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NYDF Endorser Perspectives Report: Progress, Challenges and Enabling Conditions for Action
This report presents perspectives from the endorsers of the NYDF, examining endorser progress to achieve the 10 goals, including enabling conditions for endorser action, barriers to progress, and lessons learned five years since the launch of the Declaration in 2014.
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The Power of Forest-Smart Mining in Climate Mitigation, Resilience and Adaptation
The Power of Forest-Smart Mining in Climate Mitigation, Resilience and Adaptation by Estelle Levin-Nally and Blanca Racionero Gomez May 28, 2019  DRC artisanal mining, 2015. Credit – Angela Jorns (Levin Sources)   This post was first published on the Levin Sources blog on May 1, 2019. You can see the original post here.    Biodiversity loss, climate...
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Misiones: isla de Biodiversidad
Misiones: isla de Biodiversidad por:  Emanuel Grassi,  Director General del Instituto Misionero de Biodiversidad 7 de mayo de 2019 Cataratas del Iguazú. Foto: Instituto Misionero de Biodiversidad To read about this story in English, click here.   Argentina tiene una nueva capital, la Provincia de Misiones se convirtió en la Capital Nacional de la Biodiversidad...
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Indigenous land rights: an essential pathway to a livable planet
Indigenous land rights: an essential pathway to a livable planet by:  Nicole DeSantis – March 21, 2019 The 2017 Equator Prize winner Associação Ashaninka do Rio Amônia Apiwtxa works with local communities in Brazil to protect the environment. © Kyrre Lien / Regnskogfondet UNDP Equator Prize winner   This post was first published on the...
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Défendre la nature : les femmes en première ligne
Défendre la nature : les femmes en première ligne par: Jamison Ervin – 11 décembre 2018 Les femmes, en particulier les autochtones, sont particulièrement exposées à la violence liée à l’environnement: environ 50% des militantes ont été assassinées pour avoir défendu leurs droits à la terre et à l’environnement. Photo: Renato Pajuelo Zorrilla / Diario La...
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Las mujeres al frente por la naturaleza
Las mujeres al frente por la naturaleza por: Jamison Ervin – 11 de diciembre de 2018 Las mujeres, especialmente las indígenas, son particularmente vulnerables a la violencia relacionada con el medio ambiente: aproximadamente el 50% de las activistas asesinadas por defender la tierra y los derechos ambientales. Foto: Renato Pajuelo Zorrilla / Diario La República...
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In defense of nature: women at the forefront
In defense of nature: women at the forefront by:  Jamison Ervin – December 11, 2018 Women, especially indigenous, are particularly vulnerable to environmental-related violence – roughly 50% of female activists murdered for defending land and environmental rights. Photo: Renato Pajuelo Zorrilla/Diario La República for UNDP   This post was first published on the UNDP Blog...
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Accelerating finance for inclusive, nature-based enterprises
  Accelerating finance for inclusive nature-based enterprises by:  Jamison Ervin – December 11 , 2018 The $2.5 trillion finance gap for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals also represents an investment opportunity, valued at about $12 trillion. Photo: UNDP Cambodia/Chansok Lay This post was first published on the UNDP Blog on October 31, 2018. You can see...
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Forest-Smart Mining to achieve the NYDF Goals
Forest-Smart Mining to Achieve the NYDF Goals by:  Eva Gurria – November 27, 2018 Population increase, doubling of infrastructure development, transition towards low carbon economies, and growing use of smart mobile devices is leading to an unprecedented demand for metals and minerals. Demand for copper, iron, lead, molybdenum, nickel and zinc required to produce wind...
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Anuncio del Comité Interinstitucional de Seguimiento de Palma Sostenible
Anuncio del Comité Interinstitucional de Seguimiento de Palma Sostenible de Ecuador Patricia Serrano, Carolina Rosero, y Clea Paz – 28 de septiembre, 2018 “El Comité de Palma de Ecuador busca equilibrar el crecimiento económico del sector, la productividad, la conservación y la preservación de los bosques. Para esto se trabajará en incrementar el rendimiento del...
