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.
Agroforestry: An increasingly popular solution for a hot, hungry world
The first instalment of a series about farmers and communities implementing agroforestry, a system that integrates trees, shrubs, and crops together and that mitigates climate change through carbon sequestration.
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.
Agriculture can fix our food system — if we reimagine it
Bigger changes are underway for sustainable agriculture. Farmers and others in the sustainable food movement pursue a broader vision of change in agriculture. More-diverse crop rotation is one of the solutions the authors advocate for.
Companies chased away from Amazonian rainforests now destroying plains
A group of 23 companies, Walmart, McDonald’s and Nestle, signed up to a new resolution to halt the destruction of the Brazilian cerrado and ensure that any future commercial exploitation of the area is sustainable and well-managed.
Invest in forests and indigenous people
A new report by Climate Focus found that just 2 percent of the $167 billion spent on reducing planet-warming carbon emissions since 2010 was invested in forests.
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.
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.
New bond aims to unlock private investment to protect forests
For years,private investors have been urging policymakersto help them invest in protecting forests.