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Landscapes for People, Food and Nature: The Vision, the Evidence, and Next Steps
This paper explains the rationale for the ‘whole landscape’ approach, describes its main elements, and summarizes the existing evidence on the prevalence and ...
Sustainia100 Guide
Gathered from 56 countries spread over six continents, Sustainia100 is a complete guide to innovative and scalable solutions instrumental in creating ...
MDG-F/ILO Phils Climate Change Adaptation Project (CCAP) Cases No. 1 to 3
Three of the Eight cases on CCAP Experience from the point of view of Partner Financial Service Providers and Farmer Beneficiaries of the CCAP Integrated ...
The Green Economy Pocketbook: the case for action
The Green Economy Pocketbook: the case for action describes a vision for change. Drawing lessons from a series of national dialogues in developing and ...
Decent and green jobs in Pakistan's agriculture sector
Pakistan is joining the Climate Neutral Network (CN Net) with a vision of making the country a destination of choice for International Carbon Finance ...
Business and governments discuss green economy ahead of Rio+20
A two-day consultation addressed how to best leverage business strengths in innovation, adaptation and implementation to facilitate the transition to a green ...
Businesses scramble to keep up with green product demand
Green businesses are being urged to overhaul their design and supply operations, after a new report by consultancy Accenture revealed that many firms selling ...
Climate change adaptation cannot take place in isolation, but needs to be integrated with community development in a sustainable manner
When monsoon arrives on time, nobody feels happier and more liberated than the farmer. This year, however, the late arrival of monsoon around the country has ...
Droughts Bring Climate Change Home to Nepali Farmers
“There are no experts telling the farmers what to do during such situations and there are also no policies or programmes guiding them,” said a Nepali ...
Farmers decry loss of water to mine
Kristine L. Alave, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 28 May 2012 - Farmers and irrigators’ associations in Davao del Sur and Davao City have asked the government to ...
Live blog from Oxford University: food, water and energy for all
Jo Confino blogs live from the high level Resource sustainability conference at Oxford University's Smith School, which is looking at new ways to manage ...
Rice terraces taken off endangered list
Manila Times, 28 June 2012 - THE Philippines’ rice terraces in the Cordillera region has been removed from the list of endangered heritage sites, according to ...
Rio+20 Dialogues
The Sustainable Development Dialogues, to be held in Riocentro, between June 16 to 19, in the context of the Rio+20 Conference, is an instrument to convene ...
Rio+20 Seminar: Gender Equality is Sustainability
Sustainable development cannot be achieved without equality between women and men. This seminar organized by the Nordic Council of Ministers aims to reaffirm ...
Rio+20 Voluntary Commitments
The Rio+20 Secretariat, together with the UN Global Compact and the Sustainable Energy for All initiative, has received over 700 Rio+20 voluntary commitments. ...
Sparking greener economic growth
Matt Haskins, leader of PwC's Sustainable Business Solutions tax practice, gives a business perspective of Rio
Spotlight on IT: Innovation for a greener economy
Jenny Marusiak, Eco-Business.com, 30 May 2012 - IT is an increasingly important component of achieving sustainable development goals. This article highlights ...
Sustainable agriculture: “Bridging the knowledge gap between farmers and scientists”
AltertNet, 24 June 2012 - In their RIO+20 Call-to-action, CGIAR urged to support knowledge sharing systems that engage with smallholder farmers to improve the ...
Webinar - May 10: Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing - Report of the High-level Panel on Global Sustainability in Light of Rio+20
The High-Level Panel on Global Sustainability (GSP) was established by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to formulate a new blueprint for sustainable ...
WFUNA Webinar: Get Rio: Global Governance for a Sustainable Future
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development (IFSD) is one of the two main themes of Rio+20. But what exactly does this ...
World's resource problems need "whole landscape" solutions
Astrid Zweynert, AlertNet, 15 June 2012 - This way of doing business, known as the “whole landscape approach”, is key in helping combat hunger, poverty, ...
Organic Agriculture and Food Security in Africa
The study demonstrates that organic agriculture can be equal or better for food security than most conventional systems and is more likely to be sustainable in ...
25% Renewable Energy for the United States by 2025: Agricultural and Economic Impacts
This study was designed to determine the feasibility of America’s farms, forests and ranches providing 25 percent of U.S. total energy needs while continuing ...
Elephant grass could offer viable alternative to coal
Climate News Network, 30 Sep 2015 - By adapting a tropical grass to grow in the British climate, scientists hope to be able to replace coal in power stations ...
India underscores vital links between climate, water, Himalayas
The Third Pole, 13 Oct 2015 - In its climate submission the the UN, India highlights crucial links between climate change, water and the Himalayas and ...
Green Jobs Asia-Pacific is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Join Zoom Meeting https://ilo-org.zoom.us/j/91087719802?pwd=K3A0VFZEU0VYMGF2b25hYi9HSUFvZz09 Meeting ID: 910 8771 9802 Passcode: 680233 One tap ...
Post-2015: Framing A New Approach To Sustainable Development
This briefing note offers principles and approaches for integrating economic, social and environmental sustainability and equity in a new post-2015 development ...
FAO's Work on Climate Change, United Nations Climate Change Conference 2015
This booklet presents the key messages of FAO on climate change and food security. It includes a synthesis of the most recent support provided by FAO to ...
Green Business Case Studies from the Asia-Pacific Region
Green Business Case Studies from the Asia-Pacific Region Prepared within the Framework of the ILO Green Jobs Programme for Asia and the Pacific 2013
Taking on the risks, adapting to climate change
Weather extremes brought on by climate change are making farmers in the Philippines more vulnerable each year, and loans and other assistance are not easy to ...
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Rio+20 Dialogues

The Sustainable Development Dialogues, to be held in Riocentro, between June 16 to 19, in the context of the Rio+20 Conference, is an instrument to convene experts and stakeholders from civil society, including private sector, NGOs, scientific community, among other major groups, with a view to defining recommendations that will be taken directly to the Heads of State and Government during the High-Level Segment of Rio+20. This online platform is an instrument to ensure broad, democratic and diverse participation in the Sustainable Development Dialogues process.

Posted by Daniel Shephard at May 11, 2012 05:40 PM |
Webinar - May 10: Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing - Report of the High-level Panel on Global Sustainability in Light of Rio+20

The High-Level Panel on Global Sustainability (GSP) was established by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to formulate a new blueprint for sustainable development and low-carbon prosperity. The Panel's final report - "Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing" - contains 56 recommendations to put sustainable development into practice, and to mainstream it into economic policy to be submitted for consideration at the upcoming Rio+20 Summit (June 2012). During the event, Mr. János Pásztor, GSP Executive Secretary and Assistant-Secretary General of the UN, will discuss the relevance of the GSP report and recommendations to the work of international financial institutions, such as the World Bank.

Posted by Matthew Hengesbaugh at May 10, 2012 07:27 PM |
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