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The Next Challenge – How to Make the Paris Agreement Work

Paris gave us the blueprint and the political signal<p>As important as the Paris COP was in delivering a historic climate agreement, the biggest …

Social impacts of the Forest Stewardship Council certification: An assessment in the Congo basin

This Occasional Paper assessed the social performance of nine forest management units (FMU) certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and …

Conservation

Preventing Forest Fires in Indonesia: Focus on Riau Province, Peatland, and Illegal Burning | World Resources Institute

Indonesia’s latest major forest and peat fires left a trail of devastation in their wake. The fires, which reached a peak in March similar to that …

10 Stunning Aerial Photos Of Human Civilization

In 1975, the photographer started the Landslides Aerial Photography project to provide illustrative aerial photography for architects, landscape designers, urban planners, and environmentalists. Photographing American and European landscapes from 5,000 feet and above, MacLean's pictures reveal the …

Landscape Photography

Norway's REDD deal has "triggered promising reformation processes" in Indonesia, say Rainforest Foundation Norway and AMAN | REDD-Monitor

Earlier this month, I wrote an article for <i>Development Today</i>, in which I asked whether Norway’s rainforest billions have had any influence on rates of …

Conservation news - Environmental science and conservation news

by Justin Catanoso 22 January 2018<p>Visit by Pope Francis to Peru brought needed attention to Amazon deforestation and indigenous suffering due to …

Wildlife

Rainforest Alliance on Twitter: "Next big idea in forest conservation? Quantifying the cost of forest degradation. http://t.co/jYIhs3nGAX via @mongabay"

Communicating behavior change: how a Kenyan TV show is changing rural agriculture

How can we best assist farmers adapting to climate change? One of our ongoing strategies to achieve success has been to work in partnerships. By …

Where are rainforests found?

Rainforests are found in the tropics, the region between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn, just above and below the Equator. In this …

Papua New Guinea

International Forum on Payments for Environmental Services of Tropical Forests

How can payments for environmental services of forests make a difference?<p>Ensuring sustainable supply of goods and services from forests to enhance …

Agriculture

Agroforestry Intensification: A Long-term Solution to Perennial Food Shortages in Africa

Rose Koech harvesting Calliandra calothyrsus at her farm in Bomet County, Kenya. She grows various fodder trees and shrubs for dairy cattle. Photo: …

Agriculture

WWF Unveils Updated Tool for Quantifying Water-Related Risks for All Industries & Countries

Image credit: WWF<p>Related:<p>Water crises ranked third among 10 global risks of highest concern in 2014, according to the World Economic Forum’s annual …

Sustainability

Global Environment Facility

#DidYouKnow that #agroforestry reduces greenhouse gas emissions, increases #biodiversity, and enhances the land’s ability to withstand the effects of …

White House unveils climate website

The White House has launched a new web site where local communities and researchers can access government data on regional climate impacts.<p>As part of …

Climate

Australian companies accused of jeopardising conservation in Indonesia

WA mining firm to fast-track development of ‘high-potential’ holding bordering on Sumatra’s crucial Leuser ecosystem<p>A trio of Australian companies have been accused of making decisions that could hamper attempts to protect Indonesian rainforests where threatened species, including elephants, tigers …

Environment

FAO Forestry Paper 172: Climate change guidelines for forest managers

The effects of climate change and climate variability on forest ecosystems are evident around the world and further impacts are unavoidable, at least …

Climate

Global warming to hit Asia hardest, warns new report on climate change

Flooding, famine and rising sea levels will put hundreds of millions at risk in one of the world's most vulnerable regions<p>People in coastal regions of Asia, particularly those living in cities, could face some of the worst effects of global warming, climate experts will warn this week. Hundreds of …

Reducing Protection for Tasmanian Wilderness Would Be Bad News for...

<b>Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott declared a few weeks ago that too much of Australia’s forests are “locked up” in protected areas.</b> He announced …

Environment

REDD in the news: 17-23 March 2014 | REDD-Monitor

REDD-Monitor’s weekly round up of the news on REDD, organised by date with short extracts (click on the title for the full article). REDD-Monitor’s …

Climate

Forest Peoples at risk from 'carbon grab'

Carbon markets must not provide governments with yet another tool to dispossess their citizens from the natural resources they have cared for and …

Climate

Sustainability = Smart Business : Asia Pulp & Paper and sustainability: When do you reward a company for reforming?

Ten Nonprofit Funding Models

<b>Heartfelt Connector</b><br>Some nonprofits, such as the Make-a-Wish Foundation, grow large by focusing on causes that resonate with the existing concerns of …

Philanthropy

Map: 15 million sq km of land suitable for forest restoration

1.5 billion hectares (5.8 million square miles) of land are suitable for forest restoration, according a new analysis by the Global Partnership on …

Ecology

21 reasons why forests are important

Don't miss the forest for the trees. Here are a few reminders why woodlands are wonderful.<p>Forests cover a third of all land on Earth, providing vital …

Ecology

Arnold Schwarzenegger 'linked to destructive logging companies'

Former governor has financial ties via investment company to companies implicated in illegal logging, Global Witness says<p>Arnold Schwarzenegger, the one-time action hero fronting a blockbuster TV special on climate change next month, has financial ties to some of the world’s most destructive logging …

Climate