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Conservation Agreements, Explained | Conservation International (CI)
 
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In this animated video, learn how Conservation International works with nature's strongest allies--indigenous peoples and local communities--to protect the nature we all rely on.
Important International Conventions on Environment and Ecology -हिंदी में-UPSC CSE/ IAS Preparation
 
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You can find the entire course here: https://goo.gl/aD3nSW Join my live classes here: https://goo.gl/Jw3Vj4 You can find all my courses here: https://goo.gl/QPGfYG In this course, Vimal has explained all the important international conventions on Environment and Ecology. This is one of the most important and scoring section of UPSC Prelims and other State Civil Services Exams. In this lesson, aspirants will get to know all the important concepts, conventions, agreements and latest initiatives in Environment and Ecology, for UPSC/IAS and all other competitive exams. India is a party to five major international conventions related to Wild Life conservation, viz., Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of wild fauna and flora (CITES), International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN), International Whaling Commission (IWC), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization-World Heritage Committee (UNESCO-WHC) and the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS). Download the Unacademy Learning App from the Google Play Store here:- https://goo.gl/02OhYI Download the Unacademy Educator app from the Google Play Store here: https://goo.gl/H4LGHE Do Subscribe and be a part of the community for more such lessons here: https://goo.gl/gycFVs
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Bern Convention: Protecting nature for a better future
 
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For more than 30 years, the Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats (Bern Convention) has been providing assistance, surveillance and innovation to develop strong political actions for the conservation of Europe's natural heritage, involving not only governments but also citizens and NGOs. This promotional video explains how the Bern Convention works and what are its objectives. The Bern Convention is much more than a regional agreement about environmental protection: it´s the European contribution to the sustainable development of life on the planet.
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Kuranda Region Voluntary Conservation Agreement Program Info Session 19 July 2018
 
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Thank you to all contributors of material for this information video. -- Cathy Retter, Kuranda Envirocare, opens community session, overview, feedback forms, refreshments http://kuranda.envirocare.org.au -- Willie Brim, Buluwai Cultural Custodian | Traditional Owner | Buluwai Indigenous Corporation http://www.bulwaicollective.org - Welcome to Country. --- Jax Bergersen, Kuranda Conservation http://www.kurandaconservation.org - Keynote --- Keith Smith – Nature Refuge Officer, Department of Environment and Science - Nature Refuge covenants in Queensland - Australian Wildlife Conservancy – http://www.australianwildlife.org - Queensland Trust for Nature - http://qtfn.org.au --- Lisa Gale – Senior Natural Resource Management Officer, Department Natural Resources, Mining and Energy - Vegetation Management Act 1999 - Voluntary Declaration (VDec) - Category A by agreement - VDec vs Category A by agreement http://www.dnrme.qld.gov.au --- Inga Kamps – Natural Resource Management Officer, Department Natural Resources, Mining and Energy - Recent Changes to Framework - High value regrowth – 15 years (down from 29) - Remnant 50% canopy cover, 70% height - Early Detection System http://www.dnrme.qld.gov.au --- Scott Buchanan - CEO, Wet Tropics Management Authority - Wet Tropics World Heritage Area 900,000 hectares - National Park protection - 30 year anniversary of World Heritage listing http://www.wettropics.gov.au - World Heritage is community responsibility. http://www.daintreeblockade.com.au - WTWHA Neighbours provide a buffer for the National Parks and refuge areas – reducing ‘edge effects’ - Black Mountain Corridor from Lamb Range to Mount Carbine - Kuranda Tree Frog - Evolution & Ecology of the Kuranda Treefrog : Dr Conrad Hoskin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCSGugGYk9E - Evolution & Ecology of the Kuranda Treefrog – Question Time: Dr Conrad Hoskin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RV4preamN2U - Kuranda Tree Frog Action Plan - interview with JCU Dr Conrad Hoskin, ABC Far North, Feb 2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkBW1E_BcrY - There is a need to look at strengthening covenants -- ATTACHMENTS - Distinguished Professor Bill Laurance regarding Rainforest Trust application for 626ha Myola Valley http://kurandaregion.org/content/uploads/2017/11/Rainforest-Trust-Laurance-Kuranda-letter.pdf - STOP KUR-World Fundraiser July 2017 welcomes Distinguished Professor Bill Laurance www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9aruVklZJA - Queensland Council Research Map https://www.mindomo.com/mindmap/e5896f3d2910421a93f370617af29eea
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International Union for Conservation of Nature
 
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Video Software we use: https://amzn.to/2KpdCQF Ad-free videos. You can support us by purchasing something through our Amazon-Url, thanks :) The International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources is an international organization working in the field of nature conservation and sustainable use of natural resources.It is involved in data gathering and analysis, research, field projects, advocacy, lobbying and education.IUCN's mission is to "influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable." Over the past decades, IUCN has widened its focus beyond conservation ecology and now incorporates issues related to gender equality, poverty alleviation and sustainable business in its projects.Unlike other international NGOs, IUCN does not itself aim to mobilize the public in support of nature conservation. ---Image-Copyright-and-Permission--- About the author(s): IUCN License: Public domain ---Image-Copyright-and-Permission--- This channel is dedicated to make Wikipedia, one of the biggest knowledge databases in the world available to people with limited vision. Article available under a Creative Commons license Image source in video
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Let's Protect Our Natural Heritage
 
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To explore the natural beauty and ecological status of Mount Taw Naw (also know as Mount Dawna), the Karen Student Network Groups (KSNG) together with a local person visited the upstream area of the mountain where local people plan to establish as a community forest. Before KNU and Burmese government reached ceasefire agreement, there were no threats to this forest. The forest was protected by KNLA soldiers in the front line. There was no significant logging in the area. However after ceasefire, more logging was done by different armed groups. According to the local people, there was no group who will protect this forest and the rivers. Currently local people are trying to establish this area as a community forest with the vision of conserving the forest resources and the watershed area that serve their rice farms, vegetables, tobacco and other crops plantation. The villagers have already submitted the application to the township Kawthoolei Forestry Department (KFD). Yet, there has been no response from the officials.
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African Convention on the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_Convention_on_the_Conservation_of_Nature_and_Natural_Resources Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts Speaking Rate: 0.8062189498825264 Voice name: en-US-Wavenet-D "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= The African Convention on the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (known also as Algiers Convention) is a continent-wide agreement signed in 1968 in Algiers. It supersedes the Convention Relative to the Preservation of Fauna and Flora in their Natural State of 1933 and has been superseded by the African Convention on Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (revised) signed in Maputo in 2003.
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Sir David Attenborough on Success Stories in Conservation
 
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IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde chats with Sir David Attenborough at the "Balancing Nature and the Global Economy" seminar during the 2019 Spring Meetings. Nature and economic progress often have a conflicting relationship. While water, forests and other natural resources make life and industry possible, the demands of a growing economy are putting unsustainable pressures on the global climate and vital ecosystems. In a warning to policymakers that time is running out, Sir David Attenborough spoke about the need for international action to save the natural world from extinction. Watch the full seminar: https://meetings.imf.org/en/2019/Spring/Schedule/2019/04/11/imf-seminar-one-on-one-lagarde
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Be part of the action – IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016
 
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Come, be part of the action. Register today: www.iucnworldconservationcongress.org Humanity has always been bound to nature. We may forget, but nature always reminds us. Our current path must change. Last year the world agreed to combat climate change and develop more sustainably. But how can we build this new relationship with our planet? And who will lead the way? This September in Hawaiʻi, top government officials, CEOs and civil society leaders will come together with leading scientists and experts from the field to define the path to a sustainable future. Join them in moving global climate and sustainable development agreements into action. Our planet is at a crossroads. Now is the time to act.
Important International Conventions on Environment and Ecology By Vimal Singh Rathore
 
