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New fund leverages nature to adapt to climate change
Did you know nature is one of humanity’s best defences for adapting to climate change? A new funding opportunity is scaling up ecosystem-based adaptation across the…
New grants support conservation and restoration of marine habitats
Coral reefs, mangroves and sea grasses are crucial for life above and below water. These aquatic habitats do everything from house fish, to store carbon to protect…
Five things the world is saying about ecosystem restoration
The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration – set to launch during World Environment Day on 5 June – aims to rally citizens, governments and corporations around one…
UN Environment Assembly concludes with an urgent call for action to solve planetary emergencies
Nairobi, 23 February 2021 –Ministers of environment and other leaders from more than 150 nations today concluded a two-day online meeting of the Fifth United…
Pakistan to host World Environment Day 2021
Nairobi, 22 February 2021 – Pakistan announced today that it will host World Environment Day 2021 in partnership with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). This year…
How faith-based organizations are restoring nature
Many ecosystems around the world, from forests to coral reefs, are in decline, victims of pollution, climate change and resource extraction. But faith-based…
Rewilding sees jaguars return to Argentina’s wetlands
The largest predator in South America, the jaguar, has returned to the Iberá wetlands in Argentina 70 years after the species was driven to local extinction through…
Kenya’s wetlands: a financing challenge
Lake Naivasha in southern-central Kenya is famed for its flower farms, fisheries and diverse wildlife, including buffalos, hippos and Eurasian migratory birds. The…
Can coral reef restoration save one of the most vulnerable ecosystems to climate change?
This year sees the launch of the United Nations Decade of Ecosystem Restoration and of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development – a…
Remembrance Forests in Brazil: 200,000 trees for 200,000 COVID-19 victims
As Brazil grapples with the COVID-19 crisis and rising rates of deforestation, some are fighting back to restore the natural environment while honouring the memory…
Good news for Africa’s Great Green Wall
At the recent One Planet Summit for Biodiversity, the Great Green Wall for the Sahel and Sahara Initiative (GGW) received $14 billion in additional funding pledges…
Five things to know about desalination
More and more people in water-scarce countries rely on desalinated water for drinking, cooking and washing. The process involves removing salt from seawater and…