“Restoring the Earth: the next decade” – latest Unasylva journal edition release

16 Nov 2020

The 252nd edition of international forestry journal Unasylva, “Restoring the Earth: the next decade”, is devoted to building momentum for the restoration agenda to 2030, particularly in light of the opportunities presented by major restoration commitments such as the Bonn Challenge, the New York Declaration on Forests, AFR100, Initiative 20×20 and the UN Decade on […]

The power of data in protecting Central Africa’s biodiversity

13 Nov 2020

HOST: Central Africa Forest Observatory (OFAC) Since 2007, the Central African Forest Observatory (OFAC) has been working to create information networks, establish analytical and communication tools, and produce flagship regional publications  on the state of Central Africa’s forests. This session provides an interactive overview of the different tools available for policymakers, researchers, NGOs, donors, private […]

How does the language we use affect our treatment of the planet?

13 Nov 2020

Words shape how we feel, how we act, how we perceive the world. “Change” and “emergency” resonate in profoundly different ways when attached to the word “climate”. When is alarmist language helpful, and for how long can alarmist language retain its urgency? How do the ways we frame nature affect the degree to which we […]

Is the global media helping or hurting the fight against climate change?

13 Nov 2020

Journalism, the fourth pillar of democracy. Turning, crinkling, scrolling, pressing play. A place for discourse, for common understanding. A place for informing, for revealing. For accountability. For provoking change. Is it doing this now, for the climate? Is journalism helping our planet? Is it using the right words, telling the right facts, reaching its intended […]

How do we build science-based narratives?

6 Nov 2020

Our understanding of reality is science, and so too is our shaping of it. Facts, research, evidence are ideally the foundations of how consequential decisions are made, in policy, business and institutions, but also in households, relationships and one’s own life. Now, what role is science playing in creating a true narrative during crises such […]

Using big data to monitor land use for healthy forests and food production

26 Jun 2020

The land use sector plays an important role in achieving a more sustainable future as forests are key to climate change mitigation, and food production must be ensured for a growing population. This session at GLF Bonn 2020 discusses the role of data in achieving transformational change towards more sustainable and climate friendly food systems. […]

Soils as Keystone for Food Security and Ecosystem Restoration

25 Jun 2020

Soils provide the basis for more than 95% of the food produced in the world and support the livelihoods of smallholder farmers and agricultural workers. The accelerated degradation of soil and land constitutes an important threat and is widely accepted as the most critical factor in limiting agricultural production in certain regions of the world. […]

Evidence based transformation of food systems

25 Jun 2020

Evidence is critical for addressing longer-term crises like Covid-19, the climate crisis and the loss of biodiversity. This session highlights key indicative data that relates to these crises, mainly focusing on the outcome of the Forest Resources Assessment Report and the State of the Worlds’ Forests. This session hosted by UNREDD aired on June 5th, […]

Web scraping tutorial for beginners

15 Jun 2020

Web scraping is a method of extracting and restructuring information from web pages. Given the enormous quantity of unstructured data that is now populating the internet, web scraping is an essential skill for making sense of the world as we enter an information-led epoch. This tutorial introduces the concept and then moves on to basic […]

Digital Summit: Large scale restoration of agroecosystems

9 Oct 2019

Opportunities and Challenges of participatory monitoring.