The Aichi targets and Sustainable Development Goals alike demand a truly integrated approach: biodiversity, social and economic factors need to be ‘put on the same page’ when decisions are made. Yet development and biodiversity institutions still work separately from one another. This guide addresses how to mainstream biodiversity into development.
Le Cours en Ligne Ouvert et Massif (CLOM) Ecologisation de la Consommation et de la Production s’étend sur six semaines, du mercredi 31 mai au mercredi 12 juillet 2017. Il s’agit d’un cours supervisé à l’issue duquel un certificat est délivré par le Programme des Nations Unies pour le Développement (PNUD), le Forum SPANB et The Nature Conservancy. Le cours est destiné aux responsables politiques et aux professionnels travaillant dans le domaine de la consommation et de la production durables (CPD).
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The development of the supplementary guidelines started in 2010 when members of WCPA Marine undertook an online survey to highlight issues where more guidance was needed. Subsequently, a small working group (Jon Day, Sue Stolton, Nigel Dudley, Aya Mizumura and Marc Hockings) met in Townsville, Australia, to develop a preliminary draft using the results of the survey.
These guidelines are the result of a joint effort, led by the IUCN Environmental Law Centre, to update and expand the 1980 guidelines with practical state-of-the-art guidance for those interested in strengthening protected areas legislation, including legal drafters, protected areas professionals, policy makers, governmental and non-governmental stakeholders, and members of the academic community.
Developing National Evaluation Capacity (NEC) in the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) era brings four dynamic and interrelated challenges. These are: developing a National Evaluation Policy, setting up the institutional processes, securing adequate evaluation capabilities and engaging with partners. The challenges affect both the supply of sound evaluations for development plans and also the demand for their relevant and useful evidence, which in turn informs national policy development.
National and sub-national policies that create the enabling conditions for integrated landscape management still need to be put in place in most areas of the world. Thankfully, policymakers have a large set of tools at their disposal, many of which are very low or no-cost. Further, there are simple steps that can be taken right away by individual agencies or localities to put ILM-friendly policy implementation on the horizon.
The paper also outlines three starter steps towards integrated landscape management that governments can take right away:
Globally, disasters due to natural hazards such as storms, flooding, drought, earthquakes and ocean surge extract an enormous toll in terms of human lives, destruction to crops and livelihoods, and economic losses. The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) estimates that between 2000 and 2012, some 1.2 million people died as a result of disasters; 2.9 billion people were affected and disaster-related damage cost around US$1.7 trillion.
Urban forests can make cities healthier, safer and wealthier, but their potential is not fully realized, according to the ‘Guidelines on Urban and Peri-Urban Forestry’ launched by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) on the sidelines of the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III), held from 17-20 October 2016, in Quito, Ecuador.
A wilderness manager has a task unlike that of the manager of any other type of protected area: using the minimum tool methodology to solve practical issues and embodying an inclusive, multicultural partnership mentality that embraces the relevant social and governance issues, while simultaneously working to allow wild nature to evolve on its own terms and conditions.