Meet José Inés. In 1995, José Inés, with a group of like-minded local friends, embarked on a journey aimed at restoring mangrove forests in the San Crisanto community in the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. Find out why.
Articles Tagged: Forest
Celebrating International Day of Forests
Let’s applaud forests of all kinds, old, young, small and tall. They cover one-third of Earth’s land area, contain more than half of the world’s terrestrial plants and animals, are the source of two-thirds of all cancer- fighting medicines, and absorb over 2 billion tons of carbon dioxide annually.
19 predictions for 2019 on climate and nature. Let’s do this!
United Nations Development Programme’s manager, Jamison Ervin predicts what 2019 has in store when it comes to the climate and nature. We kick off number one with new green finance mechanisms, created to address the ‘missing middle’ gap in financing small and medium sized enterprises. Find out more here.
Forests are the best technology to solve climate change
Jennifer Morgan, Executive Director of Greenpeace International, writes that forests and land-use must play a key role in climate mitigation rather than relying on artificial carbon dioxide removal technologies. Forests are the world’s oldest carbon capture and storage technology, and can be deployed at a global scale without risk.
New map interface on Global Forest Watch makes it easier to use and customize forest data
Global Forest Watch (GFW) is an online platform that provides data and tools for monitoring forests. The tool provides access to near real-time information about where and how forests are changing around the world. This week, GFW launched a new user interface making it easier to explore, analyze and customize forest data.
Harrison Ford: We know that we only have the possibility of avoiding a looming climate catastrophe if people like us refuse to give up
This year’s Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco welcomed activist and actor Harrison Ford, who took the stage to deliver an impassioned speech decrying climate change and anti-science political leaders. Watch his Ford’s full speech.
Climate change leaders commit to putting forests at heart of solutions
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.
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?
Global summit players recognize forests as leading natural climate solutions
Putting forests at the heart of the climate change conversation was the focus of two new initiatives unveiled at the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) in San Francisco this week – The Rainforest Journalism Fund and Cities4Forests. Read more about the initiatives and who is behind them.
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.