Going for gold: quality standards for carbon credits
Moritz Vohrer, Technical Director of the Gold Standard Foundation discusses the certification of carbon offsets – and why business is buying into it. Want to learn more about certification success stories? ‘Light it up, grandmother’ – How a South African […]
Commons in Action – animations showcase stories from around the globe
“Commons in action” is a joint program by the IASC and the Elinor Ostrom Award. The project wishes to communicate that commons are a reality today. And that by creating and protecting the Commons we make our future possible.
TEDx Nairobi – Peter Lee: Conserving assets, creating legacies
Peter describes how state-or-the art technology is being used to preserve fragile balance in forests around the world.Peter Lee is the Executive Director of Global Forest Watch Canada, which focuses on improving sustainable forest management. He has worked with government, […]
Forests in a sustainable world – CIFOR presentation at the UN SDG meeting
Dr. Daju Resosudarmo of the Center for International Forestry Research will speak on “Forests in Sustainable Development” in the UN General Assembly on 4 February starting at 9 a.m. EST (4 p.m. GMT); her presentation will be shown live online at […]
FACT FILE: What are the Sustainable Development Goals?
The United Nations’ Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will convene for its final meeting from 3-7 February 2014 in New York. The 30-member working group will focus on the role of biodiversity, forests and oceans in human […]
Global Landscapes Forum Outcome Statement
The Outcome Statement includes the 13 recommendations to the UNFCCC and Sustainable Development Goals processes. More than 50 partner organizations developed these policy statements over the two days of the Forum.
New kids on the block: Migrant farmers influence urban consumption, rural land use
The issue: In the Amazon Basin, 70% of people already live in cities and the numbers keep rising as more farmers make the move from rural areas to urban centers. However, this migration is hardly permanent. Even though they may […]
Climate-smart agriculture is improving the lives of millions – here’s how
The world’s climate is changing fast, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future, no matter what measures we now take to reduce humankind’s impact on it. And as temperatures rise, rainfall patterns and amounts change, and pests […]
Effects of landscape segregation on livelihood vulnerability: Moving from extensive shifting cultivation to rotational agriculture and natural forests in Northern Laos
Castella, J.C.; Lestrelin, G.; Hett, C.; Bourgoin, J.; Fitriana, Y.R.; Heinimann, A.; Pfund, J.L. 2013