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Local Action for the Global Goals: Promoting Innovative Conservation And Development Solutions

This UNDP publication brings together United Nations, governments, civil society, businesses and grassroots organizations to recognize and advance local sustainable development solutions for people, nature and resilient communities. The 68 Equator Prize winners and 24 Small Grants Programme recipients highlighted in this publication – representing just a fraction of diverse grassroots initiatives working around the world to meet development needs – demonstrate the ability of local initiatives to provide results across the SDGs.

O Business Case Para Ecoinovação (e-book do ONU Meio Ambiente)

Os negócios e a indústria em todo o mundo estão reconhecendo o imperativo da sustentabilidade de mudar os padrões de produção e consumo para um novo paradigma econômico. Mas a abordagem atual de melhorias incrementais provou ser insuficiente para lidar com as pressões ambientais e sociais advindas de desafios como a falta de recursos e a mudança do clima.

Making Waves: Community Solutions, Sustainable Oceans

“The struggle of poor and vulnerable communities against poverty, biodiversity depletion, environmental degradation, climate change devastation and poor governance may be slow and protracted, but their local solutions and innovations guarantee the future of the present and the next generation […] Additional resource allocation and support to the global movement of local and indigenous land and sea managers is needed from the international community to consolidate local community achievements, and initiate and sustain more local actions together to address global challenges with scaled-up so

Sea, My Life: Protecting Oceans, Sustaining our Future

In the turquoise seas of the western Indian Ocean, a coelacanth drifts slowly and deliberately through underwater caves hidden deep beneath the volcanic islands of the Comoros archipelago. These enigmatic prehistoric fishes — once thought to be extinct — have survived for over 70 million years in the warm, temperate waters off the coasts of Africa and Indonesia. What does the future hold for these animals? It depends on the measures we take to protect ocean ecosystems, the millions of species that live in them, and the people who depend on them.

Climate Solutions from Community Forests: Learning from Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities

This book features case studies from 22 Equator Prize winners and highlights the significance of indigenous and community-managed forests to global climate and sustainable development goals. Organized around four central themes – sustainable forest livelihoods, forest-friendly agriculture, forest restoration, and forest protection – the book profiles a diverse range of initiatives undertaken by indigenous peoples and local communities to sustainably manage forest ecosystems.

The Politics of Sustainable Development in the United Kingdom

This is a book about the difficulties of transforming government policy into meaningful projects at the grass root level.
Written by Geraldine Bridgewater who has 20 years experience in writing strategies and implementing policies for sustainable development.

If you are interested in how and why local politics can get in the way of implementing national and international objectives indicators and targets for sustainable development then this is the right book for you.

Eating, Drinking, and Surviving

The publication addresses the global challenges of food and water security in a rapidly changing and complex world. The chapters highlight the links between bio-physical and socio-cultural processes, making connections between local and global scales, and focusing on the everyday practices of eating and drinking, essential for human survival. Written by international experts, each contribution is research-based but accessible to the general public. 

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