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Social Pre-COP Preparatory Event Issues Margarita Declaration[viewed]

A preparatory event for the Social Pre-COP on Climate Change, organized by the Government of Venezuela, resulted in the Margarita Declaration on Climate Change containing views of participating organizations and movements structured around the themes of intergenerational equality and rights, and good and sustainable living. The results of the preparatory event will be presented to the UN Secretary General's Climate Summit in September 2014.

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Event: UN Summit for Adoption of Post-2015 Development Agenda[viewed]

The UN Summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda was mandated by the UN General Assembly on 25 September 2013 (Resolution 68/6).

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Member States Approve Draft Outcome of SIDS Conference [viewed]

UN Member States approved the Draft Outcome of the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS), titled 'SIDS Accelerated Modalities of Action [S.A.M.O.A.] Pathway,' concluding the work of the Preparatory Committee for the conference, on 11 July 2014.

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Event: Second Natural Capital Summit of the Natural Capital Initiative[viewed]

The Natural Capital Initiative's (NCI) Second Natural Capital Summit will bring together 250 leaders from academia, policy, business, and civil society to discuss the role of natural capital accounting in planning and decision-making.

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OWG Concludes Work, Submits SDG Proposal to UNGA[viewed]

The UN General Assembly's Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has concluded its work, adopting by acclamation a report containing 17 proposed SDGs and their 169 targets. The proposal will be submitted to the UN General Assembly for consideration and action at its 68th session.

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ICRAF Promotes Gender Considerations in Agroforestry[viewed]

The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) released a guide on integrating gender into natural and social science research on agroforestry. In particular, the guide presents advice on the collection and use of gender-disaggregated data and on the application of gender analysis.

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World Bank, GEF Highlight their Contributions to Fighting Illegal Wildlife Trade[viewed]

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the World Bank report that illegal wildlife trade has taken a major toll on the world's threatened species. Globally, illegal wildlife trade is estimated to be a multi-billion per year industry and the fourth largest illegal trade after drugs, humans, and weapons. The difference, highlighted by the finance institutions, is that global illegal wildlife trade involves a finite and rapidly diminishing amount of resources.

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ITTO Highlights Growth in China's Timber Processing Machinery Industry[viewed]

The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) launched the 1 - 15 July issue of the Tropical Timber Market (TTM) Report, which discusses the growth of China's forest machinery industry to an annual value of US$2 billion in 2013. The report notes that a majority of timber processing machinery is exported to Europe and North America.

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CIFOR Focuses on Tropical Dry Forests [viewed]

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), following an assessment of the state of research on tropical dry forests, has published ‘Tropical Dry Forests: Under threat and under-researched,' which notes that dry forests account for about half of all tropical and sub-tropical forests, yet, receive proportionally much less attention from both a research and policy standpoint.

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European Commission Quantifies Cost of Climate Impacts[viewed]

Climate change-related damage could cost the EU €190 billion or more unless further climate action is taken, according to a study by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC). The study seeks to quantify the biophysical impacts of climate change on household welfare and economic activity by examining climate impacts on ten sectors in five EU regions through a broad set of climate model simulations.

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