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Climate Change Is Killing the Cedars of Lebanon

Anne Barnard, the New York Times Beirut bureau chief for the past six years, and Josh Haner, a Times photographer, went to Lebanon’s cedar forests to see how the trees are today.   BAROUK CEDAR FOREST, LEBANON — Walking among the cedars on a mountain slope in Lebanon feels like visiting the territory of primeval beings. Some of the oldest trees have …

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Mobile Pastoralism in the Mediterranean: arguments and evidence for policy reform and its role in combating climate change

The many benefits of mobile pastoralismi in the Mediterranean, and the world over, are detailed in a new report from the Mediterranean Consortium for Nature and Culture. This 10’000 year old practice, forgotten or lost in some places, may actually be a retro-innovative system of livestock management critical for the sustainability of our planet. “Mobile pastoralism is one of the …

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Nations Meet in Bonn to Take Forward Guidelines for Fully Implementing Paris Agreement

In a next round of UN climate change negotiations, nations are meeting from 8 – 18 May 2017 to further develop the guidelines needed to fully implement the landmark 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement now and over the decades to come. Issues under discussion range from ensuring transparency on the reporting of climate action by nations to the provision of …

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Lebanon showcases at COP22 cross-sectoral collaboration towards Climate Change Action

The Lebanese Ministry of Environment co-organized with the AUB’s Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs and UNDP a side event entitled: “Triangular climate action: harmonized efforts of businesses, NGOs and the Government”. The event, which was held at the COP22, focused on inter-sectoral collaboration between government, the private sector and civil society in Lebanon, was also supported …

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Forest issues take the stage at IUCN World Conservation Congress

This September, an estimated 10,000 people will converge on the Hawai‘i Convention Center in Honolulu to exchange conservation ideas, discuss pressing issues and learn from one another at the IUCN World Conservation Conference. Forests will be at the top of the agenda for many – and dozens of talks, workshops, and formal presentations will stimulate forest-minded participants. On the main concourse, two …

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Teaching beyond boundaries through SNOW programme

The final phase of the “The Social, Ecological, and Agricultural Resilience in the face of Climate Change”-(SEARCH) project focuses on the implementation of pilot projects as a result of the social and ecological vulnerability assessments that were conducted in the earlier phases of the project. The assessments presented Aydamoun- Karmchbat as the most vulnerable area when compared to Qobayat and …

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Launch of the “Progress and Achievements of Climate Change” projects at the Ministry of Environment

SPNL recently participated in a conference on climate change that was held on March 11, 2013 at the Phoenicia Intercontinental Hotel, Beirut. The Ministry of Environment in partnership with the United National Development Programme launched a new series of climate change projects as part of the “Achievements and progress of climate change projects at the Ministry of Environment” event at …

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COP18/CMP8 President debate highlights The Hima system

The fifth day of COP18/CMP8 saw engagement from the host country’s top leaders with observer organisations and members of the press, while delegates prepared for a weekend full of events. As part of Qatar’s commitment to hosting an open, transparent, and inclusive process, the President of the conference, Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, along with other top figures from the host …

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