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04.05.00 – FORESTRY

FAO / FOREST SOFTWARE

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched a new software that is expected to help significantly in the fight against climate change. The “Open Foris” software will enable countries to conduct comprehensive forest inventories so that they understand the value of their forest resources and how best to manage them. FAO

13 Oct 2014 | Read More »

SAMOA / CLIMATE RESILIENT FORESTS

Samoa’s Government is working with UNDP and the Global Environment Facility  and 26 communities across the country to save critical forest areas. UNTV

3 Sep 2014 | Read More »

FAO / SANTA EUROPEAN FORESTRY WEEK

Europe’s forest ministers and other high-level delegates from 40 countries gathered today in the Rovaniemi, Finland to discuss how forests can help European nations move further towards the goal of greening their economies. Juha Ojala, Director General at the Finnish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, nominated Santa as the Ambassador for European Forests. FAO

9 Dec 2013 | Read More »

UNEP / GREEN ECONOMY AFRICA

An international conference in Nairobi  brought together ministers, economists, scientists and development experts to review and recommend policy action towards incorporating the valuation of natural resources and ecosystems services in development planning and accounting in Africa. UNEP

4 Dec 2013 | Read More »

TURKEY / FORESTS OPENING

The United Nations Forum on Forests kicked off its tenth session today in Istanbul, Turkey, with calls for action at all levels to promote the health of a vital resource that covers nearly a third of the globe and provides an invaluable variety of social, economic and environmental benefits. UNTV 

8 Apr 2013 | Read More »

KENYA / WATER

More than seven million seedlings have been planted in the water catchment along the eastern slopes of Mount Kenya. Trees hold rainwater in the soil and keep it flowing to small farmers, who can grow more high-value crops like snow peas for export. IFAD

9 Jan 2013 | Read More »

KENYA / SUSTAINABLE SUGAR

Mumias Sugar Company, the leading sugar producer in Kenya, is an example of a company that is contributing to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by embracing sustainability in almost all its processes. UNEP

22 Dec 2012 | Read More »

KENYA / DEFORESTATION

A new report finds that deforestation is costing the Kenyan economy millions of dollars each year and increasing water shortage risk. The head of the UN Environment Programme, Achim Steiner said the study highlights the opportunities presented by an inclusive green economy. UNEP

5 Nov 2012 | Read More »

ROME / WORLD FOOD DAY

The United Nations today marked World Food Day by highlighting agricultural cooperatives as vital weapon in the war on poverty and hunger. FAO

16 Oct 2012 | Read More »

VIET NAM / FOREST RESOURCES

The UN’s Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) says ever more nations around the world are realizing the positive contribution that the forestry industry can make to the development of a green economy. In Viet Nam, the loss of forested areas has been reversed and the country is now increasing forest area by about one percent [...]

18 Jun 2012 | Read More »

 

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