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Factbox: A field guide to UN climate jargon

A view of dried Ajuan Khota dam, a water reserve affected by drought near La Paz, Bolivia, November 17, 2016. REUTERS/David Mercado 28 Sep 2019 06:02AM REUTERS: Representatives from around 195 countries meet in Poland from Dec 2-14 to agree on the rules of a landmark climate pact. Decades of climate talks...

Mobilising actors to create more sustainable agriculture value chains

Sustainable agriculture can benefit nature and biodiversity, increase product value and empower agricultural communities. The challenge, however, is how to get farmers and vendors -- and all the different stakeholders in the agriculture value chain -- to adopt more environment-friendly practices. Behaviour change is difficult, very, very difficult,” says Dulce...

Laos to further progress on combating illegal logging and promoting trade in legal timber products

Lao government continues in placing its priority on combating illegal logging, promoting trade in legal timber products and sustainable forest management. Purposely, the meeting on “Negotiation Support and Development Committee (NSDC)” brought together multiple stakeholders from line ministries, civil society organisations and private sectors, to review the progress and...

Region targets 30 million hectares for restoration

A new call to bring 30 million hectares of degraded and deforested landscapes into restoration in Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia by 2030 in support of the Bonn Challenge announced at Climate Action Summit. Caused by human activity and bio-physical factors, the degradation of land and ecosystems, exacerbated by...

LAUNCH: New navigator supports uptake of Ecosystem-based Adaption solutions

IIED, IUCN, UNEP-WCMC and GIZ are today launching a new navigator that catalogues tools for ecosystem-based adaptation planners and practitioners. Ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA), a nature-based solution for adaptation to climate change, has huge potential to help governments, civil society and communities to manage the impacts of climate change. Although there are...

Carbon recovery following selective logging in tropical rainforests in Kalimantan, Indonesia

Background The knowledge gap regarding post-logging carbon recovery by increased growth is becoming more crucial to understand the significant contribution of forest to climate change mitigation. We assessed the ability of tropical forests in Indonesia to recover carbon following conventional logging. We evaluated carbon re-growth of 10,415 trees in permanent...

Beauty of Sourcing with Respect

Key insights from UEBT Conference for Effective Implementation of ABS in India Asia was the highlight of the May 2019 Paris conference on 'Beauty of Sourcing with Respect' organised by the Union for Ethical Biotrade (UEBT). The theme focused on rising consumer awareness in Asia, how companies cope with different...

Biodiversity Action Plans

Integration of Biodiversity Action Plan by Spice Industry as Management tool in their supply chain They say that variety is the spice of life. Unfortunately, that is exactly what we seem to be losing in the Indian spice sector. Precious spices like black pepper, cardamom, nutmeg, and cinnamon, which grow...