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 »

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 »

Wildfire-hit countries in need of new strategies to tame burning threat

Firefighter looking towards the bushfires in Victoria Wildfires around the world are surging in number, size, strength and destruction, driven partly by global warming, while ever more people and... Read more »

Indonesia urged to follow ‘game-changer’ Malaysia on palm oil maps

Smoke covers the forest in Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan in Indonesia Making palm oil plantation maps publicly available could make it easier to monitor who is responsible for fires and deforestation.... Read more »

Do Smallholders hold the key to sustainable palm oil?

Suharynanto, head of smallholder cooperative KUD Karya Makmur, oversees the planting of palm oil seedlings to kickstart a new growing cycle. Palm oil smallholders play an increasing role in... Read more »

Tall and old or dense and young: Which kind of forest is better for the climate?

Deforestation of a rainforest in Indonesia. Researchers are calling on the industry to help buffer climate change by doubling tree harvest rotations to 80 years, and urge government agencies... 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 »