IISD: Special Event: The Contribution of Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture to Resilience and 16th Session of the FAO Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA 16)

 

 

The CGRFA 16 closing plenary convened on Friday afternoon where delegates adopted the meeting's report and reflected on the meeting's deliberations, including its decisions. Delegates made numerous amendments to ensure that the report adequately reflects the outcome of the deliberations held during the week, including on digital sequence information on genetic resources for food and agriculture, animal genetic resources and the MYPOW.

 

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Cities and Biodiversity Outlook: Brownse through the CBO key Messages

Brownse through the CBO key Messages: Urbanization is both a challenge and an opportunity to manage ecosystems and services Urban regions must take increased responsibility for motivating and implementing solutions that take into account their profound connections with and impacts on the rest of the planet.

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Elsevier: High-value natural resources: Linking wildlife conservation to international conflict, insecurity, and development concerns

Highlights: Globally the wildlife trade is one of the most attractive and profitable of all the illicit trades -The wildlife trade can directly encourage or finance civil conflict and insecurity - Strong wildife industries can foster weak economic development or exposure to price shocks -interventions will benefit from an understanding of wildlife as high-value natural resources.

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FAO: State of the World: Ten reports you need in your library

01 Feb 2017. Every year, FAO publishes a number of major ‘State of the World’ reports containing balanced, science-based reviews of issues related to food, agriculture, forestry, fisheries and natural resources. The reports also cover vital areas such as food production and hunger alleviation, which are at the heart of FAO’s work.

 

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unep-The Opportunity of the Commons

We know about the “tragedy of the commons”. But how about the opportunity they present? The crisis facing the ultimate global commons – the very conditions that make human civilization and economic prosperity possible – confronts us with the necessity of making our societies and economies more sustainable and less inequitable

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weforum-$400 Million Fund Launched in Davos to Stop Tropical Deforestation and Boost Farming

19 January 2017, Davos-Klosters, Switzerland – The Government of Norway is setting up a new fund to kick-start investments in deforestation-free agriculture in countries that are working to reduce their forest and peat degradation. It will work in partnership with the Global Environment Facility, UN Environment Programme, the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH) and major food companies and environmental NGOs, and aims to protect over 5 million hectares of forests and peatlands by 2020, equivalent to the size of Costa Rica.

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thegef: Running low on bushmeat and timber in Kenya

Josephat has a problem. He’s having difficulty paying school fees for his seven children. And his mother needs treatment for diabetes. That will mean more expenses.

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thegef: Technical experts review GEF-7 replenishment priorities

A diverse group of internationally renowned experts met in Washington DC this week to share technical inputs, ideas and insights for addressing the drivers of environmental degradation, and help kick off the replenishment process for the GEF trust fund.

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un-redd: New Publication: UN-REDD Methodological Brief on Gender

In addition to serving as an essential carbon reserve, forests provide livelihoods, subsistence and income for more than 1.6 billion of the global poor. Those who rely on forests for their livelihoods are among the poorest people on the planet, and they are disproportionately women.

 

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