World Day to Combat Desertification Global Observance
Guest Article Land jun 2014
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ITPGR Secretariat Issues Publication on Farmers and Climate Change[viewed]

The Secretariat of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR) has published a booklet titled, "Enabling Farmers to Face Climate Change,' which provides an overview of the projects that are being implemented as part of the second project portfolio of the ITPGR Benefit-sharing Fund.

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Event: UN Summit for Adoption of Post-2015 Development Agenda[viewed]

The UN Summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda was mandated by the UN General Assembly on 25 September 2013 (Resolution 68/6).

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UNCCD Updates on 5th National Reporting Cycle, CSO Panel Releases First Newsletter[viewed]

The Secretariat of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) has reported that, with ten days to go before the deadline for submission of national reports, 31% of all national reports have been submitted and over 50% are expected soon. National reports for the 5th reporting and review cycle are due on 31 July 2014.

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Member States Approve Draft Outcome of SIDS Conference [viewed]

UN Member States approved the Draft Outcome of the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS), titled 'SIDS Accelerated Modalities of Action [S.A.M.O.A.] Pathway,' concluding the work of the Preparatory Committee for the conference, on 11 July 2014.

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Event: Second Natural Capital Summit of the Natural Capital Initiative[viewed]

The Natural Capital Initiative's (NCI) Second Natural Capital Summit will bring together 250 leaders from academia, policy, business, and civil society to discuss the role of natural capital accounting in planning and decision-making.

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OWG Concludes Work, Submits SDG Proposal to UNGA[viewed]

The UN General Assembly's Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has concluded its work, adopting by acclamation a report containing 17 proposed SDGs and their 169 targets. The proposal will be submitted to the UN General Assembly for consideration and action at its 68th session.

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ICRAF Promotes Gender Considerations in Agroforestry[viewed]

The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) released a guide on integrating gender into natural and social science research on agroforestry. In particular, the guide presents advice on the collection and use of gender-disaggregated data and on the application of gender analysis.

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Indigenous Mountain Communities Discuss Climate Change, Food Security[viewed]

Indigenous mountain communities from ten countries formed an International Network of Mountain Indigenous Peoples at a workshop in Bhutan. The workshop, which discussed how to respond to climate change impacts on their food and farming systems, resulted in The Bhutan Declaration on Climate Change and Mountain Indigenous Peoples.

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UNEP and Partners Build Capacity on Food Security in India and Uganda[viewed]

Studies by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and partners analyzing the relationship between ecosystem inputs, and agricultural yields and farm incomes in India and Uganda have found significant potential for improving food security through shifts in cropping patterns and use of water and energy saving technologies. The findings aim to strengthen the two countries' capacities to address their increasing food security deficits and decline in ecosystem services.

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UNEP Releases 2014 Year Book on Emerging Environmental Issues[viewed]

UNEP has made available an e-book anniversary edition of its year book titled ‘UNEP Year Book 2014: Emerging Issues in Our Global Environment,' which illustrates, across ten chapters, the emergence of current environmental challenges and explores innovative solutions to address them.

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