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Survey on Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration for Impactful Sustainability Research and Education at the Community Level

Isabel Franco, a JSPS Research Postdoctoral Fellow at Keio University and UNU-IAS, is conducting an online survey to understand stakeholders’ perceptions about how universities collaborate with local communities on impactful sustainability education and research. Your feedback will help to build knowledge about pressing challenges and opportunities in a multi-stakeholder collaborative environment. Read more

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UNU-IAS Signs Letter of Agreement with IPBES Strengthening the Collaboration in Biodiversity

Photo: Dr. Kazuhiko Takemoto (UNU-IAS) and Dr. Anne Larigauderie (IPBES)

On 24 July 2017, the United Nations University – Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) entered a Letter of Agreement (LoA) with the Intergovernmental Science - Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).  The LoA highlights the nature of the collaboration in all its terms and conditions.

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WHO and CBD Link Biodiversity and Health with 1st Interagency Meeting

The first Interagency Liaison Group on Biodiversity and Health (ILG), jointly organized by the Secretariat of Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the World Health Organization (WHO) was held in Geneva on 4-5 May 2017. The core objective of the meeting was to strengthen the collaboration and policy coherence between key agencies that work at the intersection of human health and biodiversity.

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IPBES Plan on Capacity Building Well Under Way For 2017/2018

Photo: Courtesy IPBES

The fifth Meeting of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystems Services (IPBES) Task Force on Capacity-building, was held at the Norwegian Environment Agency, in Trondheim, Norway, on 26-28 April 2017. Naoya Tsukamoto and Unnikrishnan Payyappallimana represented UNU-IAS at the meeting. 

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Strengthening the Link between Biodiversity Conversation and Health

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The 1st meeting of the Interagency Liaison Group on Biodiversity and Health (organized by the CBD Secretariat and the WHO) in May 2017 aimed to strengthen collaboration and policy coherence at the intersection of human health and biodiversity. 
 
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IPBES Global Assessment on Biodiversity Now Open

External review for the 1st order drafts of the chapters of the IPBES global assessment of biodiversity is now open. Assessment can be done during 15 June - 15 August, 2017. This will be the first global snapshot of the state of the world’s biodiversity in more than a decade, since the release of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment.

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2017 RCE Awards for Innovative Projects on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

2017 RCE Awards for Innovative Projects on ESD

 

Established in 2012, the RCE Award celebrates projects and programmes on ESD within the Global RCE Network, honouring RCEs who have made outstanding contributions to address local sustainable development challenges in their regions.

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