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Indonesia targets catastrophic wildfires, climate change with historic move to protect peatlands Indonesia targets catastrophic wildfires, climate change with historic move to protect peatlands
06/ 12/ 2016
- Drained and burned peatlands are responsible for up to 5 per cent of anthropogenic carbon emissions - 2015 Indonesian peat fires caused economic losses of US$ 16.1 billion - At their worst, daily emissions from Indonesia's peat fires were greater than those of the entire US economy
Ministers commit to integrate biodiversity into key economic sectors in order to achieve global biodiversity targets. Ministers commit to integrate biodiversity into key economic sectors in order to achieve global biodiversity targets.
05/ 12/ 2016
- Ministers of Environment, Agriculture, Tourism , Fisheries and Forestry agree on urgent coordinated action to advance progress on biodiversity targets - Meeting adopts Cancun Declaration on Mainstreaming the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity for Well-Being - Countries also announce ambitious commitments in support of Aichi Targets
Six environmental leaders receive Champions of the Earth award - UN's top environmental prize Six environmental leaders receive Champions of the Earth award - UN's top environmental prize
03/ 12/ 2016
President of Rwanda, Australian eco-innovator, Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy, Indian organizer of world's largest beach clean-up, Honduran indigenous activist Berta Cáceres, and veteran Mexican biologist all lauded
Loopholes in regulations allow illegal logging to thrive worldwide Loopholes in regulations allow illegal logging to thrive worldwide
03/ 12/ 2016
- Strict laws in some countries re-route illegal timber to less regulated markets - New report shows increased involvement of organized crime in illegal logging - Almost one-third of tropical timber traded worldwide may come from illegal forest land conversion
More than 190 Governments prepare to take tough decisions to stop biodiversity decline worldwide More than 190 Governments prepare to take tough decisions to stop biodiversity decline worldwide
01/ 12/ 2016
- Governments need to ramp up efforts to stop biodiversity decline in light of pessimistic reports. - Time running out on global efforts to meet biodiversity targets with 2/3 still off track - Countries to focus on the value of biodiversity to engage other economic sectors as means of halting degradation - Ability to achieve the SDGs and the Paris Agreement is at stake
UN Environment: more and faster support needed for climate change adaptation UN Environment: more and faster support needed for climate change adaptation
15/ 11/ 2016
- International community has pledged to mobilize $100 billion a year in climate finance by 2020 - Up to $300 billion needed in adaptation finance from 2030; up to $500 billion by 2050

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