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United States announces partnership to reduce ocean plastic pollution in Indonesia

The United States, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Clean Cities, Blue Ocean program, joined Circulate Capital, an impact-focused investment management firm, and Prevented Ocean Plastic Southeast Asia (POPSEA), a plastic recycling company that is developing sorting and ...

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IUCN and Esri collaborate to promote Green List and biodiversity conservation through digital innovation

On 22 June 2022, Asia Regional Director, Dr. Dindo Campilan (IUCN), and Manager, International Contracts, Ms. Alejandra Merino (Esri), signed a Memorandum of Understanding through a virtual ceremony to advance strategic collaboration on geospatial technologies as applied to the conservation of b ...

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IUCN and HIST use space technology to protect world heritage sites

Guo Huadong, director of the International Center on Space Technologies for Natural and Cultural Heritage under the auspices of UNESCO, and Bruno Oberle, general director of the International Union for Conservation of Nature, signed a Memorandum of Understanding through an online ceremony to adv ...

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Norway steps up support for UNEP in landmark partnership

Since the 1972 Stockholm Conference, which led to the creation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the organization has received policy, programming and financial support from its Member States. In 2022, as UNEP marks its 50thanniversary, one Member State - Norway – is strengthen ...

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Restoring biodiversity is also an ethical issue

Biodiversity is the world’s range of natural resources that safeguards humanity’s prosperity, making it the most fundamental public good.

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SA signs regional, intercontinental conservation agreements impacting planning, policymaking

The first agreement is for a five-year project that aims to develop and enhance national spatial biodiversity assessments, planning and prioritisation (SBAPP) processes and products across four Southern African countries (South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique and Malawi).

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How do two of the world's biggest carbon emitters join hands to fight climate change

Climate cooperation between China and the U.S. over the next decade is one of the areas in which the two countries have been working together, a promising development since they are two of the world's largest emitters of greenhouse gases.

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Partnerships a pathway for Mekong’s water security

Alongside saline intrusion, they face decreasing water levels and increased insecurity over water as the cumulative effects of climate change, dam development and environmental degradation set in.

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How three biosphere reserves came together to effectively solve the problems of nature conservation

Biodiversity conservation and the careful management of natural resources are key issues today in international relations. In the field of environmental protection, transnational cooperation is growing thanks to the reserves that are part the world network of the UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere ( ...

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€800m biodiversity partnership to spearhead nature protection

A newly created biodiversity partnership named Biodiversa+, co-funded by the European Union, brings together 74 research programmes, funders and environmental policy actors from across Europe and beyond "to help put nature back on a path of recovery".

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Transboundary river basins connect countries and require effective cooperation

Water cooperation between Finland and Russia is well-functioning. The countries share 19 major river basins and cooperation on all shared waters is coordinated by the joint Finnish-Russian Transboundary Water Commission. The Commission's work builds on a set of progressive bilateral agreements t ...

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FAO eyes another Partnership Programme on Food and Agriculture project in Turkmenistan

In the nearest future, FAO plans to sign another Partnership Programme on Food and Agriculture (FTPP II) project in Turkmenistan, the FAO official told Trend.

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Relevance of international partnerships in the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

To achieve Sustainable Development Goal SDG 17, which focuses on international cooperation, partnerships, will be vital. In this comment, we examine the key obstacles such as vested economic interests that will need to be overcome for the successful implementation of SDG 17.

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Worldwide collaboration aims to curb biodiversity decline, improve Indigenous peoples' health

A project based out of the University of Alberta aims to follow the wisdom of a Whapmagoostui Cree elder from Quebec — if the land is not healthy, how can we be?

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Joint Turkish-German website for tackling climate change launched

An energy partnership website was launched early this week by the German-Turkish Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AHK Turkey) and the German Energy Agency (dena) to tackle climate change and support the energy transition.

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Siam City Cement Group and IUCN continue partnership to support SCCC Group’s sustainability ambition 2030 and biodiversity conservation in Asia

Siam City Cement Group (SCCC Group) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) extended their partnership for another three years by formalizing a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) recently to support the implementation of the INSEE Sustainability Ambition 2030 targeting N ...

