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Innovative Finance for Nature and People
Forests, particularly primary tropical forests, are critical natural capital for meeting the Sustainable Development Goals, the objectives of the Paris Climate Agreement, and the goals and targets of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework, especially in ways that benefit host countries and Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLCs). The One Forest Summit in Libreville on 1-2 March 2023, co-hosted by France and Gabon, provides an opportunity to ensure that these ecosystems are safeguarded and restored for their environmental, economic, cultural, and social benefits.
Leaders gather at London event in support of UN nature COP15 agreement
This press release was originally published by the Government of the United Kingdom The UK will bring together foreign governments, philanthropy and business leaders to drive forward action to protect and restore nature at an event taking place today (17 February 2023) at Lancaster House, London.
Gabon, Jamaica, and Sri Lanka unite to fight hazardous skin lightening products
The governments of Gabon, Jamaica, and Sri Lanka have joined forces to fight back against damaging beauty practices, launching a joint $14-million project to eliminate the use of mercury in skin lightening products. Using cosmetics to inhibit the body’s production of melanin, leading the skin to appear lighter, is a centuries-old practice in many parts of the world that continues to take a toxic toll today.