New booklet highlights UN-SPIDER advisory support activities

The United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER) has published a new booklet with examples of the programme's technical advisory support activities.

UN-SPIDER was established in 2006 based on the recognition that disaster risk management and emergency response communities, particularly in emerging countries, were not fully utilizing space-based technology. 

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World Day to Combat Desertification

With the slogan “Land has true value. Invest in it”, this year’s World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) focuses on consumers making smart decisions and investments in sustainable land management. 

The secretariat of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), based in Bonn, is running a campaign #2018WDCD until 30 June with an aim to raise public awareness that everyday decision we make – what we eat, drink, wear, live and travel - have an impact on land resources. 

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Urgency Underlined as Bonn Climate Talks Close

Against the backdrop of a record hot April in the host country of Germany, governments are concluding two weeks of talks aimed at preparing the Paris Agreement’s operational guidelines for adoption at the annual climate conference to be held in Katowice, Poland in December.

The guidelines are essential for determining whether total world emissions are declining fast enough to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement. 

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UNFCCC: Climate conference in Bonn

UNFCCC: Climate conference in Bonn
The 48th sessions of the Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 48) and Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 48) will convene in Bonn, Germany, from 30 April to 10 May 2018. The Bonn Climate Change Conference will also include the fifth part of the first session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA 1-5).
The Subsidiary bodies hold the meeting in preparation for the COP 24 in Kattowitz.

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UN-Spider: Applied Geography for a better future


Formerly called the GIS for the United Nations and International Community Conference, this revamped event explores how Esri’s ArcGIS platform empowers the international community to achieve the global goals.

This year’s conference features an engaging, interactive environment that drives collaboration with your peers – and focuses on applying GIS to: people, planet, prosperity, and peace.

Start leveraging powerful GIS technology in new ways to build a better world—by helping to end poverty, inequality, climate change, improving health and more.

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Sustainability exhibition „Examples to follow“ opened in Bonn

In the former building of VHS in Bonn, curator Adrienne Goehler yesterday inaugurated the exhibition “Examples to follow”. The exhibition, which deals with the conjunction of sustainability and aesthetics, was jointly organized  by „Stiftung zu Fragen der Zeit“, Engagement Global, German Development Institute (GDI) and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN Germany).

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UNIDO: 12th Forum on responsible mineral supply chains

17-19 April - The 2018 Forum will provide the opportunity to review and discuss implementation of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Minerals and other initiatives to enable responsible mineral production and sourcing.

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UN-SPIDER: Earth Observation & Copernicus Technologies and Solutions for User Applications

UNSPIDER: Earth Observation & Copernicus Technologies and Solutions for User Applications

The event is planned as a marketplace that will enable knowledge transfer between technology experts, service providers and manufacturers as well as users from selected application fields. The goal is to stimulate the development and marketing of new “Copernicus”-related products, services and solutions.

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Momentum for Change: Lighthouse Activity

Momentum for Change's 2018 Lighthouse Activities

The search for Momentum for Change’s 2018 Lighthouse Activities is on! Applications are being accepted from 22 February to 30 April.

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Ministers, UN and African Officials Set for Africa Climate Week

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Action on climate change will receive a high-level boost when ministers from eight countries in Africa and senior United Nations and other officials converge on Nairobi, Kenya, for Africa Climate Week, 9-13 April.

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