Can China step back from the brink of ecological disaster?

China’s 30-year drive to grow its economy has paid scant attention to ecological and social costs. A survey of six main environmental stressors in China reveals that domestic policies are inadequate and need to be reformed, say Ed...

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Indonesia set to reduce emissions from landscapes not just forests

International plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation have proven difficult to implement in Indonesia. Nationally appropriate mitigation actions look like being the way to go, say Meine van Noordwijk, Fahmuddin Agus, Sonya Dewi, Herry Purnomo, Betha...

Payments for environmental services in Viet Nam might not be sustainable without improved monitoring and evaluation

Viet Nam’s payments-for-ecosystem-services schemes might not be sustainable because it’s hard to tell if they are succeeding or not, says Leony Aurora   Five years after payments for ecosystem services (PES) schemes started in Viet Nam, success is...

Visioning our future: can scenarios help in policy development under climate change?

Bringing people from diverse backgrounds together to discuss possible future scenarios can be an effective tool in developing policies for sustainable development and food security in the face of climate change, but the success of this approach depends...

Land tenure and agroforestry at the heart of a sustainable future Earth

Our suffering planet looks set on a path of destruction, according to many. But leading thinkers gathered at the World Agroforestry Centre’s annual Science Week see the possibility of a bright, and sustainable, future Earth with secure land...

Africa’s ecosystem-services schemes face many challenges

Supporters of payments-for-ecosystem-services’ schemes in Africa should reconsider the use of strict financial approaches and look to co-investment, says Leony Aurora   Schemes that commodify the services provided by an ecosystem—such as clean air and water, landscape beauty...

Wake up now to make agriculture sustainable

“The world needs a paradigm shift in agricultural development … to an ‘ecological intensification’ approach,” states the UNCTAD Trade and Environment Review 2013 released yesterday (18 September 2013) in Geneva. “The required transformation is much more profound than...

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Where will trees grow in a new climate?

Researchers at the World Agroforestry Centre Philippines have created a model that suggests where threatened trees are likely to grow under a future climate, say Kristine Garcia, Rodel Lasco, Amor Ines, Bradfield Lyon and Florencia Pulhin    ...

World’s largest reforestation scheme fails to protect natural forests and threatens more

China’s Sloping Land Conversion Program had high ideals but a new study has shown that while it has increased the amount of tree cover it has failed to protect natural forests, say De Li Zhai, Jian Chu Xu,...

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Could farmers help pay Europe’s climate change mitigation bill?

If Europe’s policy-makers knew that agroforestry could be worth over 140,000 million euros in the European Union in 2030, would they be more likely to promote its adoption? Three scientists from the Flemish Institute for Technological Research recently...

Let Ideas Compete

Could farmers help pay Europe's climate change mitigation bill?

If Europe’s policy-makers knew that agroforestry could be worth over 140,000 million euros in the European Union in 2030, would they be more likely to promote its adoption? Three scientists from the Flemish Institute for Technological Research recently...

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