Daily Archives: June 19, 2017

Solar Radiation Management Science 2015 – University of Cambridge


Nick Breeze

Streamed live on Mar 13, 2015

Friday 13 March (Engineering department)

8.oo Registration, coffee

Panel Discussion: Enhancing Food Systems for Improved Urban Food Security and Nutrition


IFPRI

Published on Jun 19, 2017

Moderator: Ann Tutwiler, Director General, Bioversity International

Panelists: Corinne Abbas, Senior Policy Officer, Food and Nutrition Security, Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Joachim De Weerdt, Senior Lecturer at IOB, University of Antwerp, and Senior Research Fellow at LICOS, KU

Leuven Nazia Mintz Habib, Research Director, Resilience and Sustainable Development, Centre for Rising Powers, University of Cambridge

Leonard Mizzi, Head of Unit, Rural Development, Food Security, Nutrition, DG DEVCO, EC

at the IFPRI special event, “Food Security and Nutrition in an Urbanizing World” held Tuesday June 6th, 2017 in Brussels, Belgium. More information at: http://www.ifpri.org/event/food-secur…

Food-Matters

Oxford Population, Migration & Environment Symposium – 3 & 4 August 2017 and 7 & 8 December 2017

The Oxford Symposium on Population, Migration, and the Environment is a special interest meeting of London Symposia, an organization devoted to scholarly research, writing, and discourse. This interdisciplinary conference is an opportunity for scientists and policy makers to present papers and engage in discussion relevant to sustainability, human welfare, and progress.

This interdisciplinary conference seeks to bring to the table academics and professionals from the realms of economics, education, environmental studies, the built environment, sociology political science, gender equity, ethics and other related fields, to present papers and engage in discourse relevant to global environmental issues and its effects on human welfare and progress.

You are invited to present a paper on an aspect of research, or you may wish to attend as an observer. If you wish to present a paper, you will be requested to submit a brief abstract for review by the Programme Committee.

…(read more).

The Sustainable Development Goals – Action Towards 2030 | CAFOD and SDGs


CAFOD

Published on Aug 16, 2016

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as part of Agenda 2030 – see: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org…

Sustainable Development Goals – your questions answered: http://cafod.org.uk/News/Campaigning-…

In Video 1, CAFOD explains what the SDGs are and why they are transformational in the way the world fights extreme poverty, inequality, injustice and climate change.

In Video 2: CAFOD explains what civil society groups can get involved and help make sure we get there.

“We are faced not with two separate crises, one environmental and the other social, but rather with one complex crisis which is both social and environmental. Strategies for a solution demand an integrated approach to combating poverty, restoring dignity to the excluded, and at the same time protecting nature.” – Pope Francis, Laudato Si’ 139.

In 2015, world leaders from 193 countries agreed the Sustainable Development Goals – or SDGs – the world’s new action plan for the next 15 years to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, fight inequality, tackle climate change and achieve sustainable development for all.

The SDGs follow the Millennium Development Goals – or MDGs –agreed in 2000 in a global coordinated attempt to tackle development issues.

There are four underlining principles that come with the SDGs and that are transformational in the way we work on development in the future:

Firstly they are universal and apply to every country, rich and poor, north and south, developed and developing.

Secondly, they integrate all dimensions of sustainability: economic development, social progress and environmental protection.

Thirdly, the SDGs tell us we should leave no one behind.

And finally, the SDGs require the participation of all.

Taken together with the Paris Climate Change agreement and the Pope’s Encyclical Laudato Si, the SDGs provide a new framework for approaching sustainable development.

Animation by Dee at https://sketchpadstudio.com/

CAFOD works in communities across Africa, Asia and Latin America, helping people to tackle the poverty and injustice they face. We work wherever the need is greatest, with people of all faiths and none.

Learn about CAFOD: http://www.cafod.org.uk/

UNICEF: Building the Future: Children and the Sustainable Development Goals in Rich Countries


UNICEF Innocenti

Published on Jun 14, 2017

In high income countries, 1 in 5 children lives in poverty. 1 in 3 fifteen year olds does not meet minimum education standards in reading, science and math. 1 in 8 children faces food insecurity. The UN sustainable development goals are a roadmap for improving the lives of children — in rich and poor countries alike. New research from UNICEF ranks countries on how well prepared they are to meet their goals. Sustainable development means protecting the rights of all children, no matter where they live.

https://www.unicef-irc.org/publications/890/

Building the Future: Children and the Sustainable Development Goals in Rich Countries

https://www.unicef-irc.org/publications/pdf/RC14_eng.pdf

Global press release – innocenti report card 14

Building the Future: Children and the Sustainable Development Goals in Rich Countries

(New York/Florence, 15 June 2017) 1 in 5 children in high-income countries lives in relative income poverty and an average of 1 in 8 faces food insecurity, according to the latest Report Card issued by the UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti.

Building the Future: Children and the Sustainable Development Goals in Rich Countries is the first report to assess the status of children in 41 high-income countries in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) identified as most important for child well-being. It ranks countries based on their performance and details the challenges and opportunities that advanced economies face in achieving global commitments to children.

“Report Card 14 is a wake-up-call that even in high-income countries progress does not benefit all children,” said Sarah Cook, Director of UNICEF Innocenti. “Higher incomes do not automatically lead to improved outcomes for all children, and may indeed deepen inequalities. Governments in all countries need to take action to ensure the gaps are reduced and progress is made to reach the SDGs for children.”

https://www.unicef-irc.org/article/1620/

United Nations News Centre – One in five children in rich countries lives in poverty, UNICEF ‘wake-up call’ report shows

15 June 2017 – One in five children in high-income countries lives in relative income poverty, and an average of one in eight faces food insecurity, according to a new report released today by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

The latest ‘Report Card’ issued by the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre underscores that rich nations also face challenges meeting global commitments to children.

“Report Card 14 is a wake-up-call that even in high-income countries progress does not benefit all children,” said Sarah Cook, Director of UNICEF Innocenti.

Building the Future: Children and the Sustainable Development Goals in Rich Countriesis the first report to assess the status of children in 41 high-income countries in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) identified as most important for child well-being. It ranks countries based on their performance and details the challenges and opportunities that advanced economies face in achieving global commitments to children.

“Higher incomes do not automatically lead to improved outcomes for all children, and may indeed deepen inequalities. Governments in all countries need to take action to ensure the gaps are reduced and progress is made to reach the SDGs for children,” she emphasized.

While the report says that on average one in five children in high-income countries lives in relative income poverty, there is wide variation, from one in 10 in Denmark, Iceland and Norway to one in three in Israel and Romania.

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see:

Building the Future: Children and the Sustainable Development Goals in Rich Countries, Innocenti Report Card no. 14, UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti, Florence (2017).

(2017). Building the Future: Children and the Sustainable Development Goals in Rich Countries, Innocenti Report Card no. 14, UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti, Florence

The world will need to feed an extra 2 billion people by 2030


World Economic Forum

Published on Jun 19, 2017

http://www.weforum.org/