Impact of COVID-19 on People’s Livelihoods, Their Health and Our Food Systems

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a dramatic loss of human life worldwide and presents an unprecedented challenge to public health, food systems and the world of work. The economic and social disruption caused by the pandemic is devastating: tens of millions of people are at risk of falling into …

Nature-based Solutions – An Answer To The Climate Change Challenges In The Western Balkans

Nature-based Solutions offer a cost-effective, no-regret solution to reducing disaster risks and contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation. While still an emerging concept, evidence has shown the benefits of Nature-based Solutions to societies, national economies and ecosystems. They have emerged as a powerful ally to address societal challenges, such …

IUCN Standard to Boost Impact of Nature-Based Solutions to Global Challenges

IUCN recently unveiled a Global Standard providing the first-ever set of benchmarks for nature-based solutions to global challenges. The new IUCN Global Standard will help governments, business and civil society ensure the effectiveness of nature-based solutions and maximise their potential to help address climate change, biodiversity loss and other societal …

The Next Wave – How to Beat Future Pandemics

Ebola, SARS, Zika, HIV/AIDS, West Nile fever and now COVID-19. These are some of the highest-profile diseases to emerge in the last several decades. And while they emerged in different parts of the world, they have one thing in common. They are what scientists call “zoonotic diseases,” infections that jump …

Here Is What COVID-19 Teaches Us About ‘Social Learning’ and the Environment

The dire social and economic impact of COVID-19 could worsen environmental destruction in the long run. But the pandemic is also teaching us how to use individual choices to tackle a global disaster. “Social learning” is a powerful tool for lasting change. It involves people learning from each other and …

Decade of Action on the Sustainable Development Goals Is Under Way

The Sustainable Development Goals are known as the world’s blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice. The 17 goals are all interconnected, and in order to …