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Inter-Institutional Committee on Sustainable Palm Oil Announcement
Ecuador’s Inter-Institutional Committee on Sustainable Palm Oil Announcement by:  Patricia Serrano, Carolina Rosero, and Clea Paz – September 28, 2018 “Ecuador’s Inter-institutional Committee on Sustainable Palm Oil seeks to balance economic growth, productivity, and forest conservation and preservation. To achieve this, the Committee will work towards increasing production of palm oil on existing cultivation areas,...
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Rainforest Trust Progressing on NYDF Goals by Protecting Tropical Habitats with Community Engagement
Rainforest Trust Progressing on NYDF Goals by Protecting Tropical Habitats with Community Engagement by:  Alyssa Wiltse-Ahmad – September 24, 2018 Photo: FUNDAECO Black Pepper plot. Photo courtesy of FUNDAECO.   United Nations New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF) endorser Rainforest Trust is making progress on three of the 10 goals that constitute the NYDF through...
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The 2018 Global Climate Action Summit: Spotlighting Natural Climate Solutions
The 2018 Global Climate Action Summit: Spotlighting Natural Climate Solutions by:  Peter Graham – September 10, 2018 It is now well understood that we cannot achieve the objective of the Paris Agreement – to keep global warming well below 2 degrees Celsius – without also making the most of natural climate solutions in the forest,...
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Un paso hacia la sostenibilidad del aceite de palma en Ecuador
Un paso hacia la sostenibilidad del aceite de palma en Ecuador  Escrito por:  María Amparo Albán – June 1, 2018 Este post apareció originalmente en el blog del UN-REDD Programme aquí. To read this blog in Enlgish, click here. Lograr la sostenibilidad en el sector agrícola es uno de los desafíos más complejos de los...
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Ecuador takes steps towards sustainable palm oil
Ecuador takes steps towards sustainable palm oil  by:  María Amparo Albán – June 1, 2018 This post originally appeared in the UN-REDD Programme blog here. Para leer este blog en español, haga clic aquí. Achieving sustainability in the agricultural sector is one of the most complex challenges of modern times. The sector’s multiple interactions with...
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Mapping Change: Applying spatial data to create innovative conservation solutions
Mapping Change: Applying spatial data to create innovative conservation solutions  by Jamison Ervin and Kifah Sasa – June 7, 2018 Environmental protection and economic growth are not mutually exclusive, but achieving both outcomes calls for innovative approaches to identifying new problems and finding solutions to existing ones. When it comes to climate protection and changing...
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Nature for Water: Protecting, restoring & sustainably managing forests for water security
Nature for Water: Protecting, restoring & sustainably managing forests for water security by Nicole DeSantis – May 30, 2018 The recent report Nature for Water, Nature for Life: Nature-based solutions for achieving the Global Goals, featured by the Nature for Life partnership*, captures the latest thinking and research on the importance of safeguarding and restoring...
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Forests and the Sustainable Development Goals
Forests and the Sustainable Development Goals by Maddie Craig – May 30, 2018   Forests play a clear role in supporting Sustainable Development Goal 15 – they support 80% of all biodiversity on land. But forests also play an essential role in helping achieve each of the other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Essential life support...
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International Day on Forests 2018: Pursuing sustainable cities and climate solutions through forest action
International Day of Forests 2018: Pursuing sustainable cities and climate solutions through forest action by Nicole DeSantis – March 21, 2018 Forests are vital for safeguarding and regulating the climate, enhancing urban health and sustainability, and achieving of the Sustainable Development Goals. Covering one third of land globally, forests sustain life everywhere and are a...
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The Power of Women and Indigenous Peoples to Achieve Better Growth with Forests
While the challenge to tackle broad-scale deforestation looms large, the contributions of those living closest to the forest are increasingly being recognized in the effort to protect, restore, and sustainably manage forests. Women in forest dependent communities and indigenous peoples have unique experiences, uses and knowledge of forest resources that can help advance forest protection...
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