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MonthJune 2017

Local Actions Lead The Global Efforts To Address Climate Change

By Park Won-soonMayor of Seoul ~ Park Won-soon is the mayor of Seoul, South Korea and a board member of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy. Date: 06/27/2017 03:38 … Continue Reading Local Actions Lead The Global Efforts To Address Climate Change

SYMPOSIUM ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH IN ASIA-PACIFIC

25-28 JULY, 2017 | 9AM – 5PMFacebook Twitter LinkedIn Mail Organiser(s): RMIT, Manchester Metropolitan University, HAW Hamburg RMIT 124 La Trobe St. Melbourne The Symposium at RMIT University is designed to foster and … Continue Reading SYMPOSIUM ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH IN ASIA-PACIFIC

New planters promote environmentally-friendly farming in Pakistan

By Imtiaz Hussain / June 23, 2017 ISLAMABAD (CIMMYT) – Farmers and research partners are praising innovative, locally manufactured farm implements that support conservation agriculture, with costs savings and soil and … Continue Reading New planters promote environmentally-friendly farming in Pakistan

Fighting Hidden Hunger in Tanzania: Provitamin A Maize Platform is Launched

By Joyce Maru – Capacity Development & Communication Specialist (BNFB project – CIP) In Tanzania, Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) is considered a major public health problem requiring appropriate nutrition interventions. … Continue Reading Fighting Hidden Hunger in Tanzania: Provitamin A Maize Platform is Launched

Sustainable agriculture for healthy forests

By Katelyn Roett / June 5, 2017 TEXCOCO, Mexico (CIMMYT) –  Farmers in Mexico’s ecologically-fragile Yucatán Peninsula are beginning to adopt innovative practices to manage traditional mixed-cropping systems called “milpas” that … Continue Reading Sustainable agriculture for healthy forests

Land degradation and migration: Will restoring the land keep people at home?

By Phemo Kgomotso, Regional Technical Specialist, Ecosystems and Biodiversity, UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa. Date: June 16, 2017 Would forced migration end, if people knew that they could survive and … Continue Reading Land degradation and migration: Will restoring the land keep people at home?

Myanmar designates first marine areas protected by local fishing communities

By: Frank Momberg at FFI Myanmar Department of Fisheries celebrates World Oceans Day by designating Myanmar’s first Locally Managed Marine Areas (LMMAs). Myeik Archipelago, once a haven for biodiverse coral … Continue Reading Myanmar designates first marine areas protected by local fishing communities

In Africa’s drylands, opportunities to cut vulnerability to drought and famine are within reach

SUBMITTED BY MICHAEL MORRIS & RAFFAELLO ON THU, 06/15/2017 As the global development community marks World Day to Combat Desertification on June 17, large areas of Sub-Saharan Africa will be gripped … Continue Reading In Africa’s drylands, opportunities to cut vulnerability to drought and famine are within reach

Closer look: Landscape level assessment for the Central Namib Desert

Written by: Pippa Howard The southern African country of Namibia has been high on Fauna & Flora International’s (FFI) agenda since early 2007. Both Pippa Howard and Dave Wright from … Continue Reading Closer look: Landscape level assessment for the Central Namib Desert

Supporting creation of institutional platform of 45 million women for social and economic empowerment in rural India: The National Rural Livelihoods Mission

SUBMITTED BY PARMESH SHAH ON FRI, 06/16/2017 CO-AUTHORS: VIVEK PRASAD , MRINALINI PENUMAKA In the early morning at Dadar station in metropolitan Mumbai, a common sight is unloading of tons … Continue Reading Supporting creation of institutional platform of 45 million women for social and economic empowerment in rural India: The National Rural Livelihoods Mission

Fighting Climate Change Can Be a Lonely Battle in Oil Country, Especially for a Kid

By Neela Banerjee, Zahra Hirji. JUN 13, 2017 RAYNE, Louisiana —As far back as Jayden Foytlin can remember, her cousin Madison came over to celebrate her birthday. The girls had … Continue Reading Fighting Climate Change Can Be a Lonely Battle in Oil Country, Especially for a Kid

France is offering US scientists 4-year grants to move to the country and do research

By Chris Weller at the Business Insider, Jun. 8, 2017, 11:41 AM If you are an American scientist, student, teacher, or business person working on climate change solutions, France would love for … Continue Reading France is offering US scientists 4-year grants to move to the country and do research

Why we should plant food forests instead of gardens

By: ILANA STRAUSS June 14, 2017, 9:33 A. M. In Tel Aviv, locals are turning edible plants into self-regulating ecological forests that require less upkeep than gardens. Invitation for internship in … Continue Reading Why we should plant food forests instead of gardens

The fourth ‘E’ – reflections on agendas for change in water management

Dr Brian S. McIntosh FCIWEM: Education Director Email: b.mcintosh@watercentre.org Phone +61 7 3028 7600   Moving beyond the 3E’s of Integrated Water Management, IWC Education Director Dr Brian McIntosh argues for a … Continue Reading The fourth ‘E’ – reflections on agendas for change in water management

What does the economic nationalist agenda of “Trumplomacy” means for US Foreign Policy?

Opinion|Analysis Politics | Domestic & Foreign Policy:  By Jenkins Macedo | June 10, 2017 | 08:50 PM As a nation, we have reached a pivotal point in our history since … Continue Reading What does the economic nationalist agenda of “Trumplomacy” means for US Foreign Policy?

Maximizing potential for healthy rivers and low-carbon energy

MICHELLE  LAKLY MAY 24, 2017 As the global population climbs toward 9 billion, rivers will experience tremendous pressure. To provide the necessary resources for our growing communities, more river flows … Continue Reading Maximizing potential for healthy rivers and low-carbon energy

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