Forests for human health and well-being

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Strengthening the forest–health–nutrition nexus Download: Year of publications: 2020 Place of publication: Rome, Italy Pages: #8 p. Author: FAO Publisher: FAO Agrovoc: forests; health; mental health; nutrition; communities Abstract: Forests provide, directly or indirectly, important health benefits for all people – not only those whose lives are closely intertwined with forest ecosystems but also people far from forests, including urban populations. Recognition of the importance of […]

Purpose At Work: How PrAna’s Sustainable Packaging Started A Movement

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Simon MainwaringContributorCMO NetworkI write about how to drive growth for purpose-driven brands. If humanity is going to manifest a sustainable future, companies must join governments and nonprofits in transforming our economy. While individualized actions are necessary, we need widespread collaboration to truly shift the needle. An important lever to creating an environmentally responsible economy is sustainable […]

e-Learning on Sustainable Development Goals

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Are you a policymaker hoping to strengthen the environmental dimensions of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in your country or city? Do you work for a civil society organisation or business and want to know more about how governments can green the SDGs? If so, please join this free online E-Learning class created by IGES, […]

Welcome to Norway’s International Climate and Forests Initiative Imagery Program!

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Access high-resolution satellite monitoring of the tropics to reduce and reverse tropical forest loss Through Norway’s International Climate & Forests Initiative, anyone can now access Planet’s high-resolution, analysis-ready mosaics of the world’s tropics in order to help reduce and reverse the loss of tropical forests, combat climate change, conserve biodiversity, and facilitate sustainable development.1 Sign up to […]

The Leader’s Guide to Employee Wellbeing

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How to track and address stressors during busy, dynamic work days. TIME TO READ: 6 MINUTES Thrive Global This guide was produced in partnership with Thrive Global as part of our Wellness Playbook. Learn to better manage your days (and nights) with the insights and actionable tips in this guide. Equipping people with the resources to […]

Growing Support for Climate-Smart Agriculture by Scaling Up Farmer and Climate Field Schools: Recommended Policy and Institutional Reforms

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Policy Brief  Download (772.05KB) Languages:  English Number 42Author:Matthew HENGESBAUGHPeter KINGEric ZUSMANPublication Date:October 2020Publisher:Institute for Global Environmental Strategies Climate smart agriculture (CSA) consists of more than 70 technological and behavioural changes that can help farmers mitigate and build resilience to climate change while generating sustainable yields.  Despite this wealth of alternatives, CSA has not been adopted […]

Connecting forest health to climate action

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October 20, 2020 Keywords: Climate Change | Climate Change Adaptation | Forests | Capacity-building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT) | Land Degradation Climbing the Ventasso Mountain and collecting high altitude plant flowers in the UNESCO Man and Biosphere Programme (MAP) Reserve Appennino Tosco-Emiliano, Emilia Romagna Region, Italy. Photo courtesy of Rocío Cóndor. Rocío Cóndor is an FAO Forestry Officer working on the Enhanced Transparency Framework and […]

Asia Pacific Adaptation Network

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D ear colleagues, The Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN) is launching a virtual dialogue series as a precursor for the 7th APAN Forum to build insights on the Forum’s themes and bring together perspectives from across the region on climate adaptation and resilience. Conducted over four weeks, from 19 October to 12 November 2020, the five-part […]