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ABCG It's All in Our Heads: Protecting Biodiversity with Behavior-Centered Design (World Wildlife Fund Room 2004A 1250 24th Street NW, Washington, DC 20037, from Nov 28, 2017 12:00 PM to Nov 28, 2017 01:00 PM) by Christin VanZant
Ever notice that almost all environment and sustainability challenges - from climate change to overfishing to biodiversity loss - share one thing in common? In order to solve them, people have to start behaving differently. But people are complicated social and emotional animals, and in our quest to solve big, hairy environmental challenges, we often oversimplify the most important part: people. This is true of biodiversity loss as much as any other challenge in the Anthropocene. In spite of all the compelling reasons to protect biodiversity for our own well-being, we are still facing the "sixth extinction." In this discussion, Kevin Green of Rare will talk about why the same strange features of our uniquely human psychology that have gotten us into this mess are the key to getting us out.
DC Speaker Series: Rare (World Wildlife Fund Room 2004A 1250 24th Street NW, Washington, DC 20037, from Nov 28, 2017 12:00 PM to Nov 28, 2017 01:00 PM) by Christin VanZant
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The Bonobo Connection: Screening and Q&A with filmmaker Irene Magafan (World Wildlife Fund Room 2004AB 1250 24th Street NW, Washington, DC 20037, from Nov 08, 2017 12:00 PM to Nov 08, 2017 01:30 PM) by Christin VanZant
Journey into a corrupt world, full of habitat destruction, political war, civil unrest and illegal hunting and you will find one of the most peaceful beings on Earth, the bonobo. This award-winning documentary made by Irene Magafan before she joined WWF's Creative Solutions team takes us on a journey to meet a family of bonobos in captivity at the Columbus Zoo in Ohio and through them we learn about their cousins in the wild forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the struggles they face as a species and the importance of conserving their land and their species. We hear from world leaders in wildlife conservation and great ape research who discuss the infamous system of cooperation that bonobos have created, which holds the key to sustaining peace not only for bonobos but for humankind.
The Business Case for Land Rights: Private Sector Perspectives on Responsible Land-Based Investment Webinar (from Nov 02, 2017 02:00 PM to Nov 02, 2017 03:00 PM) by Christin VanZant
Join USAID LandLinks, along with Agrilinks, Microlinks, and a panel of experts, for an interactive online discussion on the Business Case for Land Rights: Private Sector Perspectives on Responsible Land-Based Investment. Hershey's and ECOM are partnering with USAID to mitigate land tenure risks for their suppliers and increase cocoa yields in Ghana and will be sharing their perspectives in this webinar.
Community Adaptation to Climate Change: the Indirect Impacts on Biodiversity Across Africa (Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Room: TBD 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004, from Oct 26, 2017 12:00 PM to Oct 26, 2017 01:00 PM) by Christin VanZant
Working across 21 sites in Africa, the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group members are interviewing rural communities to gather this data, analyze it, and develop solutions that help communities adapt to a changing climate while minimizing impacts to biodiversity. Members will present the preliminary findings from this study, as well as provide a brief overview of the next steps.
Piloting New Approaches for Securing Tenure in Three Critical Ecosystems in Africa (Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Room: TBD 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004, from Oct 24, 2017 09:00 AM to Oct 24, 2017 10:00 AM) by Christin VanZant
The LRTR working group will share interim results from studies aimed at strengthening rights and securing tenure, especially over community lands managed as common property. The findings and outcomes of these pilot studies will have important implications for other communities and conservationists working across the continent.
Conservation South Africa's One Health Initiative (Conservation International Suite 500 2011 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202, from Oct 16, 2017 12:00 PM to Oct 16, 2017 01:00 PM) by Christin VanZant
Nolubabalo Kwayimani, will be sharing Conservation International-South Africa's "One Health" framework that integrates water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) activities with freshwater conservation, improved livestock farming and restoration efforts
45th Anniversary STPF Story Collider and Resource Fair (American Association for the Advancement of Science 1200 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005, from Oct 11, 2017 06:00 PM to Oct 11, 2017 09:00 PM) by Christin VanZant
For 45 years, AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF) has worked with federal agencies and sponsoring scientific societies to provide opportunities to accomplished scientists and engineers to contribute to evidence-based policymaking, here and abroad. AAAS has teamed up with The Story Collider to celebrate the unique experiences of STPF fellows.
More Than a Decade On: Helping Ol Pejeta Conservancy to Deliver Conservation and Development Impacts in Kenya (World Wildlife Fund Room 2004A 1250 24th Street NW, Washington, DC 20037, from Oct 11, 2017 12:00 PM to Oct 11, 2017 01:00 PM) by Christin VanZant
Joanna Elliott, FFI's Senior Director, Conservation Partnerships will talk about the current land and wildlife management context and the challenges Ol Pejeta faces, including in helping local people and wildlife to weather extreme drought, and safeguarding its rhino population against a well-armed and organized poaching threat.
Transhumant Pastoralism in Africa's Sudano-Sahel: Emerging Challenges for Human and Wildlife Security (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Conference Center 5275 Leesburg Pike Falls Church, VA 22041, from Oct 04, 2017 09:00 AM to Oct 04, 2017 12:30 PM) by Christin VanZant
Please join us at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) for a morning of presentations and discussions with a panel of experts on the issue of transnational transhumance in the Sudano-Sahel and its role in conservation and conflict dynamics across the region.
Advancing a Integrated Vision that Incorporates Health Outcomes into Biodiversity Conservation (Zemitek Suite 730N 1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20004, from Aug 16, 2017 09:00 AM to Aug 16, 2017 10:00 AM) by Christin VanZant
Members from the Global Health Linkages to Biodiversity Conservation working group will present on year two progress toward objectives in implementing pilot activities in Western Tanzania and Southeastern Cameroon, and sharing recommendations for integrating nutrition and food security interventions into existing PHE projects from a comprehensive literature review entitled Exploring Cross-Sector Linkages between Population, Health, Environment, Nutrition and Food Security: A Review of Best Practices and Lessons Learned.
Women's Empowerment and Conservation: Report from the Democratic Republic of the Congo ( World Wildlife Fund Room 2004C 1250 24th St NW, Washington, DC 20037, from Aug 15, 2017 12:00 PM to Aug 15, 2017 01:00 PM) by Christin VanZant
Returning from a recent trip to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to report a story for World Wildlife magazine, Nathalie Simoneau (Policy & Government Affairs) and Alison Henry (Communications & Marketing) will tell the story of women's empowerment in the DRC.
