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 »

Will blood be shed over water? A new early warning tool predicts water-related conflict a year in advance

Residents fight over water in Dhasaprakash, a neighbourhood in Chennai. Tensions rise when people start shouting as some try to push their way forward, or take more than the... Read more »

Beijing’s food vision: quality and quantity

A family of farmers harvesting rice in Yunnan province, China. Since 1949, China’s grain harvests have increased fivefold, with per capita harvest doubling, and supply roughly matching demand. Yet food... Read more »

The invisible water shortage in Hebei’s capital

Women cleaning vegetables in a stream in Lijiang, a city in the northwest part of China’s Yunnan province. The stalks left after the soy harvest in the village of... Read more »

How insect farming is lifting Cambodians out of poverty

Former textile factory worker Ngo Sinoun, 37, is now an insect farmer. A more lucrative trade than working in textile factories, insect farming is proving to be a key... Read more »

Local communities are not just climate victims

A woman from the small farming community in Nepal’s Rupandehi District. “Poor and vulnerable” is a common refrain in climate change stories. It’s a phrase used with good reason,... Read more »

Roundtable: How will the world stem global biodiversity loss?

The Tiger Leaping Gorge is a canyon on the Yangtze River, located 60 kilometres north of Lijiang City, Yunnan in southwestern China. It is part of the Three Parallel... Read more »

24 hours for more sustainable todays and tomorrows

A store selling nothing but snacks in Japan. The GLF event will focus on how changes in consumption patterns can make a difference, through choices in nutrition, fashion, transportation,... Read more »

Restoring forests rules out growing crops

Deforestation in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa Restoring forests is helpful, but planting crops to do so is not. Only one of these options soaks up enough atmospheric carbon.... Read more »

Fish and veggies: Water flow for more efficient aquaponic systems

An aquaponic system is an example of an integrated farming method in which the waste byproduct from one production process, like raising fish and other seafood, serves as a... Read more »