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Ronald Vargas explica: "Uruguay tiene una política interesante. Igual que un arquitecto diseña una casa, en el país hay un agrónomo que estudia el territorio y determina en qué zonas se puede cultivar, cuál es para bosque, cuál se puede preservar... El Gobierno aprueba esos planes, cuenta con un sistema de monitoreo y los agricultores pueden ser multados si no se cumple" External link

elpais-latinoamerica Saturday, May 18, 2019 1:08:00 AM CEST

Petteri Taalas said: “From WMO’s perspective, we see that the engine of disaster risk reduction are the early warning systems. Disaster risk reduction is like a car and early warning systems are the engine,” External link

reliefWeb Friday, May 17, 2019 5:04:00 PM CEST

Pascal Peduzzi said: “This is no longer a natural hazard, this is manmade disaster,” External link

reliefWeb Friday, May 17, 2019 5:04:00 PM CEST

David Johnston said: “The role of human behaviour in the warnings is pivotal. We need to put people at the centre,” External link

reliefWeb Friday, May 17, 2019 5:04:00 PM CEST

Robert Montague stated: “Information & communication technology has become one of the most important tools for enabling increased transparency, process efficiency, improving productivity, optimising operational cost, decision-making along with increasing the employee, customer and investor satisfaction, etc,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, May 16, 2019 8:06:00 AM CEST

Achim Steiner said: “More needs to be done to create the transformational and systemic changes that achieving the SDGs will require,” “We need the union among business, society, and government. The truth is we cannot succeed in isolation of each other” External link

un-az Wednesday, May 15, 2019 11:35:00 PM CEST

Achim Steiner said: “without the engagement of the private sector, the SDGs are unattainable,” External link

un-az Wednesday, May 15, 2019 11:35:00 PM CEST

Aminu Kano stated: “Negative trends in nature will continue to 2050 and beyond in all of the policy scenarios explored in the report, except those that include transformative change – due to the projected impacts of increasing land-use change, exploitation of organisms and climate change, although with significant differences between regions” External link

vanguardngr Tuesday, May 14, 2019 6:01:00 AM CEST

Prisca Mupfumira said: “The findings of the latest global environmental assessment report indicate that our planet is increasingly getting populated leading to climate change, losing biodiversity at a high rate, and witnessing high rates of deforestation, ecosystem and land degradation, among others,” External link

herald Tuesday, May 14, 2019 12:57:00 AM CEST

Prisca Mupfumira said: “I therefore implore the board to pay particular attention to topical issues such as wetland protection and preservation, the national drive towards a clean, safe and healthy environment through proper solid and liquid waste management as well as protection and rehabilitation of our natural environment from the adverse impact of the extractive mineral resource industry,” External link

herald Tuesday, May 14, 2019 12:57:00 AM CEST

Michael Dyer said: “Samoa could potentially receive little money and landholders will not get economic justice for their land simply because of economics of scale in the already established ‘biodiversity markets’,” External link

samoaobserver Monday, May 13, 2019 5:07:00 AM CEST

Robert Watson warned: “We are eroding the very foundations of our economies, livelihoods, food security, health and quality-of-life worldwide,” External link

forbes Thursday, May 9, 2019 4:28:00 PM CEST

Robert Watson said: “It is not too late to make a difference,” External link

forbes Thursday, May 9, 2019 4:28:00 PM CEST

Robert Watson said: “The member States of IPBES Plenary have now acknowledged that, by its very nature, transformative change can expect opposition from those with interests vested in the status quo, but also that such opposition can be overcome for the broader public good,” External link

forbes Thursday, May 9, 2019 4:28:00 PM CEST

Robert Watson said: “The member States of IPBES Plenary have now acknowledged that, by its very nature, transformative change can expect opposition from those with interests vested in the status quo, but also that such opposition can be overcome for the broader public good,” External link

