La Hague : l’overdose nucléaire

Alors que le débat public national sur les matières et déchets radioactifs n’en finit pas d’être repoussé, l’industrie nucléaire continue de générer des quantités de produits dangereux qui s’accumulent. La situation à la Hague, notamment dans la très vieillissante usine de retraitement de combustible usé d’Orano au bord de la saturation, est très préoccupante. Faute…

What do trees do when we are not looking?

Getting to the root of the dos, whys and workings of trees can be an obsession for forest researchers. And for my fellow obsessed- pinpoint accuracy is our common ambition. So why is this so hard to do? Accuracy is essential if we are to correctly understand the many details governing how forests, and their…

De lo teórico a lo pragmático: ¿Cómo materializar el enfoque de paisaje en el terreno?

Durante los últimos seis años, los debates sobre cómo las actividades de manejo forestal sostenible pueden transformar la manera en que la comunidad internacional aborda la pobreza, la inseguridad alimentaria, el cambio climático y la pérdida de biodiversidad han confluido dentro del movimiento del Global Landscapes Forum (GLF). Tomando como base los principios del “enfoque…

Membangun jejaring: Pendanaan baru, dialog dan upaya pendekatan bentang alam

Bonn – Dalam enam tahun terakhir, perbincangan mengenai aktivitas manajemen hutan berkelanjutan yang terfokus pada transformasi cara masyarakat internasional mengatasi kemiskinan, ketidakamanan pangan, perubahan iklim dan kehilangan keragaman hayati terhimpun dalam gerakan Forum Bentang Alam Global (GLF). Berdasar pada “pendekatan bentang alam,” GLF bermaksud meramu tujuan pemanfaatan lahan untuk menjaga keseimbangan sosial, lingkungan dan ekonomi…

Barking up the same trees

Africa – The forested mountains of East Africa deserve their ‘water towers’ moniker. Their springs and streams feed a number of major rivers and lakes, nourishing millions of people and countless ecosystems downstream. But the functionality of these ‘water towers’ is under threat due to deforestation, land conversion, charcoal burning and encroachment for settlement. Without…

Apakah laju deforestasi di pulau Kalimantan melambat?

Peta lahan terbaru di pulau Kalimantan memberi informasi hilangnya hutan setiap tahunnya mulai dari tahun 2000 hingga 2017 karena ekspansi lahan untuk perkebunan kelapa sawit dan kayu pulp (ditandai warna hitam pada peta) dan hilangnya hutan (perubahan warna hijau ke warna lain di peta). Hijau ke putih = hilangnya lahan hutan, hijau ke hitam =…

Making connections: New funding opens dialogue on landscape approach efforts

Bonn – Over the past six years, conversations on sustainable forest management activities focused on transforming the way the international community addresses poverty, food insecurity, climate change and biodiversity loss have coalesced into the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) movement. Based on the “landscape approach” the GLF aims to synthesize seemingly competing land use goals to…

Is deforestation in Borneo slowing down?

New maps of Borneo reveals expansion of industrial oil palm and pulpwood plantations (black) and forest loss (green to another color) every year since year 2000 until 2017. Green to white= forest loss, green to black= forest cleared and converted to plantations in the same year, green to blue= forest permanently flooded by hydropower dams…