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Policy Update #16: Living in Harmony with Nature to Transform Our World: The CBD's Contribution to SDG Implementation[viewed]

Bottom-up implementation – the principle whereby countries select their own targets, strategies and reporting modalities for implementation – is a key feature of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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PARCC Project Links Climate Assessments and Biodiversity Protection in West Africa[viewed]

An end-of-project workshop for partners of the Protected Areas Resilient to Climate Change (PARCC) explored how to use the results of new regional climate projections and in-depth vulnerability assessments to improve the management of protected areas in West Africa. The meeting took place in Banjul, The Gambia, from 24-29 January 2016.

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African Union and FAO Expand Great Green Wall Partnership[viewed]

The African Union Commission (AUC) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) have launched a €41 million ‘Action Against Desertification' project that aims to support six African countries - Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, the Gambia, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal - with the large-scale restoration of production landscapes affected by desertification and land degradation. The project is funded under the 10th European Development Fund (EDF) programme of support to the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States.

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WAVES Series Showcases National Implementation of NCA[viewed]

Research teams from Madagascar, Mauritius and Morocco have presented to policymakers the findings of the Global Development Network's (GDN) one-year project on natural resource and wealth accounting. The three project teams focused on, inter alia, coastal degradation, land and water use, and how resource depletion affects the economy. Participants, including from the Wealth Accounting and the Valuation of Ecosystem Services (WAVES) partnership, discussed lessons learned from the project, how to link the work with other initiatives, and how to bridge the gap between researchers and policymakers.

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CIFOR Publication Explores Impacts of Land-Use Changes in Tropical Landscapes[viewed]

‘Agrarian change in tropical landscapes' documents the results of a research project that explored what happens when significant environmental change occurs in forested tropical landscapes, primarily driven by agricultural development. Coordinated by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), a member of the CGIAR Consortium, the Agrarian Change project conducted in-depth studies of seven landscapes around the world that exhibit various scenarios of changing forest cover, agricultural modification, and integration with local and global commodity markets.

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FAO Updates on Implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines[viewed]

The latest edition of the Governance of Tenure newsletter, produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), provides a roundup of trainings and consultative activities aimed at enhancing the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (Voluntary Guidelines).

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Untapped Source of Wheat Diversity Offers Climate Adaptation Potential[viewed]

Researchers from Bioversity International and other research institutions have discovered a mostly unexplored source of wheat diversity that could offer valuable traits for climate change adaptation.

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Event: First International Agrobiodiversity Congress 2016[viewed]

Organized by the Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources and Bioversity International, a member of the CGIAR Consortium, this event will provide a platform for stakeholders to discuss issues and ideas around the sustainable management of agricultural biodiversity.

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Event: World Migratory Bird Day 2016[viewed]

Organized by the Secretariats of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) and the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA), World Migratory Bird Day is an annual, global awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats.

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Event: World Water Day 2016[viewed]

Organized by UN-Water, World Water Day 2016 will convene under the theme, 'Water and Jobs,' in partnership with the International Labour Organization (ILO).

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