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IUCN North Africa Programme 2013-2016

This document presents the IUCN Programme in North Africa for the period 2013-2016. It was prepared by the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation in Malaga (IUCN-Med) in the light of the IUCN Global Programme 2013-2016 guidelines and the recommendations issued from the IUCN North Africa Members Forum held from 5 to 7 October 2011 in […]

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Joint Meeting for Arab Environmental Network and Sustainable Development in the Region

أولاً: المرجعية: تنفيذاً للفقرة 6 من قرار مجلس الوزراء العرب المسؤولين عن شؤون البيئة في دورته (25) والتي عقدت بمقر الأمانة العامة للجامعة يوم 7/11/2013 رقم (ق412- د.ع25 – 7/11/2013) التالي نصه: “6. دعوة الأمانة الفنية المشتركة لكل من الفريق العربي المعني بمؤشرات البيئة والتنمية المستدامة والفريق العربي المعني بشبكة المعلومات البيئية إلى عقد كل […]

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Sustainable Consumption and Production and the SDGs

Achieving sustainable consumption and production patterns is not just an environmental issue; it is about maintaining the natural capital and hence productivity and capacity of our planet to meet human needs and sustains economic activities. Natural capital combines finite non-renewable and renewable natural resources, including ecological services and the capacity of biophysical systems to absorb […]

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GEF Project Regional Diagnostic Report Arab States Region: “Groundwater Governance: A Global Framework for Country Action”

The GEF Project “Groundwater Governance: A global framework for country action” focuses on addressing concerns over the depletion and degradation of groundwater resources. The overall project objective is to increase awareness of the importance of sound management of groundwater resources as means to preventing and reversing the global water crisis. The aim is to reverse groundwater […]

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Regional Overview of Food Insecurity Near East and North Africa Strengthening Regional Collaboration to Build Resilience for Food Security and Nutrition

The GEF Project “Groundwater Governance: A global framework for country action” focuses on addressing concerns over the depletion and degradation of groundwater resources. The overall project objective is to increase awareness of the importance of sound management of groundwater resources as means to preventing and reversing the global water crisis. The aim is to reverse groundwater […]

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UNCCD international scientific conference: Combating desertification, land degradation and drought for poverty reduction and sustainable development

The 3rd UNCCD international scientific conference on “combating desertification, land degradation and drought for poverty reduction and sustainable development – the contribution of science, technology, traditional knowledge and practices” will be held from 9 to 12 March 2015 in Cancún (Mexico), during the 4th special session of the Committee on Science and Technology (CST S-4) […]

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United Nations Documents – World Summit on Sustainable Development The Johannesburg Summit 2002

When the United Nations General Assembly authorized holding the World Summit on Sustainable Development, it was hardly a secret— or even a point in dispute— that progress in implementing sustainable development has been extremely disappointing since the 1992 Earth Summit, with poverty deepening and environmental degradation worsening. What the world wanted, the General Assembly said, […]

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The Environment Outlook for the Arab Region

The Environment Outlook for the Arab Region: Environment for Development and Human Well-being is the first official, comprehensive, and integrated assessment of the state of environment in the Arab region. It is a credible, scientific assessment that provides a base for policy formulation in the region. The report was prepared in response to a decision […]

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Water Governance in the Arab Region: Managing scarcity and securing the future

Water challenges can and must be addressed if the Arab region is to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, attain shared prosperity, and reach a future of sustainable human development. Addressing water challenges now can also help strengthen resilience by managing the risk of potential crises that could result from inaction: such as unplanned migration, economic […]

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