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Biocultural Approaches to Well-being and Sustainability Indicators Across Scales

Biocultural approaches explicitly start with and build on local cultural perspectives — encompassing values, knowledges, and needs — and recognize feedbacks between ecosystems and human well-being.

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10/25/17
Counting on the World: Building Modern Data for Sustainable Development

Data is not just required for monitoring. Achieving the ambitious SDGs also requires an evidence-based approach to governance.

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10/24/17
Data Tools for the California Bay Area: Actionable Intelligence for Cities to Support SDG Achievement

Data is integral to target-setting and tracking SDG achievement over time. While much attention has been given to national-level measurement and reporting systems, such as the U.S.

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10/24/17
Rewiring Food Systems to Enhance Human Health and Biosphere Stewardship

Food lies at the heart of both health and sustainability challenges.

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10/23/17
Planetary boundaries: Guiding human development on a changing planet

There is an urgent need for a new paradigm that integrates the continued development of human societies and the maintenance of the Earth system (ES) in a resilient and accommodating state.

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10/23/17
UNESCO Sustainable Development Goals
UNESCO, as the United Nations’ specialized agency for education, is entrusted to lead and coordinate the Education 2030 Agenda, which is part of a global movement to eradicate poverty through 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
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9/6/17
Western Botanical Gardens: History and Evolution

The history of botanical gardens, from ancient Egyptian and Roman roots, through medieval and Renaissance developments, and up to 21st century developments, is chronicled in a new article, ‘Western Botanical Gardens: History and Evolution’ by Donald A.

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1/25/16
The Development of a Natural Disaster Planning Template for Use in Plant Collections Management, Bergquist 2009

As stewards of living collections, public garden staff safeguard plants in the best interest of their organizations and audiences.

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11/5/15
Growing Degree Days

Growing degree days have been used widely for both agriculture and horticulture purposes since the 1950s to track temperature accumulation.

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10/28/15
Severe Weather Data and Information

As spring arrives, it brings with it warmer weather, blossoming trees and flowers, singing birds, and severe weather such as hail, high winds, and tornadoes.

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10/28/15

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