Structuring climate finance to benefit women and alleviate poverty

Tackling climate change requires large-scale financial investments into adaptation and mitigation activities. Known as “climate finance” under the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, the idea of mobilizing funds from countries in the global north into local, national or international environmental efforts in the south, is embedded into the U.N. Paris Agreement on climate change. […]

Structuring climate finance to benefit women and alleviate poverty

Tackling climate change requires large-scale financial investments into adaptation and mitigation activities. Known as “climate finance” under the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, the idea of mobilizing funds from countries in the global north into local, national or international environmental efforts in the south, is embedded into the U.N. Paris Agreement on climate change. […]

Indonesia bentuk tim ahli lahan basah dalam upaya mewujudkan tujuan pembangunan

Satu Tim Koordinasi Strategis Manajemen Lahan Basah dibentuk oleh Badan Perencanaan Pembangunan Nasional (Bappenas) pada Oktober, dalam upaya menselaraskan upaya Indonesia mewujudkan Tujuan Pembangunan Berkelanjutan (SDG) dan memprioritaskan pembangunan rendah kabron. Salah satu tugas tim adalah bertanggung jawab dalam perencanaan, sinkronisasi kebijakan, data dan informasi, selain implementasi pemantauan, evaluasi dan pelaporan. Demikian dinyatakan pemerintah dalam keputusan yang […]

Indonesia creates expert wetlands team to revitalize development goal efforts

A Strategic Coordination Team for Wetlands Management created by Indonesia’s Ministry of National Planning or National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) in October aims to streamline the country’s efforts to meet its international Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and prioritize low-carbon development. Among a broad range of duties, the team will be responsible for planning, synchronizing policies, […]

Rural livelihoods at risk in Congo Basin due to erratic rainfall and water flow

Over the past 20 years, people living in the forests of Congo Basin have noticed some significant changes in their natural surroundings, according to scientists. Not only is the area becoming hotter, but there is greater variability in the length and intensity of the rainy season, they report. Less precipitation leads to dryer conditions, reducing […]

Let learning lead the way to strategic forest and landscape restoration

Combining the myriad theories and strategies on forest and landscape restoration into a successful recipe for implementation requires not only recognizing their changeability, but also ensuring they are accessible to policymakers and communities through strong foundational training, according to a leading international forestry expert. Because forest ecosystems store vast amounts of carbon, restoration is considered […]

A perfect storm: Study of peat fire mitigation sheds light on complex global challenge

An increasing awareness of the repercussions of large-scale fires has amplified concerns globally about climate change amid dire warnings from scientists about the future health of the planet, its biodiversity and its human population. Researchers with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), who have cautioned about the consequences of fires for years, recognize that […]

A perfect storm: Study of peat fire mitigation sheds light on complex global challenge

In recent years, an increasing awareness of the consequences of large-scale fires is amplifying concerns globally about climate change amid dire warnings from scientists about the future health of the planet, its biodiversity and its human population. Researchers with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), who have cautioned about the consequences of fires for […]

Investing in biodiversity would win huge benefits, says CIFOR’s Robert Nasi

These remarks by the director general of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) were made at the closing of the Global Landscapes Forum Biodiversity Digital Conference: One World – One Health. CIFOR jointly coordinates the GLF with the U.N. Environment Programme and the World Bank. We are clearly at an unprecedented crossroads. We have […]

U.N. expert urges transformative change to bend curve on biodiversity loss

The rate of deforestation has dropped by a third over the past 10 years compared to the previous decade, according to a landmark report on international biodiversity targets. The achievement, which falls short of a goal agreed by governments, offers a slim glimmer of hope for biodiversity advocates. Under the Aichi Biodiversity Targets negotiated by […]