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Ecosystems restoration is a grassroots response to global challenges
Interview with Musonda Mumba, UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP) incoming chair of the Global Partnership on Forests and Landscape Restoration. As you take on the…
The human health benefits of conserving and restoring peatlands
It is well known that peatlands matter for livelihoods, carbon storage, flood mitigation, and water quality, but a recent study has shown that peatlands also matter…
The shamba system: an indigenous woman fights for the rights of her community
“Local communities have to be involved in decisions about forests that affect their livelihoods,” says Tecla Chumba, a Kenyan woman from the Lembus tribe and mother…
Seagrass—secret weapon in the fight against global heating
One of the most threatened yet overlooked ecosystems on Earth, seagrass could have a promising future thanks to its ability to absorb carbon. Seagrass is a…
Farmer-managed natural regeneration yields fruitful results in Kenya
“You should always ask people what they want, get their opinion and involve them. That’s the only way they can feel ownership and have a successful project,” says…
The German islet putting wind into the sails of climate action and clean seas
The tiny island of Sylt, a United Nations Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) world heritage site, has been hosting the world windsurfing championship…
Why peatlands matter
An interview with UN Environment Programme’s peatlands expert Dianna Kopansky Tropical peatlands have been in the news recently with the very serious fires in…
Tackling declining food production and poverty in populous western Kenya
Many countries in sub-Saharan Africa have pockets of food insecurity. These can appear and develop for many reasons. And in some cases, simple nature-based…
When we protect nature, nature protects us
In early 2019, The United Nations General Assembly declared 2021–2030 the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. Convened by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and…
Consultation key to overcoming the enormous challenges of restoring degraded land
The world faces huge and unprecedented biodiversity and climate change challenges. One way we can help address these challenges is through the restoration of…
Shifting the needle on cocoa production practices worldwide
Did you know that, typically, less than 7 per cent of the price of your chocolate bar goes to cocoa producers? Or that large amounts of global cocoa production are…
The Mississippi River Basin becomes the first ever river system in the world to join the UN Clean Seas campaign
18 September 2019, Memphis, Tennessee -- As the largest navigable river system in the world, cities and towns along the Mississippi River have come together to…