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Important International Conventions on Environment and Ecology: In this lesson, aspirants will get to know all the important concepts, conventions, agreements and latest initiatives in Environment and Ecology, for UPSC/IAS and all other competitive exams. India is a party to five major international conventions related to Wild Life conservation, viz., Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of wild fauna and flora (CITES), International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN), International Whaling Commission (IWC), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization-World Heritage Committee (UNESCO-WHC) and the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS). You can find the entire course here: https://goo.gl/aptUD2 Download the Unacademy Learning App from the Google Play Store here:- https://goo.gl/02OhYI Discuss the course with fellow aspirants here:- https://goo.gl/dRDGJ1
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World Wide Fund for Nature - ENVIRONMENT SERIES - UPSC in HINDI / ENGLISH
 
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KNOW ABOUT WWF - World Wide Fund for Nature ENVIRONMENT SERIES FOR UPSC
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Dispute settlement in multilateral environmental agreements
 
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Maria Socorro Manguiat, Senior Legal Officer at UN Environment, explains why dispute settlement procedures are largely unused in multilateral environmental agreements.
MAN vs EARTH
 
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Is Being ‘Green’ Finally Trendy?
 
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Going Green seems to finally be trendy, and it’s doing a lot of good for the world. Trace explains conspicuous conservation, and how it’s leading people to care more about the environment. Read More: Conspicuous Conservation: The Prius Effect and Willingness to Pay for Environmental Bona Fides http://are.berkeley.edu/fields/erep/seminar/s2011/Prius_Effect_V1.5.3.pdf “Veblem explained in 1899 that ‘in order to gain and hold the esteem of man it is not sufficient merely to possess wealth or power.’” Social Class as Culture: The Convergence of Resources and Rank in the Social Realm http://cdp.sagepub.com/content/20/4/246.abstract “Social class reflects more than the material conditions of people’s lives. Objective resources (e.g., income) shape cultural practices and behaviors that signal social class.” Conspicuous conservation http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0095069613001228 “This paper develops a theory of conspicuous conservation, a phenomenon related to conspicuous consumption in which individuals seek status through displays of austerity amid growing concern about environmental protection.” “Conspicuous Conservation” and the Prius Effect http://freakonomics.com/2011/04/21/conspicuous-conservation-and-the-prius-effect/ “This month, Toyota sold its one millionth Prius hybrid in the U.S. In 10 years, this strange-looking vehicle with the revolutionary engine has claimed a spot among the best-selling cars.” Going Green to Be Seen: Status, Reputation, and Conspicuous Conservation http://assets.csom.umn.edu/assets/140554.pdf “Why do people purchase pro environmental ‘green’ products?” Conspicuous Conservation http://www.huffingtonpost.com/edward-flattau/conspicuous-conservation_b_1198331.html “I bought my battery-charged Prius hybrid vehicle back in 2001 when there were only 12,000 on American roads.” Hey Baby, Is That a Prius You’re Driving? http://freakonomics.com/2011/07/07/hey-baby-is-that-a-prius-you%E2%80%99re-driving/ “Remember when keeping up with the Joneses meant buying a diamond-encrusted cigarette case?” The Psychology of Environmentalism: How the Mind Can Save the Planet http://science.time.com/2011/04/20/the-psychology-of-environmentalism-how-the-mind-can-save-the-planet/ “There aren’t a whole lot of scientific disciplines that haven’t had something to say about climate change over the years — and with good reason.” ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube http://testtube.com/dnews Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez Tara Long on Twitter https://twitter.com/TaraLongest DNews on Facebook https://facebook.com/DiscoveryNews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com Download the TestTube App: http://testu.be/1ndmmMq
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International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Union_for_Conservation_of_Nature 00:02:54 1 History 00:27:23 2 Current work 00:27:32 2.1 IUCN Programme 2017–2020 00:29:32 2.2 Habitats and species 00:31:42 2.3 Business partnerships 00:33:01 2.4 National and international policy 00:34:51 3 Organizational structure 00:35:12 3.1 Members 00:35:58 3.2 Commissions 00:37:57 3.3 Secretariat 00:38:57 4 Governance and funding 00:39:07 4.1 Governance 00:40:49 4.2 Funding 00:41:37 5 Influence and criticism 00:41:47 5.1 Influence 00:43:43 5.2 Criticism 00:47:06 6 Publications 00:48:38 7 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts Speaking Rate: 0.7369089651181443 Voice name: en-AU-Wavenet-C "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN; officially International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources) is an international organization working in the field of nature conservation and sustainable use of natural resources. It is involved in data gathering and analysis, research, field projects, advocacy, and education. IUCN's mission is to "influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable". Over the past decades, IUCN has widened its focus beyond conservation ecology and now incorporates issues related to sustainable development in its projects. Unlike many other international environmental organisations, IUCN does not itself aim to mobilize the public in support of nature conservation. It tries to influence the actions of governments, business and other stakeholders by providing information and advice, and through building partnerships. The organization is best known to the wider public for compiling and publishing the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, which assesses the conservation status of species worldwide.IUCN has a membership of over 1400 governmental and non-governmental organizations. Some 16,000 scientists and experts participate in the work of IUCN commissions on a voluntary basis. It employs approximately 1000 full-time staff in more than 50 countries. Its headquarters are in Gland, Switzerland.IUCN has observer and consultative status at the United Nations, and plays a role in the implementation of several international conventions on nature conservation and biodiversity. It was involved in establishing the World Wide Fund for Nature and the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. In the past, IUCN has been criticized for placing the interests of nature over those of indigenous peoples. In recent years, its closer relations with the business sector have caused controversy.IUCN was established in 1948. It was previously called the International Union for the Protection of Nature (1948–1956) and the World Conservation Union (1990–2008).
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Mark Tercek on How to Solve the World's Greatest Environmental Challenges
 
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Mark Tercek is president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy, the world's largest conservation organization. He is the co-author of the best-selling book, "Nature's Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive by Investing in Nature." He is a champion of the idea of natural capital - valuing nature for its own sake as well as for the services it provides for people, such as clean air and water, productive soils and a stable climate. Hosted by the Stanford Graduate School of Business, the Conradin von Gugelberg Memorial Lecture on the Environment is an annual event that was established by members of the Stanford MBA Class of 1987 in memory of their classmate who had a special commitment to preserving and protecting the Earth's resources. The 2015 lecture was held in collaboration with the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment.
International Union for the Conservation of Nature | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Union_for_Conservation_of_Nature 00:02:26 1 History 00:22:43 2 Current work 00:22:53 2.1 IUCN Programme 2017–2020 00:24:36 2.2 Habitats and species 00:26:26 2.3 Business partnerships 00:27:36 2.4 National and international policy 00:29:09 3 Organizational structure 00:29:28 3.1 Members 00:30:08 3.2 Commissions 00:31:50 3.3 Secretariat 00:32:42 4 Governance and funding 00:32:52 4.1 Governance 00:34:20 4.2 Funding 00:35:02 5 Influence and criticism 00:35:12 5.1 Influence 00:36:51 5.2 Criticism 00:39:41 6 Publications 00:40:59 7 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts Speaking Rate: 0.9973724506832691 Voice name: en-US-Wavenet-F "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN; officially International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources) is an international organization working in the field of nature conservation and sustainable use of natural resources. It is involved in data gathering and analysis, research, field projects, advocacy, and education. IUCN's mission is to "influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable". Over the past decades, IUCN has widened its focus beyond conservation ecology and now incorporates issues related to sustainable development in its projects. Unlike many other international environmental organisations, IUCN does not itself aim to mobilize the public in support of nature conservation. It tries to influence the actions of governments, business and other stakeholders by providing information and advice, and through building partnerships. The organization is best known to the wider public for compiling and publishing the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, which assesses the conservation status of species worldwide.IUCN has a membership of over 1400 governmental and non-governmental organizations. Some 16,000 scientists and experts participate in the work of IUCN commissions on a voluntary basis. It employs approximately 1000 full-time staff in more than 50 countries. Its headquarters are in Gland, Switzerland.IUCN has observer and consultative status at the United Nations, and plays a role in the implementation of several international conventions on nature conservation and biodiversity. It was involved in establishing the World Wide Fund for Nature and the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. In the past, IUCN has been criticized for placing the interests of nature over those of indigenous peoples. In recent years, its closer relations with the business sector have caused controversy.IUCN was established in 1948. It was previously called the International Union for the Protection of Nature (1948–1956) and the World Conservation Union (1990–2008).
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Saving Sage Grouse: The Wyoming Example
 
