East and Southern Africa

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In late November 2018, MARPLASTICCs’ Kenya National Steering Committee members came together for the first time in Nairobi, Kenya. The aim was to...
National members strongly reiterated how MARPLASTICCs plays a vital role in tackling the plastics challenge and supporting the government in dealing with this issue. They emphasised the need for...
Red List Authority Coordinator: Quentin Luke2016-2017 Eastern African Plant RLA Report
Mangrove forests make up one of the most productive and biologically diverse ecosystems on the planet. They grow in a variety of depths of salt water...
Mangroves have the ability to absorb up to four times more carbon dioxide by area than upland terrestrial forests (Donato et al., 2011). The remarkable traits of the mangrove ecosystem translate into...
Along with over 18,000 participants from 180 countries representing government institutions, national agencies, academia and research, private sector...
The event provided an opportunity for stakeholders to come together and achieve the following: identify ways to harness the potential of the blue economy to create jobs and combat poverty and hunger...
Member states, industry players, UN agencies, leading experts and civil society organisations from around the globe have come together this week in...
The world’s governments have recently recognised the need for a coordinated global response to tackle marine plastic pollution. They are now considering the creation of a new global convention to...
Southern African Plant Specialist Group Chair: Hermenegildo Matimele Red List Authority Coordinator: Lize von Staden
Second article of the Children as Champions of Climate Change - stories from all around the Planet series. Students surprised project leaders with...
The Global Climate Change Youth Movement is set to beat the Guinness World Record 2018 by engaging young people to create 100'000 climate change postcards. This project by The Swiss Agency for...
Research offers guidance on making mangrove conservation investments more sustainable and impactful
Mangroves are under threat globally due to land conversion, overexploitation, and other human-induced stressors. Various stakeholders, including governments and NGOs, have been working on the...
IUCN SSC Madagascar Plant Specialist Group Chair: Vololoniaina JeannodaRed List Authority Coordinator: Sylvie Renée Andriambololonera2016-2017 Madagascar Plant SG Report
Blog by Claire Warmenbol. SUSTAIN is a 10-year programme supporting inclusive green growth in Tanzania and Mozambique, with a particular focus on...
To some it may still come as a surprise that there is a strong link between sustainability and financial performance. A recent study 'From the stockholder to the stakeholder’ from the University of...
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as well as WildArk – A Movement for the...
The Prespa-Ohrid Ecoregion, covering parts of Albania, Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and including six protected areas, is not only rich in stunning nature, but also benefits...
We asked a dozen people to talk about inclusive green growth in Mozambique and Tanzania. Each had a slightly different take on the definition, but...
Five years into an ambitious programme exploring how to grow sustainable development practices in three distinct sections of growth corridors in Mozambique and Tanzania, we are beginning to see the...

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