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New guide equips religious leaders to better protect rainforests
In December 2019, one alliance managed a landmark move in Peru - it brought together political, religious and indigenous leaders to sign a “Forest Pledge” to…
Cameroon: Entrepreneur aims to plant a billion trees to create local jobs
To mark Micro-, Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises Day, which falls on 27 June, we are profiling entrepreneurs who are helping to tackle some of the planet’s most…
Hungry for change: the global food system
Something’s got to give. The world’s population is growing in size and wealth and shifting toward urban areas, driving the demand for food and clothing. Land is…
Protect landscapes to protect humanity
COVID-19 is a zoonotic disease, meaning that it jumps between animals and people, and is therefore closely connected to the lands both inhabit. Human and economic…
Georgia pushes to bolster its food security
With reports suggesting COVID-19 could spark food shortages around the world, food systems experts and United Nations officials say countries must increase the…
Three habitats that nourish our oceans
World Oceans Day on June 8 celebrates the underwater world whose abundant marine resources sustain the land above it. Some of these resources and ecosystems, such…
Indigenous peoples and the nature they protect
At least a quarter of the world’s land area is owned, managed, used or occupied by indigenous peoples and local communities. While nature in these areas is…
Albania: How a lagoon became a frontline defence against climate change
When Albert Pati moved closer to the sea to open a beach bar overlooking the Mediterranean in Albania, he never imagined that the sea would also be moving closer to…
Local treasures: Nepal’s mountain crops drive biodiversity and economic growth
Remote mountainous regions of Nepal are harsh places in which to survive and make a living. Economic, social and environmental challenges include lack of market…
Restoring ecosystems in the Mediterranean
The United Nations proclaimed 22 May as the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. The…
Reading the tea leaves
The first ever International Tea Day, backed by the United Nations, takes place on 21 May. We take a look at the challenges facing the global tea industry, and how…
Harnessing tech to employ last-mile tree planters in a COVID-19 world
The year 2020 started with such optimism and hope for nature-based solutions and environmental sustainability.  Environmental, social and governance investments…