2016 Beveridge Lecture on the Sustainable Development Goals

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Wed, 2016-06-22 00:00
The 2016 Beveridge Lectur, co-hosted by the Royal Statistical Society, maps progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.
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Starting Strong: the first 1000 days of the SDGs - Latin American regional dialogue

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Tue, 2016-06-14 00:00
Register your interest in attending the third of our two-day dialogues to discuss SDG priority actions for effective implementation at national, regional and global scales.
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Debate: can Britain be a global leader outside the EU?

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Mon, 2016-06-06 00:00
This debate, co-hosted by ODI and Bond, explores what the UK's role on the global stage would be after a potential exit from the EU.
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Senior-level course on conflict and humanitarian response

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Sun, 2016-06-05 00:00
The Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG)'s Senior-level Course on Conflict and Humanitarian Response, taught in collaboration with the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), enables humanitarians to critically reflect on today's crises and conflicts.
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Harnessing the private and non-profit sectors in security and justice programming

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Thu, 2016-06-02 00:00
A discussion and debate exploring DFID's use of private and non-profit sectors in security and justice programming.
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Annual Report 2015

IUFRO News - 10 hours 53 min ago

2015 was a busy year for IUFRO. The impressive number of 80 IUFRO co-sponsored scientific meetings and a strong IUFRO presence in global policy processes and events show the high level of activity in IUFRO throughout the year. In addition, following new strategic initiatives, a series of interesting opportunities for IUFRO scientists to network and share results have emerged, such as the ten new IUFRO Task Forces. Among the major achievements there were two publications in the IUFRO World Series, one on the forest and food nexus, and the other one on the climate benefits of forest landscape restoration. But there was much more…

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Drones may be deployed to keep eye over forests

India Environment Portal - Sun, 2016-05-29 13:00
Drones could soon be deployed to keep an eye on wild animals and poachers in forest areas with officials successfully carrying out field trials with five miniature unmanned aerial vehicles in the Muthunga
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G7 must stop propping up doomed fossil fuel industries

ODI Environment and Climate Change - Fri, 2016-05-27 00:00
A deadline for ending perverse support to coal, oil and gas is welcome; now G7 governments must stop spending public money on finding, digging up, and burning coal.
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Timber smugglers could make Senegal's last forests disappear soon

India Environment Portal - Thu, 2016-05-26 13:00
Forests in Senegal's lush Casamance region risk disappearing within two years because of illegal timber smuggling, one of the West African country's foremost environmentalists said on Thursday. Casamance
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Cameroon must partner EU to combat illegal timber logging

India Environment Portal - Thu, 2016-05-26 13:00
A forest campaigner with Greenpeace Africa, has stated that Cameroon must team up with the European Union if the country is keen on combating the incidence of illegal logging and timber export. ”If
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China will be 25% forest if green goals reached: report

India Environment Portal - Thu, 2016-05-26 13:00
Almost one quarter of China will be covered with forest by 2020 if the country succeeds in its mission to build an "eco-civilization", according to a report by the United Nations Environment Programme.
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Resin extraction against regulations rampant

India Environment Portal - Thu, 2016-05-26 13:00
DADELDHURA, May 27: Unabated extraction of resin from forests has continued in the hill districts of far-western region sidestepping the rule set by government. In 2007, the government had issued a
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Homes evacuated as forest fires threaten Jerusalem

India Environment Portal - Thu, 2016-05-26 13:00

Residents were evacuated from their homes on several streets in the Ramot neighborhood of Jerusalem Thursday as an enormous forest fire, fanned by high winds, swept toward the area.

Elsewhere
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Javadekar lists increased forest cover for better monitoring of industrial pollution among top achievements

India Environment Portal - Thu, 2016-05-26 13:00
Minister of State for Environment and Forests Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday said the vital accomplishments of his ministry included increase in forest cover, better monitoring of industrial pollution and
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World Environment Day: Sapling-plantation drive at Hebbal industrial area from

India Environment Portal - Thu, 2016-05-26 13:00
Mysuru: To commemorate World Environment Day, the stakeholders will launch 'Hasire Usiru', a sapling-plantation drive, at Hebbal Industrial Area from June 5. City-based Dealers' Association of Information
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Newborn rhino heralds Nepal's rhino translocation success

WWF News - Thu, 2016-05-26 00:00
Babai Valley in Nepal's Bardia National Park welcomed its youngest one-horned rhino on 22 May 2016. The male calf was born to an adult female rhino that was translocated from Chitwan National Park to Bardia National Park on 3 March 2016. The then pregnant female was one of the five rhinos that were moved to Bardia on 1-5 march 2016 with the aim of creating a second viable population in the western complex of Nepal's Terai Arc Complex comprising Bardia National Park and Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve.


 
Anil Manandhar, Country Representative of WWF Nepal said: "The newborn rhino is a signal of hope and an inspiration for Nepal's rhino conservation efforts. It is encouraging to see all the five translocated rhinos and the newborn adapt well in their new home in Babai Valley, which once lost its entire rhino population to poaching. By building on the legacy of conservation partnerships with the government agencies, conservation agencies and local communities, Nepal could well be on its way to build a secure future for this iconic species."
 
Nepal's rhino translocation efforts will continue till 2018 by the end of which 30 rhinos will have been translocated from Chitwan National Park to Bardia National Park and Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve. With rhino numbers at an all-time high of 645 in Nepal, the translocations will be a major boost to bringing back rhino numbers to its historical size of 800.

Related Link: "Rhinos on the Move" - A short video on Nepal's rhino translocation expedition of 1-5 March 2016.
 
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HC stays NGT orders on tree felling

India Environment Portal - Wed, 2016-05-25 13:00
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today stayed the orders passed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) last week restraining the state from axing trees. A Division Bench of Justices SS Saron and Gurmit
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Officials deny forcing tribals from "Jungle Book" reserve

India Environment Portal - Wed, 2016-05-25 13:00
BHUBANESWAR: A wildlife official in Chattisgarh on Wednesday rejected claims that tribes living in a tiger sanctuary inspired by Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book were being forced from their ancestral
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Will London Stock Exchange bar firm over Amazon deforestation?

India Environment Portal - Wed, 2016-05-25 13:00
Civil society organizations and Peru government institutions say United Cacao is operating illegally, but the company denies it A delegation from Colombia, Indonesia, Liberia and Peru on a tour of Europe
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