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Get Involved: TRiFOCAL London (Transforming City Food Habits for Life)
2018•10•26
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TRiFOCAL London is an initiative being led by Resource London (a partnership between WRAP and LWARB) together with Groundwork London. The aim of the project is to pilot an innovative approach to encourage the prevention of food waste by changing behaviours, to promote healthy and sustainable eating, and to encourage food waste recycling.

The team are currently looking to hear from businesses that would be interested in pioneering and cascading good practice across London, as well as EU replication cities to feed into the project development and act as ambassadors of the TRiFOCAL project in their countries. They will also be working to deliver workshops on food waste to schools in London, and are looking for teachers who would like to be a part of the schools working group to guide the future of the schools programme. To find out more about how to get involved, visit their website.

Online Consultation on the Draft UNESCO Position Paper on the Future of Education for Sustainable Development
2018•10•11
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What makes people act for sustainable development? How can education help make the transformation?

UNESCO invites concerned stakeholders and the public to review the draft UNESCO position paper on the future of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and share their comments by 9 November, 2018. The UNESCO position paper on the future of ESD reflects on where the work of ESD stands amidst new emerging contexts and proposes the way forward for the 2020-2030 period. Find out more and how to have your say here.

2018 Asia-Pacific Leadership Programme on Environment for Sustainable Development
2018•07•12
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Co-hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) and Tongji University, the Asia-Pacific Leadership Programme on Environment for Sustainable Development is an annual programme for emerging leaders in the region that aims to build capacity on holistic sustainability thinking and evidence-based approaches for effective action. This year’s programme will be held 17-21 September, 2018 at Tongji University, Shanghai, China. For more information about the programme including the application process and selection criteria, visit the website here: http://unep-iesd.tongji.edu.cn/index.php?classid=169&newsid=2940&t=show

The deadline for applications is 10 August, 2018.

Leadership, Sustainability, and Ethics Online Youth Training Programme, Earth Charter Center for Education for Sustainable Development
2018•05•16
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Applications are currently open for the Leadership, Sustainability, and Ethics Online Youth Training Programme, which seeks to prepare young people with the skills and knowledge to be effective sustainability leaders and implement Earth Charter-inspired projects. Held from 2 July – 10 September, 2018, the 10-week programme will rely on an online platform as well as social media and weekly local or online actions to engage participants in the theory and practice of leadership, sustainability, and ethics. Further details about the programme as well as eligibility, content and the application procedure can be found here. The deadline for applications is 4 June, 2018.

IPBES: Call for Nominations of Experts and Expressions of Interest in Providing Technical Support Units
2018•05•16
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Following IPBES-6 in Medellin, Colombia, the Plenary in decision IPBES-6/1 approved:

  • the undertaking of a methodological assessment regarding the diverse conceptualization of multiple values of nature and its benefits, hereafter referred to as “the assessment on values”;
  • the undertaking of a thematic assessment of the sustainable use of wild species following IPBES-6; and
  • the undertaking of a thematic assessment of invasive alien species, following IPBES-7, for consideration by the Plenary at IPBES-10.

The Multidisciplinary Expert Panel would like to formally invite governments and other relevant stakeholders:

  1. to nominate experts for:
    • the assessment on values; and
    • the assessment of the sustainable use of wild species; and
  2. to make offers for hosting a technical support unit (TSU) for:
    • the assessment on values;
    • the assessment of the sustainable use of wild species

Interested experts (Nominees) are encouraged to contact their IPBES National Focal Point (https://www.ipbes.net/national-focal-points) regarding any country-specific processes or deadlines and are requested to fill out their application form by no later than 1 June, 2018. Read full details of the call here.

Call for Expert Reviewers: IPBES Global Assessment
2018•04•06
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IPBES has announced the start of the external review for the second order drafts of the chapters and the first draft of the Summary for Policymakers of the IPBES global assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services. The period for this second external review is 30 Apr - 29 Jun, 2018.

To participate as an expert reviewer for the global assessment:

  1. Register as a user on the IPBES website
  2. Apply to become an IPBES external reviewer for individual chapters of the global assessment (link works when logged in as an IPBES website user)
  3. Once registered, you will receive an email providing confidential access to the draft chapters and will be requested to submit your comments in English using the provided template

For any queries regarding this external review, please contact Hien Ngo (hien.ngo@ipbes.net).

Call for Contributions: IPBES Capacity-building Rolling Plan
2018•04•06
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IPBES has launched a call to support the implementation of activities under three priority areas of its capacity-building rolling plan. Contributions are invited for:

1) supporting the use and uptake of approved IPBES assessment reports;

2) developing guidance on national and (sub)regional science-policy platforms and networks; and

3) supporting the development and increasing use of learning materials on IPBES guides and assessments.

