Going for gold: quality standards for carbon credits
Moritz Vohrer, Technical Director of the Gold Standard Foundation discusses the certification of carbon offsets – and why business is buying into it. Want to learn more about certification success stories? ‘Light it up, grandmother’ – How a South African […]
Commons in Action – animations showcase stories from around the globe
“Commons in action” is a joint program by the IASC and the Elinor Ostrom Award. The project wishes to communicate that commons are a reality today. And that by creating and protecting the Commons we make our future possible.
TEDx Nairobi – Peter Lee: Conserving assets, creating legacies
Peter describes how state-or-the art technology is being used to preserve fragile balance in forests around the world.Peter Lee is the Executive Director of Global Forest Watch Canada, which focuses on improving sustainable forest management. He has worked with government, […]
Forests in a sustainable world – CIFOR presentation at the UN SDG meeting
Dr. Daju Resosudarmo of the Center for International Forestry Research will speak on “Forests in Sustainable Development” in the UN General Assembly on 4 February starting at 9 a.m. EST (4 p.m. GMT); her presentation will be shown live online at […]
FACT FILE: What are the Sustainable Development Goals?
The United Nations’ Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will convene for its final meeting from 3-7 February 2014 in New York. The 30-member working group will focus on the role of biodiversity, forests and oceans in human […]
Global Landscapes Forum Outcome Statement
The Outcome Statement includes the 13 recommendations to the UNFCCC and Sustainable Development Goals processes. More than 50 partner organizations developed these policy statements over the two days of the Forum.
New research: An assessment of REDD+ benefit sharing in six countries
The Issue: Early on in REDD+ development, “3Es” for REDD+ success were defined: efficiency, effectiveness and equity – yet, the latter cannot be objectively measured as different people have different conceptions of what is fair. In this regard, the design […]
New Global Food Policy Report sketches the face of agriculture in a post-2015 development framework
In the opening chapter of the newest Global Food Policy Report, IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan outlines why agriculture must change fundamentally in 2014 – producing more nutritious foods for a growing population without putting too much pressure on the […]
Building natural capital: how can REDD+ support a green economy? UN launches International Resource Panel Report
How can new resources for ongoing and future REDD+ projects be mobilized? Does REDD+ contribute to a broader shift towards a green economy? And would this transition benefit women, youth and marginalized people? These were some of the questions asked […]