In this issue... tools for inclusive cities, forests and Sustainable Development Goals, and the Musketeers of development.
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Can we change the goals of development without changing the implementers?

Can we change the goals of development without changing the implementers?

The latest draft of the Sustainable Development Goals and targets contains a stunning list of commitments, but fails to address how we will achieve them.
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Which factors are key for successful social learning?

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The Musketeers of development

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Setting up the Green Climate Fund: Watch This Space

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Supporting traditional knowledge-based adaptation

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Spotlight on...

Have your say! Take part in our consultation on forests and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We want to know what you think is most important for the SDGs from a forest perspective. In this part of the consultation, we invite you to participate in an online discussion game to give your opinions. We will be discussing both the best possible outcomes and the conditions we need for transformative sustainable development.

If you have not yet taken part in our five-question survey, we would welcome your opinions before it closes on Friday 08 August. You can take part in English, French or Spanish and it should take no more than five minutes to complete.

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New publications

Tools for Inclusive Cities: the Roles of Community-Based Engagement and Monitoring in Reducing Poverty

This paper describes the role of federations and networks of slum/shack dwellers in developing effective responses to their needs through partnerships with local governments.
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Other publications

Unleashing the potential of community forest enterprises in Myanmar

Green Economy in Amapá State, Brazil: progress and perspectives

Making change happen: what can governments do to strengthen forest producer organizations?

New briefings papers

Tracking adaptation and measuring development in Nepal

This briefing reports a case study from Nepal that empirically tested the Tracking Adaptation and Measuring Development (TAMD) methodology for evaluating the effectiveness of approaches to climate adaptation.
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Kathmandu Declaration - financing local adaptation

At this year's conference on community based adaptation (CBA8), delegates released a declaration that calls for a radical shift in flows of finance to ensure the most vulnerable communities can adapt to climate change. It includes a set of key recommendations, so please read and share!
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Job vacancy: research assistant

We are seeking a recent graduate to join the climate change group as a research assistant.

Closing date: 4pm, Tuesday 5th August
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