Net Impact Approaches: Bringing the Strands Together (15 Hatfields Chadwick Court London SE1 8DJ United Kingdom, from May 24, 2017 08:30 AM to May 24, 2017 05:15 PM) by Christin VanZant
We’d like to draw to your attention a one-day conference, Wednesday 24th May, in Central London, on ‘Net Impact Approaches’ that BBOP and Forest Trends are pleased to be involved in as Conference Affiliates. As you can see from the information below, it is a well supported event with an interesting range of organisations speaking. The aim of the event is to bring together the different communities involved in Net Impact Approaches to share and learn from each other. The term encompasses approaches that involve measuring and comparing social and environmental impacts - including biodiversity - in a business context, sometimes linked to targets such as net gain/net positive. In particular the event will cover: Developing a company business case for action. Best practice techniques and tools, and lessons learned for measuring, valuing and comparing impacts. Investigating and resolving key challenges (technical and other). Determining how best action can be scaled up and how you can help.
Briefing on the Tanganyika Provincial Environmental Support to Kabobo Natural Reserve, DRC (Wildlife Conservation Society 750 9th St NW Suite 525, 5th floor Washington, DC 20001 , from Mar 30, 2017 11:00 AM to Mar 30, 2017 12:00 PM) by Christin VanZant
You are invited to a special briefing from Provincial Minister in charge of Planning, Environment, and Cooperation in the Tanganyika Province, DRC, John Banza, on the recent gazettement of Kabobo Natural Reserve.
Scaling a Collective Land Rights Approach: the Role of CCRO in Strengthening Tenure in Tanzania (World Resources Institute 10 G St NE #800 Large Conference Room, 7th floor Washington, DC 20002, from Mar 17, 2017 12:00 PM to Mar 17, 2017 01:00 PM) by Christin VanZant
This presentation will introduce the Certificate of Customary Right of Occupancy (CCRO) as a special and valuable legal tool for strengthening land tenure, especially for pastoralists and hunter-gatherers whose livelihoods and practices calls for commonly shared resources. A CCRO promotes equality by protecting the interests of an entire group, thus strengthening the rights of vulnerable people, women, children and other minorities in a community who share and depend on communal land and its resources.
World Resources Institute Event: Climate Benefits, Tenure Costs (1777 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20006, from Oct 07, 2016 10:00 AM to Oct 07, 2016 11:30 AM) by Christin VanZant
Engaging dialogue around new research revealing the powerful economic and environmental benefits of securing indigenous land rights in the Amazon.
ABCG Event: Getting Consumers to Care: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Urban Bushmeat Demand in Congo (WORLD RESOURCES INSTITUTE 10 G Street NE, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20002, 7th Floor, from Oct 11, 2016 12:00 PM to Oct 11, 2016 01:00 PM) by Christin VanZant
The speakers of this ABCG seminar will describe the interdisciplinary framework of a two year pilot project to identify the key drivers behind urban bushmeat consumption in Pointe Noire, Republic of Congo, and present preliminary criminology, social, and market research results which will be used to develop a media behavior change campaign.
ABCG Event: Using USAID's Applied Political Economy Assessment Framework to Improve Conservation Outcomes (AFRICA BUREAU TECHNICAL SUPPORT OFFICE 1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 730 North Washington, DC 20004, from Sep 20, 2016 11:00 AM to Sep 20, 2016 01:00 PM) by Portal Web Editor
Biodiversity conservation in the context of extractives is associated with the collapse of resource regimes, which occurs as a result of increased pressures on resources from new practices or people. It also can be credited to the political and economic insecurity that arises from criminality, patronage networks and generally from conflict/post-conflict conditions. USAID's PEA framework provides the structure for analyzing the power and politics behind resource conflicts across scales and sectors. Integra LLC, a USAID implementing partner, worked with the USAID Bureaus for Africa; Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance; and Economic Growth, the Environment, and Education examined three examples of apparently intractable problems in biodiversity conservation linked to extractive industries: Illegal artisanal gold mining in Kahuzi-Biéga National Park, DRC; Land use and oil and gas development in the Albertine region of Uganda; and Unsustainable fishing pressure in coastal Madagascar.
ABCG Event - Conservation without Local People is No Longer an Option: Integrated Approaches in DRC (World Wide Fund for Nature 1250 24th St NW, Washington, DC 20037 Conference Room 2004B , from Sep 13, 2016 12:00 PM to Sep 13, 2016 01:00 PM) by Portal Web Editor
In order to ensure the integrity of protected areas, civil society and public institutions at all levels must collaborate in developing and implementing conservation policies. Learn how the WWF DRC office is developing a conservation strategy based on a long-term vision of its role in harmony with national conservation policies.
ABCG Event Reminder: Partnering to Improve Habitat Conservation for the Endangered Eastern Chimpanzee in Northern DRC (from Aug 30, 2016 12:00 PM to Aug 30, 2016 01:00 PM) by Portal Web Editor
Jef Dupain, renowned Primatologist and AWF Technical Director for West & Central Africa, will present highlights of progress made to date, as well as a vision for the future to establish a lasting conservation plan for flagship species in the Bili-Uele Protected Area Complex in DRC.
Webinar Announcement: Marine Offsets at the Society for Conservation Biology Oceania (from Aug 18, 2016 08:00 PM to Aug 18, 2016 09:00 PM) by Portal Web Editor
A symposium focusing on marine biodiversity offsetting was organized as part of the Society for Conservation Biology Oceania (SCBO) meeting, in Brisbane in July. The meeting brought together researchers working in academia, NGO and private industry to discuss the current state of marine biodiversity offset policy and practice. Nicole Shumway, an organizer of the SCBO symposium will present this webinar, synthesizing the current challenges of achieving no net loss in marine systems as discussed in the symposium, and suggest opportunities for the ways forward.
Conservation Diplomacy: Mountain Gorillas and the Greater Virunga Landscape (World Wildlife Fund - U.S. 1250 24th Street, NW Washington, DC 20037, from Jul 21, 2016 12:00 PM to Jul 21, 2016 01:00 PM) by Portal Web Editor
Anna Behm Masozera will share the experience of the International Gorilla Conservation Programme (IGCP) and the role of mountain gorillas in fostering collaboration for conservation within the African Great Lakes Region.
