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Guest Article #38: Mobilizing for Impact in 2015: Inspiring Action for People and Planet [viewed]

2015 is Time for Global Action to end poverty, transform all lives and protect the planet.

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IDB Launching Portal on LAC Development Indicators [viewed]

IDB11 December 2014: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced it will launch an open data portal on development in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in the first quarter of 2015. ‘Numbers for Development,' a free and open data portal focused on development indicators for the region, will enable users to access and use IDB data on a range of issues, download datasets and create their own data visualizations.

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New Zealand, Pacific Community Sign 10-Year Pact [viewed]

spc-newzealand9 December 2014: The Government of New Zealand and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) signed a partnership arrangement for 2014-2024, under which the SPC will take on long-term development initiatives in the areas of fisheries, agriculture, statistics, geoscience, public health and capacity building.

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SDSN Assessing Costs of SDG Monitoring and Statistical Capacity [viewed]

unsdsn21 November 2014: The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) announced a needs assessment project for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) monitoring and capacity development. The assessment exercise seeks to: fill knowledge gaps; deliver preliminary cost estimates for administrative data, environmental statistics and economic and financial statistics; encourage new, reliable and accessible government data; provide governments with capacity to design better policies and programs; and enable citizens to review progress and improve decision-making.

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UNEP Live Tracker Provides Information to Track Progress on GEGs, SDGs [viewed]

UNEPNovember 2014: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has released the Global Environment Goals (GEG) Live Tracker website to provide information on progress towards achieving internationally-agreed environmental goals and objectives and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The website aims to better inform decision-makers and the public on progress towards the goals and information available for monitoring them.

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Natural Capital Declaration, Natural Capital Coalition Workshops Review Flagship Projects [viewed]

NCC - NCDNovember 2014: The Natural Capital Declaration (NCD) and Natural Capital Coalition (NCC) have convened two workshops to discuss developments in the application of natural capital accounting concepts in decision-making. Key outcomes at the workshops, attended by members of the business and finance communities, included pilot projects on mapping capital risks, and guidelines for valuing natural capital in business decisions.

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15 Members of Future Earth Engagement Committee Appointed [viewed]

futureearth18 November 2014: The Science and Technology Alliance for Global Sustainability has announced 15 members of the Future Earth Engagement Committee. The members will provide leadership and strategic guidance on engaging partners and stakeholders of Future Earth - a ten-year global research platform - in designing and disseminating research.

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UNEP Announces 2014 Champions of the Earth Laureates [viewed]

championsoftheearth7 November 2014: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has announced the recipients of the UN's highest environmental honor, the ‘Champions of the Earth Award,' which recognizes innovators and policymakers for service to the environment, saving lives, improving livelihoods and bettering environmental governance and conservation.

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Environmental Peacebuilding Knowledge Platform Marks One-Year Anniversary [viewed]

environmentalpeacebuilding6 November 2014: The Environmental Peacebuilding Global Knowledge Platform celebrated its first anniversary and marked the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict.

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UNWTO, UNEP Launch International Partnership on Sustainable Tourism [viewed]

unep-wto5 November 2014: A new international programme to catalyze sustainable tourism over the next decade was launched at the World Travel Market (WTM 2014). The Sustainable Tourism Programme of the Ten-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns (10YFP) will be led by the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Governments of France, the Republic of Korea and Morocco, with the support of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), which hosts the 10YFP Secretariat.

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