While significant efforts are underway to better understand the role that forests play in climate change, the field of study remains relatively new. This is especially true when considering the complex policy, governance and technical requirements associated with managing climate change mitigation services provided by forests.
The United Nations is casting a wide net to find dozens of people from around the world who feel passionately about the impact of climate change, have translated that passion into action and would like to attend next month’s Climate Summit at the UN.
Today is World Humanitarian Day—a day to commemorate all people who have lost their lives in humanitarian service and to celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the world.
At the conclusion of its thirteenth and final session, the United Nations General Assembly’s Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals forwarded to the Assembly its proposal for a set of goals to improve people’s lives and protect the planet for future generations.
World leaders made a promise that every child would be in school and learning by 2015. Great progress has been made, but 58 million children around the world are still being denied this basic right. We now have 500 days to make this promise to children a reality. At this crucial time, the #EducationCountdown campaign brings together nongovernmental organizations, civil society, teachers, youth, faith-based organizations and the business community in a global movement to marshal the political will and financing needed to achieve Millennium Development Goal 2, achieving universal primary education.
Investing in sustainable land management could help boost political, economic and climatic resilience in poor countries.
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