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Mike Shanahan's Blog – May 2012 Archive (3)

Global leaders in sustainable development to speak at landmark IIED conference in Rio

Government ministers, heads of UN agencies, business leaders, senior scientists and other experts in sustainable development are set to show that a fairer, greener world is a realistic vision when they speak at a major conference convened by the International Institute for Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro on 16-17 June.


IIED has designed ‘Fair ideas: sharing solutions for a sustainable planet’ to share expertise, ideas and practical experiences from…


Added by Mike Shanahan on May 23, 2012 at 12:59 — No Comments

IIED conference on sustainable development in Rio de Janeiro (16-17 June)

Working closely with partners in Brazil and elsewhere, IIED will host an information-sharing event on the 16 and 17 June. Fair ideas will open up a space for researchers and practitioners working for a greener, fairer world to add important knowledge, experience and momentum to the official summit.

To register (free) or read the full conference programme, visit the Fair…


Added by Mike Shanahan on May 16, 2012 at 14:30 — No Comments

Report Calls for REDD+ to Invest in Forest Communities

Press release

New Haven, Conn, USA: Income generated from REDD+ should be given to forest communities to invest in their future, recommends a new report by The Forests Dialogue (TFD). Investing locally in this way should be part of understanding REDD+ as integral to broader development among forest-dependent communities.

The new report Giving REDD+ Life, examines the relationship between REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest…


Added by Mike Shanahan on May 16, 2012 at 11:51 — No Comments

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