Exhibition in Geneva shows how Biosphere Reserves are pursuing the Sustainable Development Goals

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    The exhibition “Our Biosphere, Our Future – Local Actions for the Sustainable Development Goals” is one of the highlights of the Sustainability Week at the University of Geneva between March 9th and 13th.

    Occupying the main hall of the UNI-MAIL, it displays successful initiatives in biosphere reserves around the world to address challenges posed by each goal of the global sustainable development agenda. A panel dedicated to the Arganeraie Biosphere Reserve in Morocco, for instance, shows how the production of argan oil is empowering women with more opportunities. In the St. Mary’s Biosphere Reserve, in St. Kitts and Nevis, a project funded by the Flemish Government of Belgium is creating jobs for young people in beekeeping.

    The exhibition has been presented in the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris during the meeting of the Council of the Man and the Biosphere Programme in June 2019 and in Madrid, Spain, in the framework of UN Climate Change Conference (COP-25).

    Created by the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme, sponsored by the Abertis Foundation, the exhibition reached Geneva thanks to the support of the UNESCO liaison office in Geneva.

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