Publication

IFPRI Releases Annual Reports on Global Hunger and Nutrition [viewed]

IFPRI LogoOctober 2016: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has released the 2015 installments of its annual stocktaking reports on the prevalence of hunger and malnutrition around the world. The publications are titled, '2015 Global Hunger Index: Armed Conflict and the Challenge of Hunger;' and 'Global Nutrition Report 2015: Actions and Accountability to Advance Nutrition and Sustainable Development.'

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GEF Presents Biannual Report to UNCCD COP 12 [viewed]

GEF12 October 2015: To the 12th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 12) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), the Global Environment Facility (GEF) has presented its biannual report, 'Investing in Land Stewardship.'

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Francophone Countries Discuss Linkages Among Land, Climate and SDGs [viewed]

francophone_unccd19 October 2015: The Institut de la Francophonie pour le Développement Durable (IFDD), a subsidiary body of the International Organization of the Francophonie (IOF), under the chairmanship of Senegal and in cooperation with the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) Secretariat, organized a discussion on the topic of how to use the fight against climate change and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as leverage for soil preservation. The event took place on the sidelines of the 12th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 12) to the UNCCD.

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IWC Report Details Recommendations on Aboriginal Subsistence Whaling [viewed]

iwc15 October 2015: The International Whaling Commission (IWC) has published a report from the 'IWC Expert Workshop on Aboriginal Subsistence Whaling (ASW),' which contains a series of recommendations to support the IWC's work. The Commission will discuss the recommendations at its next meeting in Slovenia in 2016.

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UNEP Panel Shows Environmental Impacts of Resource Efficiency [viewed]

UNEP14 October 2015: The International Resource Panel (IRP) has published a report on the role of international trade in increasing resource efficiency, reducing environmental impact and promoting equitable and inclusive growth. Revealing that the value of international trade has increased over six-fold and its volume more than doubled between 1980 and 2010, ‘International Trade in Resources: A biophysical assessment' examines upstream resource requirements - the materials, energy, land and water used in the country of origin for producing traded goods, but left behind as wastes and emissions.

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EoE Report Underscores Linkages between Healthy Oceans and Achieving SDGs [viewed]

Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak, Secretary-General, EAD9 October 2015: The Eye on Earth (EoE) Oceans and Blue Carbon Special Initiative launched a publication highlighting the importance of conserving and restoring coastal and marine ecosystems in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). ‘The Oceans and Us' calls for improved understanding of the role of healthy oceans in sustainable development and recommends integrating the role of oceans into decision-making and planning.

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IRENA REmap 2030 for Africa Finds High Growth Potential for Renewables [viewed]

IRENA5 October 2015: African countries, on average, could meet 22% of their energy needs with renewable energy by 2030, according to a study by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The report is part of IRENA's global REmap 2030 initiative, which sets a roadmap to doubling the share of renewables in the global energy mix by 2030.

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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.

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IUCN Study: Cacti among World's Most Threatened Species [viewed]

IUCN5 October 2015: The first global assessment of cacti by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) shows that 31% of cactus species are threatened with extinction, placing cacti among the most threatened taxonomic groups assessed on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

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TFD, PROFOR Report Discusses Company-Community Agreements in Forest Landscape Investment [viewed]

towardconsent5 October 2015: A report published by The Forests Dialogue (TFD) in collaboration with the World Bank's Program on Forests (PROFOR) gathers case studies from around the world illustrating how private companies are working with local communities to obtain their Fair, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) for investments in forest landscapes.

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