Category: SDG13-Climate change

Tess Beyer

Tess Beyer

Tess Beyer is an Australian Volunteer for International Development, funded by the Australian Government, working as a communications officer with the World Agroforestry Centre Philippines. As well as developing a variety of communications materials for the Philippine program, she supports regional projects through writing, video editing and design. Tess holds a Bachelor of Development Studies from the University of Newcastle, Australia.

Drainage canals in smallholding AF system on peat in Tanjung Jabung Barat - Copy

The almost-forgotten Philippine peatlands and their global role

Despite the recognized importance of peatlands by the global scientific community, the Philippines is still in the early stages of identifying, measuring and understanding peatlands. Dr Rodel D. Lasco of the World Agroforestry Centre and colleagues investigated their...

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Why reducing deforestation is not like the usual kind of Russian dolls

Reducing greenhouse-gas emissions from land uses requires coordinated actions locally, nationally and globally. The ‘nesting’ of institutions needed to do this are assumed to be something like a series of identical but ever-smaller Russian dolls. There are other...

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Estimating the value of depleting the Earth’s natural capital

Services provided by ecosystems that are worth up to USD 20.2 trillion per year have been lost since 1997. These estimates are conservative, say Robert Costanza and colleagues     Ecosystems provide a range of services that are...

Land-use planning in Indonesia is now more likely to include rather than segregate forests

REDD ready or not?

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation was thought to be a quick way to slow global warming. But after ten years of testing the international REDD framework, scientists express their doubts in three new publications,...