Throughout the world, there are about 3.2 billion people that are negatively affected by land degradation…We know the cost in loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services is more than 10% of the gross product globally – and that's not counting [the] livelihoods and food security of those depending on those resources. We must and we can change that.
We have seen more than 100 years of destruction of ecosystems, especially forests, and now it’s time to enter into 100 years of restoration – and this might be the first decade.
We have to know that landscape restoration is an opportunity to transform people’s lives, so we need to know that smallholder farmers should be at the front of the whole process.
The Decade has so many co-benefits for SDGs that go way beyond climate change. Restoration includes measures to create green jobs, help biodiversity, help farm income, stabilize water supply for big cities, stabilize food supply.
We as human beings need to see ourselves as part of nature… We are part of all the dynamics that led to this problem and part of the dynamics that are going to come up with the solutions.
We are 12 minutes behind - but the speakers we just heard are 10 years ahead of the time, so ...
Indigenous peoples are right on the frontline of the very real and dangerous fight for the world’s forests.
Indigenous peoples continue to cry until now and defend their land and forest for their welfare.
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Why land tenure must be at the center of climate talks
Panelists call for legal recognition for Indigenous peoples and local communities
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The take-off of the drone in conservation
How unmanned aircraft are revolutionizing landscape management
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