Deforestation-free supply chains: How you can contribute to make your company more sustainable

2 Feb 2019

Forests are essential for the survival of not only plants and animals, but they are also the basis of life for more than 1.6 billion people. To satisfy increasing consumption, people are continuously cutting down trees. We use the areas to cultivate agricultural raw materials – like soya, palm oil, rubber, cocoa or coffee. Many […]

Landscape Talks – John E. Fa: Wild game in wild spaces

10 Dec 2018

Wild animals have been hunted for their meat, hides and other body parts since prehistoric times. In the tropics hunting of wildlife serves to feed many families and is also a source of income. The overall consensus is that wildlife is imperilled by burgeoning human populations, technological advances, but moreso by the emergence of a […]

Digital Summit: Les tourbières Un paysage à découvrir

17 Oct 2018

Peatlands – A landscape to discover this is a recorded version of Digital summit Les tourbières sont l’un des écosystèmes les moins compris et les plus surveillés de la planète. Cependant, ils contiennent les plus fortes concentrations de carbone organique dans leur sol et constituent un refuge pour les espèces en voie de disparition. Ces […]

Coastal blue carbon (mangroves) and climate change

24 Jul 2018

Mangroves are among the most carbon-rich forests in the tropics and support numerous ecosystem services for coastal communities. These forests form an important part of the carbon stored in coastal ecosystems, called “coastal blue carbon.” They could play a significant role in reducing emissions, while also supporting biodiversity conservation, fisheries habitat protection and disaster risk […]

How can we break down barriers between agriculture and forestry?

5 Mar 2018

The practice of integrating trees and other large woody perennials on farms and throughout the agricultural landscape is increasingly recognized as a useful and promising strategy that diversifies production for greater social, economic, and environmental benefits says, Tony Simons, Director General of the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF). This interview was filmed at the 2017 Global […]

Creating communities where people and nature flourish

5 Mar 2018

Charles Batte, Founder, Tree Adoption Uganda believes through landscape restoration activities like planting trees and agroforestry, we build resilience for small holder farmers against the changing climate while economically empowering unemployed young people in our rural communities. Global Landscapes Forum, Bonn, Germany.

How integrated approaches support the achievement of multiple benefits in the landscape

5 Mar 2018

Andrew Steer, President and CEO, World Resources Institute on inspiring, enabling and mobilizing action to restore vitality to degraded landscapes and forests around the globe. Global Landscapes Forum, Bonn, Germany.

Mexico’s Felipe Calderón on how to make land restoration profitable: energy, cities, landscape

5 Mar 2018

The former president of Mexico, Felipe Calderón, thinks that most degraded land can be restored in a profitable way — but “creative” approaches are needed to make restoration projects attractive to investors. Global Landscapes Forum, Bonn, Germany.

Science and indigenous knowledge

5 Mar 2018

Joan Carling, Co-convener, Indigenous Peoples Major Group for the SDGs stresses the importance of inclusion of indigenous people in decision making for sustainable landscapes. Global Landscapes Forum, Bonn, Germany.