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Discovering the secrets of the spectacled bear and the mountain tapir

In the framework of the Call4Projects Program promoted by nrg4SD, the prefectures of Azuay and Morona Santiago signed the agreement for the project “Comprehensive conservation of the spectacled bear (Tremarctos ornatus) and the mountain tapir (Tapirus pinchaque) as protected species in the Collay Protected Forest”. The aim of the project is to contribute with concrete…

Survey: Collection of inputs for MGoS´ Statements to VNR Sessions during the HLPF

The 2019 High-Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development (HLPF) will take place, under the auspices of ECOSOC, between 9 and 18 July 2019. During the second week of the Forum 48 countries will make Voluntary National Reviews’ (VNR) presentations, regarding their progress in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Major Groups and other Stakeholders…

IPBES Global Assessment on Biodiversity underlines urgency of subnational action

Scientific experts of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) recently launched a ground-breaking report on the conditions of global biodiversity, that shows the alarming decline of nature and its services, critical for life on earth. The Global Assessment on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (#IPBES7) is the first report of its kind…

Regions at the forefront of SDGs implementation

nrg4SD participated in Regions and Cities Making the SDGs Happen in Brussels on April 11. The event highlighted the crucial role of local and regional authorities in the implementation of the SDGs. It was organized by the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR), and Eurocities. The event,…

Interview with El Oro

Interview with Mr. Esteban Leopoldo Quirola Bustos, Prefect of El Oro Province, Ecuador nrg4SD: The province of El Oro has a very varied geography. From plains with mangroves on the coast to the mountain systems of the Andes, which benefits the presence of great biodiversity. Could you tell us about the projects carried out by…

Interview with Navarra

Interview with Ms. Eva García Balaguer, General Director of Environment, Department of Rural Development, Environment and Local Administration, Government of Navarra. She leads the #ActiveAgainstClimateChange initiative, which seeks to promote actions and policies that boost women’s role to tackle climate change. “At present, women’s work is the best force in the fight against climate change”…

UNEA-4: Highlights and Outcomes

Last 11-15 March, environmental authorities, NGOs and other stakeholders gathered in Nairobi, Kenya for the Fourth United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-4). It is the highest-level global decision-making body on issues related to the environment and is held every two years since 2013. The 2019 session focused on the theme of “Innovative solutions for environmental challenges…

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