Join USAID at Women Deliver 2016 (Copenhagen, Denmark, from May 16, 2016 12:00 AM to May 19, 2016 11:55 PM) by Portal Web Editor
The fourth Women Deliver Conference will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, May 16–19, 2016. The 2016 conference will be the largest gathering on women’s and girls’ health and rights in the past decade, convening world leaders, policymakers, advocates, youth leaders, journalists, researchers, and leaders from the private sector and civil society to showcase the importance and the potential of putting women and girls at the center of development efforts.
Soil carbon in East Africa—centerpiece for carbon finance, climate adaptation and development (World Wildlife Fund 1250 24th Street, NW Conference Room 2004A Washington DC, DC 20037, from Jan 28, 2016 12:00 PM to Jan 28, 2016 01:00 PM) by Portal Web Editor
Please join us for an ABCG brown bag presentation featuring: Mark E. Ritchie, Professor, Syracuse University, Syracuse NY; and President, Soils for the Future, LLC.
Wildlife law enforcement: A dissection of the challenges and the available tools (World Wildlife Fund 1250 24th Street, NW Conference Room 2004A Washington DC, DC 20037, from Jan 21, 2016 12:00 PM to Jan 21, 2016 01:00 PM) by Portal Web Editor
Greetings! Please join ABCG for a presentation featuring: Naftali Honig, Coordinator of PALF; and Founding Director, the EAGLE Network.
Webinar 14 December -The Next Generation of Mitigation: Principles and New Policies for Achieving Sustainable Development (from Dec 14, 2015 10:00 AM to Dec 14, 2015 11:00 AM) by Portal Web Editor
Seats remain for this webinar in which, Bruce McKenney of The Nature Conservancy will highlight mitigation principles and recent policies that are transforming approaches to sustainable development. He will discuss TNC's principles for applying the mitigation hierarchy and focus on new and emerging policies in the United States
ABCG Event - Palm Oil Development in the Congo Basin: Current Trends & Implications for Forest-Dependent Communities (1250 24th ST NW, Washington, DC; Conf. Room 2003, from Sep 28, 2015 12:00 PM to Sep 28, 2015 01:00 PM) by Portal Web Editor
Please join the Russell E. Train Education for Nature Program (EFN) at noon on Monday, September 28, 2015 for a presentation by: Eric Parfait Essomba, Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and EFN Grantee.
Webinar announcement, 30 July - Impacts of Biodiversity Offsets on Protected Areas (from Jul 30, 2015 10:00 AM to Jul 30, 2015 11:00 AM) by Portal Web Editor
Biodiversity offsets are increasingly being used by business to compensate for the residual impacts of development and fulfill voluntary, financial or regulatory commitments. The relationship between biodiversity offsets and Protected Areas is an important practical issue. In many countries protected areas are severely underfunded, and seem to provide good targets for offset investments - a win-win approach for business, governments and conservation. However, offsets in parks could undermine key offsetting principles concerning additionality, comparability and permanence. This webinar, presented by Leon Bennun of The Biodiversity Consultancy, explores these issues and asks under what circumstances, and subject to what conditions, are protected area offsets appropriate and workable?
Another continental vulture crisis: Africa’s vultures collapsing toward extinction (World Wildlife Fund 1250 24th Street, NW Conf. Room 1108 Washington DC, DC 20037, from Jul 23, 2015 11:00 AM to Jul 23, 2015 12:00 PM) by Portal Web Editor
In this talk, The Peregrine Fund's Darcy Ogada will present the first estimates of a 30-year pan-African vulture decline, drawing on results of a collaborative study recently published in the journal Conservation Letters.
ABCG Event: Efforts Protecting Mountain Gorillas in Virunga and Garamba National Parks (The NPS, Headquarters:- 1201 Eye Street, Washington, DC 20005, from Jun 29, 2015 12:00 PM to Jun 29, 2015 01:00 PM) by Portal Web Editor
Please join the National Park Service Office of International Affairs and World Wildlife Fund for a brownbag with: Ghislain Somba, Warden, Garamba and Virunga National Parks and EFN Grantee, DRC
Making Good Things Big: Scaling Up of Fish Forever, a Pathway to Sustained Incomes for Fishers (World Wildlife Fund 1250 24th Street, NW Washington DC, DC 20037, from Jun 15, 2015 12:00 PM to Jun 15, 2015 01:00 PM) by Portal Web Editor
Please join ABCG with RARE for a brown bag talk featuring: Larry Cooley, Founder and President of Management Systems International and Eric Coppenger, Senior Director of Rare's Global Development Network
World Veterinary Association/World Medical Association - Global Conference on One Health (Vía de los Poblados 3, Parque Empresarial Cristalia, Edificio 4, Madrid, Spain, from May 21, 2015 08:00 AM to May 22, 2015 07:30 PM) by Joseph Badash
The World Veterinary Association (WVA) and the World Medical Association (WMA) in collaboration with the Spanish Medical and Veterinary associations are inviting you to participate at the Global Conference on 'One Health' Concept to be held on 21st and 22nd of May in Madrid, Spain (Vía de los Poblados, 3, A.M.A Parque Empresarial Cristalia - Edificio 4).
Webinar announcement: The Cross Sector Biodiversity Initiative - Mitigation Hierarchy Guide (from May 18, 2015 10:00 AM to May 18, 2015 11:00 AM) by Portal Web Editor
Please join us for a webinar presentation: Monday, 18 May at 3:00pm UK (10:00 am EDT) - The Cross Sector Biodiversity Initiative Mitigation Hierarchy Guide
ABCG-AWF Event: Responding to Africa's Wildlife Poaching Crisis (1250 24th Street, NW Conf. Room 1108 Washington DC, DC 20037, from May 12, 2015 12:00 PM to May 12, 2015 01:00 PM) by Joseph Badash
Please join us for a brown bag presentation by: Philip Muruthi, Senior Director of Conservation Science, the African Wildlife Foundation
European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (Vienna Austria, Messe Wien Congress and Exhibition Center, from Jun 01, 2015 08:30 AM to Jun 04, 2015 04:30 PM) by Portal Web Editor
The European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE) is Europe's largest international conference focused on biomass combining a highly-respected international scientific conference with an industrial exhibition and gathers participants from research, industry, policy and business of biomass.
