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WED 2016: Ogun raises concern over desert encroachment

Bolaji Oyeleye

In the light of threats posed by climate change, the Ogun State Government has called on residents to desist from acts that can lead to desert encroachment. Commissioner for Environment, Bolaji Oyeleye, who stated this on Monday in Abeokuta, the state capital, while briefing newsmen in commemoration of the 2016 World Environment Day (WED), added that desert encroachment was a ...

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CBD hails launch of Healthy Environment, Healthy People

Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, the Executive Secretary to the Convention on Biological Diversity, has welcomed a new UNEP report on environment and health which links a healthy environment and healthy ecosystems as the basis for the implementation of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development. On 23 May, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) launched a new report entitled Healthy ...

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Ways to curb hunger, environmental damage, by study

Latest IRP report lists 12 ways to use natural resources more efficiently, improve human health and reduce the environmental damage caused by food systems A major overhaul of the global food system is urgently needed if the world is to combat hunger, use natural resources more efficiently and stem environmental damage, the International Resource Panel (IRP) has said. In a ...

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How to enhance global biodiversity targets’ achievement – SBI

Montreal

The first meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI 1) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) came to a close on 6 May 2016 in Montreal, Canada. Delegates from around the world advanced attention on national action by recommending tools and approaches for implementing the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and a more effective operation of the decision-making ...

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Enhanced implementation, mainstreaming are vital topics at CBD meeting

The first meeting of the new Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI-1) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) opened on Monday in Montreal, Canada, focusing on increasing efforts related to strengthening the review process and enhance on-the-ground implementation at global, national, subnational and local levels. The meeting, being held from 2-6 May 2016 at the headquarters of the International Civil ...

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Deforestation: Palm oil firm ordered to stop work in Peruvian Amazon

Deforestation

On the 25th April the complaints panel of the RSPO (Round table on Sustainable Palm Oil) issued a preliminary “Stop work order” to Plantaciones de Pucallpa, one of its Peruvian members, whose operations are affecting the territory of the Shipibo community of Santa Clara de Uchunya in the Ucayali region of the Peruvian Amazon. The order was issued after the community ...

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Report explores ways to achieve sustainability, protect Colombian Amazon

Colombian Amazon

Secure territorial rights of indigenous peoples and traditional knowledge must be central to post-conflict initiatives to save the Colombian Amazon and achieve sustainable development, says a study A new report “Deforestation and Indigenous Peoples Rights in the Colombian Amazon” co-published by social justice and environmental NGO DEDISE and Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) underlines the critical role of secure land and ...

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Germany ratifies Nagoya Protocol, bolsters EU implementation

Germany

Germany is the latest country to ratify the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilisation, bringing the total number of ratifications to 74. This includes 73 countries and the European Union (EU), which ratified the Protocol in May 2014. “I congratulate the Government of Germany and look forward ...

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Forum to evaluate UN Decade on Biodiversity’s half-way point

Montreal

One of the main bodies under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CDB) is set to meet next week to discuss issues that will accelerate progress in implementing the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and achieving its Aichi Biodiversity Targets. At the 20th meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) to the Convention on Biological Diversity, ...

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Nigeria seeks UN Environment Assembly vice-presidency

Amina

Nigeria’s aspiration for the vice presidency of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) received a major boost on Monday as the sixth session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) got underway. Speaking to over 40 ministers of the environment and heads of country delegations at the forum, Ibrahim Usman Jibril, Nigeria’s Minister of State for Environment, who ...

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