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The Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme, Ibrahim Thiaw, reminds us  - as underlined at Rio+20 in 2012 - that the goals of the post-2015 development agenda need, at their very heart, to be sustainable. How can organisations like UNEP help to forge this into reality?  
The Global Climate Change Alliance is holding its second global event this month, where climate change experts and development practitioners will share experience gained in the field with negotiators working on international climate treaties at the highest level.
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UNIDO Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development Organization
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5 November 2010

The group is about three main topics: poverty reduction through productive activities; trade capacity-building and energy and environment.

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GCCA climate is changing
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etienne coyette
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20 February 2012

Sharing experiences and knowledge acquired while addressing climate change in development programmes

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Capacity4dev Team created a new Article 13 October 2014
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 developed countries alike, and experts are scrambling to coordinate a response.  
David SANMIGUEL created a new WIKI page 19 November 2013

The Map of FLEGT projects is an interactive tool for sharing information and coordinating action in support of the EU FLEGT Action Plan. FLEGT combats illegal logging and fosters good forest governance through a combination of measures involving Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade.

Capacity4dev Team created a new Article 29 April 2016
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 Africa’s iconic mammal. The impact of species loss and environmental degradation will in turn be much ‘larger than wildlife’: it will affect local livelihoods, climate change, migration, peace and security.
If you have ever been to Honduras, you will know that it is one of the greenest countries in Central America. Forestry has had a long history there and continues to be an important source of energy for the impoverished rural population, as well as maintaining a biologically diverse ecosystem. Over 50 percent of the country is covered in forests, which are also home to indigenous peoples.
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.
Traditionally humanitarian aid comes into play as an immediate response to provide lifesaving assistance in a natural or man-made disaster situation. Whereas, development practitioners work on increasing resilience to reduce the risk of disasters. But what about the middle ground? Dr Thorsten Klose [TK] of the German Red Cross discusses how scientific information can be incorporated into the humanitarian system to better prepare for disasters.

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