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Event: Stakeholder Days Prior to IPBES-4 [viewed]

The Stakeholder Days, organized prior to the fourth Plenary Session of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES-4), aim to provide observers and stakeholders of IPBES with updates about the IPBES process and their engagement in IPBES-4, and to provide an opportunity to prepare joint positions on key issues.  

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Heads of Eight IOs Commit to "Integrated Solutions" [viewed]

joint_action_achieve_sdg26 September 2015: Eight international organizations committed to coordinated action to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, addressing a high-level side event on the sidelines of the UN Sustainable Development Summit. The high-level event resulted in a joint call for action, in which the heads of the eight organizations say they are ready to step up collective efforts to support Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) implementation, and commit themselves to engaging in multi-stakeholder partnership approaches and working across regions and on multiple levels, from local to global.

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Six African Countries Launch CAFI Initiative on Forests [viewed]

CAFI29 September 2015: Representatives of six African nations and development partners launched the Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI) at a high-level event in New York, the US. CAFI aims to reduce deforestation and forest degradation in Central Africa through mitigating climate change, reducing poverty and contributing to sustainable development.

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UN Leaders, Member States Reconfirm Commitment to Fight Illicit Trade in Wildlife [viewed]

UNDP, UNODC, CITES, World Bank and WCS27 September 2015: At a high-level stakeholder dialogue hosted by the Governments of Gabon and Germany and held on the sidelines of the UN Sustainable Development Summit, heads of UN agencies, ministers of UN Member States and leaders from the private sector reaffirmed their political commitment to fight illegal trade in wildlife.

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Heads of State and Government Adopt 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development [viewed]

post2015_summit27 September 2015: The UN General Assembly (UNGA) formally adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at a summit of heads of State and Government, with many speakers calling the agreement a historic moment in forging a sustainable pathway for people and the planet.

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Private Sector Forum Commits to Support Achievement of SDGs [viewed]

United Nations Global Compact26 September 2015: The Private Sector Forum resulted in more than 35 corporate commitments to contribute to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including through investments in low-carbon infrastructure and solutions to make clean energy affordable and accessible. Also at the Forum, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the UN Global Compact and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) launched ‘the SDG compass,' a tool for helping companies to maximize their contributions to the Global Goals.

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Event: UN Leaders and Partners Launch Central African Forest Initiative [viewed]

A high-level event to launch the Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI) partnership is being hosted by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), Norway, and partners, and will feature the signature of the Joint Declaration on CAFI. The region has a unique opportunity to create country-specific development pathways which avoid deforestation, and accelerate progress to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through conservation and the sustainable use of natural resources. Central African countries that have developed investment frameworks which incentivize sustainable development and address the drivers of forest degradation, deforestation, and poverty, can use CAFI to request and coordinate international support.  

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Equator Prize Announces 2015 Winners [viewed]

equatorinitiative21 September 2015: The 21 winning initiatives of the 2015 Equator Prize include a indigenous group in Brazil that inspired the film 'Avatar'; a conservation group in Indonesia that is saving sea turtles; a movement for pygmy rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo; and a community-based organization in the poorest region of Afghanistan that is restoring areas affected by conflict and creating new jobs. The prize is the "flagship programme" of the Equator Initiative, a partnership that brings together the UN, governments, civil society, businesses and grassroots organizations to advance sustainable development solutions.

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Regional Technical Workshop on Illegal Wildlife Trade Discusses Challenges in Central Asia [viewed]

gslep18 September 2015: A regional technical workshop convened in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, to discuss challenges in addressing illegal wildlife trade and to develop a common strategy to prevent it. The meeting specifically highlighted the plight of snow leopards and the role INTERPOL can play through advocacy, intelligence gathering, capacity-building and assistance in operations.

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Event: A Call for Joint Action to Achieve the SDGs: Advancing Integrated Solutions to Accelerate Change [viewed]

This Ministerial and Stakeholders Action Platform is organized by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and other partners on the margins of the UN Sustainable Development Summit. This high-level event will provide a platform to focus international attention on the role of multi-stakeholder partnerships in achieving collective impact through agenda-setting, policy change, communications and on-the-ground implementation. It will consider clusters for innovative partnerships such as: i) building capacities for innovation, for promotion of sustainable consumption and production (SCP) patterns and for green and inclusive growth; ii) breaking the silos: building effective, accountable and inclusive institutions and implementing partnerships at national and local levels for sustainable development; and iii) mainstreaming biodiversity: restoring and sustaining healthy ecosystems for people and planet. An outcome of this event will be a call for joint action by the co-organizers of the event that gives expression to the key messages of and will be presented during the event.  

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