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Population growth and urbanization have brought people into direct conflict with many aspects of nature. This conflict has elicited important challenges such as climate change, ecosystem degradation, and increasing socioeconomic disasters from major natural hazards. As urban expansion subsumes rural…
UBS Global Wealth Management launched the white paper titled, ‘Awareness, Simplification, and Contribution,’ which sets out ways to ensure that more private capital goes towards addressing the SDGs, in an accelerated manner. The paper was presented by UBS Chair Axel Weber, who argued that the SDGs…
This paper explores the potential of climate finance to support developing country efforts to shift away from unsustainable land use patterns in the context of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. We pursue two research objectives here. Through a meta-analysis of 40 developing country Nationally…
This enlightening book brings together the work of gender and forestry specialists from various backgrounds and fields of research and action to analyse global gender conditions as related to forests. Using a variety of methods and approaches, they build on a spectrum of theoretical perspectives to…
Results and tools developed by the Poverty- Environment Initiative (PEI). The Poverty- Environment Initiative (PEI) of the United Nations Development Programme and United Nations Environment Programme aims to support countries in implementing policies, instruments, plans and budgets that combine the…
The International Conference on “Successful Transformation toward Land Degradation Neutrality (Future Perspective)” in commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the coming into force of the United Nations Conventions to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) will take place on, 17-19 June 2019, in Ankara,…
The publication titled, ‘Guidance on Data Integration for Measuring Migration,’ highlights the far-reaching influence of migration on societies, and emphasizes the need for accurate data on migrants to inform policy making. The guide aims to help policy makers, researchers and statisticians produce…
While all the Sustainable Development Goals are critical to youth development, this Report focuses primarily on the areas of education and employment, underlining the realization of targets under these Goals as fundamental to overall youth development. Issues related to other Goals—including gender…
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) released a report that shares insights from a regional stocktake on SDG implementation in the region. The report also aims to present a compendium of tools to help developing countries implement the environmental dimensions of…
Sustainable Food and Agriculture: An Integrated Approach is the first book to look at the imminent threats to sustainable food security through a cross-sectoral lens. As the world faces food supply challenges posed by the declining growth rate of agricultural productivity, accelerated deterioration…
This study combines two unprecedentedly high resolution (250 × 250 m) maps of soil erosion (inter‐rill and rill processes) and soil organic carbon to calculate a global estimate of erosion‐induced organic carbon (C) displacement. The results indicate a gross C displacement by soil erosion of urn:x…
The LDN Fund has been created in response to the great requirement (and opportunity) for more investment in sustainable land use and land restoration. It is an impact investment fund that will invest in profit-generating SLM and land restoration projects worldwide to reduce or reverse land…
Heat extremes harm harvests. So do floods, drought and high winds. Climate change spurs food shocks that threaten the supper table.
According to the study, the effect of climate on conflict occurrence is of particular relevance for Western Asia in the period 2010-2012 when many countries were undergoing political transformation. The impact of climate on conflict and asylum seeking flows is limited to specific time period and…
The Global Symposium on Soil Erosion (GSER19) will be a high level science-policy meeting, held from 15 – 17 May 2019, at FAO HQ in Rome, Italy. This Symposium is jointly organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the Global Soil Partnership (GSP), the Intergovernmental Technical…
"Seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted in September 2015 aim to end hunger and poverty, to protect the planet, and to ensure peace and prosperity for all. The soil organic carbon (SOC) stock is a major planetary resource supporting many critically important ecosystem services (ESs),…
The Eurosoil 2020 Organizing Committee invites proposals for Scientific Sessions. In line with the theme “Connecting People and Soil” (24-28 AUGUST 2020 | Geneva, Switzerland), the organizers expect sessions addressing the soil-related topics of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United…
This report describes an assessment of the projected future impacts of climate change, land use change and changes in water consumption on Europe’s water resources, as obtained using JRC’s LISFLOOD water resources model. This assessment is done within the framework of the PESETA III climate project…
This literature review provides an overview of key Nexus concepts and tools that can be applied in policy and practice. It aims to be a resource for professionals responsible for Nexus relevant decisions either in planning, financing or implementation. It aims to provide an overview of the…
The Puna region, located in NW Argentina, is a dry highland with many endemic species and significant traditional cultural heritage. The Puna was a pilot region for the Land Degradation Assessment in Drylands project (LADA-FAO) which aimed at assessing desertification status in different land use…
Highlights Remote sensing productivity indicators identified improvements in areas with sustainable land management. At least 10 years from the intervention establishment were needed for the impact to be detected. The impacts of some sustainable land management practices were not detected,…
WOCAT – The World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies with its unique methodology and global Sustainable Land Management (SLM) database - can help promote scaling out of SLM and thus contribute to land degradation neutrality. This paper focuses primarily on three Land Degradation…
Countries committed under the Paris Agreement to a broad goal of limiting global temperature rise to under 2 degrees C (3.6 degrees F), ideally 1.5 degrees C (2.7 degrees F). The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) makes it clear that half a degree of warming…
GLTN and IFAD invites you to One Day Training on Impact Evaluation of Land Tenure and Governance Interventions scheduled for 24th March 2019 in Washington DC, USA. This training follows the successful development of a Guideline for Impact Assessment of Land Tenure and Governance Interventions; which…
While the modern agricultural system has helped stave off famines and feed the world’s 7 billion residents, the way we eat and produce food is posing a threat to future populations’ food security. With an expected increase in population to 10 billion in 2050, ensuring food security is more important…