Agriculture & Food Security

Global Compact Leaders Endorse New Architecture for Business Engagement [viewed]

Global Compact20 September 2013: At the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2013, held on the theme 'Architects of a Better World,' over 1,000 corporate executives endorsed a new architecture for business engagement aimed at scaling up corporate actions to advance UN goals.

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Norway Pledges $23.7 Million Towards Crop Diversity for Adaptation [viewed]

norway-flag24 September 2013: At the opening of the Fifth Session of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR), the Government of Norway announced a pledge of $23.7 million to manage food crops and promote food security and adaptation to climate change impacts.

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CIFOR Examines Benefits of Linking Adaptation and REDD+ in Indonesia [viewed]

CIFORSeptember 2013: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) released a report titled 'Integrating Adaptation into REDD+ - Potential Impacts and Social Return on Investment in Setulang, Malinau District, Indonesia,' which is based on a bottom-up, stakeholder-focused process involving community members from Setulang Village, and aimed to design community-based adaptation interventions and assess their potential outcomes.

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Rio Conventions Pavilion Convenes for Resource Mobilization Day [viewed]

Mobilization-Day23 September 2013: The Rio Conventions Pavilion convened for Resource Mobilization Day, which was sponsored by the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The Rio Conventions Pavilion is meeting in conjunction with the Eleventh Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), taking place from 16-27 September 2013, in Windhoek, Namibia.

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UNGA 68 Opens with Focus on Post-2015 Agenda [viewed]

United Nations17 September 2013: The UN General Assembly (UNGA) opened its 68th session in New York, US, with UNGA President John Ashe declaring 'The Post 2015 Development Agenda: Setting the Stage' as the theme for the session.

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UNSG Releases Report on Sustainable Mountain Development [viewed]

United NationsSeptember 2013: The UN Secretary-General has released his report on sustainable mountain development (SMD), which describes the status of SMD at the national and international levels, including an analysis of future challenges.

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GEF Holds Second Meeting of the GEF-6 Replenishment [viewed]

GEF11 September 2013: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) convened the second meeting of the negotiations for the sixth replenishment of the GEF, bringing together representatives from 29 donor countries, four non-donor recipient countries, civil society, GEF agencies, Trustee, the Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP), the Evaluation Office and the Secretariat.

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UN Secretary-General's Report Reviews Support for SIDS' Sustainable Development [viewed]

United Nations31 July 2013: The UN Secretary-General has issued a report on UN and national efforts to implement sustainable development in small island developing States (SIDS). The report concludes that, while SIDS have had an uneven path towards implementation of sustainable development, some activities have been successful.

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FAO Assesses Food Waste Impacts on Land, Climate, Water and Biodiversity [viewed]

FAO11 September 2013: The Food and Agriculture of the UN (FAO) has released a study documenting the environmental impacts of global food wastage as well as its direct economic impacts, which it reports add up to $750 billion annually.

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SGP Sri Lanka Shares Best Practices in Community Based Adaptation [viewed]

GEF SGPAugust 2013: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) Sri Lanka organized a Symposium on Community Based Adaptation (CBA) to Climate Change, which brought together over 150 stakeholders from across the country to discuss the challenges and possible solutions to climate change adaptation.

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