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This video showcases the Wyoming core area model for saving sage grouse, a strategy that's spreading across the other 10 western states working to prevent a listing under the Endangered Species Act. Conservation Media, who contracted with the Sage Grouse Initiative to develop "Saving Sage Grouse, the Wyoming Example," weaves the story of how and why the policy works with beautiful imagery and interviews representing the energy industry, The Nature Conservancy, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, conservation districts, and others. The film's clearly stated win-win solution demonstrates that innovation and homegrown solutions can work for sage grouse in Wyoming, across its range, and even with other species. It's all part of the new paradigm called the Sage Grouse Initiative. Find out more at http://www.sagegrouseinitiative.com and on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sage-Grouse-Initiative/408072312539614?ref=hl
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Conserving Biodiversity: A Global Priority
 
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Russell A. Mittermeier, Chief Conservation Officer, Global Wildlife Conservation; Chair, Primate Specialist Group, Species Survival Commission of the International Union for Conservation of Nature Biodiversity is the sum total of life on Earth and a living legacy to future generations. Sadly, it is declining almost everywhere on the planet. Russell A. Mittermeier, recipient of the 2018 Indianapolis Prize, is a biologist and lifelong conservationist who has traveled across 169 countries and discovered more than 20 species in his quest to save biodiversity hotspots. Focusing on nonhuman primates—our closest living relatives—Mittermeier will examine strategies for setting conservation priorities, highlight successful initiatives from around the world, and demonstrate why biodiversity is so critical to human survival.
International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Union_for_Conservation_of_Nature 00:02:46 1 History 00:25:50 2 Current work 00:26:00 2.1 IUCN Programme 2017–2020 00:27:55 2.2 Habitats and species 00:29:59 2.3 Business partnerships 00:31:17 2.4 National and international policy 00:33:01 3 Organizational structure 00:33:22 3.1 Members 00:34:06 3.2 Commissions 00:36:01 3.3 Secretariat 00:37:00 4 Governance and funding 00:37:10 4.1 Governance 00:38:49 4.2 Funding 00:39:35 5 Influence and criticism 00:39:46 5.1 Influence 00:41:37 5.2 Criticism 00:44:49 6 Publications 00:46:16 7 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts Speaking Rate: 0.8797371315910483 Voice name: en-US-Wavenet-F "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN; officially International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources) is an international organization working in the field of nature conservation and sustainable use of natural resources. It is involved in data gathering and analysis, research, field projects, advocacy, and education. IUCN's mission is to "influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable". Over the past decades, IUCN has widened its focus beyond conservation ecology and now incorporates issues related to sustainable development in its projects. Unlike many other international environmental organisations, IUCN does not itself aim to mobilize the public in support of nature conservation. It tries to influence the actions of governments, business and other stakeholders by providing information and advice, and through building partnerships. The organization is best known to the wider public for compiling and publishing the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, which assesses the conservation status of species worldwide.IUCN has a membership of over 1400 governmental and non-governmental organizations. Some 16,000 scientists and experts participate in the work of IUCN commissions on a voluntary basis. It employs approximately 1000 full-time staff in more than 50 countries. Its headquarters are in Gland, Switzerland.IUCN has observer and consultative status at the United Nations, and plays a role in the implementation of several international conventions on nature conservation and biodiversity. It was involved in establishing the World Wide Fund for Nature and the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. In the past, IUCN has been criticized for placing the interests of nature over those of indigenous peoples. In recent years, its closer relations with the business sector have caused controversy.IUCN was established in 1948. It was previously called the International Union for the Protection of Nature (1948–1956) and the World Conservation Union (1990–2008).
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31st Anniversary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (Speech)
 
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Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife, Quezon City July 4, 2018 President Rodrigo Roa Duterte graced the 31st founding anniversary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) at the Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) Amphitheater, Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife in Quezon City. The President, together with DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu, led the ceremonial awarding of land titles under the Handog Titulo Program to the representatives of 75 beneficiaries in Metro Manila. The celebration had the theme, ‘Ikaw, Ako, Tayo ang Kalikasan’, putting emphasis on everyone's responsibility to prevent and protect the environment from damage. In his speech, the Chief Executive sent a strong warning against open-pit mining operations. “There will be a time, I still have time left, that I will have to ban open-pit mining,” said the President, further stressing that the practice is destroying the lands and creating landslides near the area of open-pit mining operations. DENR Secretary Cimatu, in his welcome remarks, praised the lawmakers who authored Republic Act 11038 or the Expanded National Integrated Protected Areas System (E-NIPAS) Act that seeks to strengthen the government’s goal to protect the environment by providing mobilization of resources and the preservation and sustainability of the ecosystem by allowing more room for technical and scientific support. “The E-NIPAS Law has added 94 additional legislated protected areas all over the Philippines, and in short, better conservation and protection measures in our protected areas,” Secretary Cimatu said. To further demonstrate the DENR’s thrust, a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was signed by Secretary Cimatu turning over the 871,453 board feet of confiscated lumber to Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) Head, Secretary Eduardo Del Rosario, for the rehabilitation of Marawi City. Former DENR Secretaries also attended the ceremony, commemorating the agency's major milestones since its reorganization into a Department in 1987. Nearing the end of the program, President Duterte led the celebratory singing for Secretary Roy Cimatu’s birthday. *** Connect with RTVM Website: http://rtvm.gov.ph Facebook: www.facebook.com/presidentialcom and www.facebook.com/rtvmalacanang Twitter: @RTVMalacanang Google+: google.com/+RTVMalacanang
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Help Communities Protect Coral Reefs
 
