May 28, 2016

What We’re Reading: Healthy Environment, Healthy People

The Editors EcoAgriculture Partners

Stories we loved the week of May 23rd: UN report says environmental degradation leading cause of death worldwide – IISD Environmental degradation and pollution cause almost a quarter of all deaths, up to 234 times as many premature deaths as occur in conflicts annually and the deaths of more than 25% of all children under […] ...
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May 18, 2016

Integrating Food into Urban Planning: an opportunity in the New Urban Agenda

Thomas Forster The New School

Habitat III, coming as it is during the long exhale following the sustainable development and climate agreements of 2015, has been largely overlooked by the media and the public. This is a mistake. Already more than half of humanity lives in cities, with the number of urbanites set to double by 2050. The UN Habitat […] ...
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May 13, 2016

What We’re Reading: The Promise of Partnerships

The Editors EcoAgriculture Partners

Stories we loved the week of May 8th:   Agenda 2030 Implementation: Delivering on the promise – World Vision A new policy paper from World Vision and The Partnering Initiative, “Delivering on the Promise: In-country multi-stakeholder platforms to catalyse collaboration and partnership for Agenda 2030.” Taking a systems-thinking approach, the paper explor ...
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May 6, 2016

What We’re Reading: UN SecGen talks integration for SDGs

The Editors EcoAgriculture Partners

Stories we loved the week of May 1:   ‘Now is the time for implementation,’ Ban urges session on integrating UN sustainability agenda – UN News Centre “We now have a set of goals and targets that form the basis for a coherent, integrated and indivisible approach to eradicating poverty and achieving sustainable development. We […] ...
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May 3, 2016

Food Flows and the Integrated Landscape Approach

Louis Wertz EcoAgriculture Partners

Integrated planning for sustainable development gets more complicated as you move toward population centers, but it also gets more critical. Last year at the 12th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification and Degradation, I heard a number of examples, especially during a series of side events held in the Rio Conventions Pavilion, o ...
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