PROMOTING CONSERVATION. SUPPORTING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT.
- To serve as a repository for technical and scientific information about the Guiana Shield
The Guiana Shield Facility (GSF) launched its Knowledge Centre on Friday, March 21, 2014 on the ground floor of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
The event was a resounding success. High-level representatives from the Office of the President, European Union, Embassies of Brazil and Suriname, Government Environmental Agencies, Civil Society, Tertiary Education Institutions and UNDP were in attendance.The Guiana Shield Knowledge Centre (GSKC) currently has as a total of four hundred and forty three (443) books and 97 CD and DVDs which contains data, audio and video. During the launch, the GSKC received its first donation of books from Mr. Benedict Madl, Head of Bilateral Cooperation at the EU Delegation in Guyana.
Read more: Guiana Shield Knowledge Centre (GSKC) Launched
- Collaboration on technical and other information on conservation and sustainable development top priority
The Guiana Shield Facility (GSF) and Project Cobra signed an agreement on February 24, 2014 which will provide a framework for cooperation and will facilitate collaboration between the organizations.
Read more: Memorandum of Understanding signed between Guiana Shield Facility and Project Cobra
June 6, 2013, NEW YORK – A new report issued today by a top-level United Nations knowledge network under the auspices of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon lays out an action agenda to support global efforts to achieve sustainable development during the period 2015-2030.
“The post-2015 process is a chance for the global community to work towards a new era in sustainable development,” said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. “The latest report from the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, the result of a collaboration between top scientists, technologists, businesses, and development specialists, is a critical input to the work we are doing to shape an ambitious and achievable post-2015 agenda.”
Read more: An Action Agenda for Sustainable Development: Networks Issues Report
Last night, at a grand gala event attended by Mark Rutte, the Dutch prime minister, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the Dutch Postcode Lottery presented WWF Guianas with a Euro 2.4 million donation. These funds will be used to build Suriname’s first ever nature education centre to help showcase the country’s extraordinary biodiversity. The centre will be constructed in Peperpot Nature Park; a 800 hectare area of forest within easy reach of the capital Paramaribo which, thanks to its rich birdlife, already attracts visitors from around the world.
Read more: WWF Guianas awarded Euro 2.4 million by the Dutch Postcode Lottery
This is a statement on behalf of stakeholders ranging from the scientific communities to civil society organisations, and indigenous and local communities, present as observers at IPBES-2.
Read more: IPBES 2 Statement Plenary
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