In Indonesia, emissions from land use change and forestry sector have contributed to nearly half of the country's emissions over the past 20 years. Photo: Deanna Ramsay/CIFOR Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)Deanna Ramsay/CIFOR Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Climate activists worried as Indonesia leaves anti-deforestation deal with Norway

The termination of the agreement on tree preservation between Oslo and Jakarta puts Indonesia's commitment at risk. As the country has already lost almost 10 million hectares of primary forests in the 21st century.
The share of global population exposed to flood events has increased by 24% in the 21st century. Photo: Thearat Touch EU/ECHO Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)Thearat Touch EU/ECHO Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)

21st century floods have already affected nearly 300 million people

The share of global population exposed to flood risk has grown at a 10 times faster pace than previously estimated with Asia as epicenter, The University of Arizona says.
In Nigeria, the traditional method for producing Kilishi has proved highly unsustainable. Photo: Fatima Bukar Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)Fatima Bukar Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Nigeria is acting against deforestation trought sustainable dried meat

Changing the production method of a traditional Nigerian delicacy to protect trees and climate. Here's the lesson of a solar powered plant in a country devastated by deforestation
The Ulan Buh desert in Mongolia hosted the first large-scale trial conducted by Chinese researchers. Photo: 摩游乐 Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0)摩游乐 Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0)

China is fighting desertification by adding cellulose to sand

Chinese researchers offer a solution to soil degradation: a plant paste that can turn the desert into a grassland. The new technology might help 500 million people in Central Asia
The spread of wildfires in the US poses a serious threat to the corporations that have invested in forest protection to offset their emissions. Photo: CALFIRE_Official Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0)CALFIRE_Official Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Wildfires are putting corporations and carbon market in trouble

Prompted by climate change, wildfires are devastating larger portions of the forests that generate the emission credits sold to the corporations
Proper soil management contributes to climate mitigation, FAO says. Photo: United Nations Development Programme in Europe and CIS Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)United Nations Development Programme in Europe and CIS Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Well managed soil can offset as much as 34% of agricultural emissions

"Best pratices help global soils to sequester enough carbon o offset up to one third of agricultural GHG emissions," says FAO. Here are two brand new practical tools
The rush of tourists and the consequences of climate change, says The Guardian, threaten the Lake District, one of the UK's most fascinating places. Photo: Doug Sim Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)Doug Sim Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Climate change and tourism are threatening poets’ Lake District

Uncontrolled visitor sprawl and climate change are contributing to erosion and biodiversity loss in Britain's iconic Lake District, according to the Guardian. And restoration is getting more expensive
Taliban negotiators in Doha, Qatar, November 2020. On the left, wearing a gray suit and white mask, is Abdul Ghani Baradar, current abinet leader in Kabul. Photo: Ron Przysucha, U.S. Department of State, Public DomainRon Przysucha, U.S. Department of State, Public Domain

CBS: “How climate change has become a Taliban ally”

Over the past three decades, floods and droughts have devastated the agricultural soil in Afghanistan, CBS says. This helped the Taliban to recruit a growing number of desperate farmers with no alternatives
Land and ecosystem restoration is a key strategy for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, UN says. Photo: Douwes Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)Douwes Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Forests, peatlands, and drylands wait for their “restoration ambassadors”

It's time to select the aspiring land managers and their restoration. The plan, in line with UN recommendations, covers different ecosystems. Including underrated areas
A protest in front of Brazil's consulate in San Francisco, USA, in 2019. Campaigners' demands on President Jair Bolsonaro have been joined by large investors' pressure. Photo: Peg Hunter Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0)Peg Hunter Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Financial firms put pressure on Bolsonaro: “Brazil must save the Amazon”

A large group of investment funds asks Brazil for more commitment to the protection of its forests. FT: "It's time to give a signal".