Project

Mexican Women Share Traditional Knowledge on Medicinal Plants through ITTO Project [viewed]

Itto16 October 2015: The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) has released a catalog of medicinal plants compiled by women in the municipality of Jamapa, Mexico, containing traditional knowledge with regard to the medicinal uses of 44 plants found in the rural areas of the state of Veracruz.

read more »

CGIAR Consortium Discusses Social Protection on World Food Day [viewed]

CGIAROctober 2015: The CGIAR Consortium has made available a series of videos in which representatives of CGIAR centers, programmes and partners discuss their research in light of the theme of World Food Day 2015, 'Social Protection and Agriculture: Breaking the Cycle of Rural Poverty.'

read more »

CITES Reports on Checklist, Bangladesh Training [viewed]

CITES12 October 2015: The Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and partners held a one-day workshop on CITES and a two-day training on wildlife law enforcement in Bangladesh, from 5-7 October 2015. The workshop reinforced the need for cooperation to combat wildlife crime, while the training built local capacity to respond to wildlife and forest crime.

read more »

CIFOR, USAID Partner on Forest Governance in Indonesia [viewed]

CIFOR - USAID9 October 2015: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) will partner with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to analyze forest governance questions related to Indonesia's forests and landscapes. The collaboration will also include research on smallholder producers' role in supply chains and the potential for harmonizing government land use policies and regulations with corporate goals.

read more »

Earth Index Pilot Model Launched [viewed]

Unep-Wcmc8 October 2015: BBC Earth has launched a pilot model for an Earth Index that demonstrates the financial contribution of nature to the global economy. The creation of the Index, by BBC Earth and Tony Juniper, was also supported by the UN Environment Programme-World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), which conducted a scoping study to identify the research and methodologies that have attempted to place an economic value on nature.

read more »

UNEP Launches MyUNEA.org [viewed]

UNEP7 October 2015: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has launched an inter-active online hub, MyUNEA.org, meant to increase citizen participation in the resolutions and issues addressed by the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA). MyUNEA.org was launched on 7 October 2015, during the Eye on Earth Summit in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates.

read more »

FAO Launches Forest Land Use Data Platform [viewed]

FLUDE9 October 2015: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has launched the ‘Forest Land Use Data Explorer' (FLUDE), an online platform that allows users to access data from FAO's Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA) 2015 and other databases to facilitate exploration and analysis of forest land use change and global trends related to forests.

read more »

Eye on Earth Summit Explores SDG Reporting Needs [viewed]

Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak, Secretary-General, EAD8 October 2015: The second Eye on Earth Summit (Eye on Earth 2015), which convened under the theme, ‘Informed Decision Making for Sustainable Development,' detailed a package of mechanisms, recommendations and practical actions to improve the collection, access, sharing and use of data and information in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

read more »

UNEP Report Details Ecosystem Services Worth US$1 Billion Annually in Four Pilot Countries [viewed]

UNEP7 October 2015: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has released the results of a four-year project to develop ecosystem assessment tools and products that decision makers can use to integrate the value of ecosystem services into policy, investment decisions and macro-economic models. The 'ProEcoServe' project assessed ecosystem services such as the provision of soil retention, shoreline protection, carbon sequestration and pollination, identifying almost US$1 billion of benefits in the four pilot countries of Chile, Trinidad and Tobago, South Africa and Viet Nam.

read more »

Second Our Ocean Conference Galvanizes 80 Initiatives, US$2.1 Billion in Commitments [viewed]

Second Our Ocean Conference6 October 2015: The Second Our Ocean Conference generated US$2.1 billion in commitments on oceans, including announcements of more than 80 initiatives on marine conservation and protection and the protection of over 1.9 million square kilometers of ocean. The Conference aimed to promote voluntary governmental and institutional commitments to care for the world's oceans.

read more »