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What are the Sustainable Development Goals?

What are the Sustainable Development Goals?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

Mini-resilience Assessment Week 4 Option 3

Small-scale farmers in Kenya are facing an outbreak of fall army worms that are causing a severe damage to crops and mostly maize which is a staple crop grown in Kenya.It has destroyed 70% of crops and Experts are warning that Kenyans are likely to lose a total of 60 million bags of the staple crop maize due to the fall army worm attack. Management interventions that improve the resilience of crops to the fall army worm in Kenya are described.

Webinar: Business Planning for Protected Areas

NOAA's National MPA Center, EBM Tools Network co-coordinated by NatureServe and OCTO, and MPA News will host a webinar on:

Business Planning for Protected Areas with Andrew Rylance,Technical Advisor to the Government of Seychelles-UN Development Programme-Global Environment Facility (GOS-UNDP-GEF) Protected Area Financing Project.

Nov. 9th at 1 pm US EST/10 am US PST/6 pm UTC.

Mainstreaming biodiversity and development. Guidance from African experience 2012-17

This guide is aimed at people who are involved in national or sectoral development planning who want to highlight how biodiversity contributes to economic and social development and make sure that opportunities and risks are no longer ignored by development policy, plans and budgets. It may also be useful for those who are developing or revising an NBSAP and want to check it supports poverty reduction and social inclusion.

The guidance aims to:

Présentation: Utilisation du SPANB pour intégrer la conservation de la biodiversité dans les secteurs de développement et de production

Les Seychelles ont utilisé le processus de révision de la Stratégie nationale de biodiversité et du plan d'action (SPANB) en tant que vecteur d'intégration de la biodiversité dans les principaux secteurs de développement du pays afin de satisfaire les deux; Ses obligations envers le plan stratégique de la CDB 2010-2020 et les objectifs d'Aichi est aussi de s'aligner sur les priorités nationales de développement durable.

The « Emerging Parks » Dynamics: When Parks And Cities Become Partners

During the “Urban National Parks in Emerging Countries” (UNPEC) research program, funded by the ANR (the french National Research Agency), the Urban Protected Areas Network have worked in partnership with the national parks and the cities in Rio, Cape Town, Mumbai, Nairobi. We have identified three main types of park’s dynamics:

IDDRI Issue Brief, Nov 2016: Innovating to sustain biodiversity conservation in African protected areas: funding and incentives. Insights from 3 countries

This study aims to unpack the potential benefits and risks of innovative financial mechanisms at work in Africa through the analysis of three case studies: an environmental trust fund created to finance the network of protected areas in Côte d’Ivoire; a conservation concession agreement (and thereafter a REDD-related private non-profit company) in the Gola Rainforest in Sierra Leone; and a biodiversity stewardship and tax incentive approach developed in South Africa.

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