AAAS: Combating Wildlife Trafficking (AAAS - Auditorium 1200 New York Avenue, NW Washington District Of Columbia 20005, from May 07, 2015 01:00 PM to May 07, 2015 06:00 PM) by Joseph Badash
Communicating, Connecting, and Evaluating Challenges and Solutions for Policy Development and Implementation
The Hidden Opportunity for Climate Compatible Development ( Aspen Institute One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 700 Washington , DC, from Apr 17, 2015 01:00 PM to Apr 17, 2015 02:30 PM) by Joseph Badash
By December 2015, world leaders will finalize a new global agreement to address climate change. Ensuring that gender issues and population dynamics are adequately considered in the agreement is critical to its success and sustainability. Far too often, climate policy does not sufficiently address sexual and reproductive health and rights and the role of women in building resilient communities. Please join this interactive dialogue with thought leaders and policymakers as we explore the hidden opportunity for climate compatible development.
Webinar announcement: Liberia Biodiversity Offset Scheme - Friday 27 March (from Mar 27, 2015 11:00 AM to Mar 27, 2015 12:00 PM) by Joseph Badash
Sally Johnson, Consultant, and lead author of the report, and Kirsten Hund, Senior Mining Specialist at the World Bank will discuss the advantages and risks for both conservation and economic development of a national biodiversity offsets scheme for Liberia. What works, what hasn't worked, what are the risks, and could national biodiversity offset mechanisms be an opportunity for the World Bank to promote inclusive green growth in hydrocarbon and mineral dependent economies?
Launch the Supply Change Project with Forest Trends and Host Sustainable Brands: March 25th (from Mar 25, 2015 11:00 AM to Mar 25, 2015 12:00 PM) by Joseph Badash
Will you join us for the launch of Supply Change? Businesses, investors, and governments the world over are publicly committing to reverse their role in degrading the world's critical forest ecosystems. In response, leading environmental organizations CDP, World Wildlife Fund and Forest Trends' own initiative Ecosystem Marketplace will launch a new project that codifies global progress toward these commitments.
AWF - ABCG Film Screening: Gardeners of Eden with Kristin Davis (from Mar 30, 2015 10:00 AM to Mar 30, 2015 12:00 PM) by Portal Web Editor
Greetings! Please join the African Wildlife Foundation - ABCG for a special presentation. Introducing: Gardeners of Eden with Kristin Davis.
ABCG Event: Using Science to Conserve an Endangered Predator (World Wildlife Fund 1250 24th Street, NW Conf. Room 1108 Washington DC, DC 20037, from Feb 10, 2015 12:00 PM to Feb 10, 2015 01:00 PM) by Joseph Badash
Greetings! Please join ABCG for a brown bag talk titled: Using satellites to understand trans-boundary landscapes and integrate species management in the Painted dog Lycaon pictus.
Reducing Wildlife Trade in China - A Holistic Approach (5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-3803, Theodore Roosevelt Conference Room (1W104), from Feb 03, 2015 12:00 PM to Feb 03, 2015 01:00 PM) by Joseph Badash
USFWS International Affairs Brown Bag Series Presents: Reducing Wildlife Trade in China - A Holistic Approach with: Grace Ge Gabriel, Asia Regional Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
2014 Katoomba Meeting XX Lima, Peru - Dedline to Register: April 16 (Convention Center at the Colegio Médico of Peru, Miraflores, Lima , from Apr 22, 2014 11:30 AM to Apr 23, 2014 08:00 PM) by Portal Web Editor
Deadline to Register Extended - Register by April 16. For 15 years, the Katoomba Group has convened global experts and leaders to advance the frontier of ecosystem services approaches. In 2014, just months before Lima hosts over 190 countries to advance international climate negotiations at the 20th Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC, the Ministry of Environment of Peru, the National Water Authority of Peru, and Forest Trends will convene the 20th Katoomba Meeting: Climate, Forests, Water, and People: A Vision for Development for Tropical America.
WCS-ABCG Event: Cross River Gorillas--back from the edge of extinction (from Jan 28, 2015 12:00 PM to Jan 28, 2015 01:00 PM) by Portal Web Editor
This presentation focuses on the partnership between the Wildlife Conservation Society, the North Carolina Zoo and the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and describes their collective conservation achievements in Nigeria and Cameroon over the past ten years.
Population, Health and Environment: Engaging Policymakers to Invest in Integrated Development (World Wildlife Fund 1250 24th Street, NW Conference Room 2004C Washington, DC 20037, from Jan 14, 2015 12:00 PM to Jan 14, 2015 01:00 PM) by Portal Web Editor
Greetings! Please join ABCG with the Population Reference Bureau on a multimedia presentation, with: Jason Bremner, Associate Vice President for Population, Health, and Environment, PRB and Kristen, Senior Policy Analyst, PRB.
UN Framework on Climate Change: Lima Climate Change Conference - December 2014 (from Dec 01, 2014 10:00 AM to Dec 12, 2014 06:00 PM) by Portal Web Editor
The 20th session of the Conference of the Parties and the 10th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol will be held from 1 to 12 December. COP 20/CMP 10 will be hosted by the Government of Peru, in Lima, Peru.
Webinar Announcement: The Ambatovy Project (from Nov 26, 2014 10:00 AM to Nov 26, 2014 11:00 AM) by Portal Web Editor
Please join us for a webinar presentation on Wednesday 26 November at 15:00 UTC (10:00am Washington DC; 3:00pm UK; 6:00pm Antananarivo).
ABCG Event: Improving the conservation of Cross River gorilla with mobile device-based law enforcement monitoring (African Wildlife Foundation 1400 Sixteenth Street, N.W. Suite 120 Washington, DC 20036, from Nov 21, 2014 01:30 PM to Nov 21, 2014 02:30 PM) by Portal Web Editor
WCS with ABCG invites you to a brown bag presentation featuring: Dr. Rich Bergl, Curator of Conservation & Research, North Carolina Zoological Park.
USAID Regional Climate-Smart Ag/BMPs Workshop - Gracias, Honduras (Gracias, Honduras, from Nov 03, 2014 08:30 AM to Nov 07, 2014 12:30 PM) by Portal Web Editor
The workshop planning committee is pleased to cordially welcome all participants to the USAID Climate-Smart Agriculture/Best Management Practices (CSA/BMPs) Workshop taking place in Gracias, Honduras on November 3-7, 2014.
ABCG Event - Technocrats, Financiers and Carbon: A Thorny Alliance with Communities and Conservation? (World Wildlife Fund 1250 24th Street, NW Conference Room 1108 Washington DC, DC 20037, from Oct 25, 2014 06:55 PM to Oct 25, 2014 06:55 PM) by Portal Web Editor
The upcoming presentation summarizes selected findings from a USAID/FCMC study, conducted in 2013, of four forest carbon projects in three eastern African countries that combine carbon credits with community and biodiversity objectives. The projects exhibit different ecological, governance, social, carbon standard and natural resources management circumstances, yet the comparative study reveals several generalizations.
