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Food resilience: A local catalyst for accelerating biodiversity conservation and sustainable development
Food production exists at the nexus of social and ecological sustainability, and is an essential dimension of work to achieve both the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and Sustainable Development Goals. Over the next two decades, the global population will grow by
Community Action Will Drive SDG Achievement
  Community Action Will Drive SDG Achievement The evidence is clear. If we are to enjoy the benefits provided by the oceans and make progress on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, we must remember that we cannot achieve one
Making Waves: Ocean Action for SDGs
  Making Waves: Ocean Action for SDGs The evidence is clear. If we are to enjoy the benefits provided by the oceans and make progress on the 2030 Development Agenda, we must remember that we cannot achieve one Sustainable Development
Three Lessons from Equator Prize 2017 Winners
  Three Lessons from Equator Prize 2017 Winners Today, the Equator Initiative announces the winners of the Equator Prize 2017, recognizing 15 innovative community initiatives that promote nature-based solutions for local sustainable development. Over the past three months, I have
World Oceans Day
World Oceans Day Today is World Oceans Day. The world’s governments convened this week to recognize the challenges facing the world’s oceans, and to commit to taking bold action. The global challenges are immense: 90% of global fisheries are fully
Celebrating indigenous peoples as nature’s stewards
  Celebrating indigenous peoples as nature’s stewards This year we’re celebrating the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, a declaration that provides a universal framework for the dignity and wellbeing of
The Power of Women and Indigenous Peoples to Achieve Better Growth with Forests
The Power of Women and Indigenous Peoples to Achieve Better Growth with Forests While the challenge to tackle broad-scale deforestation looms large, the contributions of those living closest to the forest are increasingly being recognized in the effort to protect,
Women, Nature and Development: Holding up Half the Sky
Women, Nature and Development: Holding up Half the Sky The nomination process for the Equator Prize 2017 closes on March 8th, which is also, coincidentally, International Women’s Day. In my previous post, I highlighted why rural communities are the leading
Rural Communities Are a Hotspot for Sustainable Development
Rural Communities Are a Hotspot for Sustainable Development Last week, the Equator Initiative launched its call for nominations for the 9th Equator Prize. It is for people like Fatima Ahmed, and the community initiative that she established, that this prize

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