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Give local development a chance

Amazonian forests play a crucial role in the global fight against climate change and loss of biodiversity. They are also an integral part of the social fabric in the region.

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The billionaire vs. the fly

I'm looking at a dead fly. It’s been dead for 22 years, in fact. There it hangs, impaled by a tiny metal pin, fixing it safely to a piece of foam. The specimen is a few millimeters in length, but it’s easy to make out the chunkiness of its thorax and the proud shape of its wings.

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UNGA 72 Documents Reflect on Education, Environmental Conventions, Social Development

In preparation for the 72nd session of the UNGA, the UN has released several documents related to sustainable development and SDG implementation. Recent documents address progress on education for sustainable development, highlights from the UNFCCC, UNCCD and CBD, and reflections on social deve ...

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Sustainably managing our natural resources: Environmental Sustainability: Part 1

The Fifth National Development Plan (NDP5), which was launched earlier this year by President Geingob, forms part of a series of a total of seven national development plans that are to implement and achieve the objectives and aspirations of Namibia’s long-term vision, Vision 2030.

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Capitalize on African biodiversity

Almost 60% of commercially available drugs are based on molecules derived from natural sources. Yet only 83 of some 1,100 blockbuster drugs of this type originate from Africa. Meanwhile, tropical and subtropical Africa has up to 45,000 plant species that may hold value for industry and humanity. ...

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Deforestation briefing: Sustainable palm oil solution sought in Africa

Sime Darby's Simon Lord is seeking partners to trial a model that balances forest conservation with economic development in Liberia While the high carbon stock approach methodology will help companies implement no-deforestation commitments in Indonesia's fragmented landscapes, it is ill-suited ...

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Small Island, big results: Natural solutions to sustainability challenges in Cuba

The work that started in the Sabana-Camagüey Archipelago provided the basis from which Cuba, in partnership with UNDP and GEF, has built an entire portfolio of interconnected and complementary projects that address multiple issues across the entire country: improved management of protected areas ...

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Nigeria, UN Sign Five-Year Sustainable Development Agreement

Nigeria on Thursday signed a five-year Sustainable Development Partnership Framework with the United Nations, UN for the period 2018 to 2022.

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Protect environment to spur growth

A HEALTHY environment facilitates the advancing of economies, enables the social wellbeing of the community, and provides a system which promotes sustainable economic growth and better resource utilisation.

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Can development in Ghana be sustainable?

Firstly, development can simply be defined as a process of growth. Traditional welfare economics had focused on income as the main measure of well-being or development. This parameter witnessed countries being seen as developed or underdeveloped (poor) with respect to the income levels of its ci ...

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Why Africa’s lion economies actually need lions

Africa’s labor productivity is rising. Trade between Africa and the rest of the world has increased by 200% since 2000. At least a dozen African economies have expanded by more than 6% per year for the past six years, earning the nickname, “Africa’s lion economies.”

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Ethiopia: Intensifying Efforts for Healthy Environment

People in all walks of life including government officials, public servants, students and community members are planting seedlings in areas already designated by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. The campaign is part of the nation's bid to increase the country's forest cove ...

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Gabon: protecting vital forests, and communities

The west African nation is working to balance competing demands of retaining biodiversity and mitigating climate change with the immediate needs of its people.

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