When conducting a study that spans multiple countries, the only way to ensure the comparability of data is by establishing clear definitions for the information being collected. In the case of a recently published report on forest governance in Eastern Europe and Russia, the term ‘local forest’ presented some issues.
November 2016 - Andrea’s programme design and fundraising role with AWF (the SUSTAIN partner leading on implementation in the Ihemi-Kilombero cluster, Tanzania) helps bring the theory of inclusive green growth (IGG) into practical projects in the field. Andrea’s role is primarily in project design, hence her highlight from the SUSTAIN implementation phase relates to influencing a food crop agriculture investment to include aspects of green growth.
The IUCN World Conservation Congress held in September in Hawaii drew attention to the crucial link between protecting and enhancing ecosystems and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As we celebrate one year of the SDGs, Salome Begeladze of IUCN’s forest team reflects on a session held by IUCN and partners on this topic.