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How can we improve environmental governance in the mining sector?

By Jasmin Blessing, and Sarah Daitch, GOXI Community Facilitators

 

The SDGs represent the world’s plan for action for social inclusion, environmental sustainability and economic progress. The mining industry has enormous potential to advance the SDGs and to promote economic development.  This…

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Added by Environmental Governance Program on October 13, 2017 at 17:30 — No Comments

Interview with Claudia Ituarte-Lima on Biodiversity and Human Rights

This is the first part of the interview with Claudia Ituarte-Lima. Claudia is an international law researcher at the Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC), and serves as Advisor at …

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Added by Environmental Governance Program on October 11, 2017 at 14:30 — No Comments

Webinar on Biodiversity and Ecosystems

This week’s two first webinars on Environmental Governance of the Mining Sector brought together 269 people from around the world. These sessions focused on Mainstreaming of Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Human Rights in the Mining Sector, highlighting the case of Colombia. In case you missed this week’s webinars you can still catch it on you tube, thanks to our partners at the NBSAP Forum. You can access the uploaded recordings…

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Added by Environmental Governance Program on October 11, 2017 at 3:15 — No Comments

Statement of United Nations Special Rapporteur John H. Knox on the conclusion of his mission to Mongolia

Good morning, 

Sain baina uu,

Today, I would like to share some preliminary observations from my mission to Mongolia, which began on 19 September. 

As the United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment, I have been mandated by the United Nations Human Rights Council to promote the implementation of human rights obligations relating to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment.  To that end, one of my tasks is to visit…

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Added by Environmental Governance Program on October 6, 2017 at 16:30 — No Comments

How can we restore biodiversity and ecosystem services in mining and industrial sites?

Introduction

Restoration of ecosystems on post-mining and post-industrial sites represents an important part of contemporary restoration ecology. Over the globe, about 1 % of land surface was directly influenced by mining activities (Walker 1999) and if we include various…

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Added by Environmental Governance Program on October 5, 2017 at 23:00 — No Comments

Report UNEP Biodiversity

Report UNEP Biodiversity

Added by Environmental Governance Program on October 5, 2017 at 22:56 — No Comments

UN expert urges fresh Mongolia action on environment

UN expert urges fresh Mongolia action on environment

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Added by Environmental Governance Program on October 5, 2017 at 22:30 — No Comments

War, human rights and biodiversity: turning conflict into conservation Alex Reid

Over 90% of major armed conflicts between 1950-2000 occurred in countries containing biodiversity hotspots,writes Alex Reid, and more than 80% of these took place in the hotspot areas themselves. This poses a major challenge to the conservation community: to work in combat zones to strengthen environmental protection before, during and after conflicts. Or better still, to defuse incipient conflicts and resolve those under way, to reduce their toll on…
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War, human rights and biodiversity: turning conflict into conservation Alex Reid

Over 90% of major armed conflicts between 1950-2000 occurred in countries containing biodiversity hotspots,writes Alex Reid, and more than 80% of these took place in the hotspot areas themselves. This poses a major challenge to the conservation community: to work in combat zones to strengthen environmental protection before, during and after conflicts. Or better still, to defuse incipient…

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Added by Environmental Governance Program on October 5, 2017 at 22:00 — No Comments

Unexamined synergies: dam building and mining go together in the Amazon

  • 40 large hydroelectric dams are slated for the Amazon basin over the next 20 years, feeding the massive electricity needs of an…
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Added by Environmental Governance Program on October 5, 2017 at 22:00 — No Comments

War, human rights and biodiversity: turning conflict into conservation Alex Reid

Biodiversity hotspots cover just 1.4 percent of the planet's surface, yet 80% of major armed conflicts between 1950 and 2000 occurred in these areas.

This figure should be striking, but the connections between the environment and conflict continue to be overlooked.

With the recent release of a UN Report stressing the direct relationship between biodiversity and human rights, is it time for us to reassess our understanding of the links between armed…

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Added by Environmental Governance Program on October 5, 2017 at 22:00 — No Comments

War, human rights and biodiversity: turning conflict into conservation Alex Reid

Over 90% of major armed conflicts between 1950-2000 occurred in countries containing biodiversity hotspots,writes Alex Reid, and more than 80% of these took place in the hotspot areas themselves. This poses a major challenge to the conservation community: to work in combat zones to strengthen environmental protection before, during and after conflicts. Or better still, to defuse incipient conflicts and resolve those under way, to reduce their toll on…
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Added by Environmental Governance Program on October 5, 2017 at 22:00 — No Comments

War, human rights and biodiversity: turning conflict into conservation

Over 90% of major armed conflicts between 1950-2000 occurred in countries containing biodiversity hotspots,writes Alex Reid, and more than 80% of these took place in the hotspot areas themselves. This poses a major challenge to the conservation community: to work in combat zones to strengthen environmental protection before, during and after conflicts. Or better still, to defuse incipient conflicts and resolve those under way, to…

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Added by Environmental Governance Program on October 5, 2017 at 22:00 — No Comments

War, human rights and biodiversity: turning conflict into conservation Alex Reid

Biodiversity hotspots cover just 1.4 percent of the planet's surface, yet 80% of major armed conflicts between 1950 and 2000 occurred in these areas.

This figure should be striking, but the connections between the environment and conflict continue to be overlooked.

With the recent release of a UN Report stressing the direct relationship between biodiversity and human rights, is it time for us to reassess our understanding of the links between armed…

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Added by Environmental Governance Program on October 5, 2017 at 22:00 — No Comments

Goxi Learning Series

This September we will launch a new GOXI Learning Series. This 7-month program will cover social and environmental conflict prevention topics as well as environmental governance. Each month of the learning series will be dedicated to a specific…

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Added by Environmental Governance Program on September 8, 2017 at 15:00 — 1 Comment

Human Rights and Environmental Sustainability Seminar Highlights - Why and How?

On December 1st, Sida, UNDP and the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, SEPA held…

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Added by Environmental Governance Program on December 19, 2016 at 21:00 — No Comments

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