Food Security and Climate Change

London to host first conference in the "Planning For Climate Change" series

On the 4th December 2014 in London the first conference in a series across the UK and Ireland entitled ‘Planning for Climate Change’ will take place.  The key focus of the day is to debate and discuss the key issues that face communities across the country when it comes to adapting to climate change and addressing the problems and opportunities that climate change brings.

EU-Africa Partnership to focus on Food Security and Nutrition

The EU-Africa High Level Policy Dialogue on Science, Technology and Innovation has chosen to focus on food and nutrition security, and sustainable agriculture. An expert group has been established to produce an operational roadmap that can be translated into actions to be funded by all the stakeholders concerned including the European Commission, the African Union Commission, the European and African countries or the private sector.

You can read more here.

UN Global Compact Publishes 10 Briefs on SDGs, Post-2015 Agenda

The UN Global Compact has launched a series of issue briefs on the post-2015 development agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The briefs address the following priority issues: climate and energy; education; food and agriculture; governance and human rights; health; infrastructure and technology; peace and stability; poverty; water and sanitation; and women's empowerment. 

Istanbul Seminar on Education for Sustainable Development: 'ESD at the Crossroads'

The Learning Teacher Network, in cooperation with the Regional Environment Center (REC) Turkey, welcomes you to an International Seminar on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Istanbul, Turkey on September 26-27, 2014; the title of the seminar is 'ESD at the Crossroads'.

By interactive discussions among the participants the seminar will discuss key issues that bridge the Decade for Education for Sustainable Development to UNESCO’s forthcoming Global Action Programme.

Climate change and sustainable development goals

A new blog post by Joy Hyvarinen ( considers climate change and the new sustainable development goals. It suggests that thinking about the climate treaty’s goal to slow climate change to a level that is not dangerous could help to design the new goals.

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