Country Reports Assess Climate Policies and Mitigation Potential

February 2018: The German Environment Agency (UBA) released the first two studies in a commissioned series examining climate policies and future mitigation opportunities in ten countries. The studies look at: emissions and energy use; current climate mitigation actions with a focus on implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs); and emission reduction potential and barriers. Country … Continue reading Country Reports Assess Climate Policies and Mitigation Potential

DOPA Explorer Characterizes 95% of World’s Protected Areas

16 February 2018: The European Commission’s (EC) Joint Research Centre (JRC) has launched the second version of the DOPA Explorer, a global information system (GIS) that characterizes the world’s protected areas. As part of the JRC’s Digital Observatory for Protected Areas (DOPA), the first version of DOPA Explorer was launched in April 2015 to assess … Continue reading DOPA Explorer Characterizes 95% of World’s Protected Areas

Community Resources Network Scotland (CRNS)

CRNS describes their vision as a future where there is no waste, only resources. Where people, communities and the environment are valued and respected. CRNS's mission is to build a stronger community reuse, repair and recycling sector in Scotland that can create real social, environmental and economic benefit within our local communities. Their objective is to conserve and … Continue reading Community Resources Network Scotland (CRNS)

From the Bottom-Up: Key lessons learned from Senegal’s National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process

Introduction Senegal is taking a sectoral approach to its NAP process with the development of sectoral NAPs—this process was first successfully completed in 2016 in one of the pillars of the country’s economy: the fisheries sector. While such sectoral approach to the NAP process is not unique to Senegal, a distinction here is that the … Continue reading From the Bottom-Up: Key lessons learned from Senegal’s National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process

Symposium Discusses Supply Chain and Deforestation Links

30 January 2018: An international symposium in Tokyo, Japan, showcased initiatives aiming at developing forestry-related supply chains that are beneficial for small producers while meeting global zero-deforestation commitments, such as in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Aichi Biodiversity Targets. The Forestry Agency of Japan with support from the Food and Agriculture Organization of … Continue reading Symposium Discusses Supply Chain and Deforestation Links

EU Expert Group Provides Recommendations for Sustainable Finance

31 January 2018: The EU High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance (HLEG) issued its final report and recommendations on integrating sustainable finance within the EU and broader global financial systems. The report will guide the Commission’s forthcoming action plan on sustainable finance. The HLEG is a multi-stakeholder initiative established by the European Commission in 2016 … Continue reading EU Expert Group Provides Recommendations for Sustainable Finance

Youth Express Needs, Recommendations for SDG Implementation

31 January 2018: Participants at the 2018 UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum called for engaging youth in monitoring and implementing the SDGs, including through countries’ voluntary national reviews (VNRs), using more accessible language on the SDGs, and fostering development of skills that are relevant to the future of work, among other priorities. … Continue reading Youth Express Needs, Recommendations for SDG Implementation