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Visit our crowdfunding page at http://digitalocean.net/projects/help... Communities in southwest Palau know that prevention of illegal fishing is the most important immediate step toward bringing about healthy coral reefs and productive turtle and bird nesting areas. Fana and Merir Island communities in SW Palau (see FIGURE 1 below) are traditional owners and stewards of their islands. They want to protect and sustainably manage them, but do not have the necessary financial, technical, and scientific resources. Under OneReef's marine conservation agreements (MCAs), communities commit to no-take protected areas, catch limits that prevent over-exploitation, and scientific monitoring of reefs and nesting areas. A second party- coral reef investors- commits to providing necessary resources. Although these parties may live far apart and differ culturally, they share a commitment to resilient and intact reefs. OneReef has successfully implemented this approach at Helen Reef in Palau and other areas in Micronesia. In the process, OneReef secured over 90,000 acres of no-take marine area within marine managed areas totaling about 200,000 acres. OneReef is now in final negotiations for agreements with Merir and Fana. Both islands have intact reefs and green turtle nesting beaches. Fana is a globally recognized marine bird-nesting site. Threats include poaching by commercial fishing operations and, to a lesser degree, over-exploitation by local communities. This project will address the illegal fishing problem by supporting teams of conservation officers with the authority to apprehend illegal fishing operations. We also finance various systems, including coast watch programs and radar needed to monitor vessel traffic for suspected illegal fishing. Fast skiffs are used to patrol and apprehend illegal operations. We also supply communication equipment required to call Palau's central enforcement authorities when necessary. Our objective is to raise $20,000 by March 1, which will enable us to launch new agreements, support conservation officers, and supply needed enforcement equipment. The Center for Blue Economy (CBE) has pledged a $10,000 match, so we're already half way to reaching our goal. The project is part of OneReef's larger effort to put a solution in place that fosters climate change adaptation at reefs with the toughest corals, in places where immediate stressors can be brought under control. Through the agreements we negotiate, communities receive jobs, skills, and healthy reefs. Coral reef investors benefit when critical climate change adaptation tasks and sustainable resource use are bundled, packaged and pegged to a finite investment stream. Combined with an existing agreement for Helen Reef and Tobi Island, the pending agreements will lead to creation of a network of coral reef protection in Palau covering most of the SW Islands and associated ocean areas--a total area of about 25,000 square kilometers at the seascape level when the project is completed. The $10,000 net proceeds from this campaign will be allocated as follows: Conservation officer support and equipment -- $12,000 Monitoring data collection -- $6,000 Community outreach and youth program -- $2,000 Thank you so much for your support.
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Saving Land, Protecting Water
 
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Land sustains us all. Clean air, clean water, livestock and agriculture, wildlife habitat, personal renewal, and so much more. How can we ensure the land remains healthy for generations to come? As a Land Trust, the Land Conservation and Stewardship Program at Green Spaces Alliance works to conserve and preserve the natural world we depend on, so its resources may be available for future generations. To accomplish this, nonprofit land trusts work with landowners to create a Conservation Easement. This legal agreement is bound to the land, limiting certain types of intensive or permanently-altering land uses. It also forever protects the property from development. Landowners may be interested in placing a conservation easement on their property for many reasons. Some may want to solely forever protect the land from development, or to keep their scenic views. And for some, several tax benefits may help a family keep their property altogether. Upon meeting the requirements for this conservation easement and enjoying the tax benefits for the past 10 years, we are able to keep, maintain and live on the land entrusted to us 75 years ago, with its many oak trees that also provides nesting places for the owls, hawks, and caracaras to reside. To provide more land conservation opportunities to more landowners, Green Spaces Alliance also works with the City of San Antonio. The City's Edwards Aquifer Protection Program aims to protect the quality and quantity of water entering the aquifer, to ensure the region continues to have plenty of clean water as San Antonio rapidly grows. A conservation easement today ensures that the aquifer's vital recharge zone is protected forever, so that future generations may have the same clean water we are provided today. Everything is connected to land. Won't you help us continue our work protecting valuable Texas landscape for the benefit of the wildlife, citizens of San Antonio, and all who call Texas their home? Your generous support is greatly appreciated, and will allow Green Spaces Alliance to carry on our mission of sustaining the natural environment. It is about being part of something historic, something timely, something wonderful.
Agreement balances jobs, land protection
 
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Premier Christy Clark and Spokesperson John Ward from the Taku River Tlingit First Nation signed an agreement creating 13 new protected areas, and providing resource development opportunities and investment certainty over three million hectares/11,583 sq. mi. in northwestern B.C. News release: http://www.newsroom.gov.bc.ca/2011/07/jobs-and-land-protection-balanced-in-new-agreement.html Learn more about the land and resource management and shared decision-making agreement: http://www.newrelationship.gov.bc.ca/agreements_and_leg/engagement.html. View a map of the area showing the Land Use Plan: http://www.ilmb.gov.bc.ca/slrp/lrmp/smithers/atlin_taku/index.html. See photos of the Atlin Taku region on Flickr: http://flic.kr/s/aHsjtWoHfT Join the conversation with the Premier and add your input to this video at: http://facebook.com/ChristyClarkForBC or on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/christyclarkbc
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Environmental agreement | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_environmental_agreement 00:01:12 1 History and use 00:03:28 2 Effectiveness 00:06:12 3 Barriers and criticism 00:08:37 4 Intergovernmental organization involvement 00:08:50 4.1 United Nations 00:09:58 4.2 World Trade Organization 00:11:37 5 Major MEA participants 00:11:48 5.1 Australia 00:12:32 5.2 Canada 00:13:13 5.3 United States 00:13:49 6 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts Speaking Rate: 0.7324255550106743 Voice name: en-US-Wavenet-B "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= An international environmental agreement or sometimes environmental protocol, is a type of treaty binding in international law, allowing them to reach an environmental goal. In other words, it is "an intergovernmental document intended as legally binding with a primary stated purpose of preventing or managing human impacts on natural resources." An agreement between two nations is known as a bilateral environmental agreement. If the agreement is made among three or more nations, it is called a multilateral environmental agreement (MEA). Such agreements, primarily produced by the United Nations, cover subjects such as atmospheric policies, freshwater policies, hazardous waste and substance policies, the marine environment, nature conservation policies, noise pollution and nuclear safety.
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Jody Holmes: Ecosystem-Based Management & Reconciliation | Bioneers 2017
 
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JODY HOLMES - Place of Power: Ecosystem-Based Management & Reconciliation in Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest. As a primary architect of the globally significant 2016 Great Bear Rainforest Agreement, Jody dedicated 20+ years of her life to the insanely challenging, complex and ultimately successful struggle to protect the largest expanse of old-growth temperate rainforest in the world. This historic agreement formalizes a large-scale model for First Nations reconciliation and shared decision-making, ecologically responsible forestry, and absolute protection of 85% of the forest. Jody will explore how we can find durable solutions to our most “wicked” problems by examining the dynamics of power, gender, science and culture and by using tools drawn from whole systems thinking, innovative conflict resolution techniques and consensus decision-making. Introduction by J.P. Harpignies, Bioneers Associate Producer. This speech was given at the 2017 National Bioneers Conference. Since 1990, Bioneers has acted as a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world's most pressing environmental and social challenges. Subscribe to the Bioneers Radio Series, available on iTunes and other podcast providers and on your local radio station. Support Bioneers today: www.bioneers.org/donate Please join our mailing list (http://www.bioneers.org/subscribe), stay in touch via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Bioneers.org) and follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/bioneers).
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Climate Finance Insights - Meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement
 
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Climate Finance Insights - Meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement Interviews with: Barbara Buchner, Executive Director, CPI Climate Finance; Norbert Gorißen, Head of International Climate Finance, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, Germany; Pacifica F. Achieng Ogola, Director, Climate Change, Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources & Regional Development, Kenya; Jay Koh, Managing Director, The Lightsmith Group; Josué Tanaka, Managing Director, Operational Strategy and Planning, Energy Efficiency and Climate Change, European Bank for Reconstruction & Development. Several representatives of governments and financial institutions discuss financing needs, opportunities, and trends as countries work to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement in a summary video. The "Climate Finance Insights" series of interviews with representatives of governments and financial institutions was filmed at a gathering of the San Giorgio Group in Spring 2017. They gathereded in Venice for frank discussions on the most pressing policy and investment issues related to increasing global climate action. This video was produced through a partnership between the ICCG and Climate Policy Initiative (CPI).
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What is the theme of Earth day 2019? | International Earth Day | The Social Posts
 