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EU, Swedish government commit to restoration of forests

European Union delegation to Uganda and the Swedish embassy in Uganda have reiterated their commitment to supporting government efforts to restore degraded forest cover while calling for action to reduce deforestation and better management of the ecosystem.

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ASEAN conference calls for acceleration in climate cooperation

The ASEAN Secretariat has organised the 17th Coordinating Conference on the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (SOC-COM) via video teleconference to discuss the future of climate change cooperation in the region.

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Conserva Aves: Collaborating to address the Climate and Nature Crises from Mexico to Chile

Considered the most biodiverse region in the world, the Tropical Andes covers less than 1% of the world’s land surface, yet it is home to nearly one-sixth of all plant species on the planet, and more amphibian, bird, and mammal species than any other equivalent area.

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Moving African rhinos: What it takes to translocate an endangered species

Rhino translocations have become a critical tool in the arsenal for the protection of these endangered animals. Recently, 30 white rhinos were flown to Rwanda from SA and introduced into the Akagera National Park, in what was the single largest rhino translocation.

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WWF-Malaysia, Sabah sign deal on forest conservation

The State Government has signed a MoU with WWF-Malaysia to enhance inclusive conservation practices in Sabah focusing on biodiversity conservation and maintaining forest ecosystem integrity through responsible forest governance.

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Botswana's Okavango Delta: World Heritage Site under threat

Environmental organizations are raising the alarm over mining for oil and gas in the world's largest cross-border nature reserve, known for its biodiversity and unique landscapes.

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Top Emirati environmentalist urges action over global biodiversity collapse

Razan Al-Mubarak wants to ‘debunk myth’ that fighting climate change automatically preserves biodiversity

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Laos, Germany extend ties on biodiversity conservation, sustainable use of forests

The governments of Laos and Germany have agreed to implement the third phase of the bilateral technical cooperation project “Protection and Sustainable Use of Forest Ecosystems and Biodiversity (ProFEB)’’.

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Iran, Philippines to expand co-op on nanotechnology in agriculture

Agriculture Biotechnology Research Institute of Iran (ABRII) and the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD) affiliated with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) organized the event.

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Scientists establish research center for Northeast Asia biodiversity conservation

A research center dedicated to Northeast Asia biodiversity conservation was established on Saturday in Harbin, capital of China's Heilongjiang Province.

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Mutually-beneficial science plan under BRI helps global biodiversity cause

China announced it would establish a Kunming Biodiversity Fund and take the lead by investing 1.5 billion yuan ($233 million) to support biodiversity protection in developing countries during the just concluded first part of the COP15 summit, which injected much hope and confidence into the glob ...

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China takes 'massive steps' in wildlife conservation, says foreign expert

On Wednesday, a foreign expert at Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding lauded the progress China has made in protecting wildlife and forging international relationships around those efforts.

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Turkey’s TIKA helps protect wildlife in Peru

The Turkish International Cooperation and Development Agency (TIKA) has pledged to help protect biodiversity in Peru. TIKA supported the construction of a veterinary clinic in Iquitos to treat wildlife threatened with extinction and illegal trafficking.

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Public development banks’ financing sustainable, equitable food systems

Creating sustainable and equitable food systems that benefit the world’s most vulnerable people will require substantial investments – by some estimates as much as US$350 billion per year over the next decade.

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Belgium joins international coalition against biodiversity loss

Belgium has joined the High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People (HAC), an intergovernmental group of 60 countries co-chaired by Costa Rica and France and by the United Kingdom as Ocean co-chair, with the goal of protecting at least 30 percent of the world’s land and ocean by 2030.

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Malawi: Universities Join Hands to Create Biodiversity for Malawi 2063 Research Plans

National Planning Commission (NPC) Director General Dr. Thomas Munthali has applauded Malawi universities for joining hands to organise a research dissemination conference that will create Biodiversity for Malawi 2063 research plans.

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Blu Hope to reverse environmental damage in Sabah

This state, located on the East coast of Borneo, is arguably one of the most precious pieces of real estate, biodiversity-wise left on the planet. Such a status means that any inspired action taken to help reverse its slow but sure death would make a huge difference anywhere else across the world.

