Tag Archives: ecosystem

Re-focusing on what matters to well-being by looking beyond the GDP

The United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), a leading partner of the Biodiversity and Community Health Initiative (BacH),has been advocating for a more holistic approach to measure the quality of life over the last decade. Read more about why sustainable development and green growth requires to look beyond the Gross

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Linking Biodiversity & Health – Looking back

Despite the recognition for the linkages between biodiversity and health, there is a need to further strengthen traditional understanding and practices relating to health at the community level. Such a comprehensive assessment of the many factors contributing to health—including biological resources, knowledge and human resources, socio-cultural resources and related policy processes—should involve attention to medicinal plant

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Creating sustainable livelihood alternatives for the marginalised Bedouin population

The UNDP Equator Initiative, one of the Biodiversity and Community Health (BaCH) Initiative’s partners, awarded the Medicinal Plants Association for its ground-breaking work on protecting and cultivating endemic species of medicinal plants in the St. Catherine Reserve in Sinai, Egypt with the Equator Prize. By creating a market supply chains for locally produced medicinal herbs,

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