Additional information and access to the forms to register can be found in each area described above. Any further questions or contributions beyond the three priority areas under this call can be sent to the technical support unit on capacity-building at tsu.capacitybuilding@ipbes.net. The deadline for submitting contributions under this call is 3 June, 2018.

Participate in the First Asia-Pacific Youth SDG Challenge
2018•01•22
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Asia-Pacific Youth Focal Points are invited to participate in the first Asia-Pacific Youth SDG Challenge, to be held in February 2018, to address UN SDGs 13 and/or 14 through on-the-ground projects. In celebration, a 1-day Virtual Youth Conference will be held in mid-September 2018 where youth will present their projects to a global audience. To read more and to apply, click here

Review for Second Order Draft (SOD) of the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C (SR15)
2018•01•22
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The IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C Second Order Draft Expert Review is now open, until 25 February 2018. Expert Reviewers are called on to take part in this review. Register here

REGISTRATIONS OPEN FOR THE RCE LAGOS YOUTH TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY
2017•12•19
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RCE Lagos is launching its first Youth Technology Academy to showcase the innovative skills of Nigerian youth driving Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Sustainable Development (SD) through the use of technology, and is calling on youth who are interested in registering. Registrations are currently being accepted here until 19 January, 2018.

CALL FOR YOUTH FOCAL POINT FOR RCE YOUTH NETWORK ASIA-PACIFIC
2017•12•19
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The recent 10th Asia-Pacific RCE Meeting highlighted the importance of creating awareness and encouraging youth to turn ideas into actions within the Asia-Pacific region. As part of this, the RCE Youth Network Asia-Pacific is calling for applications for youth focal points. Access the application form to apply here

REQUEST FOR FEEDBACK: IPBES ONLINE CATALOGUE
2017•12•19
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IPBES is calling on IPBES members, observers and stakeholders to submit feedback on its online catalogue of policy support tools and methodologies, following recent developments it has made. Feedback is sought particularly in relation to (i) the content of the web pages and various elements of the catalogue, (ii) the structure of the website and its navigation, and (iii) the functionalities offered by the catalogue (e.g. the search options, interlinkages provided, and the process to upload further content).

The catalogue can be accessed here (please note that access needs to be requested here whilst being signed in to an IPBES account. Register for an IPBES account here).

Feedback can be compiled using the provided template here, with feedback requested by 19 January, 2018, to be sent to Daniela.Guaras@unep-wcmc.org.

IPBES is also inviting stakeholders to submit any relevant policy instruments, policy support tools and methodologies, case studies, and learning opportunities for inclusion in its online catalogue. Content can be uploaded here

2017•07•31
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Assessment is open 15 June - 15 August 2017. The global assessment will provide vital data to assess progress against the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and the SDGs.Read more

2017•07•31
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IPBES is calling for submissions for examples of indigenous and local knowledge (ILK) for the IPBES Global Assessment. Anyone with relevant indigenous and local knowledge or involved in projects or publications on ILK and biodiversity can make a contribution. Read more

2017•07•31
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The International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region (ICHCAP) and the UNESCO Office in Bangkok have launched a survey to assess Intangible Cultural Heritage-related programmes in higher education. You can participate until 15 August! Read more

2017•05•15
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Young entrepreneurs (age 15-35) are invited to submit their innovative ideas and projects with a societal impact, which champion and implement one or more of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s). Deadline is 31st July. Read more

2017•05•15
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Applicants (pupils up to 14 years old, and youth (15 – 25)) can submit their essays on “Learning from Nature” in English, French, Spanish, German or Japanese until 15 June 2017. Read more

2017•03•16
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The 5th ProSPER.Net Leadership Programme “Building transformational leadership towards the Sustainable Development Goals” will be held on29 June – 5 July, 2017, at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. The Programme will provide participants with the necessary inter-disciplinary skills to lead sustainable development initiatives in local, regional or global contexts. The Programme has a special focus on collaborative efforts, leveraging networks and will involve multiple stakeholders. Applications are open to post-doctoral fellows from ProSPER.Net member universities, former Young Researchers’ School (YRS) participants, and young professionals from public and private sectors. 
Deadline is 20 April, 2017.

2017•02•21
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Young people from around the world are invited to enter the 2017 International Essay Contest for Young People organized by the Goi Peace Foundation, a GAP Key Partner. Read more

2016•07•08
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The Film4Climate Global ‪‎Video‬ Competition invites filmmakers between the ages of 14-35 years old to showcase their talents and create a Public Service Advertisement (PSA) (less than 1 min) or a Short Film (1-5 minutes) about ‪climate‬ action. The videos should show a personal climate change narrative. Submission deadline is 15 September, 2016.