A group of 40 scientists have published an article in the journal Science that summarizes the negative impacts of the global hydropower boom on the rich biodiversity and unique ecosystems of tropical rivers.
Indigenous people have been recognised as the best guardians of forests, but are also the most vulnerable to deforestation and climate change. An awards ceremony in Paris recognised 21 communities for their conservation efforts.
Bruce Babbitt –
When world leaders meet at the in Paris later this year, they should put in place policies to protect tropical forests and the people who make them their home, says former US Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt.
and Ashwin Ravikumar –
Who really holds power over land use decisions? Why are efforts to keep forests standing, such as REDD+ and other initiatives, still so far from altering development trajectories? CIFOR researchers Anne Larson and Ashwin Ravikumar explore.
This year offers a big chance for the international community to help put cities on a more sustainable path by investing in sustainable, low-carbon urban transport infrastructure, say experts from the World Resources Institute and World Bank.
Overlooking the needs of socially and economically marginalised groups in the post-2015 development agenda is not only a moral problem, it is also extremely costly. The Sustainable Development Goals must address this, say World Bank experts.
This study report under the coordination of Conservation International (CI-Brazil), recommends that companies should understand and incorporate into their decision making process, the economic value of biodiversity and ecosystems services ...
Brazil's financial sector is dependent on natural capital to support economic growth and ensure future returns for investors. Nature's assets are abundant in Brazil, from its farmland, forests and energy ...