year’s UN Summer Academy focused on the Agenda ...

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Belgium, Bulgaria ratify Nagoya Protocol

Belgium and Bulgaria 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 to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), bringing the total number of ratifications to 80. The 2010 Nagoya Protocol is a supplementary agreement to the CBD and a key element ...

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How GEF civil society is fulfilling its role

Juha Uitto

An appraisal of the Civil Society Organisations (CSO) Network under the Global Environment Facility (GEF) has thrown up a wide range of recommendations aimed at ensuring that the campaigners engage better with the financial organisation. The Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of GEF, in an assessment aimed at unravelling how the GEF CSO Network has fulfilled its role, recommends that a ...

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Shrinking Lake Chad: A wake-up call to address insurgency, violence

Lake Chad

Lake Chad basin that happens to be an endorheic lake ( a closed drainage basin that retains water and allows no outflow to other external bodies of water) is bordered by four different countries including Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria on the edge of the Sahara Desert. The name Chad is a local parlance meaning ‘a lake’ or ‘large expanse ...

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CIFOR, USAID develop interactive wetlands map

wetlands ecosystem

The Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) on Tuesday launched an interactive, web-based map of the world’s wetlands on the sidelines of the 15th International Peat Congress in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. The Global Wetlands Map is a new initiative by the Sustainable Wetlands Adaptation and Mitigation Programme (SWAMP), a collaborative effort between CIFOR and the United States Forest Service, supported by ...

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Another world is indeed possible, says PACJA

World Social Forum

The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) has again brought the world’s attention to Africa as thousands of movements from across the globe gathered in Montreal, Canada in the ongoing World Social Forum (Fórum Social Mundial in Portugese) (FSM2016) holding from August 9-14, 2016. The 2016 Forum is themed: “Another World Is Possible” The goal of the WSF 2016 is to ...

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FAO demands collaboration on biodiversity mainstreaming ahead Cancun COP13

Cancun

The 23rd session of the Committee on Forestry (COFO23), which took place in Rome, Italy 18 to 22 July 2016, took an effective approach that focused on the interlinkages between forest and other sectors and issues, including biodiversity and climate change. COFO23 helped to showcase how countries have been devising forest policies which provide mutual benefits for the forestry sector ...

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