Publication

FAO, GM Publication Discusses How Policy Makers Can Generate Finance for Landscape Restoration [viewed]

fao_headquarters20 October 2015: The Forest Department of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and the Global Mechanism (GM) of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) have released a policy paper on the role of public policy makers in attracting greater investments in 'Sustainable Financing for Forest and Landscape Restoration' (FLR). The publication outlines how policy makers can generate an enabling environment for mobilizing FLR finance.

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GEF Council Discusses Work Program, STAP Report [viewed]

GEF21 October 2015: The 49th meeting of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council opened in Washington DC, US, to consider, among other things, a Work Program to provide financing for 17 new projects focusing mainly on climate change and sustainable ecosystem management in the Amazon. In anticipation of the forthcoming Paris Climate Change Conference, the Work Program emphasizes climate mitigation, as well as an integrated, multi-country program for the Amazon.

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State of Europe's Forests Report Indicates Significant Progress [viewed]

Fourth Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee for a Legally-Binding Agreement on Forests in Europe (INC-Forests4)21 October 2015: Launched on the occasion of the seventh FOREST EUROPE Ministerial Conference, held from 20-21 October 2015 in Madrid, Spain, the 'State of Europe's Forests 2015' report shows expansion of Europe's forest area and progress on sustainable forest management.

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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.

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FAO Calls for Member Contributions to First State of the World's Aquatic GRFA Report [viewed]

fao_headquartersOctober 2015: The Fisheries and Aquaculture Department of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has launched a request to FAO members to submit country reports with relevant information regarding the state and management of farmed aquatic species and their wild relatives under national jurisdiction, for the preparation of the first report on the state of the world's aquatic genetic resources for food and agriculture (GRFA).

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FAO Publishes Guidelines on Forest and Landscape Restoration in Drylands [viewed]

fao_headquartersOctober 2015: Published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), 'Global Guidelines for the Restoration of Degraded Forests and Landscapes in Drylands' provides specific guidance for both policy-makers and practitioners, with recommended actions illustrated by 27 case studies demonstrating a breadth of experiences in dryland restoration.

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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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