17305IIED: Stories of change: mainstreaming biodiversity and development. Getting biodiversity concerns into the policies and plans of government ministries and private sector companies is a goal that can take many years to achieve.
Huge amounts of energy and determination are needed to bring the right people together. These stories highlight where this has been done and a change is starting to be seen. They cover:*Working with mining companies*Working with the media*Working to draft legislation for tacking biopiracy*Mainstreaming biodiversity in an urban context*The importance of building relationships with the right people. 17305IIED: Stories of change: mainstreaming biodiversity and development. Saving Time, Saving Trees by United Nations Development Programme. Beehives for a Better Life by United Nations Development Programme. The global EbA in Mountain Ecosystems Programme is a partnership between UNDP, UNEP and IUCN, with funding from the German Government (BMUB)’s International Climate Initiative.
By using sustainable management, conservation and restoration of ecosystems, as part of an overall EBA strategy, the Programme aims to reduce the vulnerability and enhance the resilience of select fragile mountain ecosystems and their local communities to climate change impacts. The promoted EBA measures carefully take into account anticipated climate change impact trends to help communities continuously adapt to a changing climate and increasing uncertainty. Voluntary guidelines to support the integration of genetic diversity into national climate change adaptation planning. Abstract: The guidelines take account of the characteristics of different genetic resources for food and agriculture which face different challenges and opportunities in respect to climate change.
Assessing ecosystem services - TESSA. REPORTS: Valuing Ecosystem Services in the Lower Mekong Basin. Julkaisut 2011- Assessing ecosystem services - TESSA. Miksi kouluissa syödään "kumiperunoita"? Syy ei olekaan hinnassa. "Maksaisin mieluusti euron siitä, että perunat eivät olisi kuorittuna viikkoja muovikelmussa säilytettyjä kumisia superpalloja.
" Kumisten perunoiden ongelma nousee jatkuvasti esiin, kun kysyy koululaisilta ja heidän vanhemmiltaan parannusehdotuksia kouluruokaan. Mutta miksi perunat tuodaan kouluihin kuorittuina? Esimerkiksi Kuopiossa kaupungin ruokapalvelujen suunnittelijat olisivat valmiita tuomaan kuorelliset perunat kouluihin. Osa oppilaistakin haluaisi itse kuoria perunansa. Toive kuorettomista perunoista on tullut kuitenkin kouluilta. France: New rooftops must be covered in plants or solar panels. The law approved by the Socialist government was a scaled-back version of a law proposed by environmental groups asking for green roofs to cover the entire rooftop surfaces on all new buildings constructed in France.
The compromise law gives businesses the option of installing solar panels instead or partially cover the rooftops with living foliage. There are many advantages to having grasses, shrubs and flowers, or other flora covering a structure's rooftop. Home - GloBallast. Bright and colorful Food Pyramid – in the middle of Riga’s Central Market. In order to take care of Riga inhabitants and encourage paying more attention to their everyday eating habits, showy and colorful environment object - Food Pyramid is mounted in the middle of Riga’s Central Market with the support of The Welfare Department of the Riga City Council.
Pyramid graphically displays foods and their recommended daily rations. Pyramid ration and grams are given for fresh and unprocessed products. It is a useful advice on how with the help of healthy dietary people can improve their health and well-being. Marketplace was chosen because this is the place in town where people are looking for variety, choice and quality and such design element is a direct reference reminding to think about balanced food plate and whether our choice is healthy. We are used to see food pyramids depicting the number of servings but this Pyramid depicts grams recommended because products usually are weighed in grams in the market.
JOIN THE DISCUSSION: How sustainable is your food supply chain? Consumers around the world are expressing high expectations for the quality of products they consume.
More than at any other point in history, we prefer goods produced in an ethical and environmentally-friendly fashion. Young people are increasingly likely to consider the “social and environmental ethics of brands”. COP 12. Assessing ecosystem services - TESSA. UNEP Online Course Focuses on Disaster Risk, Ecosystem-Based Solutions. 28 August 2014: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has unveiled the first-ever 'Massive Open Online Course' (MOOC) on how to minimize disaster risk through natural or ecosystem-based solutions.
The MOOC, titled ‘Disasters and Ecosystems: Resilience in a Changing Climate,' which was introduced during the 5th Annual International Disaster Risk Conference (IDRC), aims to broaden awareness on a range of tools for eco-disaster risk reduction and adaptation by demonstrating how climate change, disasters and the environment are linked. The MOOC also aims to overcome the limited awareness of services offered by ecosystems and the “false perceptions” regarding their effectiveness in disaster risk reduction (DRR) by building “skills, scale and speed” in DRR efforts. Projections indicate that damages from disasters will increase to US$400 billion per year and, with climate change expected to worsen these impacts, identifying innovative solutions and responses has become an urgent priority.
Biodiversity Criteria In Iki - UNEP-WCMC. Report | 2014 Author: (Report) Mant, R., Munroe, R., Woroniecki, S., Väänänen, E., Kapos, V., Heath, M., Großheim, C., Kümper-Schlake, L.
(Policy brief) Mant, R., Perry, E., Heath, M., Munroe, R., Väänänen, E., Großheim, C., Kümper-Schlake, L. EU FUSIONS. International Declaration Adopted to Protect Sargasso Sea Biodiversity. 12 March 2014: The Azores, Bermuda, Monaco, the UK and the US have signed the Hamilton Declaration on Collaboration for the Conservation of the Sargasso Sea.
The Declaration will provide a platform for the creation of a Sargasso Sea Commission, the aim of which will be to minimize the adverse effects of shipping and fishing in the area. Social and Economic Benefits of Protected Areas: An Assessment Guide. Diversity and Quality of Protected Area Governance. The 5th IUCN World Parks Congress, held in Durban, South Africa, in 2003, dedicated for the first time an entire stream of events to it. Biodiversity_Infographic_Full.png (PNG-kuva, 940 × 3319 kuvapistettä) - Pienennetty (26 % alkuperäisestä) Priceless or Worthless. GBIF Online Resource Centre. This guide, published by GBIF and ICLEI, details the simple steps needed for local government authorities to preserve data and make them accessible via the Internet. The intention is to increase awareness of the tools and protocols available to publish biodiversity data collected as part of local government planning processes,which are often lost after completion of reports or collected in inconsistent formats that cannot be easily archived or shared.
GBIF (2012). GBIF-ICLEI Best Practice Guide for Publishing Biodiversity Data by Local Governments, (contributed by Cadman, M.J.; Chavan, V.; Patrickson, S.; Galt, R.; Mader, A.; Sood, R.; Hirsch, T.) YOU are part of biodiversity. Green Infrastructure - Environment. 14618IIED.pdf (application/pdf-tiedosto) WP_1_2012_FG08_Lode_Meyer-Ohlendorf.pdf (application/pdf-tiedosto)