WWF Colombia work on the Pasto-Mocoa road project: BBOP Webinar (from Oct 20, 2014 11:00 AM to Oct 20, 2014 12:00 PM) by Portal Web Editor
Please join us for a webinar presentation - Monday, October 20, 2014, 15:00 UTC.
Special Side Event on Africa: Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance (Hilton Manhattan East 304 East 42nd Street New York, New York , from Sep 22, 2014 10:00 AM to Sep 22, 2014 01:00 PM) by Portal Web Editor
On the eve of the UN Climate Summit, the Africa Union Commission, the NEPAD Agency, and partner NGOs present a special Side Event on Africa Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance. This offers an opportunity to network and share practical and innovative strategies and actions that support rural and farming communities in implementing climate smart agriculture practices in Africa.
Climate Risk Forum: Building Innovative and Sustainable Index Insurance Markets (Barnard College - Barnard Hall - The James Room 3009 Broadway New York, New York 10027, from Sep 24, 2014 09:00 AM to Sep 24, 2014 01:00 PM) by Portal Web Editor
This event will gather high-profile speakers to discuss "Building Innovative and Sustainable Index Insurance Markets in Developing Countries." The forum will include a keynote address, followed by a panel discussion, and concluded with a question and answer session. Coffee, tea, and light snacks will be served.
Inaugural meeting: Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture. Live webcast 24 September (from Sep 24, 2014 03:00 PM to Sep 24, 2014 06:00 PM) by Portal Web Editor
The meeting brings together partners of the Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture, to share information and guide its inception year. Join the live webcast on 24 September from 15:00- 18:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
CGIAR development dialogues 2014: realizing sustainable developmental goals and global climate agenda (Faculty House at Columbia University, New York, from Sep 25, 2014 10:00 AM to Sep 25, 2014 05:00 PM) by Portal Web Editor
The first CGIAR Development Dialogues will focus global attention on the fundamental roles of agriculture, livestock, fisheries, forestry, landscapes, and food systems – and demonstrate how these areas are fundamental to achieving the emerging UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
UN Climate Summit: Agriculture session live webcast (from Sep 23, 2014 04:20 PM to Sep 23, 2014 05:00 PM) by Portal Web Editor
The Agriculture session of the Climate Summit will be from 16:20 to 17:00 EST on Tuesday 9/23. The session will include announcements of commitments, including the launch of the Global Alliance for CSA.
ABCG: Highlights from the Integrated Freshwater Conservation and WASH M&E Workshop (Conservation International 2011 Crystal Drive Suite 500 Arlington, VA 22202, from Sep 30, 2014 09:30 AM to Sep 30, 2014 11:30 AM) by Portal Web Editor
ABCG members, African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), Conservation International (CI), and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) held a workshop in Nairobi, Kenya from July 15-17, 2014 for African conservation, health and development practitioners to design a Monitoring and Evaluation framework for projects that integrate WASH and freshwater conservation.
Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA) | 9-10 March 2015 | ADNEC, Abu Dhabi (ADNEC, Abu Dhabi, from Mar 09, 2015 12:00 AM to Mar 10, 2015 12:00 AM) by Portal Web Editor
GFIA is the only major international exhibition and conference in the world focussed on how technology is employed to produce more food using less resources. It is the focal point for an expanding global movement to change the way we feed the world’s rapidly growing population.
SAVE THE DATE: Stocktaking Webinar July 21, 2014 9:00AM - 10:00AM (Webinar, from Jul 21, 2014 09:00 AM to Jul 21, 2014 10:00 AM) by Portal Web Editor
USAID’s recently published “Guide to Taking Stock of Natural Resources Management: Impacts and Lessons” captures the knowledge and best practices for discovering and disseminating effective NRM practices and provide practitioners in the field with step-by-step instructions for a stock taking exercise.
USFWS Wildlife Without Borders Brown Bag Series Presents - The WILD LEO Project: Improving law enforcement operations in Uganda's protected areas with technology and training (Room 200 A/B 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203, from Jul 03, 2014 12:00 PM to Jul 03, 2014 01:00 PM) by Portal Web Editor
Please join Dr. Andrew Lemieux, Director of The WILD LEO Project in Queen Elizabeth and Murchison Falls National Parks in Uganda.
EVENT: The Open Parks Network: An Open Knowledge and Learning Platform for Conservation (World Wildlife Fund - U.S. 1250 24th Street, NW Conf. Room, 1108 Washington, DC 20037, from Jun 10, 2014 12:30 PM to Jun 10, 2014 01:30 PM) by Portal Web Editor
OPN is a suite of tools using cyberinfrastructure to unite protected areas managers with parks-related information. The Open Parks Network provides park professionals “one-stop shopping” for research and data management platforms to better disseminate the vast amount of knowledge existing in the broad field of park and protected area management.
Film Screening: VIRUNGA (CVC Orientation Theater South, Capitol Visitor Center, Washington, DC 20510, from Jun 18, 2014 05:30 PM to Jun 18, 2014 06:00 PM) by Portal Web Editor
The Democratic Republic of Congo's Virunga National Park, in conjunction with Congress Member Karen Bass and Senator Chris Coons, cordially invites you to a special film event on the feature documentary: Virunga
CI-ABCG Talk: WildLeaks, the First Secure & Anonymous Platform for Wildlife Crime Whistleblowers (Conservation International 2011 Crystal Drive Suite 500 Arlington, VA 22202, from Jun 03, 2014 09:00 AM to Jun 03, 2014 10:30 AM) by Portal Web Editor
Please join Conservation International and ABCG for a brown bag presentation featuring: Andrea Crosta of the Elephant Action League titled: WildLeaks, the first secure and anonymous platform for wildlife crime whistleblowers: the results after the 3-month pilot phase.
USFWS Wildlife Without Borders, Virunga Fund Inc. and the ABCG Present: Virunga (Room 530, 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203, from May 01, 2014 09:00 AM to May 01, 2014 10:30 AM) by Portal Web Editor
Please join us for a new documentary about Virunga National Park by Orlando von Einsiedel.
