A US$103.8 million payout for Indonesia has been approved by the UN’s Green Climate Fund in exchange for reducing emissions by avoiding deforestation. But observers have questioned the way the Indonesian government arrived at that figure.
Terry Teegee –
Evidence shows that lands and waters that are owned and managed by indigenous peoples and local communities are healthier than those that aren’t. Governments and multilateral bodies must engage them in discussions about protecting biodiversity.
Luis Alberto Moreno and Henry M. Paulson –
Covid-19 has forced us to stop and think about our impact on the planet, and to imagine the kind of world we want. There is still time for governments to plan for a green recovery, which would also address existing structural problems.
Tim Ha and Zafirah Zein –
Around the world, indigenous people have historically suffered from abuse and rights violations, despite being critical to forest conservation. This tribe in West Kalimantan, Indonesia, just won rights over its land after a 40-year struggle. Are governments waking up to the reality that indigenous groups could lead the battle against climate change?
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?