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Terrestrial Ecosystems Finance Update: GEF Council Approves Work Program and Projects, Forest Finance in Focus[viewed]

Over recent months, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council and the governing bodies of the Climate Investment Funds (CIFs) met, adopting forest-related initiatives, including some of relevance to reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD+). This Update covers these and other meetings related to the financing of activities on terrestrial ecosystems, as well as recent projects and publications in this area.

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Advisers Compile Views on Indigenous Peoples' Participation[viewed]

The advisors for the consultation on indigenous peoples' participation in relevant UN meetings released the final compilation of views expressed by Member States and others, containing a proposal for elements to be discussed at the 71st session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA).

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Natural Capital Protocol Launched[viewed]

Representatives from over 160 organizations launched the Natural Capital Protocol, which harmonizes existing work on natural capital into a standardized framework to support businesses' ability to identify, measure and value their impacts and dependencies on natural capital.

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FAO's State of the World's Forests Calls for Positive Interactions Between Agriculture and Forestry[viewed]

It is not necessary to cut down forests to produce more food. Promoting more positive interactions between agriculture and forestry can stop deforestation, build sustainable agricultural systems and improve food security. This is the key message of The State of the World's Forests (SOFO), the flagship publication of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), presented at the opening of the 23rd session of the FAO Committee on Forestry (COFO).

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UNESCO Committee Adds 12 Sites to World Heritage List[viewed]

The 40th session of the World Heritage Committee adopted the Istanbul Declaration on the Protection of World Heritage, which invites States Parties to take measures and act together against the destruction of common heritage of humankind in cooperation with the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Participants also added 12 sites of special cultural or physical significance to the World Heritage List.

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African Union Summit Reviews Progress on Gender Equality, Women's Land Rights[viewed]

The 27th African Union (AU) Summit, which convened from 10-18 July 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda, on the theme ‘Women's Rights, Human Rights,' recognized Algeria, Rwanda, South Africa and Tunisia as the best-performing countries in promoting women's rights and gender equality across the political, social and economic arenas. On the sidelines of the Summit, the Land Policy Initiative launched a campaign to achieve 30% documented allocation of land by African women by 2025.

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ELD, PROFOR and UNCCD Marshall Evidence in Support of Land Restoration[viewed]

Partners of the Economics of Land Degradation (ELD) Initiative are fine-tuning a joint roadmap for the next phase of the Initiative, which aims to increase awareness raising and engage key stakeholders to scale up efforts to promote sustainable land management (SLM). Some recent studies bolstering the case for large-scale land restoration initiatives include: the ELD synthesis report, 'The Value of Land'; the forthcoming Global Land Outlook, to be published by the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) in 2017; and an article by the Program on Forests (PROFOR), which draws some lessons from Fazenda da Toca, a large-scale land restoration project in São Paolo, Brazil.

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HLPF Ministerial Segment Opens, Continues Focus on No One Left Behind[viewed]

The Ministerial Segment of the 2016 session of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) opened with a day of keynote speeches, discussion of main messages from the first week of HLPF proceedings, and panel discussions on the theme 'Ensuring that no one is left behind.'

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Capacity Building and Technology Update: TEC Highlights 20 Years of Technological Assistance; Capacity-Building Activities Focus on DRR, Combating Desertification [viewed]

The past weeks' activities under and outside the UNFCCC sought to build developing countries' capacity on climate change adaptation, disaster risk management (DRM) and other climate change-related issues, and to identify additional opportunities with regard to capacity building, and technology development and transfer.

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HLPF Considers National Monitoring, Countries in Special Situations[viewed]

Everyone is responsible for implementing the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, participants stressed throughout the first week of discussions of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). Key messages emerging from these discussions highlighted social inclusion as critical for sustainable development, and the importance of addressing inclusion in education, labor and political institutions and policies.

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