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  • Informe de la nutrición mundial 2015: Acciones y responsabilidades para hacer progresar la nutrición y el desarrollo sostenible

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    En vísperas de entrar en la era post 2015 de los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ods), el mundo debe hacer frente a problemas aparentemente inextricables. La malnutrición no debería estar entre ellos. Los países que están determinados a alcanzar rápidos avances en la reducción de la malnutrición pueden hacerlo, pues los incentivos para mejorar en este campo son fuertes. Una buena nutrición es el fundamento vital para el desarrollo del ser humano y esencial para alcanzar su máximo potencial.

  • Meeting the need: Financing to attain targets

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    COMMITMENT WITHOUT FUNDING REPRESENTS UNFULFILLED GOOD INTENTIONS. IF NUTRITION-PROMOTING ACTIONS ARE TO BE IMPLEMENTED AND TARGETS MET, they need to be financed. Financing for nutrition comes from governments (domestic), from international sources—the bilateral and multilateral aid agencies and foundations that make up the “donor” community—and from people themselves.

  • Progress against and nature of the 2013 nutrition for growth comments

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    ON JUNE 8, 2013, THE GOVERNMENTS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM AND BRAZIL, AND THE CHILDREN’S INVESTMENT FUND FOUNDATION (CIFF) HOSTED A SUMMIT IN London titled “Nutrition for Growth: Beating Hunger through Business and Science” (known as N4G). The objective of the summit was to mark a “seminal declaration by leaders to scale up political commitment, increase resources, and take urgent action on nutrition” (United Kingdom 2013, 1).

  • Overcoming barriers to wind project finance in Australia

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    The wind power industry in Australia is expected to grow rapidly over the next decade, primarily due to a forthcoming expanded national renewable energy target (RET) which will mandate that renewable sources provide approximately 20% of Australia’s electricity production by 2020. However, development of new wind generation in Australia has stalled as a result of several barriers to project finance, the mechanism through which most wind farms have been developed historically.

  • ACIAR Project on Opportunities to Improve the Sustainable Utilisation and Management of Water and Soil Resources for Coastal Agriculture in Vietnam and Australia. Final report.

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    Complementary to Vietnam’s national water resource strategies, the Australian Center for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)’s priorities for South Central Costal Vietnam (SCC VN) include development and promotion of sustainable practices to protect water resources. Between 2007 and 2012, ACIAR funded two projects in SCC VN. These were SMCN 2003/035 “Improving the utilization of water and soil resources for tree crop production in coastal Vietnam and NSW” and SMCN 2007/109 “Sustainable and profitable crop and livestock systems for southern central coastal Vietnam”.

  • Communicating and Using Seasonal Climate Forecasts: a Challenge Crossing National, Organizational, and Disciplinary Boundaries

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    The papers in this special issue come from the project "Bridging the gap between seasonal climate forecasts (SCFs) and agricultural decisionmakers in the Philippines and Australia" funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). In addition to national and organizational boundaries, the project also crossed disciplinary boundaries. The papers focus on the smaller but growing field on the interface between climate forecasts and decisionmaking. The challenge of bridging the gap between SCF and decisionmaking is simply one of better communication.

  • Climate change risk and vulnerability: promoting an efficient adaptation response in Australia

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    Potential effects of climate change on Australia have been identified through climate models, and these include more frequent ENSO (El Nino Southern Oscillation) events, more heatwaves and fewer frosts, reductions in average rainfall and more severe wind speeds in cyclones.The Australian Government have decided to fund the development of an adaptation strategy but this will require a period of raising awareness, developing science, and developing techniques for application of such a strategy in reality.Several priority vulnerable systems and regions within Australia have been identified by