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World Ocean Council (WOC) white paper released

OCEAN / MARITIME CLUSTERS: Leadership and Collaboration for Ocean Sustainable Development and Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals.

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2018 Utrecht Conference on Earth System Governance - Call for abstracts now open

The 2018 Utrecht Conference on Earth System Governance, 5-8 November 2018. The conference is hosted by Utrecht University, Faculty of Geosciences and the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development in Utrecht, The Netherlands together with the Earth System Governance Project.  The Call for Papers is now open! Abstract submission deadline is 19 March 2018.

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Introduction to Resilience for Development Part 2 - Free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) - registration now open!

Are you interested in learning how to incorporate the concept of resilience into your work? Do you want to promote an integrated approach to social and ecological sustainability? If so, this course will help you to meet your professional development goals. This is the second part of the two-part, free trilingual Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) called Introduction to Resilience for Development.

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Science Conference 2017: Science and Technology for Sustainable Development

Registration is now open for the Science Conference 2017: Science and Technology for Sustainable Development to be held at the National University of Samoa from 22 to 24 November 2017. NUS in partnership with the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme will host the three-day conference. The main theme for this conference is "Science for Sustainable Development". The term Science is used here in its broadest sense and is inclusive of Technology and Traditional knowledge.

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Experts seek ways to mitigate environmental impacts of infrastructure boom in Asia Pacific

Academics, activists and officials from countries in the region last week gathered in Malaysia’s capital to explore ways to boost the socio-economic advantages of road projects without severely impacting the environment...The conference, “Infrastructure in the Asia-Pacific: Promoting Benefits & Limiting Environmental Risks,” was hosted by the Centre for Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Science of Australia’s James Cook University. In focus was infrastructure development in Indonesia, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea.

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New Publication - Gender, The Environment and Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific

Gender, The Environment and Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific examines the intersections between gender and the environment at the household, work, community and policy levels, particularly in the spheres of food security and agriculture, energy, water, fisheries and forestry, with a view to providing strategic entry points for policy interventions.

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Online course ‘From Climate Science to Action’ is now open for enrolment:

Each part of the world faces specific vulnerabilities to climate change and has different opportunities to mitigate the effects and build resilience in the 21st century. With the ratification of the Paris Agreement, many countries have acceded to act in combatting climate change. Indeed, without climate action, decades of sustainable development is at risk, thus making this a ‘make or break’ point in time.