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22 May 2015

Africa rises to the challenge of sustainable development

Today is International Day for Biological Diversity and this year’s theme focuses attention on using biodiversity for sustainable development. This day of celebration coincides with the closing day of the Africa Rising: Mobilising Biodiversity Data for Sustainable Development, which aims to liberate policy-relevant biodiversity data and use it in sustainable development planning.

21 May 2015

A tool to address and respect the Cancun Safeguards

Under the United Nations collaborative initiative on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (UN-REDD Programme), UNEP-WCMC and UNDP have developed a ‘Benefits and Risks Tool’ (BeRT). The new tool will help REDD+ countries to address and respect the social and environmental safeguards set out by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

19 May 2015

Unified & rising: African nations convene to liberate biodiversity data for sustainable development

Using biodiversity data to enable evidence-based decision-making and spur sustainable development in Africa is being explored at Africa Rising: Mobilising Biodiversity Data for Sustainable Development, taking place now in Cape Town, South Africa. Hosted by the South African National Biodiversity Institute, UNEP-WCMC is part of the organizing partnership.

08 May 2015

"Energy - make it bird-friendly!" - UN Says

World Migratory Bird Day 2015 will be celebrated on 9-10 May in over 80 countries with the theme "Energy - make it bird-friendly!" It will highlight the importance of deploying energy technologies in a way that minimizes impacts on migratory birds and their habitats.

01 May 2015

Marine life at high risk of extinction identified with help from fossils

An international team of palaeontologists and marine ecologists has revealed that studying marine organisms that died out over the past 23 million years can help identify which animals and marine ecosystems are at most risk of extinction today. Their study is published today in the journal Science.

22 April 2015

New centre for biodiversity conservation named after Sir David Attenborough

An iconic building in the centre of Cambridge, UK, has been renamed the David Attenborough Building, in honour of Sir David’s pioneering work in bringing the wonders of our natural world to our screens. The building is the future home of the Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI), of which UNEP-WCMC is a partner.