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Britain’s Prince Charles says circular economy powered by nature crucial for recovery

The crisis provoked by the coronavirus pandemic offers a chance to shift from a fossil-fuel based economy to a nature-based circular bioeconomy, said Britain’s heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles on Friday. Speaking at the “Nature at the Heart of a Global Circular Economy” digital forum hosted by the Center for International Forestry Research and World Agroforestry (CIFOR-ICRAF), Charles […]

Harness ‘power of landscapes’ to fix health and environmental challenges, report says

Governments must act on the vast benefits of conservation and support the rights of people living in biodiverse landscapes to re-establish environmental equilibrium and protect humanity from the consequences of climate change and biodiversity loss, a new report states. The Global Landscapes Forum and the Youth in Landscapes Initiative teamed up to publish seven biodiversity […]

As the pandemic pushes millions toward poverty, forests and trees can safeguard livelihoods

Daniel C. Miller is associate professor of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. With the coronavirus pandemic driving millions of people into poverty, no stone should go unturned in the search for income opportunities for the most vulnerable.  That’s why protecting forests and trees—a natural and underrated ally in […]

U.N. expert urges transformative change to bend curve on biodiversity loss

The rate of deforestation has dropped by a third over the past 10 years compared to the previous decade, according to a landmark report on international biodiversity targets. The achievement, which falls short of a goal agreed by governments, offers a slim glimmer of hope for biodiversity advocates. Under the Aichi Biodiversity Targets negotiated in […]