The Kilimanjaro landscape where the most well known and highest mountain in Africa is located is facing environmental challenges. The snow cap on the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro has been retreating since 1912. That has worried the Maasai community in both Kenya and Tanzania, and the communities are now forming a united front to tackle the problem. How far can their efforts go and how ambitious is their plan? Landscape Voices Podcast spoke with Janice Mutui, a youth representative from Amboseli, Kenya, about this community-led initiative. Listen. Music by Bensound.com
11 Dec 2019
Agroforestry for the NDCs
Peter Akong Minang, Principal Science Advisor with World Agroforestry (ICRAF), explains the contribution of agroforestry – trees on farms – to countries’ nationally determined contributions and to farmers’ livelihoods and the health of the planet.
11 Dec 2019
NDCs and monitoring
CIFOR’s Christopher Martius, principal scientist and hub leader for CIFOR’s Bonn office, discusses how countries can make stronger nationally determined contributions (NDCs) as well as challenges for monitoring progress on forests and landscapes.
11 Dec 2019
Climate and Agriculture at COP
ICRAF scientist Christine Lamanna discusses the role agriculture can plan in tackling the climate crisis and improving livelihoods.
10 Dec 2019
Blue carbon and peatlands and the role they play at climate talks
Daniel Murdiyarso, Principal Scientist at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) talk about Blue carbon and peatlands and the role they play at climate talks
8 Dec 2019
What’s going on at COP25?
Steve Leonard, CIFOR senior climate analyst, discusses the state of play after the first week of COP25 in Madrid, including the expectations and the implications of negotiations on the world’s forests. Steve spoke from Madrid with CIFOR Team Leader Jeremy van Loon.
7 Dec 2019
CIFOR tropical forest ecologist Rosa Roman-Cuesta discusses this year’s fires that have occurred in all types of ecosystems from boreal forests to tropical peatlands. She explains the root causes of the problem and what needs to be done to prevent recurring incidents.
6 Dec 2019
The role of forests in addressing climate change
Amy Duchelle-Senior Scientist and Team Leader for Climate Change, Energy, and Low Carbon Development, CIFOR Forests play a crucial role in tackling climate change. Nature-based solutions, or actions to protect, restore and sustainably manage natural ecosystems, are increasingly acknowledged for the positive ways they can contribute to climate mitigation, and support the rights and livelihoods […]
14 Dec 2018
Give local communities stewardship, not pressure, says One World – No Hunger leader Dr. Schmitz
While strategies and partnerships to restore the world’s degraded forests and landscapes might be conceived in donor offices and government hallways, it’s often local communities who take these plans and put them into world-changing actions. But how do you make sure that this implementation actually happens, and that these agendas to combat climate change actually […]