We often hear how Brazil’s deforestation crisis threatens its major ecosystems and the people who live in them. That’s an undeniable truth. But, even as the country lost 2.7 million hectares (6.6 million acres) of tree cover in 2019 alone, regenerating forests

Nestled in the heart of the Congo Basin, the world’s second-largest rainforest, lies the Republic of the Congo. A nation covered in vast forests, the Congo boasts an estimated 23 million ha of forest area — nearly 70% of the

The ability to own land and access natural resources allows women to secure food for their families, increase their agricultural productivity and livelihoods, and help drive local economies. Land rights empower women to have a say in matters that affect their lives,

Everyone is talking about trees. In January, the World Economic Forum founded the Trillion Trees initiative (1t.org), an effort to protect and grow enough trees to fight climate change and build healthy rural landscapes and economies. Around the same time, major

Since the Industrial Revolution, humans have emitted more than 2,000 gigatons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. (A gigaton is one billion metric tons.) Here are six effective options for carbon removal researched by the World Resources Institute. This thickening blanket

Forests help stabilize the climate and provide many contributions to Sustainable Development Goals. And we have quite a bit of evidence about what policies and strategies are effective in conserving and restoring forests. So why haven’t such measures been adopted

Forests and the rights of those who live off them must be at the heart of the SDGs. In September 2015, world leaders established a new agenda to “free the human race from the tyranny of poverty”. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Alex Strohl is a Madrid born, French photographer whose work is characterized by his extraordinary existence. Instead of creating contrived scenes, Strohl creates authentic moments, continually blurring the lines between work and life. Strohl's photography has been featured in prestigious publications

"… most people believe that trees die when they are felled, and woods disappear because they are cut down. The reality is more complex…” - Oliver Rackham, founding father of landscape ecology A prime example of this is a beautiful forest area

Editor’s Note: This is the third piece in a series in collaboration with the SDSN-Y exploring the Sustainable Development Goals. See the introduction to the series here and SDG-12 here.  The newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals spelled out a number of hard truths. Prominent

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