Her story: Ethiopian forests

Deforestation that has occurred in Ethiopia for centuries has transformed the once lush landscape into arid drylands. See the story of Ethiopia’s efforts to regreen its land and the need to empower the invisible warriors: women.   This is part of CIFOR’s Global Comparative Study on REDD+ funded by NORAD and FTA. The post Her…

The Economist Intelligence Unit: ICRAF’s Tony Simons on agricultural transformation

Several key reports released in 2018 and 2019—including the Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services; Living Planet Report by WWF; and Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission on Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems—called for a wide-scale transformation of how we produce our food. The need to…

El futuro de la humanidad depende de cómo respondamos a la actual crisis socio-ecológica

Las políticas internacionales de sostenibilidad han establecido objetivos claros para proteger los ecosistemas y la biodiversidad, sin embargo, cómo lograr estos objetivos en la práctica sigue siendo un reto, pues la pérdida de biodiversidad continúa avanzando a un ritmo alarmante. Un nuevo estudio publicado en la revista científica Nature Sustainability, elaborado por un equipo internacional…

Peatlands in South America an asset in climate action efforts

Latin America – South America may be sitting, unaware, on a pile of climate gold, ammunition in efforts to forestall global warming. New maps of tropical and subtropical peatlands suggest these carbon-rich wetlands are more widespread in South America than on any other continent, with significant deposits in the Andean mountains. These recent findings indicate…

Shaping a pan-African forest-landscape restoration exchange

by Malin Elsen, Sven Schuppener, Désiré Tchigankong and Joary Niaina Andriamiharimanana Two weeks after Malagasy Forest Landscape Restoration experts came to Yaoundé, their Cameroonian counterparts visited Madagascar to intensify their South-South exchange on Forest and Landscape Restoration (FLR) in Africa. The African Union Development Agency (AUDA) pilots targeted exchanges between member countries of the African Forest…

Ilmuwan CIFOR-ICRAF bersatu dengan 11.000 ilmuwan deklarasikan ‘darurat iklim’

Lebih dari 11.000 ilmuwan dari seluruh dunia menandatangani sebuah artikel yang dipublikasikan jurnal BioScience pada Selasa memperkeras seruan peringatan atas darurat iklim di bumi dan mendorong aksi. Para ilmuwan dari sekurangnya 150 negara menandatangani “Peringatan Darurat Iklim Ilmuwan Dunia” ini sebagai aksi solidaritas, 40 tahun setelah ilmuwan dari 50 negara menyuarakan kekhawatiran serupa pada Konferensi…