2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
The first High Level Political Forum (HLPF) since the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals was held in July, during which the following ministerial declaration was adopted. Notably, the first commitment of this declaration is that no one be left behind in the implementation of the new Sustainable Development Agenda. The declaration also states that civil society participation is valued. The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) was present, emphasizing the first point of the declaration, in the context of the importance of research for sustainable livestock practices, the support of small-holder farms to support the rising demand for livestock products, and the need to challenge the “Western” perspective that livestock does more harm than good in terms of protection over the environment and human health. Their full comments can be found here.
The 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) will take place in Marrakech, Morocco from 7-18th November 2016.
RAPAD (Moroccan APO/Sustainable Development Organization) has been named the Space Leader for "Fauna and Flora", and secured a space of 54 M2, to promote Conservation and Animal Welfare along with National Moroccan and international partners.
The UN’s International Research Panel has produced a new report proposing that meat should be taxed at the wholesale level to raise the price and deter consumption in order to save the environment and prevent global warming. See here.