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UN Finalizes 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development[viewed]

The final version of the draft post-2015 development agenda, titled ‘Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,' was adopted by acclamation at the conclusion of an informal plenary of intergovernmental negotiations. The adoption came at the end of a two-week session and concluded a seven-month process to agree on the UN's development agenda to follow up on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and seek to achieve sustainable development.

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UNEP Conference Establishes Pan-African Institution on Ecosystem Based Adaptation for Food Security[viewed]

Africa has a new regional institution, the Ecosystem Based Adaptation for Food Security Assembly (EBAFOSA), dedicated to promoting ecosystem-based adaptation (EBA) as a tool to address chronic food insecurity in Africa, while contributing to sustainable agricultural production and rural livelihoods. The Assembly was formally established during the closing session of the 2nd EBA for Food Security Conference (EBAFOSC 2), which took place from 30-31 July 2015 at the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.

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July 2015 Climate Finance Update[viewed]

During the month of July, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the World Bank, the Adaptation Fund, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO) reported on climate finance developments. ADB, the European Investment Bank (EIB), IDB, the World Bank, the Adaptation Fund, the Climate Investment Funds (CIF), the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the UN Environment Programme DTU Partnership (UDP) released climate finance-related publications, articles and videos. The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), CIF, GCF and the World Bank published news on climate-related events.

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July 2015 Sustainable Energy Finance Update[viewed]

During the month of July, the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the European Investment Bank (EIB), the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the World Bank announced sustainable energy project funding and initiatives. The Asian Development Bank (ADB), AfDB, the European Commission, EIB and the World Bank also released publications on financing and deploying clean energy.

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UN General Assembly Adopts Resolution on Combating Illegal Wildlife Trade[viewed]

The UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution urging Member States to take decisive steps at the national level to prevent, combat and eradicate both the supply of and demand for illegal trade in wildlife.

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FAO: Ratification of Agreement on IUU Fishing Gains Momentum[viewed]

The ‘Agreement on Port States Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing' is moving closer to entering into force, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO). The agreement aims to address Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing by strengthening control procedures and inspections at ports and on vessels. It will enable improved compliance with the 1995 FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries, which promotes long-term sustainability of the fisheries sector.

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UN Report: Population Growth Presents Challenges to Poverty Eradication[viewed]

“Population growth in the poorest countries will make it harder for those governments to eradicate poverty and inequality, combat hunger and malnutrition, expand education enrollment and health services, improve the provision of basic services and implement other elements of a sustainable development agenda to ensure that no one is left behind,” cautions the World Population Prospects (WPP): 2015 Revision. The report, which is the 24th edition of the UN's official population estimates and projections, projects that the world population will reach 8.5 billion by 2030, reach 9.7 billion by 2050 and exceed 11 billion in 2100.

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5th Kubuqi Forum Develops 10-Year Global Action Plan, Unveils 2015 UNCCD Land for Life Winners[viewed]

The 5th Kubuqi International Desert Forum, which convened in Erdos, Inner Mongolia, China, under the theme ‘Desert Ecological Civilization and Co-Building Silk Roads,' developed the 10-year Kubuqi Action Plan of Global Desertification Control and unveiled the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) 2015 Land for Life Awards winners.

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AU Launches Decade of African Seas and Oceans[viewed]

Africa celebrated the African Day of Seas and Oceans, ‘Harnessing the Blue Economy in Achieving the African Union Agenda 2063' and launched the 2015-2025 Decade of African Seas and Oceans on 25 July. The events took place as the 22nd Ordinary Session of Heads of States and Governments concluded in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia at the African Union (AU) headquarters.

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Kenya Submits INDC[viewed]

The UNFCCC Secretariat has announced that Kenya has formally submitted its intended nationally determined contribution (INDC), which sets out a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction target of 30% by 2030 compared to a business-as-usual (BAU) scenario of 143 megatons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MtCO2-eq). Kenya is the 49th Party to submit its INDC.

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