Daily Archives: November 9, 2016

9 11, 2016

PGA outlines strategy for stepped-up SDGs implementation plan

2017-11-16T15:39:25+00:00 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.

9 11, 2016

COP22 spotlights water as part of the climate change solution

2017-11-16T15:39:26+00:00 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.

9 11, 2016

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

2016-11-09T21:17:41+00:00 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.

9 11, 2016

New initiatives on forest protection boost climate agenda

2017-11-16T15:39:29+00:00 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.

9 11, 2016

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

2016-11-09T15:58:52+00:00 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 [...]