Politik Gambut dan Kebakaran

Indonesia – Saat melawat ke Provinsi Riau baru-baru ini, Presiden Indonesia, Joko Widodo meninjau kerusakan akibat kebakaran gambut dan hutan, serta memicu kabut asap yang menyelimuti sebagian Asia Tenggara tahun ini. Seperti tahun-tahun sebelumnya, terbakarnya gambut menimbulkan ancaman kesehatan dan ketegangan dengan negara tetangga Singapura dan Malaysia. Kebakaran tahun ini, yang terutama terjadi di Pulau…

Award recognizes CIFOR’s Terry Sunderland for landmark research defining forest-food nexus

Brazil – A top international scientist who has advanced the application of the landscapes approach to conservation and development research while introducing a new discipline of study at the intersection of the forest-food nexus has won a 2019 Scientific Achievement Award from the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO). Terry Sunderland, a senior associate…

Kartu pos dari lapangan: Mencari gajah di Sumatera Selatan

Indonesia – Mantan koordinator media sosial CIFOR, Christi Hang kini menjadi mitra senior CGIAR Melalui surel, ia meminta kami bersiap untuk mengikuti “kamp bergerak”. Dengan kata lain, kami akan tinggal di perahu patroli. Saya akan berangkat dengan Yusuf Samsudin, peneliti Pusat Penelitian Kehutanan Internasional (CIFOR), dan sejumlah kru film. Kami mencari sekawanan gajah liar di…

Why Blue Carbon needs to be on the climate agenda

Carbon stored in mangroves and wetlands (known as blue carbon) is playing an increasingly prominent role in discussions about the world’s emissions budget. Yet many questions remain about how coastal environments store and release CO2 and behave under climate change. A new study published in Nature Communications looks at the future of blue carbon, stressing…

Time to get serious about evaluating REDD+ impacts

In September, global experts, world leaders and top U.N. officials gathered in New York to double down on efforts to halt the ongoing climate crisis. Nature-based solutions, including forest conservation and reforestation, were high on the agenda, with activist duo Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot touting trees as “magical machines that suck carbon out of…

Restauración de ecosistemas en la práctica: ¿Qué dicen los científicos?

Un equipo de cuatro científicos del Centro para la Investigación Forestal Internacional (CIFOR) y el Centro Internacional de Investigación  Agroforestal (ICRAF) ─, organizaciones líderes en ciencias forestales que se han funcionado,─ presentó soluciones en la práctica para avanzar con la restauración de ecosistemas en el mundo en el reciente Global Landscapes Forum de Nueva York…

Getting real about restoring the Earth at GLF New York

New York – Autumn Peltier has taken the weight of the world’s water on her shoulders. As Chief Water Commissioner for the Anishnawbek First Nation in Canada, she’s at once an advocate for clean water security and Indigenous rights. Peltier is 15 years old. “Flowing within us is original water, lifeblood of Mother Earth that…