Coastal Developing Countries Count on A Sustainable Ocean Economy in the Aftermath of COVID-19

By Jamshed Baruah GENEVA (IDN | UNCTAD) — Barbados, Belize and Costa Rica are looking beyond the pandemic and climate shocks by developing and implementing national trade strategies strongly linked to resilience, conservation and the sustainable use of their marine resources. A regional experience-sharing workshop held on September 23-24 highlighted the need to adopt, elaborate and […]

A New Global Biodiversity Framework Seeks to Bring ‘Humanity in Harmony with Nature’

By J Nastranis NEW YORK (IDN) — The Secretariat of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has published the first official draft of a new global framework for biodiversity to guide actions to conserve and protect nature and its basic services to humans by 2030. After more than two years of development, the draft […]

The Great Green Wall Is Paving the Way Ahead to 2030

By Rita Joshi BONN (IDN) – The Great Green Wall (GGW) initiative has over the past 13 years restored close to 20 million hectares of land, according to a report released on September 7 at a virtual meeting of environmental ministers from Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Djibouti together with regional […]

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