Environmentalist and UN messenger for peace Dr. Jane Goodall set down a powerful challenge to climate change leaders gathered in San Francisco this week to recognize forests as part of the solution.
Global Climate Action Summit – That’s a wrap
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Forest technology to transform land-use management and forest conservation
In an ever increasingly technological age, which technologies have the potential to transform land-use management and forest conservation to support climate mitigation along with other environmental and social benefits?
Are women the other forgotten solution?
Named by Project Drawdown as two of the top ten most powerful levers for reducing emissions, the education of women and girls, and support for family planning were two hot topics of discussion at the Friday morning session “To Act on Climate, Empower Women” of the Global Climate Action Summit.
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.
Finland-wood construction and Finland’s timber industry
While most efforts to decarbonize the world’s economies tend to focus on energy and transportation, there are huge gains to be made in the construction sector.