innovationtoronto Thursday, May 9, 2019 7:53:00 AM CEST

Robert Watson said: "The member States of IPBES Plenary have now acknowledged that, by its very nature, transformative change can expect opposition from those with interests vested in the status quo, but also that such opposition can be overcome for the broader public good," External link

labmanager Wednesday, May 8, 2019 4:33:00 PM CEST

Robert Watson said: “The member states of IPBES plenary have now acknowledged that, by its very nature, transformative change can expect opposition from those with vested interests in the status quo, but also that such opposition can be overcome for the broader public good,” External link

dailynewsegypt Wednesday, May 8, 2019 4:20:00 PM CEST

Robert Watson said: “For a long time, people just thought of biodiversity as saving nature for its own sake,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, May 8, 2019 4:09:00 AM CEST

Robert Watson said: “The health of the ecosystems on which we and other species depend is deteriorating more rapidly than ever. We are eroding the very foundations of economies, livelihoods, food security, health and quality of life worldwide,” External link

newsnow-co-uk Wednesday, May 8, 2019 12:16:00 AM CEST

Hugh Possingham said: "We have 10 to 15 years in which we can reverse this," "We don't have to stop people from eating, or using electricity, or breeding - we just have to be cleverer about how we use the land we live on" External link

markets-businessinsider Tuesday, May 7, 2019 9:14:00 PM CEST

Josef Settele said: “Ecosystems, species, wild populations, local varieties and breeds of domesticated plants and animals are shrinking, deteriorating or vanishing,” External link

discovermagazine Tuesday, May 7, 2019 8:15:00 PM CEST

Robert Watson said: “The report also tells us that it is not too late to make a difference, but only if we start now at every level from local to global,” “Through ‘transformative change,’ nature can still be conserved, restored and used sustainably – this is also key to meeting most other global goals. By transformative change, we mean a fundamental, system-wide reorganization across technological, economic and social factors, including paradigms, goals and values” External link

discovermagazine Tuesday, May 7, 2019 8:15:00 PM CEST

Robert Watson said: “The health of the ecosystems on which we and other species depend is deteriorating more rapidly than ever. We are eroding the very foundations of economies, livelihoods, food security, health and quality of life worldwide,” External link

euractiv-en Tuesday, May 7, 2019 8:02:00 AM CEST

Robert Watson said: "The report also tells us that it is not too late to make a difference, but only if we start now at every level from local to global," External link

straitstimesSG Tuesday, May 7, 2019 4:44:00 AM CEST

Robert Watson said: “The report also tells us that it is not too late to make a difference, but only if we start now at every level from local to global,” External link

newsnow-co-uk Tuesday, May 7, 2019 3:02:00 AM CEST

Robert Watson said: “The overwhelming evidence of the IPBES Global Assessment, from a wide range of different fields of knowledge, presents an ominous picture,” External link

techcrunch Tuesday, May 7, 2019 12:35:00 AM CEST

Josef Settele said: “Ecosystems, species, wild populations, local varieties and breeds of domesticated plants and animals are shrinking, deteriorating or vanishing. The essential, interconnected web of life on Earth is getting smaller and increasingly frayed,” External link

techcrunch Tuesday, May 7, 2019 12:35:00 AM CEST

Robert Watson said: “Through ‘transformative change’, nature can still be conserved, restored and used sustainably – this is also key to meeting most other global goals. By transformative change, we mean a fundamental, system-wide reorganization across technological, economic and social factors, including paradigms, goals and values,” External link

techcrunch Tuesday, May 7, 2019 12:35:00 AM CEST

Robert Watson said: “For a long time, people just thought of biodiversity as saving nature for its own sake,” External link

nytimes Monday, May 6, 2019 5:48:00 PM CEST

Robert Watson said: "The member States of IPBES Plenary have now acknowledged that, by its very nature, transformative change can expect opposition from those with interests vested in the status quo, but also that such opposition can be overcome for the broader public good," External link

