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Welcome to IPSI Live Updates!

IPSI’s mini newsletter and your source for important events! Take a look at what opportunities October brings.
Live Updates:
  • CORDAP opens coral research funding opportunity
  • UN Decade global consultation on ecosystem restoration
  • Open calls and work opportunities
  • Sustainable Mountain Development Conference
  • Recent publication: Sundarbans and its Ecosystem Services
- IPSI Secretariat
G20 CORDAP Opens Coral Research Funding Opportunity

G20 CORDAP Opens Coral Research Funding Opportunity

We risk losing 75% to 90% of the remaining coral reefs. Our window of opportunity for saving the corals is rapidly closing and we need innovative technical solutions and large scale wide interventions. The G20 Coral Research & Development Accelerator Platform (CORDAP) has launched its first funded call for proposals to make an impact in filling the gap between current and required capabilities to save the corals.

Successful applicants will be awarded funding up to USD$ 1.5 million per project, lasting from one to three years. The deadline for Concept Note Submissions is 1 November 2022, at 17:00 UTC. Q&A webinars will be held in October for submission assistance.
Global Consultation UN Decade

Global Consultation: Standards of Practice to Guide Ecosystem Restoration (SoPs)

In 2021, The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration developed 10 principles for ecosystem restoration. To facilitate the application of these principles to restoration efforts, UN Decade partners are now developing standards of practice (SoPs) that provide key recommendations for the broad array of ecosystem restoration activities under the UN Decade, in all sectors, ecosystems, and regions.

A draft document is now available for global consultation, and the UN Decade is inviting all members of the restoration community to participate in the review process. The consultation will close on 24 October 2022 at 9 PM UTC.

UNU-IAS Job Openings

The United Nations University Institute for the Advance Study of Sustainability is looking for people for the following roles:
Call For Papers_ Restoring Mountain Systems for Social–Ecological Resilience
Call For Papers: Restoring Mountain Systems for Social–Ecological Resilience
The scientific journal, Mountain Research and Development, is looking for papers that systematically assess restoration experiences in mountains, including enabling and hindering factors for strengthened resilience of mountain ecosystems and people.

Papers are due by 1 November 2022.
Call for Nominations of Experts to Participate in The Business and Biodiversity Assessment
Call for Nominations of Experts to Participate in The Business and Biodiversity Assessment
IPBES is seeking experts and practitioners with expertise in impacts and dependencies of business on biodiversity and nature’s contributions to people from all relevant business and financial sectors (formal and informal).

Submit nominations by 15 November 2022.
Sustainable Mountain Development Conference

Sustainable Mountain Development Conference

In 2022, the United Nations General Assembly declared the year 2022 as the International Year of Sustainable Mountain Development to increase awareness for the importance of sustainable mountain development, and the conservation and sustainable use of mountain ecosystems

In between both of these historic events, significant progress and improvements have been made in mountain biodiversity conservation, cultural conservation; education, scientific research methods, tourism development, and art.

The conference aims to explore each of these sectors from the perspective of globally renowned professionals in the physical and social research sciences, education, development, art, filmmaking, tourism, and conservation. Researchers are also encouraged to submit their abstracts.
Date: December 1-3, 2022
Location: Kathmandu, Nepal

Sundarbans and its Ecosystem Services

Sundarbans and its Ecosystem Services: Traditional Knowledge, Customary Sustainable Use and Community Based Innovation analyses the current state of the Sundarbans, its multiple values and ecosystem services, to demonstrate that Indigenous and local knowledge (ILK) is essential for the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources. Not only does this play an integral role in realising SDG 14 (life below water) and SDG 15 (life on land), it also actively contributes towards achieving many other goals and targets. It contributes a new understanding of sustainability by bringing human-nature relationships in view of the renewed interest in biodiversity and climate change— heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The book was edited by Rashed Al Mahmud Titumir, chairperson of IPSI member, Unnayan Onneshan.

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