The Global Agenda meeting
Panama 20-23 June 2016
Join us on June 20 for the 6th Multi-stakeholder Partnership (MSP) meeting to implement an action plan aimed at achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to livestock.
During the meeting discussions will focus on food security, health, equity, growth, resources and climate. The Global Agenda’s technical groups (Action Networks) will showcase their work, the governance issues will be explored and a new Chair will also be selected at the conclusion of this meeting... [read more]
UN adopts resolution promoting sustainable pastoralism and rangelands
A new resolution on Combating desertification, land degradation and drought and promoting sustainable pastoralism and rangelands was presented and adopted at the second session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-2) held 23–27 May 2016 at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in Nairobi, Kenya.
At a UNEA-2 side event on sustainable pastoralism, high-level discussions among key players in the livestock sector highlighted pastoralism’s ability to promote healthy ecosystems in the face of climate change, showing that common pastures are potential reservoirs of greenhouse gases. [read more on ILRI News site]
We are pleased to announce that more members have recently signed the consensus document to officially join The Global Agenda. We welcome their contribution to catalysing and guiding the sustainable development of the livestock sector.
New members are: the Government of Panama, the Pastoralist Knowledge Hub, El Colegio de la Frontera Sur (ECOSUR) and El Centro para la Investigacion en Sistemas Sostenibles de Produccion Agropecuaria (CIPAV), the World Bank and the Global Dairy Platform.
All these organizations have signed the consensus sharing our commitment and enthusiasm for a more sustainable livestock.
FAO launches compact livestock emission model GLEAM-i
14 April 2016. GLEAM-i is a user-friendly tool to support the preparation of greenhouse gas inventories, project design and evaluation, as well as analytical work on emissions. GLEAM-i is based on IPCC-Tier2 computation guidelines and benefits from the extensive in-built GLEAM database of parameters and activity data, which can easily be adapted by the user to match specific conditions... [read more]
Chair of the Global Agenda
Next week during the MSP meeting a new Chair of the Global Agenda will be selected. Click on the candidates for information on their professional experience and their vision for the Global Agenda:
- Rules and procedures
- Panama Declaration
- Action Plan 2016-2018: Facilitating dialogue, generating evidence and adopting good practices. In support of the UN Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development
- Towards Sustainable Livestock discussion document