New Zealand’s incoming government aims to plant 100 million trees annually, doubling the amount of trees the country plants each year by using land that was marginal for farming animals.
Agroforestry: An increasingly popular solution for a hot, hungry world
The first instalment of a series about farmers and communities implementing agroforestry, a system that integrates trees, shrubs, and crops together and that mitigates climate change through carbon sequestration.
Agriculture can fix our food system — if we reimagine it
Bigger changes are underway for sustainable agriculture. Farmers and others in the sustainable food movement pursue a broader vision of change in agriculture. More-diverse crop rotation is one of the solutions the authors advocate for.
Companies chased away from Amazonian rainforests now destroying plains
A group of 23 companies, Walmart, McDonald’s and Nestle, signed up to a new resolution to halt the destruction of the Brazilian cerrado and ensure that any future commercial exploitation of the area is sustainable and well-managed.
According to WRI’s new Climate Watch platform, climate commitments listed in countries’ NDCs are in line with 154 of the 169 targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Ratchet up spending to meet crucial climate goals
Climate Policy Initiative released their Global Landscape Finance 2017 report, which shows that investment is still needed in agriculture, forestry and land-use.
Cross-laminated-timber housing in east London offers “the future of low carbon construction”
Work has been completed on a 10-storey carbon-neutral apartment complex in London‘s Dalston, which architecture firm Waugh Thistleton claims is the “world’s largest cross-laminated timber building”.