Daily Archives: November 9, 2016

911, 2016

PGA outlines strategy for stepped-up SDGs implementation plan

November 9th, 2016|News, Sustainable Development Agenda|

Peter Thomson announced that in order to motivate actors at global, regional, national, and community levels, he has appointed an SDG implementation team.

911, 2016

COP22 spotlights water as part of the climate change solution

November 9th, 2016|Climate change, News, Water and Sanitation|

“Water is one of the most impacted resources, but water also provides solutions to these challenges,” stressed the President of the World Water Council.

911, 2016

Report: Small farmers can earn big returns by investing in climate adaptation

November 9th, 2016|Climate change, Economic growth, Hunger and food security, News|

IFAD report shows that for every dollar invested through its Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP), farmers could earn a return of between $1.40 and $2.60 over a 20 year period by applying climate change adaptation practices.

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Civil society vital to drive momentum on Paris Agreement targets

November 9th, 2016|Climate change, News|

Cities and NGOs have a crucial role to play in implementing the Paris Agreement on climate change, ‘Climate Champions’ Laurence Tubiana and Hakima El Haité said.

911, 2016

Alaa Murabit’s speech at World Forum on Democracy 2016

November 9th, 2016|SDG Advocates|

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New initiatives on forest protection boost climate agenda

November 9th, 2016|Climate change, Forests, desertification and biodiversity, News|

The global effort to protect and sustainably manage forests and deliver on climate change targets got a major boost at COP22, where several projects on protecting woodlands worldwide were announced.

911, 2016

Open Letter from the SDG Advocates featured in the Financial Times UK Edition

November 9th, 2016|SDG Advocates|

http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/FT-SDG-Advocates.pdf

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Forest Whitaker delivers Centenary Lecture at The School of Oriental And African Studies, University Of London

November 9th, 2016|SDG Advocates|

On 8 November, artist, social activist and SDG Advocate Forest Whitaker delivered the Centenary Lecture at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.

During the lecture, Mr. Whitaker shared a conversation with Baroness Valerie Amos, the Director of SOAS and former UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator. The conversation […]