How far we are from achieving the commitment to eliminate deforestation from commodity supply chains by 2020? From companies, government to civil society – forest communities gathered at the TFA2020 General Assembly in Accra to discuss.
Sprawling Soy: Can an online tool help manage soy’s growing footprint?
Soy is a valuable commodity and staple in global food supplies—but it also has a growing footprint on many landscapes. Agroideal is a new tool that helps farmers and businesses identify the best areas to plant soy to achieve minimal environmental and social impacts.
‘Talanoa’: How can a traditional Fijian gathering bring people and nature together to stop climate change
The term ‘Talanoa’, used in Fiji and across the Pacific, describes a process of inclusive and transparent dialogue. Lisa Schindler Murray, Policy Advisor, International Climate Change at The Nature Conservancy shares her story, as she was honored to present at the Talanoa Dialogue on behalf of the Environmental NGO Constituency.
Forests as a climate solution? Yes, naturally
After decades of anti-deforestation campaigns, many of us may think twice before buying forest products. But is wood use inherently problematic? Forest products are a renewable resource; and if they come from sustainably managed operations, wood use is far from an environmental crime.
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.
Bernadette Fischler, Head of Advocacy for the 2020 Project at WWF-UK, tells us why 2020 will be a crucial year for the environment and, since we all depend on the natural world, why it will an important year for us too.
New study shows mangrove forests soils hold more than 6.4 billion tons of carbon globally
The most detailed study to date of the soil carbon stored in mangrove forests has revealed that these soils hold more than 6.4 billion tons of carbon globally, according to a new paper in Environmental Research Letters.
WRI launches interactive platform to support action on climate, SDGs
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.