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Global Fund Board Agrees to Launch New Round of Proposals

Following a high-level session with the Presidents of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda and the United Kingdom Secretary of State for Development, the Board of the Global Fund decided today to call for a fifth round of proposals in March, to be considered for approval by the Board in September.


Sporting Goods Industry Endorses Corporate Responsibility Declaration

A UNEP new release of November 26, 2004, announces that following two days of discussions in Lahore and Sialkot, Pakistan, the Third Global Forum for Sports and Environment (G-ForSE), the leaders of the sporting goods industry in Sialkot, who produce 60 per cent of the soccer balls used around the world, unanimously endorsed a declaration calling for environmental concerns to be fully taken into account in their industry.


JOINT SEED AWARD PARTNERSHIP FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

The 12 finalists of the first biennial Seed Awards were announced tonight at a reception at the 3rd IUCN World Conservation Congress in Bangkok.


ECOLEX: World's Largest Environmental Law Database Launched on the Web

A new gateway to information about environmental law is now available on the Internet at www.ecolex.org. The world's largest environmental law database has been developed by combining the legal libraries of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), IUCN-The World Conservation Union, and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).


Companies with ‘Net Positive Impact’ on Biological Diversity are Winners in Resource-Constrained World

Business leaders in biodiversity-rich developing economies are concerned about losses of “natural capital,” a new report launched on 13 July 2010 highlights. Over 50 per cent of Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) surveyed in Latin America and 45 per cent in Africa see declines in biodiversity as a challenge to business growth. In contrast, less than 20 per cent of their counterparts in Western Europe share such concerns.


International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War

Across the developing world and the countries of the former Soviet Union, old chemical stockpiles, aging nuclear reactors, damaged and decaying factories and other assorted environmental time-bombs are ticking.


“Development Connections: The Hedgerow Model” by Neva R. Goodwin from "Evolving Values for a Capitalist World."

In economic thinking, development is a teleologic process; it aims to accomplish changes that will bring the state of the world closer to some preferred state. Different development actors and agents hold different visions of the preferred state—the goal. For development to achieve its objectives, the process must be well matched to the goal.


The Commercialization of Camels in Mid-altitude Ethiopia and Beyond

A recently published report, Shifting Sands: The Commercialization of Camels in Mid-altitude Ethiopia and Beyond, describes a relatively new trend in pastoralist livestock marketing that is a dynamic response to increasing demand for camels in mid-altitude areas of Ethiopia and in neighboring Sudan. 


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