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Nigeria joins global partnership against forest destruction

Nigeria has expressed her commitment to the protection of forests and natural habitats from destruction, and promotion of sustainable trade and supply chains of agricultural commodities.

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FAO-UNEP call for bold move to restore world’s ecosystems

Rome and virtual locations – The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu, today warned that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – also known as the 2030 Agenda – would not be achieved without large-scale restoration of degraded terres ...

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Nigeria: NCF, Partners to Fund, Train Community Organisations Committed to Biodiversity Conservation

The Director General, Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Dr. Muhtari Aminu-Kano, has assured that the foundation would, in collaboration with its partners, provide maximum support, through funding, trainings and others to community-based organisations across Nigeria that show strong commitm ...

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A partnership to save our Reef

Already we’re making an impact, delivering more than 100 Reef-saving projects right now, including the world’s largest coral reefs restoration program kickstarted by $100 million from the partnership.

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China-US cooperation crucial to global climate change efforts

Delegates at the ongoing Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2021 commended the agreement between China and the United States to cooperate on climate change, stressing the crucial role of their collaboration in tackling the global challenge.

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European Commission and UNEP set out cooperation priorities to tackle climate change

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Partnerships and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) today announced common priorities for environmental cooperation in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) for the next five years, aimed at tackling the triple planetary crises of ...

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Value of cooperation for sustainable development in transboundary river basins

Can cooperation across sectors and countries help to achieve sustainable development? How do stakeholders in the Indus and Zambezi basins envision the future and how can they make that future a reality? IIASA researchers looked into these questions as part of a large-scale initiative with intern ...

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Growing hope for plant conservation in Palestine

From vibrant flower carpets amongst ancient olive trees, to small, encroached patches of purple-petals on hillsides, Palestine’s plants are special. And now there’s a growing movement to protect them – one that combines the enthusiasm of emerging young plant conservationists and the wisdom of tr ...

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FAO rolls out Shs1.4b climate change project

The Food and Agriculture Organisation, (FAO) in partnership with Kasana-Luweero Diocese, have rolled out a climate change resilience programme targeting the integration of crop growing and pastoralism.

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Australia and Southern Africa can work together on climate action and energy transition

The year 2020 tested the strength of our communities and the resilience of our countries. It was a year dominated by the Covid-19 pandemic, but for Australians it started with the most devastating bushfires in our history. The messages and offers of support from our friends in Southern Africa in ...

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Global agricultural research network CGIAR joins forces with World Food Programme to tackle post-pandemic hunger

The world's largest publicly-funded agricultural research network, CGIAR, has united effort with the UN World Food Programme (WFP) to help tackle hunger and malnutrition in the pandemic recovery.

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Chinese ambassador sets three priorities for further progress in ties with France

China and France should work on three priorities for further development in bilateral relations in the new year, Chinese Ambassador to France Lu Shaye said on Monday. In an end-of-year message published on the embassy website, Lu said the two countries have deepened their comprehensive strategic ...

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South Korea signs pact to support Asian forest cooperation body’s office in Seoul

South Korea forged a formal agreement with the Asian Forest Cooperation Organization to provide support to the international body’s headquarters in Seoul, officials said Wednesday.

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EU, Leonardo DiCaprio and Global Wildlife Conservation team-up to protect biodiversity

The European Union, environmentalist and Academy Award®-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio and the Global Wildlife Conservation (GWC) have launched two initiatives worth €34 million to better protect the planet in 2021.

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How tracing every tree in the world could curb deforestation

Conventional financial markets have failed to curb deforestation. Is it time for a radically different approach, to withhold cash from the companies responsible for widespread destruction of nature, and in the process provide a new forum for international technological cooperation?

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Covid-19 is a global crisis – but also an opportunity for new co-operation

Globalisation means that all countries are interlinked and interdependent. Covid-19 underlines this mutually assured dependence which, if it is ignored or neglected, assures mutual destruction for everyone. Respectful engagement and dialogue are more important than casting blame and resorting to ...

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Promote international co-operation in health': UK and China hint at opportunity for COP Summits

Boris Johnson and Xi Jinping agree to continued co-operation in face of coronavirus crisis and hint at plans for climate and biodiversity summits.

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