Please Join Us For a Discussion and Film Screening at the World Wildlife Fund: Journey of the Universe (WWF-US Room 2004, 1250 24th ST NW, Washington DC 20037, from May 06, 2014 01:00 PM to May 06, 2014 03:00 PM) by Portal Web Editor
The program will consist of two parts: the joys and experiences of a three year faith-based conservation program at WWF; and the importance of inspiring wonder and awe regarding Earth's ecosystems and species, especially through film.
An Account of the Life-Changing Realities of Rhino Poaching: ABCG Brown Bag (World Wildlife Fund, U.S. 1250 24th Street, NW Conf. Room 2004B Washington DC, DC 20037, from May 01, 2014 12:00 PM to May 01, 2014 01:00 PM) by Joseph Badash
Please join ABCG with Dr. Will Fowlds on a talk highlighting his personal accounts with organized wildlife crime and response to the poaching crisis.
Future of Africa under Global Environmental Change: Solution-Based Approaches to Sustainability and Development 2014 symposium (Colorado State University, from Apr 08, 2014 04:00 PM to Apr 09, 2014 04:00 PM) by Portal Web Editor
Goal of the Symposium: highlight solution-oriented research for sustainability, linking environmental change and human development in Africa.
Join Us in Honoring Champions in the Global Fight Against Tuberculosis! ( Corcoran Gallery of Art 500 17th Street NW Washington, DC 20006, from Mar 25, 2014 06:00 PM to Mar 25, 2014 08:00 PM) by Portal Web Editor
In recognition of World TB Day 2014, please join Dr. Ariel Pablos-Méndez, USAID’s Assistant Administrator for Global Health, in honoring champions dedicated to creating a TB-free world.
On the Wings of Robots - the Ups and Downs of Using UAVs in Conservation: ABCG Thematic Meeting (World Wildlife Fund, US 1250 24th Street, NW Washington DC, DC 20037, from Apr 02, 2014 09:30 AM to Apr 02, 2014 12:30 PM) by Portal Web Editor
Please join ABCG for an exploration of the current uses, potential developments, and challenges of using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in conservation.
Lessons Learned on the Impact of Gender Integration in Local Capacity Building: Webinar Invitation (from Mar 18, 2014 09:30 AM to Mar 18, 2014 10:30 AM) by Portal Web Editor
The Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance (VEGA) undertook a four-month initiative to identify and extract lessons learned about local capacity building from a collection of its member programs. During this webinar, panelists representing VEGA's Members will discuss the case study findings examining local capacity building and the impact of gender integration.
No Net Loss of Biodiversity Conference 2014: Save the dates! (Zoological Society of London, Regent's Park, from Jun 03, 2014 08:00 AM to Jun 04, 2014 05:30 PM) by Portal Web Editor
This gathering will be the first global conference on approaches to avoid, minimise, restore, and offset biodiversity loss. It will bring together experts and professionals from business, governments, financial institutions, NGOs, civil society and research, and intergovernmental institutions with an interest in demonstrating no net loss and preferably a net gain of biodiversity.
ABCG & WILD.org: Empowering Communities to Conserve the Mali Elephants in Times of War and Peace (Where World Wildlife Fund 1250 24th Street NW Conference room 2004A Washington, DC 20037, from Jan 30, 2014 12:30 PM to Jan 30, 2014 01:30 PM) by Portal Web Editor
Please join the WILD Foundation and ABCG for a brown bag presentation: Empowering Communities to Conserve the Mali Elephants in Times of War and Peace featuring:Dr. Susan Canney, Director, Mali Elephant Project at The WILD Foundation
Setting Appropriate Baselines for Offsets to Avoid Perverse Incentives: BBOP Webinar (from Jan 30, 2014 05:00 AM to Jan 30, 2014 06:00 AM) by Portal Web Editor
Please join us for a webinar on 30 January (10:00 am UTC). Dr. Martine Maron, The University of Queensland, will draw from recent papers she authored ("Calculating the benefit of conservation actions" and "Faustian bargains? Restoration realities in the context of biodiversity offset policies") examining how systematic errors in estimating baselines and offset activity scenarios risk exacerbating biodiversity decline through offset trades, and ways to improve policy design to avoid this.
Nature, Wealth and Power 2.0: New Tools, Ideas and Approaches for a Changing Global Environment (Ronald Reagan Building 1300 Penn Ave NW Concourse Level Hemisphere A, from Jan 27, 2014 09:00 AM to Jan 27, 2014 10:30 AM) by Portal Web Editor
Please join USAID’s Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment (E3) for the official launch of Nature, Wealth and Power 2.0: Leveraging Natural and Social Capital for Resilient Development (NWP2). Featuring a distinguished panel of experts, this event is the first in a series of Environmental Communication, Learning and Outreach (ECO) events that will showcase new tools and resources for the development community and provide an opportunity for learning, knowledge exchange and discussion around critical environmental challenges and opportunities. This event is being hosted by USAID/E3’s Office of Land Tenure and Resource Management.
Scaling-up Re-greening Solutions in Africa to Boost Smallholder Yields: Agrilinks Webinar (Webinar, from Jan 22, 2014 09:30 AM to Jan 22, 2014 11:00 AM) by Portal Web Editor
Craig Hanson, WRI’s Program Director for Food, Forests and Water, will introduce the World Resources Report series on Creating a Sustainable Food Future and briefly outline the key challenges to creating a sustainable food future. Jerry Glover from USAID will summarize the evidence for the benefits of improved land and water management. WRI's Bob Winterbottom will then outline strategies for scaling up re-greening across agricultural landscapes. Finally, Chris Reij of WRI and Mike McGahuey (USAID retired) will also be present to add their thoughts and answer questions.
You're invited to a Webinar About New Farmer-to-Farmer Programs (from Dec 06, 2013 02:00 PM to Dec 06, 2013 03:00 PM) by Portal Web Editor
Announcing the VEGA Special Program Support Project RFA Process. We hope you will join us online on December 6, 2013 for a free informational webinar
Freshwater Conservation & Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Integration Guidelines Launch (World Wildlife Fund - U.S. 1250 24th Street, NW Conference Room 2004 Washington DC, DC 20037, from Dec 11, 2013 04:00 PM to Dec 11, 2013 05:30 PM) by Portal Web Editor
Please join ABCG partners Conservation International, The Nature Conservancy and U.S. Agency for International Development for the launch of: Freshwater Conservation and Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Integration Guidelines: A Framework for Implementation in sub-Saharan Africa.
