Seminar: Towards a nationally owned monitoring system for the SDGs

The development of an indicator framework for the post-2015 development agenda:
Towards a nationally owned monitoring system for the SDGs

This year’s seminar will focus on the monitoring requirements for the new goals and targets of the post-2105 development agenda – the SDGs – from a national perspective. The seminar will provide a forum for both data producers and users from different areas to exchange views on how to deal with the new monitoring needs in an effective way and on how the national monitoring of the SDGs should be conducted, including by ensuring full national ownership of the process.

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Pastoralism and the Green Economy – a natural nexus?

The publication titled ‘Pastoralism and the Green Economy – a natural nexus?’ discusses the findings of a joint study by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The study aims to uncover “the social, economic and environmental arguments for increased recognition of sustainable pastoralism as a viable land management option for the world’s rangelands.”

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Twenty-sixth edition of InFO News

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) released the twenty-sixth edition of InFO News, which highlights expectations for international decisions supporting forests and forestry including through the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the negotiation of a new climate agreement under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

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Conference session: Changing Forest Management Practices

The next session (Changing Forest Management Practices) of the International online conference ‘Economics of Climate Change Mitigation Options in the Forest Sector’ organized by the FAO Forestry Department is on Tuesday, 17 February (1-3 pm, Rome time).

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Kapil Narula wrote a commentary towards the run up to the National Maritime Foundation Annual Conference. The commentary is titled SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ARCTIC – IS IT POSSIBLE? You can find it here

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World Water Day 2015

The 2015 World Water Day website has just gone live. It takes the visitor on a journey to learn about water and sustainable development and get ideas and resources to join the global celebrations on 22 March 2015.

World Water Day is marked on 22 March every year. It’s a day celebrate
water. It’s a day to make a difference for the members of the global
population who suffer from water related issues. It’s a day to prepare
for how we manage water in the future.

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Water and Society 2015 – 3rd International Conference on Water and Society

The conference is motivated by the need to bridge the gap between the broad spectrum of socio-political sciences and humanistic disciplines and specialists in physical sciences, biology, environmental sciences and health, among others.

15-17 July, 2015;  A Coruna, Spain

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