The rate of natural forest loss was supposed to decrease between 2014 and 2020. Instead, we continue to lose a forest area the size of the United Kingdom per year, according to a new report released on the eve of a global climate summit in New York.
The Amazon’s trees, soils and mysterious earthworks tell the story of the millions who lived there before European arrival and suggest a way of life that can sustain large populations while still conserving biodiversity.
Karin Nansen –
By distracting from real imperatives, unfeasible solutions to climate change, such as geoengineering, allow the climate crisis to continue to escalate, disproportionately affecting those who have contributed the least to the problem. The truth is that no technological silver bullet can save us from ourselves.
Joshua Castellino –
If countries abandon their unregulated urban messes to go after virgin land to build megacities, the environmental pressures will increase, writes Minority Rights Group International's Joshua Castellino.
Christopher Weber –
Ahead of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)'s presentation in Geneva next week, Dr Christopher Weber writes what to expect from the report, including how land use will not just deliver a climate safe future, but also contribute to halting nature loss and delivering food security.
Worldwide, 100 million families are stuck in a cycle of poverty and disease because of the lack of access to clean water. What would it take to slake humanity's thirst for water in a sustainable way?
Vaidehi Shah –
Brazil and the Philippines are the most dangerous countries for activists fighting mining, agribusiness and hydroelectric companies for their rights to land, forests, and rivers, a new report by Global Witness found.