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.
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Global Climate Action Summit – That’s a wrap
Thanks for joining us this week, we hope you’ve had fun. That’s a wrap folks. See you next time!
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.
Foundations alliance commits $459m to support of forests, lands and rights for climate change goals
In an announcement to coincide with this week’s Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, a group of 18 foundations committed to step up support for initiatives that have the potential to slow climate change. These include land use policies that help achieve climate targets; agricultural production that supports sustainable food; and indigenous people’s management of forests.
“The Forgotten Solution” coalition writes from climate summit to United Nations: Don’t forget forests, food and land
Stiltwalkers dressed as giant trees will deliver a letter this afternoon (Friday) to the driver of an electric car, to be driven coast-to-coast from the summit in San Francisco to the United Nations in New York and handed over to United Nations Secretary General António Guterres.
Serving up climate change solutions, one plate at a time
One third of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted globally, according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization. Food waste contributes more than 4 billion tons of greenhouse gas emissions each year. In light of this, we’ve highlighted some of the initiatives, pledges and solutions being implemented.
Indigenous peoples – keepers of some of our planet’s most important knowledge
They are keepers of some of our planet’s most important knowledge. With a deep connection to nature and reliance on natural resources, they are critical partners in stewarding our world’s lands and waters. Yet the voices of indigenous peoples are often excluded when planning conservation, environmentalism and sustainability.
Soil as an important carbon stock
Soil is an important carbon stock – it stores three times as much carbon as the atmosphere. If the carbon in soil rose by just 0.4% per year, it would be enough to halt the increase in CO2 concentration in the atmosphere related to human activities.
Watch The Forgotten Solution trailer here today
OVER ONE BILLION YEARS IN THE MAKING || From the creator of “The Big Bang” and “Garden of Eden” || Coming this fall, winter, spring and summer. Nature is The Forgotten Solution. Watch the full trailer here today.