UNEP Invites You to the Launch of Two Minutes on Oceans with Jim Toomey: Nutrient Runoff (Severn Sailing Club, 311 First Street, Annapolis, Maryland 21403, from Sep 26, 2013 04:00 PM to Sep 26, 2013 06:00 PM) by Portal Web Editor
This video addresses the challenging topic of nutrient runoff using a short, two minute animated narrative, hosted by well-known, syndicated cartoonist and ocean advocate, Jim Toomey.
US Forest Service International Programs Seminar Series presents: A panel discussion on Gender and Development in Natural Resource Management (US Forest Service International Programs (near McPherson Square Metro). 1 Thomas Circle, NW, Suite 400 Washington DC-20005, from Oct 01, 2013 03:00 PM to Oct 01, 2013 05:00 PM) by Portal Web Editor
This panel will present gender and development related issues and challenges in the field, and gender equality strategies in natural resource management and biodiversity conservation programming.
An Evening Lecture - Jonathan Kingdon on African Mammals: Art Meets Science - Presented in partnership with the Natural History Museum (National Museum of Natural History Baird Auditorium 10th & Constitution Avenue, NW Metro: Federal Triangle or Smithsonian, from Oct 17, 2013 06:45 PM to Oct 17, 2013 08:15 PM) by Portal Web Editor
Kingdon will discuss his magnum opus, which involved 350 authors and the creation of 660 pieces of art, as well as the career shaped by exploration, research, and love of nature that led to its creation.
How far would you go to save elephants? (WWF atrium, conference room 2004, from Oct 01, 2013 03:00 PM to Oct 01, 2013 04:00 PM) by Portal Web Editor
Elephant conservationist Jim Nyamu walked 2,000 miles across Kenya. Now, he's made it to DC from Boston--on foot. His mission: Raise awareness about elephant conservation.
Getting SMART about Stopping Wildlife Poaching featuring Emma Stokes, Ph.D.: ABCG Brown Bag (Hall of the States Building, Room 235 444 North Capitol St., NW Washington, DC 20001, from Sep 26, 2013 12:00 PM to Sep 26, 2013 01:00 PM) by Portal Web Editor
Traditional tools, technologies and resources are not stemming the illegal killing and trading of endangered species and the resulting loss of biodiversity, such as tigers, rhinos, elephants, great apes and their habitats. There is a major need to narrow the growing gap between the sophistication of those involved in the illegal capture and trade in wildlife and the number, skill levels and motivation of the personnel committed to enforcing antipoaching laws. To begin to address these issues, a consortium of global conservation organizations including WCS, WWF, North Carolina Zoo, Zoological Society of London, CITES MIKE, and Frankfurt Zoological Society developed the Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART).
MEDIA ADVISORY REDD+ Talks - NYC: UN-REDD and Code REDD to host dialogue on private sector engagement in REDD+ (Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo, from Sep 18, 2013 02:00 PM to Sep 18, 2013 05:00 PM) by Portal Web Editor
On Wednesday 18 September, the UN-REDD Programme, in collaboration with Code REDD, Wildlife Works and the Wildlife Conservation Society, will convene leaders from the private, public and civil society sectors to discuss synergies for delivering REDD+ at a scale for sustainable development, and to reflect on five years of the UN-REDD Programme.
Scaling-Up Strategies to Secure Community Land and Resource Rights: An International Conference to Take Stock of Current Efforts, Identify Promising Strategies, and Catalyze New Alliances and Action (Interlaken, Switzerland, from Sep 19, 2013 08:30 AM to Sep 20, 2013 05:00 PM) by Portal Web Editor
This international conference will bring together a wide diversity of stakeholders - governments, local communities, Indigenous Peoples' organizations, private investors, food and resource companies, and conservation organizations - that have a direct, common, and urgent interest in clarifying and securing the ownership of these lands and resources. Together, these leaders will share experiences on leading strategies to recognize and secure local communities' land rights, including mapping and other technical interventions, legal and policy reforms, international standards and accountability, transparency initiatives, and innovative financial mechanisms to support real action and progress.
7th Annual TIDES Technology Field Demonstration (Fort McNair, Washington, D.C. (the field in front of Eisenhower Hall)at the National Defense University (NDU) campus, from Oct 01, 2013 09:00 AM to Oct 04, 2013 12:00 PM) by Portal Web Editor
On behalf of the TIDES Team from National Defense University, you are cordially invited to the 7th Annual TIDES Technology Field Demonstration at Ft. McNair, Washington, D.C. from 1-4 October! The event showcases a myriad of humanitarian assistance/disaster relief, stabilization and reconstruction technologies and ideas from the private sector (business, not-for-profit, and academic) in providing shelter, power, water, sanitation, lighting, heating & cooling, cooking and information communication technology solutions.
Using MARXAN as a tool to make scientifically sound decisions considering trade-offs involving conservation actions and development under climate change: A Case Study from the Kilimanjaro Ecosystem, Kenya/Tanzania (AWF Conservation Centre, Nairobi, Kenya, from Sep 18, 2013 08:30 AM to Sep 19, 2013 05:30 PM) by Portal Web Editor
The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) with technical support from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is holding a two day workshop at the AWF's Conservation Centre in Nairobi on September 18-19 2013 to expose conservation managers, planners, members of the development community and government to MARXAN and how it can improve decision-making for all concerned.
Webinar, 19 September: Australia's EPBC Environmental Offset Policy and Offsets Assessment Guide (Webinar, from Sep 09, 2013 05:00 AM to Sep 09, 2013 06:00 AM) by Portal Web Editor
Please join us for the next BBOP Community of Practice webinar on Australia's EPBC Environmental Offset Policy and Offsets Assessment Guide. Date: 19 September, 2013 at 9 am GMT. Presented by Halley Rowe (Assistant Director of the Regulatory Reform Branch, Environment Assessment & Compliance, Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities).
ABCG Save the Date: Clean Energy Cookstoves Event (1400 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Suite 120, Washington, DC 20036, from Sep 24, 2013 12:30 PM to Sep 24, 2013 02:30 PM) by Portal Web Editor
A brown bag talk bringing clean cookstoves experts from the field. The meeting aims to showcase current and recent activities and accomplishments by ABCG member organizations and invited affiliates.
Webinar: The Dirty Dynamics of Natural Resource Conflict (from Sep 03, 2013 09:00 AM to Sep 03, 2013 10:30 AM) by Portal Web Editor
This webinar focuses on a course developed by USAID on the intersection of land tenure/property rights, conflict and environmental natural resource management. The webinar will present insights from the trainers' experiences of taking an integrated approach to complex development issues. The trainers will discuss the process of developing the course and will also present some of the key messages, methodologies, resources and tools around this topic. Panelists will discuss how working together strengthened their sectoral expertise and how this can provide a model for other efforts.