sciencedaily Monday, May 6, 2019 5:08:00 PM CEST

Robert Watson said: “For a long time, people just thought of biodiversity as saving nature for its own sake,” External link

msn-uk Monday, May 6, 2019 2:31:00 PM CEST

Robert Watson said: "We have already seen the first stirrings of actions and initiatives for transformative change, such as innovative policies by many countries, local authorities and businesses, but especially by young people worldwide," "From the young global shapers behind the #VoiceforthePlanet movement, to school strikes for climate, there is a groundswell of understanding that urgent action is needed if we are to secure anything approaching a sustainable future. The IPBES Global Assessment Report offers the best available expert evidence to help inform these decisions, policies and actions - and provides the scientific basis for the biodiversity framework and new decadal targets for biodiversity, to be decided in late 2020 in China, under the auspices of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity" External link

newsnow-co-uk Monday, May 6, 2019 1:46:00 PM CEST

Robert Watson said: “For a long time, people just thought of biodiversity as saving nature for its own sake,” External link

nytimes Monday, May 6, 2019 1:39:00 PM CEST

Robert Watson said: “The health of the ecosystems on which we and other species depend is deteriorating more rapidly than ever. We are eroding the very foundations of economies, livelihoods, food security, health and quality of life worldwide,” External link

guardian Monday, May 6, 2019 1:11:00 PM CEST

Josef Settele said: “The situation is tricky and difficult but I would never give up. The report shows there is a way out. I believe we can still bend the curve,” External link

guardian Monday, May 6, 2019 1:11:00 PM CEST

Sandra Diaz said: “Biodiversity and nature’s contributions to people are our common heritage and humanity’s most important life-supporting ‘safety net’. But our safety net is stretched almost to breaking point,” External link

irishtimes Monday, May 6, 2019 12:26:00 PM CEST

Michael Chideme added: “We also had cases of people being assaulted and murdered because thugs would hide in the fields particularly during rainy seasons. Also we are trying to minimise siltation of our dams that come as a result of urban farming,” External link

zbc Monday, April 29, 2019 11:32:00 PM CEST

Victoria Tauli Corpuz said: “At the root of this violence is systematic racism and the failure of governments to recognise and respect indigenous land rights,” External link

havanatimes Monday, April 29, 2019 2:42:00 PM CEST

Patricia Gualinga said: “Our territories hold the resources that are so envied by the oil and mining concerns on which the global economic model is based. And in terms of human rights, economy wins out. Because our rights as indigenous peoples are not being respected and they never have been,” External link

havanatimes Monday, April 29, 2019 2:42:00 PM CEST

Victoria Tauli Corpuz said: “I have hope that we will be able to stop this criminalisation and to ensure that indigenous people will continue to play their role in protecting the forests not just for themselves, but for the rest of the world,” External link

havanatimes Monday, April 29, 2019 2:42:00 PM CEST

Justin Werfel said: “The swarm approach gives advantages like speedup through parallelism, robustness to the loss of individual robots, and scalability for large teams,” “By responding in real-time to the conditions they actually encounter as they work, the robots can adapt to unexpected or changing situations, without needing to rely on a lot of supporting infrastructure for abilities like site surveying, communication, or localization” External link

robohub Monday, April 29, 2019 12:33:00 AM CEST

Prof Dr sagt: „Nachhaltigkeit muss real, greifbar und wirtschaftlich sein, damit kommunale Entscheidungsträger einen Anreiz haben, sich zu engagieren.“ External link

idw-online Thursday, March 7, 2019 9:03:00 AM CET

Monique Barbut zegt: “Deze landen hebben besloten doelen te formuleren. Maar wij verschillen van veel andere conventies. We kijken ook naar de implementatie” “Doelen zijn niet voldoende. We willen dat landen transformatieve projecten in gang zetten. En dat zijn meestal grootschalige projecten. We doen niet aan een proefproject van 200.000 dollar hier en daar” External link

mo-nl Friday, February 1, 2019 4:40:00 PM CET

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