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UNEP News Centre: Applications Now Open for Start-up Eco-enterprises to Win Top Award

SEED is a global partnership for action on sustainable development and the green economy. Nairobi, 2 February 2015 - Enterprises that incorporate social and environmental benefits in their business model can apply from today for the 2015 SEED Awards...

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UNEP-Carbon Pools and Multiple Benefits of Mangroves in Central Africa Assessment for REDD+

This report presents the results of a study carried out to assess the carbon pools, ecosystem services and multiple benefits of the mangroves in the Central African countries of Cameroon, Gabon, Republic of Congo (RoC) and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

 

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UNEP – GRID Geneva: Monitoring the Restoration of Mangrove Ecosystems from Space

... It also has to be noted that mangroves and  tropical vegetation can be easily confused, and such distinction from space therefore remains challenging. Overall, the study showed that remote sensing is a good tool for monitoring mangrove recovery...

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UNEP news Centre - New Report Identifies Key Innovations to Bridge Sustainable Development Investment Gap

Nairobi, 21 January 2015 - A new report released today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) identifies critical innovations in the US$300+ trillion global financial system, which, if brought to scale, could help close the widening sustainable development investment gap. The report is being launched at the World Economic Forum at Davos – at the outset of what promises to be a momentous year for sustainable development  

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UNEP: Aligning the Financial System to Sustainable Developement

Turning innovative potential into system-wide change requires the creation of viable pathways to scale. Barriers to achieving a rapid, widespread realignment of financial rules are considerable, and include complexity, incumbent interests, fragmented governance, and conventional wisdom. Great vision, ideas and technological breakthroughs can and do transform the financial system, but often unexpectedly,  and with unforeseen consequences along the way.

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FAO: Genetic diversity a hidden tool in coping with climate change

Raw material of food systems are key to helping agriculture adapt to volatile weather and rising temperatures...

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XIV World Forestry Congress : Reminder - last call for abstracts

Don't miss the fast approaching deadline - Friday 30 January 2015to submit your abstract for papers, posters and videos. The XIV World Forestry Congress will take place 7-11 September 2015 in Durban, South Africa and will be a key occasion for the world’s foresters and forest supporters to gather, to share their expertise and experience, and to project a new vision for the future of forests and forestry...

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Press Release: IPBES forges ahead with its mission to assess the planet’s state of biodiversity and ecosystems

Green light for strategic partnerships and stakeholder engagement, and adoption of a policy addressing conflict of interest -   Bonn, Germany, 19 January, 2015 – The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), which was created to provide policymakers with reliable, independent and credible information on the status of biodiversity, agreed to initiate a set of regional assessments in Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, and Europe and Central Asia...

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