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  1. Wildlife Conservation for Development

    Africa’s wildlife is disappearing at an alarming rate, encroached on by a human population set to double by 2050. The latest European Commission report on conserving the continent’s biodiversity is entitled ‘Larger than Elephants’, reflecting that the species and landscapes at risk go far beyond...
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  2. Localise Global Problems, says Lamy

    The Oxford Martin Commission for Future Generations, a unique, interdisciplinary research community chaired by former World Trade Organization head, Pascal Lamy, released their long anticipated “Now for the Long Term” report in October. It offers frank discussion on how to break gridlock on major...
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  3. The Economics of Nature

    In this week's Voices & Views Pavan Sukhdev, the founder of Green Initiatives for a Smart Tomorrow (GIST) Advisory speaks to capacity4dev.eu about the economics of biodiversity.  ...
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  4. An Integrated Environmental Approach to the SDGs

    The Sustainable Development Goals, adopted unanimously by UN member states in September 2015, have given the international community and national governments a number of targets and principles – chief among them, to advance an “integrated approach”. But what does this mean in terms of projects,...
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  5. Protecting Soil Fertility: Protecting Life

    There is much discussion in the development arena about the struggle ahead to feed the seven plus billion, of the methods proposed towards food security, building resilience, safeguarding water resources and so on. But few stop to ponder the basic ingredient in all of this: the very land under our...
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  6. Sweet Solutions: How Honey Aids Development

    Wherever you are in the world, beekeeping is a guaranteed source of income. The international market varies but in developing countries honey production remains a vital means of subsistence. It supports the environment too, but plummeting bee numbers now jeopardise food chains in developing and...
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  7. Evaluating the EU’s Fight against Illegal Logging

    Twelve years after the European Union launched a plan to tackle illegal logging, independent evaluators are assessing progress and shortcomings. Their findings could contribute to the definition of any future EU forest policy.
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  8. Views from the Field: In Conversation with the EU Ambassador to Haiti

    Haiti has struggled to recover from a devastating earthquake in 2010 which exacerbated existing development challenges. Ambassador Vincent Degert discusses how development and humanitarian actors are working together to build resilience on the island in the face of continued threats. He also...
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