Sustainable Earth Film Festival 2014 (New Delhi, India, from Feb 06, 2014 12:00 AM to Feb 08, 2014 11:55 PM) by Portal Web Editor
Sustainable Earth Film Festival 2014 (SEFF) is a four-day special event showcasing films on environment and sustainability with a special focus on water, food and energy.
Webinar: Biodiversity Offsetting in New Zealand (from Aug 06, 2013 05:00 AM to Aug 06, 2013 06:00 AM) by Portal Web Editor
Please join us for the next BBOP Community of Practice webinar on biodiversity offset experiences in New Zealand. Astrid van Meeuwen-Dijkgraaf, Wildland Consultants Limited, will present the New Zealand context and lessons learned from assisting in the design of several biodiversity compensation projects in New Zealand. The webinar will take place on Tuesday 6 August 9:00am UTC (5:00am US Eastern, 10:00am UK, 9:00pm NZT).
Webinar: Species metrics in offset calculations in New South Wales, Australia (New South Wales, from Jul 25, 2013 05:00 AM to Jul 25, 2013 06:00 AM) by Portal Web Editor
How to adequately account for species of special concern in loss/gain calculations is a key technical concern for biodiversity offset developers and policy makers. The state of New South Wales, Australia has defined its approach to integrating species into loss/gain calculations under its Biobanking scheme. Please join us for a BBOP Community of Practice webinar on 25 July (9:00 am UTC; 10am UK; 7pm Sydney) to hear more about NSW's approach.
ABCG Brown Bag: Diaspora for Nature: Engaging the Ethiopian diaspora in conservation (World Wildlife Fund-US, Room 2004A 1250 24th St., NW Washington, DC 20037, from Jul 09, 2013 12:30 PM to Jul 09, 2013 01:30 PM) by Portal Web Editor
Please join the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group for a brown bag presentation featuring Yemi Tessema Founder, Diaspora for Nature.
A Holistic Approach to Conservation featuring Andrew Muir, Wilderness Foundation: ABCG Brown Bag (World Wildlife Fund-US, Room 1108 1250 24th St., NW Washington, DC 20037, from Jun 24, 2013 12:00 PM to Jun 24, 2013 01:00 PM) by Portal Web Editor
Environmentalist and social entrepreneur Andrew Muir will present a multi-faceted model of nature conservation implemented by the Wilderness Foundation (WF) in South Africa.
BrownBag Presentation Announcement: The Central African Forestry Commission (COMIFAC) (WWF-US 1250 24th St NW, Washington, DC; Conf. 2004, from Jun 06, 2013 12:30 PM to Jun 06, 2013 01:30 PM) by Portal Web Editor
Dr. André Kamdem Toham will present on his work and experience with the Central African Forest Commission (COMIFAC). As part of the USAID Central Africa Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE), Dr. Kamdem serves as the United States Forest Service Regional Technical Advisor based at COMIFAC. His position supports the development and execution of the COMIFAC workplan, coordination between donor support to COMIFAC, implementation of USFS technical support to COMIFAC, and serves as the primary liaison for communication between COMIFAC and CARPE.
Biodiversity and Integrated Pest Management: Working Together for a Sustainable Future (Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, Sintesa Peninsula Hotel, from Jul 04, 2013 12:00 AM to Jul 07, 2013 12:00 AM) by Portal Web Editor
Balancing biodiversity preservation with food production presents a challenge. If we are to survive as a species, food production is paramount. But the gradual destruction of forests, watersheds, and other natural habitats in order to produce that food could lead to the eventual demise of our natural resource wealth. Integrated Pest Management (IPM), an ecological approach to suppressing pest species, employs tactics that cause the least ecological disruption. There is a need and urgency for proponents of IPM and biodiversity to work together, but they have rarely been considered as partners for a sustainable future. This conference aims to bridge this divide by bringing together these two key groups.
USAID Releases its First Water and Development Strategy (Kennedy Caucus Room, Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC, from May 21, 2013 10:00 AM to May 21, 2013 11:00 AM) by Portal Web Editor
On May 21, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah will join Senator Richard Durbin, Congressman Earl Blumenauer and Congressman Ted Poe to release the U.S. Government’s first Water and Development strategy.
The African Diaspora in African Nature Conservation: ABCG & AU (Embassy of Republic of Congo, 1720 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20009, from May 21, 2013 09:15 AM to May 21, 2013 12:30 PM) by Portal Web Editor
Recently, USAID's Biodiversity Analysis and Technical Support (BATS) program supported research into the current efforts of diaspora groups related to conservation as well as conservation groups' efforts related to diaspora engagement. There was indeed some overlap, but a great deal of work still to be done. In recognition of the African Union's celebration of its 50th anniversary, this event will examine these issues and identify ways forward together.
Local Action, Innovation, and Empowerment for Environmental Sustainability (Online E-Discussion, from May 13, 2013 12:00 AM to May 26, 2013 12:00 AM) by Portal Web Editor
While countries around the world strive to meet their Millennium Development Goal targets, the process of developing a new set of goals for beyond 2015 has already begun. Imagine the world you want in 2050. What changes will be necessary to put global development on the path to building a more just, equitable world? The United Nations system is working with governments and civil society to build on the momentum generated by the MDGs, and to design an ambitious post-2015 development agenda that delivers a sustainable future for all. This message comes from FRAMEweb member Eva Gurria of the UNDP Equator Initiative.
Embedding Sustainability In Organisational Culture: Making Cities Liveable Conference (2013 Novotel, Melbourne, St Kilda, from Jun 17, 2013 12:00 AM to Jun 19, 2013 12:00 AM) by Portal Web Editor
Leaders are increasingly recognising that an effective sustainability strategy requires everyone to be engaged and aligned, and for sustainability to be embedded in the culture of the organisation. This raises questions as to how we define a culture of sustainability, how we measure it, and how we create it. Environmental and organisational psychologist Tim Cotter will present at the 6th Making Cities Liveable Conference, in conjunction with the Sustainable Transformation Conference. The presentation will address a model which defines the key elements of a culture of sustainability, including the 13 key enablers that need to be present in order for such a culture to develop. These enablers are a combination of the psychological and attitudinal drivers of sustainable behaviour, as well as the support mechanisms that encourage sustainability within the organisation.
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