When his inauguration as the forty-sixth President of the United States is complete, Joe Biden will reenter the U.S. into the Paris Climate Agreement. This action will create positive momentum around the world and align the world’s biggest economies and

New analysis shows that just seven agricultural commodities — cattle, oil palm, soy, cocoa, rubber, coffee and plantation wood fiber — accounted for 26% of global tree cover loss from 2001 to 2015. These agricultural commodities replaced 71.9 million hectares

About two-thirds of the 600 million people living in extreme poverty around the world live in rural areas, and the COVID-19 crisis is exacerbating every challenge they face. Rural communities often lack access to proper infrastructure, health care, markets, education

The Biden administration has committed to a historically ambitious climate agenda. We can expect a profound shift in U.S. federal climate policy — from one of continued domestic rollbacks and international disengagement, to one of forward progress and cooperation. This is

This article featuring Copernicus satellites' images, is the first of a monthly series about climate change. Every month we will collect and share with our readers some of the most interesting images that have been acquired by the satellites of Copernicus – the

While you sip your morning brew, consider this: By 2050, the area suitable for most coffee production is expected to decline by around 50%. The culprit? Climate change. The climate crisis. Your daily dose of coffee depends on specific climate conditions,

There was no way for small-scale farmers in Ecuador to anticipate the COVID-19 pandemic more than a year ago when they started diversifying the products they grew and mapping efficient paths to get them to hungry urban markets. But when the

In Myanmar’s Tanintharyi Region, more than a million acres of mangrove and upland forests are quietly strengthening the climate resilience of thousands of neighboring villages. Mangroves sequester four times as much carbon as rainforests, act as a buffer to protect

The recent One Planet Summit drew to a close bringing hope for a climate-action orientated 2021. The one-day event drew-in around 30 government leaders and representatives – most notably Emmanuel Macron, Boris Johnson, Angela Merkel, and Justin Trudeau– to discuss

To pave the road and pursue efforts to limit average global temperature rise to 1.5°C, countries update their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in the spirit of reducing their emissions to the extent possible. Well-defined NDCs should include measurable targets with

More than 100 billion tons of resources enter the economy every year – everything from metals, minerals and fossil fuels to organic materials from plants and animals. Just 8.6% gets recycled and used again. Use of resources has tripled since 1970 and could double

Drought, malnutrition and restrictive gender roles challenge the women of rural Senegal every day. Heifer International is helping them ease their daily burdens by digging wells, improving diets and starting savings groups that help small businesses grow. RAIN FALLS IN THE

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