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Environment & Climate Change

Moderated by Sophie De Coninck

Environment and ecosystem management are key to ensuring urban and rural development and progress towards the achievement of the MDGs. Poor communities directly depend on natural resources for their livelihood and are the most vulnerable to a degraded environment, natural disasters and are the first to suffer from polluted air, water and soil. Sound natural resource use is at the core of effective strategies to strengthen resilience to climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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August 26 2016 by Coordination Team
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Emerging from over two decades of conflict and instability, in May 2002 the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste became the 21st century’s first new sovereign state. Since then the country’s government – with assistance from the international community – has worked hard to lay the groundwork for development. In this month’s Views from the Field we hear from both the EU Ambassador to Timor-Leste, Sylvie Tabesse, and Hernâni Coelho, Timor-Leste’s Foreign Minister, as they discuss Timor-Leste’s successes and remaining challenges. 
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April 29 2016 by Coordination Team
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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.
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February 18 2016 by Coordination Team
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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, monitoring and stakeholders? Two senior officials from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) share their vision of an approach to the SDGs with the environment at its heart.
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January 29 2016 by Coordination Team
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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.
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December 21 2015 by Coordination Team
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Climate change is a global issue, but it undoubtedly affects some more than others.  The poorest populations are worst affected by droughts, floods and failed harvests. They are also least responsible for the carbon emissions which cause them. Without ambitious policies to tackle inequality and climate change together, rising temperatures could undo decades of development work.
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November 30 2015 by Coordination Team
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Around the tables at the Climate Change Conference in Paris, nations are striving to reach consensus on how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and damage to the environment. To turn recommendations into results, all stakeholders need to be able to participate and be heard in the planning stages. Though they receive less coverage, the same principle holds true for the hundreds of projects addressing climate change in developing countries.
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September 11 2015 by Coordination Team
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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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June 25 2015 by Coordination Team
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The idea of “sustainable” development seems here to stay, but what does unsustainable development look like? Three members of the senior management team at the United Nations Environment Programme shared their views on how to consume sustainably, how to measure the success of the Sustainable Development Goals, and why development can sometimes occur in the wrong areas.
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June 12 2015 by Coordination Team
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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.
December 5 2014 by Coordination Team
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A major report on the Congo Basin has found the world’s “second lung” is struggling to maintain its rich biodiversity amid deforestation, poaching and the worsening effects of climate change.
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Featured group

Created by Bernard Crabbé (403 members)

Welcome to the Environment, Climate Change and Green Economy group!

Blog posts

Posted July 27 2016 by Hanna Petri
During the 1992 Conference on Environment and Development, also known as the Earth Summit, three legally binding agreements ('Rio Conventions') were...
Posted July 27 2016 by Hanna Petri
The 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement demand a radical acceleration of efforts to integrate environment and climate change concerns across European...
Posted July 22 2015 by Jo De Backer
Papua New Guinea - The consequences of climate change are becoming increasingly evident in the Pacific Region and especially in Papua New...

Events

24/10/2016 - 09:00 - 27/10/2016 - 17:00
A new training session on Greening National Development will take place in Maputo from 24 to 27 October 2016...
03/02/2017 - 09:00 - 17:00
Green economy and environmental mainstreaming principles are relevant, in many development cooperation areas such as agriculture, private sector,...

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