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#ThemeOfEarthDay2019 #EarthDay2019Theme #WorldEarthDay2019Theme #InternationalEarthDay2019Theme #WorldEarthDayTheme2019 #2019EarthDayTheme #EarthDayTheme2019 #ThemeEarthDay2019 #ThemeOfEarthDay #ThemeOf2019EarthDay Earth day is the annual event celebrated worldwide on 22nd April every year. On every year, one theme is decided for earth day and the theme of 2019 earth day is to protect and save all the species. The Earth Day, founded by Senator Gaylord Nelson. He had been a witness to the devastation caused by an enormous oil spill in Santa Barbara, California in 1969 propounded the idea to celebrate the earth day. The first earth day was organized in 1970 to promote natural balance and respect for life on the planet as well as to encourage awareness of the growing problems of air, water, and soil pollution. On the International earth day, various environmental issues like pollution of the ocean, debris left over on land, climate change, conservation of the Earth’s ecosystems, energy conservation, soil corruption, corrosion, overpopulation, nuclear issues, the depletion of the ozone layer, the depletion of the Earth’s natural resources etc. are addressed. The protection of the environment is our top most priority and owing to this, the Paris agreement has also done. It is an agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) focuses on the protection of the environment. In December 2015 at the Paris climate conference, 195 countries adopted the first-ever universal, legally binding global action plan to put the world on track to avoid dangerous climate change by limiting global warming to well below 2°C. The theme for Earth Day 2019 The theme for earth day 2018 was to end the plastic pollution and the theme of this year (2019) earth day is to protect and save all the species. In order to maintain a healthy ecological balance on this planet, all other species such as animals, plants, and marine are as important as humans. All species on this planet has a unique place in the food chain that contributes to the ecosystem in its own way. The extinction of species occurs due to the naturally occurring activities and as well as human activities. The most common natural activities affecting the species are climate change, change in sea levels etc. Human activities like fishing, hunting, cut down of forests, use of fertilizers in the land; cutting trees etc. are the main reason for the extinction of these species. We already saw the extinction of several species like the white Cheetah, Dinosaur, Dodo, Passenger Pigeon etc and several other animals are very close to see the extinction. Most common animals are rhinos, elephants, lions, tigers, leopard, jaguars, whales, sharks etc. It is necessary to take strict action to save wildlife; otherwise, the time will come soon when they will find a place only on the list of extinct species. The extinction of such species will impact the human as well so it becomes the great responsibility of every human being to save the wildlife, our planet and most importantly, our own selves. To Know About More Earth Day https://www.socialposts.org/2018/08/theme-earth-day-2019.html https://www.socialposts.org/2019/03/world-earth-day-2019-theme.html Background Music Credit: NoCopyrightSounds To get the updates and the notifications of upcoming videos, please subscribe our YouTube Channel “THE SOCIAL POSTS” and press the bell icon to get the notifications. Follow us on Social Media & Visit our Website Website: www.socialposts.org Facebook: www.facebook.com/thesocialposts Instagram: www.instagram.com/thesocialposts
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Grant Closes a Sale
 
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Closing is what is required to ensure you get what you want in life, both professionally and personally. As harsh as it may seem, “the close” is what separates those who have from those who don’t have. This critical and vital ability is what differentiates the dreamer from the person that realizes his dreams! Selling the product is where the value proposition is made, closing the deal is where the agreement is made. These are two completely different arts. The close is such a talent it must be practiced as a different skill from selling. ---- ►Where to follow and listen to Uncle G: Instagram: https://instagram.com/grantcardone Facebook: https://facebook.com/grantcardonefan SnapChat: https://snapchat.com/add/grantcardone. Twitter: https://twitter.com/GrantCardone Website: http://grantcardonetv.com Advertising: http://grantcardonetv.com/brandyourself Products: http://store.grantcardone.com LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/grantcardone/ iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/cardone-zone/id825614458 ---- Thank you for watching this video—Please Share it. I like to read comments so please leave a comment and… ► Subscribe to My Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/GrantCardone?sub_confirmation=1 -- Grant Cardone is a New York Times bestselling author, the #1 sales trainer in the world, and an internationally renowned speaker on leadership, real estate investing, entrepreneurship, social media, and finance. His 5 privately held companies have annual revenues exceeding $100 million. Forbes named Mr. Cardone #1 of the "25 Marketing Influencers to Watch in 2017". Grant’s straight-shooting viewpoints on the economy, the middle class, and business have made him a valuable resource for media seeking commentary and insights on real topics that matter. He regularly appears on Fox News, Fox Business, CNBC, and MSNBC, and writes for Forbes, Success Magazine, Business Insider, Entrepreneur.com, and the Huffington Post. He urges his followers and clients to make success their duty, responsibility, and obligation. He currently resides in South Florida with his wife and two daughters. #business #realestate #investing #GrantCardone #10XRule #SalesTraining #SalesMotivation Our offerings under Rule 506(c) are for accredited investors only. FOR OUR CURRENT REGULATION A OFFERING, NO SALE MAY BE MADE TO YOU IN THIS OFFERING IF THE AGGREGATE PURCHASE PRICE YOU PAY IS MORE THAN 10% OF THE GREATER OF YOUR ANNUAL INCOME OR NET WORTH. DIFFERENT RULES APPLY TO ACCREDITED INVESTORS AND NON-NATURAL PERSONS. BEFORE MAKING ANY REPRESENTATION THAT YOUR INVESTMENT DOES NOT EXCEED APPLICABLE THRESHOLDS, WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO REVIEW RULE 251(D)(2)(I)(C) OF REGULATION A. FOR GENERAL INFORMATION ON INVESTING, WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO REFER TO WWW.INVESTOR.GOV. For our anticipated Regulation A offering, until such time that the Offering Statement is qualified by the SEC, no money or consideration is being solicited, and if sent in response prior to qualification, such money will not be accepted. No offer to buy the securities can be accepted and no part of the purchase price can be received until the offering statement is qualified. Any offer may be withdrawn or revoked, without obligation or commitment of any kind, at any time before notice of its acceptance given after the qualification date. A person's indication of interest involves no obligation or commitment of any kind. Our Offering Circular, which is part of the Offering Statement, may be found at https://cardonecapital.com/offering-1
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Growing Communities Through Forestry to Protect a Precious Legacy
 
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Description | USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama is partnering with the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities and the Alabama Forestry Commission to improve access to funding that assists minority forest landowners. The success of this endeavor relies on the local influence of community groups, LRLEAN and the Federation of Southern Cooperatives. These groups' ability to build awareness and trust in the federal process has made all the difference for families and community sustainability in Alabama's Black Belt region. Learn More: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/al/newsroom/features/?cid=NRCSEPRD1327709
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What is NATURAL CAPITAL? What does NATURAL CAPITAL mean? NATURAL CAPITAL meaning & explanation
 
