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.
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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.
23 Jul 2019
Two roads diverged in Southeast Asia’s forests
Laying out the best and worst cases for regional forests
22 Jul 2019
Tackling logging in Cambodia? There’s an app for that
Smartphone app helps communities fight illegal logging
22 Jul 2019
World Resources Institute report urges radical change to feed 9.8 billion people by 2050
A strategy to end global hunger while protecting ecosystems
18 Jul 2019
What’s the right carbon price for reforestation?
New study models reforestation, deforestation and carbon sequestration at different prices
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