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To address concerns about tropical deforestation because of rising global demand for food, fuel and fiber, Voluntary Sustainability Initiatives (VSIs) have emerged as a tool to ensure that the production of agricultural and timber commodities for global markets does not result in...

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The Mountain Research Initiative is coordinating an international photography...

Due to limited access to safe drinking water and lack of adequate sanitation facilities in most developing counties, the rapid population growth and urbanization have caused serious water scarcity and water pollution problems. Another prevalent environmental problem is global warming caused by burning of fossil fuels which has negative impacts on the hydrological cycle and consequently...

The XIV World Forestry Congress, hosted by the Republic of South Africa, will bring together the global forestry community to review and analyse the key issues and to share ways of addressing them.

The Congress – the first to be held in Africa - is inclusive of people from all...

The year 2015 marks an important date in the global agenda setting for the future of sustainable development. The Rio+20 Summit in 2012 resolved to ending extreme poverty and hunger as well as achieving sustainable development as a matter of urgency. The summit’s final outcome document, “The Future We Want”, called for new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and led to the launch of an...

Amnesty International, the Center for Economic & Social Rights, the Center for Reproductive Rights and Human Rights Watch have developed a proposal for post-2015 monitoring and accountability at the global level. In particular, we suggest a participatory peer review mechanism (...

ARCOS, UNEP and partners release two landmark publications to support African Sustainable Mountain Development agenda
 
On 4th March 2015, ARCOS, UNEP and Partners released two landmark publications to guide Sustainable Mountain Development agenda in...
L’objet du présent rapport – troisième de sa série, après le Rapport sur l’efficacité de la coopération suisse au développement dans le secteur de l’eau (2008) et celui dans le secteur de l’agriculture (2010) – est d’évaluer si et dans quelles mesures ces interventions ont atteint...
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A Study Commissioned by the German Council for Sustainable Development 

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) currently under negotiation at the United Nations are intended to guide priorities both for the...

In 2015 the world’s governments will define a global agenda for sustainable development, amidst global trends of rising inequality, declining economic growth rates, and mega public-private partnerships accelerating the scramble for resources, assets, and markets. In this context, a...

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