It can be tempting in this tech-obsessed age to ascribe technology as the panacea to all our problems.
Pangolins for trees—how the world’s only scaled mammal does its bit for the climate
Have you heard of a pangolin? If not—then please read on. Sometimes known as scaly anteaters because of their appearance, they have long tongues and favourite snacks.
When does a water problem become a climate solution?
Where does climate meet water meet soil? If we look after one, we often look after another.
New Zealand aims to go green with electricity, tree planting
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.
A new project seeks to kickstart a revival for the world’s largest rainforest by planting new trees – tens of millions of them. The project, announced in September in Brazil, aims to restore 73 million trees in the Brazilian Amazon by 2023.
Climate and forest restoration in the Lower Mississippi Valley
Hardwood forests are returning to the Lower Mississippi Valley region, thanks to a range of private and public actors, and as the trees grow they will sequester of millions of tons of carbon from the atmosphere.
Australia’s indigenous communities light a fire on climate change
Indigenous groups in Australia are mitigating carbon emissions from their land by setting fire to it.
Reduced-impact logging in Indonesia and Malaysia
Reduced-impact logginga set of logging practices that focuses on removing only high-quality timber while minimizing impact to the ecosystemcan reduce some carbon emissions and minimize damage to soil and water quality while also maintaining an active industry that resists forest conversion and supports communities.
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”.
Five instances in which Peru won the battle against deforestation
The main activities that have threatened forests in these areas include illegal gold mining and the advancement of industrial agriculture.