Food security initiatives in Africa often don’t account for the value of ecosystems for agricultural productivity.
In the words of the city’s deputy mayor, “We cannot talk about life and water separately.”
Cyclone Evan decimated many areas planted with non-native trees, leaving natural forests largely intact.
CI’s Luana Luna reflects on a recent visit to an indigenous village in Xingu National Park.
Extending China’s “eco-compensation” system to new areas of forest will help pandas and people.
Cocoa farmers rely on the hardwood forest to protect their cocoa trees — and their incomes.
CI’s president gives a video update from the forests of South America.
So far at COP 18, there is a frightening absence of leadership and commitment.
These discussions and debates will likely dominate the year’s most important climate change conference.
Extra income from biodiversity payments could give some communities even more incentive to protect their forests.