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23 February 2019
Research
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has launched The State of the World's Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture. The first-ever report of its kind presents mounting and worrying evidence that the biodiversity that underpins our food systems is disappearing – putting the future of our food, livelihoods, health and environment under severe threat.
21 February 2019
Research
A new World Bank report finds that investments of 4.5 percent of GDP will allow developing countries achieve their infrastructure-related Sustainable Development Goals and stay on track to limit climate change to up to 2°C. Beyond the Gap, also finds infrastructure investment compatible with full decarbonization need not cost more than more polluting alternatives.
12 February 2019
Other News
The Government of Rwanda has released a landmark plan for sustainably cooling foods and life-saving medicines, and keeping homes and other indoor spaces comfortable in hot weather.
6 February 2019
Research

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), including micro-enterprises, are core engines of innovation, growth, job creation and social cohesion in high-income and emerging economies, as well as low-income developing countries.

6 February 2019
Events
On 3–5 June 2020, the United Nations University Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES), the Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden), and the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) are holding the third Dresden Nexus Conference (DNC) in Dresden, Germany.
4 February 2019
Other News
Bamboo, the fast-growing grass plant, could be an important tool for restoring degraded lands around the world, according to a statement made at a UN meeting on land restoration.
31 January 2019
Other News
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), in consultation with the RE Cell, is calling for inputs on a ‘Reference Document towards Developing an Integrated Resource Efficiency Policy for India’.
30 January 2019
Projects & Initiatives
The 2nd Batumi Talk Show, Greening the economy and cleaning the air, provided an opportunity for countries to showcase success stories and share lessons learned around the transition to greener economies, improved air quality, and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
29 January 2019
Events
This week in Geneva, countries report on the progress achieved in the implementation of their commitments to the Batumi Initiative on Green Economy (BIG-E) since it was launched in 2016. BIG-E serves to operationalize the Pan-European Strategic Framework for Greening the Economy – a policy tool supports countries in their efforts to transition to the green economy and, at the same time, contributes to the implementation of SDGs. In total, over 30 countries and organisations have submitted 124 commitments to the BIG-E. The BIG-E and BACA initiatives remain open for stakeholders to join.
28 January 2019
Projects & Initiatives
UNEP-WCMC has announced a multi-million pound project aiming to make trade a positive force for both marginalised people and nature conservation.

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