The question is not if we move, but the question is if we are able to move quick enough, if we are able to move together and create the right alliances of the willing — alliances of those people who take a holistic approach in order to integrate sustainability into financing systems and economics.
The current system does not take in and does not fit the work we’re doing today. We need the system to change. Easy to say, harder to do.... the system is not built for this purpose.
Alignment between investors is key. It’s very difficult if you have people looking for money and nothing else and other stakeholders looking for Sustainable Development Goal improvement... We need to find the common ground.
We need to be a downpour. We need to be a human flood over this next decade coming together in a peaceful way to wash away much of the old world and make room for what must now come next.
The scariest thing about agriculture is the sheer smallness of the number of people who know how to do it and the fact that the skills are not being transferred. Right now, we have an exodus and a big brain drain of farmers leaving the land.
We need to change some of the enablers out there, and one of them is banking... We really need to change the regulatory environment of banking on a global scale.
Every song has a dance, imagine if a song on tree planting goes viral. I have a tree to plant, dig, dig and plant. A tree cannot make a forest, but many trees. One voice, one song to restore our land.
It’s easy to wait for visionary leader, but individually and in communities we can already do a lot… it’s very important to start those small movements while we wait for the large movement.
10 Jul 2020
Banned bike ads, a universal species list and the return of swine flu
News to know in our bi-weekly digest
7 Jul 2020
What does COVID-19 mean for forest fires?
As the peak of fire season approaches in the tropics, the pandemic could heighten its effects
2 Jul 2020
Araucariaceae: the ancient giants that are the world’s rarest trees
Finding the few remaining species of a tree family that has survived 200 million years
1 Jul 2020
IUFRO-GFEP Global Assessment Report on Forests and Poverty: Introducing Lead Authors
This autumn a report will be launched on how forests and tree-based landscapes can affect poverty and the wellbeing of the poor!
Challenging conversation: finance and the transition to sustainable commodity production
For peat’s sake: why we must protect peatlands (Full english version)
The role of stories in the time of crises
Q&A Session: How to improve smallholders’ access to finance in sustainable farming systems?
How do we feed the world without eating the planet?
Governance challenges limiting forest restoration initiatives: review of lessons from existing initiatives
Work led by Yitagesu Tekle Tegegne and presented by Georg ...
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