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What is NATURAL CAPITAL? What does NATURAL CAPITAL mean? NATURAL CAPITAL meaning - NATURAL CAPITAL definition - NATURAL CAPITAL explanation. Source: Wikipedia.org article, adapted under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ license. Natural capital is one approach to ecosystem valuation which revolves around the idea, in contrast to traditional economics, that non-human life produces essential resources. Thus, ecological health is essential to the sustainability of the economy. In Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution the author claims that the global economy is within a larger economy of natural resources and ecosystem services that sustain us. In order to continue to reap the benefits of our natural environment, we need to recognize the importance of natural capital within the economy. According to the authors, the "next industrial revolution" depends on the espousal of four central strategies: "the conservation of resources through more effective manufacturing processes, the reuse of materials as found in natural systems, a change in values from quantity to quality, and investing in natural capital, or restoring and sustaining natural resources." In a traditional economic analysis of the factors of production, natural capital would usually be classified as "land" distinct from traditional "capital". The historical distinction between "land" and "capital" defined “land” as naturally occurring with a fixed supply, whereas “capital”, as originally defined referred only to man-made goods. (e.g., Georgism) It is however, misleading to view "land" as if its productive capacity is fixed, because natural capital can be improved or degraded by the actions of man over time (see Tragedy of the Commons). Moreover, natural capital yields benefits and goods, such as timber or food, which can be harvested by humans. These benefits are similar to those realized by owners of infrastructural capital which yields more goods, such as a factory which produces automobiles just as an apple tree produces apples. The term 'natural capital' was first used in 1973 by E.F. Schumacher in his book Small Is Beautiful and is closely identified with Herman Daly, Robert Costanza, the Biosphere 2 project, and the Natural Capitalism economic model of Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins, and Hunter Lovins. Recently, it has begun to be used by politicians, notably Ralph Nader, Paul Martin Jr., and agencies of the UK government, including its Natural Capital Committee and the London Health Observatory. All users of the term currently differentiate natural from man-made or infrastructural capital in some way. Indicators adopted by United Nations Environment Programme's World Conservation Monitoring Centre and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to measure natural biodiversity use the term in a slightly more specific way. According to the OECD, natural capital is “natural assets in their role of providing natural resource inputs and environmental services for economic production” and is “generally considered to comprise three principal categories: natural resources stocks, land, and ecosystems.” Within the international community the basic principle is not controversial, although much uncertainty exists over how best to value different aspects of ecological health, natural capital and ecosystem services. Full cost accounting, triple bottom line, measuring well-being and other proposals for accounting reform often include suggestions to measure an "ecological deficit" or "natural deficit" alongside a social and financial deficit. It is difficult to measure such a deficit without some agreement on methods of valuation and auditing of at least the global forms of natural capital (e.g. value of air, water, soil).
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Transforming Natural Resources Industries through Shared Value
 
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NYU Stern's Tensie Whelan engages two CEOs in the natural resources space (Yara and Fibria) on innovating their business to deliver positive outcomes for the environment.
Sir David Attenborough and IMF's Christine Lagarde on “Hope and the Youth” | Nature & Global Economy
 
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IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde chats with Sir David Attenborough at the "Balancing Nature and the Global Economy" seminar during the 2019 Spring Meetings. Nature and economic progress often have a conflicting relationship. While water, forests and other natural resources make life and industry possible, the demands of a growing economy are putting unsustainable pressures on the global climate and vital ecosystems. In a warning to policymakers that time is running out, Sir David Attenborough spoke about the need for international action to save the natural world from extinction. Watch the full seminar: https://meetings.imf.org/en/2019/Spring/Schedule/2019/04/11/imf-seminar-one-on-one-lagarde
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Gender Empowerement in Azraq Part 2
 
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Visit the IUCN website here: http://iucn.org/ This documentary showcases the process of gender empowerment and the implementation of CEDAW agreement in Azraq, Jordan through the IUCN Azraq Oasis Restoration Project.
Countries agree urgent measures to stop illegal trade and secure elephant populations
 
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Delegates at the African Elephant Summit in Botswana on Tuesday signed an agreement to urgently stop the illegal trade of elephants and secure their population across Africa. The conference was convened by the Botswana government and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). On Tuesday the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) released data showing that as many as 20 percent of Africa's elephants could be killed in the next 10 years if illegal poaching continues at the current rate. An estimated 22,000 elephants were illegally killed across Africa in 2012, slightly lower than the 25,000 elephants poached in 2011, according to the report. "A strong momentum from all over the world is developing to turn this tide and many nations and individuals are calling for solutions that are implementable and will work," said Ian Khama, the president of Botswana. "It is now time for Africa and Asia to join forces to protect this universally valued species," he added. "I wholeheartedly invite your active participation and equally anticipate your unprecedented commitment to action." One of the 14 points in the agreement delegates committed too is classifying wildlife trafficking as a serious crime. "The fact that this was a meeting involving the entire value chain of the elephant situation, the range countries, the transition countries and the consumer countries was unique and very important," said Julia Marton-Lefevre, Director-General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). "I think this sort of model will actually be followed in other parts of the world for other species and of course the Asian elephant also," she added. Africa currently has about 500,000 elephants, according to the IUCN. Elephants in central Africa are bearing the brunt of the poaching. But high poaching levels in all sub-regions mean that even the large elephant populations in southern and eastern Africa are at risk unless the trend is reversed, the IUCN has said. "I think it is very important that as well that we take ownership, because having elephants and wildlife is sustainable and it also gives livelihood to communities," said Tshekedi Khama, Botswana's Minister of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism. "If we deplete those resources we also deplete the livelihood through tourism through wildlife and various other ways to the communities, remembering that we don't always start on the same level as everybody else," he added. "So the decisions we make today are the decisions not just for us at our level, but decisions for people who live in our countries." Poverty and weak governance in elephant range states, together with rising demand for illegal ivory in consuming nations, are believed to be the key factors behind the increase in elephant poaching in recent years. The European Commission announced it was spending 12.3 (m) million euros (16.7 (m) million US dollars) to implement any decision agreed on at the conference. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/6e2454b519200ab75843efbd87048545 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment report ANALYSIS latest current affairs news analysis ias pcs ssc
 
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Panel: Land Use and Preservation
 
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Adell L. Amos, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and an Associate Professor in the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program moderates a discussion on ranching and environmental issues with panelists Gerda Hyde, Billie Roney and Lois Stevenson, in conjunction with Lynda Lanker's "Tough By Nature: Portraits of Cowgirls and Ranch Women of the American West." Gerda Hyde (born 1930) owns and operates the 5000-acre Yamsi Ranch near Chiloquin, Oregon. A recipient of the 1992 Alexander Calder Conservation Award, she and her family have long been proponents of using environmental protection and habitat conservation to raise chemical-free beef. Yamsi Ranch is a multigenerational operation, involving the efforts of Hyde's sons and eight of her seventeen grandchildren. One of Billie Redemeyer Roney's (born 1952) first memories is taking apart carburetors with her dad. She was something of a tomboy, growing up on the Roney Ranch in Chico, California. That changed—a little bit at least—when she eased into her teenage years and became a town-and-country model. Today, she lives on a working cattle ranch. She takes seriously the impact of politics and public policy on her way of life and works as an advocate for the ranching community, serving on an agriculture council through her local Chamber of Commerce and lobbying in Sacramento. She also works on curriculum development with faculty members in the agriculture department at the university. She spent a month in the Middle East under the auspices of the Agriculture Educational Foundation—leadership training. "I would go back there in a second," she says. Lois Stevenson (born 1928) owns and operates Knee Deep Cattle Company outside of Eugene, Oregon. Thursday, August 9, 5:30 p.m.
Susan Clayton: Environmental Identity
 
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This video was developed for the online course Environmental Education: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Addressing Wicked Problems. This online course was developed under Assistant Agreement No. NT-83497401 awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It has not been formally reviewed by EPA. The views expressed are solely those of Cornell University and the individual lecturers; EPA does not endorse any products or commercial services mentioned. This video is available for noncommercial distribution. Commercial use of this material is prohibited. Please contact Marianne Krasny, Cornell University, for more information.
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Farm Factor -  Leonard Jordan discusses the Conservation Stewardship Program - February 21, 2017
 
