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Latest

Title Organization Location Deadline
Head of Programmes Wetlands International Ede-Wageningen, The Netherlands 02/19/2017
Legal Officer United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Geneva, Switzerland 02/20/2017
Director General International Water Management Institute (IWMI) Oxford, England 02/21/2017

The Equator Initiative partnership is pleased to announce the Equator Prize 2017 Call for Nominations!

The Equator Prize is awarded to outstanding community and indigenous initiatives that are advancing nature-based solutions for local sustainable development. Each winning group will receive USD 10,000 and will be invited to participate in a series of policy dialogues and special events during the United Nations General Assembly in New York in September 2017, culminating in an award ceremony at the beginning of Climate Week.

For eligibility and selection criteria, please visit the Equator Initiative website at www.equatorinitiative.org. You can find the new nomination system at http://prize.equatorinitiative.org. The call for nominations in 8 languages is downloadable here.
 
Please note that the nomination deadline is 8 March 2017. This is a shorter nomination period than in previous cycles of the award.
 
This year’s winners will feature innovative solutions related to protecting, restoring and/or sustainably managing nature to achieve local sustainable development, such as (but not limited to) food security, water security, sustainable jobs and livelihoods, and disaster risk reduction. Crosscutting issues include advocacy for land and water rights, social and environmental justice, and gender equality.
 
In celebration of its 15th anniversary, the Equator Initiative will launch a web portal of local nature-based solutions to sustainable development. The platform will serve to connect communities around the world and share local solutions that work, irrespective of whether they win the Equator Prize. Participation is optional when submitting nominations for the Equator Prize.
 
Please contact Martin Sommerschuh at martin.sommerschuh@undp.org with any questions.

 

We are excited to announce the launch of UNDP's Ecosystem and Biodiversity Newsletter!

This newsletter has been designed to highlight UNDP's work to protect biodiversity and ecosystems, improve lives and livelihoods, and build the strong institutions and strong nations needed to engineer a resilient and diverse future.

To read the first edition of the Ecosystem and Biodiversity Newsletter, click here.

Happy reading!

 

“Sud Expert Plantes Développement Durable” (SEP2D) is an IRD programme looking at supporting development and international cooperation in 22 tropical countries. It aims at promoting scientific research on plant biodiversity in the countries of the South, through partnerships with economic players, civil society and actors involved in policy.

Two calls for project are still active, APPEL 2 (OPP2) and APPEL 3 (PRP), with respective dealdines of 1 and 6 March 2017.

 

Date Event Location Organizer
23 February 2017 Formulating Proposals for Low Carbon Climate Resilient Development: Designing Green Climate Fund Projects (ICREP) Online University of Twente
2 March 2017 Research Network of Sustainable Bee Breeding Workshop 2017 Aleja Adama Mickiewicza 21, Krakow, Poland University of Agriculture in Krakow
6 March 2017 The fifth session of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Plenary Bonn, Germany Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)