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UNEP-GEF Project on Biodiversity launched in Himachal Pradesh, India.

Jul 09, 2012 No Comments by

Himachal Pradesh State Biodiversity Board and India’s National Biodiversity Authority  recently launched a core UNEP-GEF project on biodiversity for strengthening implementation of the Biological Diversity Act and Rules with a focus on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS). Himachal Pradesh is one of five states chosen to implement India’s Biodiversity Act (2002) & Rules (2004), both of [...]

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Rio+20 Response: Follow through is the key to a successful Rio+20

Jun 25, 2012 No Comments by

Twenty years ago, the Rio conference (the Earth Summit) was a breakthrough on the path to sustainable development; after the outcome of Rio+20, the key is follow through. Measured against the urgent need to address a mounting global crisis, there were no breakthroughs at Rio+20. To be sure, there was deep public disappointment that the hundred [...]

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UNEP developing framework for Ecosystem-Based Adaptation.

Jun 12, 2012 No Comments by

A new ‘Ecosystem-Based Adaptation Decision Support Framework’ (EBA-DSF) is under development by UNEP and partners as part of a wider adaptation strategy to assist national planners and decision-makers in selecting, designing, implementing, and tracking the EBA approaches. The framework is outlined in a working document entitled Ecosystem- Based Adaptation Guidance: Moving from Principles to Practice. As [...]

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WBCSD Releases Rio+20 Policy Proposals for Business

May 30, 2012 No Comments by

In May 2012, the World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD)  released Changing Pace. The report contains the WBCSD’s formal policy proposals for Rio+20; it concludes that the right mix of policy initiatives provides the correct incentives to break the lock of business-as-usual. Changing Pace is an analysis of policy initiatives aimed at accelerating progress toward inclusive and [...]

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Publication Highlight: Solutions Journal

May 16, 2012 No Comments by

Solutions, a nonprofit print and online publication devoted to showcasing bold and innovative ideas for solving the world’s integrated ecological, social, and economic problems, is spotlighting an upcoming special issue to be published in anticipation of the upcoming UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20). The  issue, “The Future We Want,” features an interview with Gus O’Donnell, [...]

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Publication Highlight: Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing

Mar 05, 2012 No Comments by

Representing a breakthrough for ‘resilience’, a theory that gauges the ability of the Earth’s systems to adapt in withstanding pressures, turbulence and disaster in support of their long-term sustainability, the UN Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on Global Sustainability has released a report, Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing. The report puts forward a new blueprint for sustainable development [...]

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