‘Forget tree planting, start tree growing’

Q & A with Lalisa Duguma Forests News caught up with climate change mitigation and adaptation scientist from World Agroforestry (ICRAF), Lalisa Duguma, at 2019’s World Agroforestry Congress in Montpellier. Here’s what he had to say:   It’s 2019, the world is changing at a rapid pace, why agroforestry? With the changes we are observing,…

Zoom in on Borneo ecology

Indonesia – The forests of Borneo are some of the most ecologically diverse in the world, home to thousands of unique species of trees, plants, and wildlife. Estimated to be an ancient 140 million years old, it has taken just four decades to destroy nearly half of the island’s natural vegetation. How do we protect…

Ban Ki-Moon: “We need to work together”

South Korea – After the Korean War in the mid-1950s, the Korean peninsula was divided, its economy and society in shambles and its forests devastated. The Republic of Korea recognized the role forests could play in the newly-formed country’s recovery and made it a national priority to erase the damage caused by intensive bombing and…

[ACTION] Un second convoi nucléaire « marqué », en Ile-de-France

Plusieurs activistes ont tagué ce lundi après-midi un semi-remorque transportant des déchets radioactifs à hauteur des Mureaux, en Ile-de-France. Quelques jours après une action similaire sur un train en gare de Vierzon, nous continuons de dénoncer le va-et-vient incessant des convois nucléaires sur nos routes et voies ferrées et le manque de transparence à l’égard…

Can you trust the numbers?

Millions of dollars are being invested in efforts to reduce the contribution of tropical deforestation to climate change. To find out whether that money is being well-spent, decision-makers choose from a variety of ways to measure avoided deforestation. But which one can be trusted? New research has found that different methods are more accurate in…

Borderline

Ghana – Part VII of VII-part series: WHAT THE WORLD CAN LEARN FROM WEST AFRICA’S UNHEARD (Voices from the forest-farm interface) Esther Atogiba, Akaa, Kassena–Nankana West District, Upper East Region, Ghana Like many others in the community of Akaa in Ghana’s Upper East Region, Esther Atogiba knows the difficulties of trying to farm where there…

Cantines : plus vertes grâce à vous !

Partager un post Facebook, relayer un tweet ou participer à des activités de sensibilisation pour promouvoir l’écologie, c’est essentiel. Mais si on allait encore plus loin ? Si chaque citoyen.ne pouvait s’emparer d’une problématique écologique et faire campagne de A à Z en toute autonomie ? Grâce à Greenpeace, c’est désormais possible ! Début mai,…

Pineapples and peatlands

Indonesia – Sowing 10,000 pineapple plants is not everyone’s idea of a good time. But for Meri Andayani and her friends, the opportunity to grow, harvest and sell their own produce is a dream come true. And that dream includes greater prosperity for their families and for their community as these women work to restore…