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Natural Resources Natural Resources News / 30 July 2015
BiodiversityBiodiversity News
UNU Issues Call for Researchers for Africa Green Growth Project
Read More: UNU Issues Call for Researchers for Africa Green Growth Project
22_July_2015: The three-year project, titled ‘Unleashing the Potential of African Rural Economies through Green Growth' and implemented by the UN University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA), aims to provide empirical evidence on how green growth strategies can influence employment, income generation, innovation, competitiveness and social inclusion for rural Africa. The project is funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada. continued...
Kenya, FAO Launch Blue Growth Initiative
Read More: Kenya, FAO Launch Blue Growth Initiative
27_July_2015: The Government of Kenya and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) have launched the Blue Growth Initiative (BGI) in Kenya, to promote more productive, sustainable and socially and economically responsible fisheries and aquaculture sectors. continued...
ITPGR Secretariat Launches Global Survey on Descriptors to Identify Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
Read More: ITPGR Secretariat Launches Global Survey on Descriptors to Identify Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
16_July_2015: The Secretariat of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR) has launched the Global Survey on descriptors required to identify plant genetic resources for food and agriculture (PGRFA). continued...
ForestsForests News
UNEP, UN-REDD Programme Address Bank and Investor Risk Policies on Soft Commodities
Read More: UNEP, UN-REDD Programme Address Bank and Investor Risk Policies on Soft Commodities
29_July_2015: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has released a report, titled 'Bank and Investor Risk Policies for Soft Commodities,' along with an accompanying Soft Commodities Forest-risk Assessment Tool addressing deforestation and forest degradation risk in the agricultural value chain. A UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD) information brief, titled 'Banking on REDD+: Can Bank and Investor Risk Policies on Soft Commodities Benefit REDD+?' was produced in parallel. continued...
ForestsForests News (continued)
ITTO Releases 2014 Annual Report
Read More: ITTO Releases 2014 Annual Report
July_2015: The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) has published its annual report, highlighting progress achieved in 2014 through field projects, policy work and research. The publication summarizes the adoption of the Voluntary Guidelines for the Sustainable Management of Natural Tropical Forest, the release of the 'Rewarding the Service Providers' policy brief, and the organization of the International Forum on Payments for Environmental Services of Tropical Forests, among other activities. continued...
CIFOR Reports: Mangroves Essential for Mitigating Climate Change
Read More: CIFOR Reports: Mangroves Essential for Mitigating Climate Change
28_July_2015: Scientists from the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and its partners have determined that Indonesia could significantly reduce global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by halting the practice of clearing mangroves, which emits 190 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2-eq) each year. Their findings, which highlight mangroves as globally-significant carbon sinks, are published in the journal Nature Climate Change. continued...
LandLand News
FAO, NACD Develop Educational Series on Importance of Healthy Soils
Read More: FAO, NACD Develop Educational Series on Importance of Healthy Soils
24_July_2015: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) have developed a series of educational materials to teach children the importance of healthy soils for food, the environment, livelihoods and general well-being. The series, which is called ‘DIG IT! The Secrets of Soil,' was developed as part of the 2015 International Year of Soils (IYS 2015). continued...
Natural Resources Natural Resources Policy & Practice Calendar: Current & Upcoming Events
Intergovernmental Negotiations on Post-2015 Development Agenda – Seventh and Eighth Sessions New York City, US 20 Jul - 31 Jul
2nd Africa Ecosystem Based Adaptation for Food Security Conference 2015 (EBAFOSC 2) Nairobi, Kenya 30 Jul - 31 Jul
2nd Africa Food Security and Adaptation Conference (AFSAC2) Nairobi, Kenya 30 Jul - 31 Jul
Africa Weeks for the Animals Across Africa 1 Aug - 16 Aug
International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples US (worldwide) 9 Aug
International Conference on Sustainable Uses of Soil in Harmony with Food Security Phetchabun, Thailand 17 Aug - 20 Aug
Second Wageningen Soil Conference on Soil Science in a Changing World Wageningen, Gelderland, Netherlands 23 Aug - 27 Aug
World Water Week 2015 Stockholm, Stockholms Lan, Sweden 23 Aug - 28 Aug
Asia Pacific Resilience Innovation Summits and Expo Honolulu, HI, US 24 Aug - 26 Aug
CITES AC28 Tel Aviv, Israel 30 Aug - 3 Sep
ADP 2-10 Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 31 Aug - 4 Sep
Fourteenth World Forestry Congress Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa 7 Sep - 11 Sep
International Forests and Water Dialogue Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa 8 Sep - 9 Sep
Third Forum of the Standing Committee on Finance Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa 8 Sep - 9 Sep
Wildlife Forum Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa 9 Sep
 
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