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(Jamie) We’re back! Now Duane and Leonard talk about how the Conservation Stewardship Program has been retooled after input from farmers. (Duane Toews) Duane Toews tuning in once again. AG am in Kansas, in a chance to catch up with Leonard Jordan with NRCS, talking about conservation programs. Leonard obviously, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, it's in the name, conservation is the game, but an opportunity as of late to kind of retool one of the programs that really can have some big impact for producers. (Leonard Jordan) Thank you very much Duane and we are very excited about the roll out for this retool, the Modified Conservation Stewardship Program, which so happen to be one of the largest working land conservation programs in the world. We have north of 70 million acres that are enrolled, involving some thousands of farmers and ranchers all over the country. We're very excited about the new look that people will see. (Duane) Can you tell us a little bit about the specifics of the program? Changes that growers are going to see and what it means to them in their conservation efforts on their working lands? (Leonard) First of all, the program has been very successful. For the last couple of years, we have been soliciting and getting feedback from producers to ask the question, "What if the program is working well for you, but what are some of the things that you would like to see us consider in order for it to be even more effective or for you to benefit greater, more from it?" One of the things they talk about was great effect of flexibility. Example, in the past program, if we enter into an agreement with producers to say they were going to put in certain practices this year or that year, the flexibility wasn't there that if something happened and they wanted to change; to change, it basically means that the contract had to be terminated. We heard from them, they said things like weather patterns we can't control. There are things in the operation of a farm that just have to change periodically and if we had the nimbleness within the program, we felt that that would make it much, much more effective. We heard what they said and we incorporated it. That's one thing on flexibility. The other thing was simplicity. That came from the producers as well as our own staff because what they were saying is that give us ability to be able to sit down with a producer and be able to thoroughly explain the intricacies of the program for which they understand. First of all, we understand enough that we can do it, but then they understand so at the end of the day, after we've explained it, they know exactly what role they have, what the criteria, how it would impact them and at the end of the day, if there were dollars associated which it would be, what potential dollars they can potentially receive as a result of entering into this agreement for this program. That's simplicity. We incorporated that into it. (Duane) Leonard, we think about making programs work. Obviously, you reference some key points to that, simplicity and flexibility. Despite the fact that NRCS, a government organization and entity, they really do have producers and the environment's best interest in mind. (Leonard) Indeed we do. First of all, I'd like to say that the volunteer producers around the country, they have the best interest of the society and the environmental benefits in mind as well. They want to do the right thing. Our role is simply to work with them, to provide them incentive, provide them with tools to equip them to enable them to do that. But one component that we believe in, and that if we listen to the local concerns, we listen to the local people and again, as an example that I used for improving this program, we listen to them on other programs as well. What are the concerns in the local community, what are the things as an agency that we need to do to enable you to be successful? We listen, we try to incorporate and we will continue to do that. (Duane) Our thanks to Leonard Jordan joining us from National Resources Conservation Service, NRCS. For AGam in Kansas, Duane Toews reporting. Jamie, we'll send it back to you. (Jamie) Thanks Duane! Coming up after the break are suggestions about when to know fed cattle are finished.
A Soil Health Score, Dr. Ray Ward, Ward Labs, Kearney, NE.
 
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Presentation 2 at the South Dakota Soil Health Challenge February 13, 2014 event in Mitchell, SD: "A Soil Health Score" with Dr. Ray Ward, Ward Labs, Kearney, NE. Background: In 2013, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service entered into a cooperative agreement with the South Dakota No-Till Association, and iGrow/SDSU Extension for delivering the latest soil health and productivity technology to South Dakota farmers and ranchers. A series of four local events were held in Sioux Falls, Watertown, Belle Fourche and Mitchell, SD. The Mitchell event was recorded. This February 13, 2014 event held in Mitchell, SD was fourth in the series of statewide events and made possible by the additional support of: Dawn Equipment Farm Credit Services of America C&B Operations, LLC / Davison County Implement, Mitchell Prairie States Seed, Wausa, NE LaCrosse Seeds, Sioux Falls, SD Agronomy Plus, Mitchell, SD USDA SARE Ducks Unlimited First Dakota National Bank Farmers Alliance -- CHS, Mitchell, SD Pioneer Seed Company Dakota's Best Seed, Platte Scott Supply, Mitchell, SD Pheasants Forever Davison County Conservation District Hanson County Conservation District Aurora County Conservation District Yankton County Conservation District February 2014 This recording was made possible by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) South Dakota. USDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider
Theresa Mundita LIM, Department of Environment & Natural Resources, PHILIPPINES
 
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The Philippine Clearing House Mechanism is a website that provides relevant information on the Convention on Biological Diversity in the country. It is established as part of the Philippine commitment to the CBD to promote and facilitate technical and scientific cooperation among the various stakeholders on biodiversity in the country. It contains national biodiversity-related information that is required to assist policy makers and interested stakeholders to meet obligations under the Convention and to conserve and sustainably use biodiversity. It also aims to facilitate the sharing of data and information between and among various stakeholders on biodiversity in the Philippines. Thus, regular inflow of information from partners and stakeholders is necessary to maintain the content of the PCHM. It operates through an information technology-based network called the BIOWEB.PH established through a Memorandum of Agreement among different biodiversity partners. Sharing of information is done through a web-based information system. To read more, click: http://www.chm.ph/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=399&Itemid=53
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A New Way of Delivering Species Conservation: WAFWA's Lesser Prairie-Chicken Range-wide Plan
 
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This WAFWA video demonstrates how the mitigation program in the Lesser Prairie-Chicken Range-wide Conservation Plan is successfully conserving habitat for this iconic grassland bird. The video documents work being done on a West Texas ranch that is being funded by industry participation in the plan. The video was produced through a partnership between WAFWA, the Natural Resources Conservation Service and Pheasants Forever. Additional information here: http://www.wafwa.org/initiatives/grasslands/lesser_prairie_chicken/ Video produced by Conservation Media LLC http://conservationmedia.com. In Order of Appearance: Randy Beasley (Landowner Yoakum County, TX) Jim Pitman (WAFWA) Sean Kyle (WAFWA) Ron Schindler (Pioneer Oil & Gas)
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CNHP 2018 Partners Meeting Panel 2: Natural Climate Solutions: Benefits for Nature and People
 
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Colorado’s forests, rangelands, and aquatic systems contribute towards mitigating the impacts from a warming planet by sequestering carbon and providing resiliency from severe climate events. Increased wildfires, droughts, and damage from insects and disease stand to lessen the value of Colorado’s natural lands. Our Partners will discuss their visions and strategies for incorporating climate impacts and natural solutions into their efforts. We will also pose the question: How can we effectively achieve natural solution goals, adapt to a changing climate, and maintain a healthy human community? Moderator: Renée Rondeau, Conservation Planner/Ecologist, Colorado Natural Heritage Program Panelists: Imtiaz Rangwala, Research Scientist, NOAA ESRL, CIRES/Western Water Assessment Bruce Rittenhouse, Branch Chief, Cultural and Natural Resources, Bureau of Land Management George Schisler, Aquatic Research Chief, Colorado Parks and Wildlife Betsy Neely, Climate Change Programs Manager, The Nature Conservancy Robin O’Malley, Director, North Central Climate Science Center
UPSC PRELIMS - 2017 - ENVIRONMENTAL ORG - UN ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME
 
