The conference in the Kyrgyz Republic June 30 to July 1, 2016 brought together over 100 participants from Central Asia, Eastern Europe and the Caucasus including senior government officials, parliament representatives and key decision makers.
Conservation International and WAVES brought together officials and experts from Gaborone Declaration for Sustainability in Africa membership nations.
Several indicators have the potential to measure progress on the SDGs as well as highlight important trends in the environment more broadly.
Shri Narendra Modi said there is a need to consider tigers as India's “natural capital” and to define conservation as a means to achieve development, rather than considering it to be anti-growth.
Policymakers welcome results from a Global Development Network project that accounts for land and water in Madagascar, Mauritius and Morocco.
This article and video highlights the Pan-African Business & Biodiversity Forum to promote increased sustainability within Africa’s development agenda through the mainstreaming of natural capital and business-civil society cooperation.
There are two ways our economies can grow, ecological economists point out: through technological change, or through more intensive use of resources. Only the former, they say, is worth having.
When nature is well managed, many sectors of the economy thrive – agriculture benefits from good soil and plentiful water; fisheries are rewarded with valuable catches; coastal cities are better protected from storms.
Natural resources lie at the heart of all human development stories from the first settlers who tilled the soil to later civilizations who have relied on resource extraction. Today, nature holds a powerful solution to development and environmental challenges, blogs Justin Adams, Global Managing Director of Lands at The Nature Conservancy.
Implemented by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism and GIZ, the project aims to strengthen biodiversity conservation by ensuring the value of ecosystems and their services are documented and integrated into Namibia's national accounting and governance planning process.