Vietnam’s new conservation plan prioritises trees and people, but not emissions

Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex in northern Vietnam. The forest ecosystems services programme is the first national plan that puts a price on carbon and funnels those dollars specifically... Read more »

If the Philippines banned waste imports, why is it still the world’s dumping ground?

Environmentalists renew their plea for the government to ratify the Basel Ban Convention, an international law banning the export of hazardous wastes from developed to developing countries, and to... Read more »

Schools for girls can help to answer climate crisis

School girls in Tamil Nadu, India. Educating both halves of humankind seems a no-brainer. Schools for girls could transform climate protection—and so much else. If you really want to tackle... Read more »

India’s tree planting, conservation push sparks land conflicts

International Atomic Energy Agency officials during a tree planting ceremony at the Tamil Nadu State in India. India’s conservation drive aimed at reducing carbon emissions puts poor villagers and... Read more »

Food and beverage industry: no plans to totally discard plastic

In December 2019, Mondelēz trialled 100 per cent recyclable paper packaging in one of its products. The global food company said it is made of paper material that does... Read more »

Borneo activists win a court battle to bar a coal miner from their land

Children play in a river lined with coal stockpiles in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. Indigenous groups and local officials have successfully argued that the firm, PT Mantimin Coal Mining, should... Read more »

2020 marks a turning point for nature’s role in climate solutions

Mangrove restorations have been conducted since the 1950s by local communities in southern China. Global biodiversity talks in China this year will highlight nature-based solutions that could meet one-third... Read more »

Xiamen leads the way in tackling ocean trash

Tug boat going across the ocean in Xiamen, China. The city is using cameras to help recover marine plastics and identify major sources, but much work remains. In the port... Read more »

India just experienced its hottest decade on record

A boy pours cold water on himself on a hot day in Kolkata, India. The country’s heatwave death toll was 350 last year, with many others drying from other... Read more »

Biodiversity and our brains: how ecology and mental health go together in our cities

Otters in Singapore. Neuroscience can support urban planners in allowing for more flexibility and authenticity of nature in urban areas. Biodiverse nature is particularly beneficial for mental well-being. There... Read more »