Tens of thousands of protestors gathered in central San Francesco carrying signs, dancing, singing and walking as part of a global protest spanning dozens of cities across the world asking for more to be done to stop climate change. Dancing trees delighted crowds as part of ‘The Forgotten Solution’ on Saturday’s climate march.
N4C interviews Project Drawdown’s VP, Chad Frischmann
Project Drawdown is one of the most exciting developments in the fight against climate change. Around a quarter of the solutions put forward by the Project Drawdown team could be described as natural climate solutions. So, we caught up with its Vice President and Research Director, Chad Frischmann to learn more.
The Mantiqueira mountain range is nestled within the Atlantic Forest which hosts a range of biological diversity similar to that of the Amazon, despite being a fraction of its size. This is where nature and people meet: translated from the original indigenous Tupi language, Mantiqueira means “weeping mountains,” in reference to the abundant rivers and…
Launching the Lands Newsroom
Welcome to our ‘lands newsroom’ for all the best stories and sizzle on lands and nature at the California Climate Summit. You may ask why do we care about land at a climate summit? It’s simple. Protecting and restoring forests, and improving land use more broadly, can deliver 30% of the climate solution needed by…
Bunge, Santander Brasil and TNC to offer soy farmers long-term loans to expand production without clearing native habitat in the Brazilian Cerrado
Today Bunge S.A., a subsidiary of Bunge Limited, Banco Santander Brasil and The Nature Conservancy announced they have jointly developed a first-of-its-kind financing mechanism for soy farmers in the Brazilian Cerrado.
Cocoa and forests: a complicated relationship
Chocolate is big business. Over $100billion in global consumption and the metric ton of cocoa selling, at time of writing, at £1,897 on commodities markets. But at the center of chocolate is cocoa, a controversial crop and economic backbone of West African countries of Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire.
Less Wood for More Charcoal: How women are leading the charge for sustainable charcoal in Kenya
As both a primary energy source and employer, it’s clear that charcoal is important to Kenyan life. But it also is the largest single contributor of forest degradation and causes high levels of carbon emissions. That’s why TNC partner KEFRI is researching how to make charcoal production more sustainable.
Finance facilities for sustainable land use
By combining the capabilities of banks, governments and agri-businesses through blended finance instruments UN Environment and partners, have set out to overcome this hurdle and trigger a transformational shift to save forests, restore landscapes, create jobs and transition to climate smart agriculture.
Why is Ghana counting every tree?
The government of Ghana is on a mission to register every shade tree planted on farms which grow the West African country’s most economically important crop, cocoa. What’s the reason behind such an ambitious venture?
The Bambuti, Batwa and Yawanawa: how indigenous forest peoples are fighting to save their world – and ours
From the Bambuti community in Congo, Burundi’s Batwa people to the Yawanawa people in the Amazon, indigenous communities around the world have always worked on the principle of sustainability – always conscious of keeping resources available for posterity.