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UPSC PRELIMS - 2017 - ENVIRONMENTAL ORG - UN ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME Formation: 5 June 1972  H. Q. : Nairobi, Kenya The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is an agency of United Nations and coordinates its environmental activities, assisting developing countries in implementing environmentally sound policies and practices. It was founded by Maurice Strong, its first director, as a result of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (Stockholm Conference). UN Environment also has six regional offices and various country offices. UN Environment has overall responsibility for environmental problems among United Nations agencies but international talks on specialized issues, such as addressing global warming or combating desertification, are overseen by other UN organizations, like the Bonn-based Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification. UN Environment activities cover a wide range of issues regarding the atmosphere, marine and terrestrial ecosystems, environmental governance and green economy. The World Meteorological Organization and UN Environment established the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 1988. The International Cyanide Management Code, a program of best practice for the chemical’s use at gold mining operations, was developed under UN Environment’s aegis. It is also a member of the United Nations Development Group. UN Environment has a programme for young people known as Tunza. Global Environment Outlook (GEO) is a series of reports on the environment issued periodically by the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP). The GEO project was initiated in response to the environmental reporting requirements of UN Agenda 21 and to a UNEP Governing Council decision of May 1995 which requested the production of a new comprehensive global state of the environment report. Five GEO reports have been published to date: GEO-1 in 1997; GEO-2000 in 1999; GEO-3 in 2002; GEO-4 in 2007; and GEO-5 in 2012. United Nations Environment Programme has launched “Young Champions of the Earth,” a new initiative that aims to celebrate and support individuals between the ages of 18 and 30 with outstanding ideas to save the environment. The initiative is sponsored by Covestro, one of the world’s leading polymer companies and a strong proponent of innovation for environmental sustainability. Each year, six young people – one from each of UN Environment’s global regions – will be named “Young Champions of the Earth.” These winners will each receive $15,000 in seed funding as well as intensive training and tailored mentoring to help bring their big environmental ideas to life. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) recently published a report, “Fintech and Sustainable Development: Assessing the Implications,” exploring how digital finance can be leveraged for environmental gains. UN Environment's main activities are related to: climate change; including the Territorial Approach to Climate Change (TACC); disasters and conflicts; ecosystem management; environmental governance; environment under review; harmful substances; and resource efficiency.
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Gifford Pinchot Bridging Environmental and Labor in the Early 20th Century
 
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Gifford Pinchot, America's first professionally trained forester rose to national prominence as a conservationist and political progressive under the patronage of President Theodore Roosevelt. He likely would have support the current movements uniting working people and their unions and environmentalists in building the new, green economy. Transforming the economy through renewable energy, energy efficiency, mass transit and rail, a new smart grid and other solutions to global warming, has the potential to create millions of jobs, while reducing global warming emissions. Pinchot was elected twice as Republican governor of Pennsylvania. As a politician he fought for wiser use of natural resources and for fuller justice for the average citizen. In 1922 Pinchot campaigned for governor of Pennsylvania and won a close election. The miners of anthracite coal struck twice during his first term of office. The first strike, in 1923, lasted only a week due to Pinchot's decisive arbitration. The strike of 1925 continued for six months and again Pinchot's forceful mediation was necessary. Pinchot called both sides for daily meetings, finally achieving a compromise. Because Pennsylvania governors were then prohibited from successive terms, Pinchot ran again for the Senate and lost. But in 1931, he began his second term as Pennsylvania's governor during the depression years. He successfully pressed for large reductions in utility rates and built twenty thousand miles of paved rural roads to "get the farmer out of the mud." Realizing that State aid would not be sufficient to curb the effects of the Depression, he was one of the first of the governors to decide that federal aid was needed. In 1933, the bituminous coal miners at U.S. Steel's "captive mines" struck. The mine owners refused to recognize the United Mine Workers union, despite federal law requiring collective bargaining. Pressure exerted by Pinchot and President Franklin D. Roosevelt caused the company to recognize the union. During his last year as governor, Pinchot ran unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination for election to the U.S. Senate. As usual, he received little assistance from the leaders of his party, whom he had greatly annoyed by supporting the economic recovery programs of Democrat Franklin Roosevelt. For more on Gifford Pinchot, go to http://www.fs.fed.us/gt/local-links/historical-info/gifford/gifford.shtml . For more on the current links between labor and the environment, go to http://www.sustainlabour-labourandenvironment.blogspot.com/ and to the Blue-Green Alliance website at http://www.bluegreenalliance.org/home . The US Blue Green Alliance is a national, strategic partnership between labor unions and environmental organizations dedicated to expanding the number and quality of jobs in the green economy. Launched in 2006 by the United Steelworkers and the Sierra Club, this unique labor-environmental collaboration has grown to include the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA), American Federation of Teachers (AFT), Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) and the Sheet Metal Workers' International Association. The Blue Green Alliance unites more than eight and a half million people in pursuit of good jobs, a clean environment and a green economy. The Blue Green Alliance works on issues ranging from energy and climate change to transportation to workers' rights and green chemistry. This was clipped from the 1986 film, Visions of the Wild, by the Department of Agriculture. Forest Service. Division of State and Private Forestry. Fire and Aviation Management Staff. The entire film has been digitized by the nonprofit Public.Resource.Org (http://public.resource.org/index.html ) in a cooperative agreement with the National Technical Information Service (http://public.resource.org/ntis.gov/index.html ) and is available at the Internet Archive at www.archive.com .
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The Gaborone Declaration for Sustainability in Africa
 
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In 2012, President Ian Khama of Botswana co-hosted with CI the Summit for Sustainability in Africa. The Summit was attended by heads of state and ministers from 10 African nations, corporate leaders, and other thought leaders, and together they set the path to tackle the urgent issue of growing the economy of their respective countries while also ensuring the protection of their vital natural resources like forests and fresh water. The result: a sea change in the way these forward-thinking African nations are choosing to develop. http://bit.ly/2EOtIRt
Can Re-greening the Planet Make Commercial Sense?
 
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Natural systems – forests, grasslands, and wetlands – can deliver over a third of the mitigation needed to meet the Paris Agreement’s 2 °C target, a critical biological bridge in the next two decades. Growth in demand for natural resources will put unprecedented pressure on our planet, but it also brings opportunity for economic growth and value creation. Emerging analysis points to a wealth of opportunities offered by our lands, indicating that a substantial portion of the activities needed to deliver climate mitigation are commercially viable without a carbon price or climate policy. Hear from The Nature Conservancy Managing Director Justin Adams on how "regreening the planet" is both a carbon reduction strategy on a massive scale, and a social and economic imperative.
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What does the Paris Climate Agreement mean for land conservation organizations?
 
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The Paris Climate Agreement marked a historic moment in our collective fight against climate change. Since that time, and, particularly, at the recent COP in Marrakesh, countries have been working to frame their climate change pledges. Considering these developments, how can land conservation organizations help their countries to meet their climate goals? Will the Paris Agreement lead to new funding sources? How should an organization start thinking about integrating carbon accounting into their projects? Join the International Land Conservation Network (ILCN) and carbon finance experts for a crash course on how land conservation organizations can engage in climate change adaption and mitigation within the framework of the Paris Climate Agreement. This webinar, moderated by the Director of the ILCN, Laura Johnson, will feature presentations by Andrea Tuttle, consultant in forest and climate policy, and Rob Wilson, Director of Conservation Finance at the Nature Conservancy of Canada. Andrea and Rob covers: - A high-level overview of the Paris Climate Agreement; - How a land conservation project may fit into a country’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs); - The basics of carbon markets, offsets, and third party verification; and - An example of a conservation project that included a carbon market framework to finance ongoing stewardship. This is the first in an upcoming series of webinars hosted by the ILCN and partners that will explore the latest innovations in conservation finance, law and policy, organization and governance, and stewardship. The ILCN is a project of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.
Billy Kenoi on the Aloha+ Challenge, IUCN World Conservation Congress - Sept. 5, 2016
 
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The Aloha+ Challenge is a commitment to achieve six interconnected sustainability targets by 2030 in Clean Energy, Local Food Production, Natural Resource Management, Solid Waste Reduction, Smart Sustainable Communities and Green Workforce & Education. In July 2014, Mayor Billy Kenoi joined his fellow Hawaiʻi mayors, the governor, and the CEO of OHA in signing on to the Aloha+ Challenge - two years before the U.S. signed the Paris Agreement. On stage at the World Conservation Congress in 2016, Mayor Billy shares why signing on was important to him.
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