New Fund Leverages Nature to Adapt to Climate Change

The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration is launching in June this year. The goal is ambitious – to trigger a global movement for restoring the world’s ecosystems. This is not merely for nature’s sake, say experts. Mounting evidence shows that a global re-greening could help humanity adapt to climate change. …

Green Shoots: Are COVID-19 Recovery Funds Helping the Environment?

In the last year, governments have pledged trillions of dollars in COVID-19 relief, creating what some observers have called a once-in-a-generation chance to make planet-friendly investments—and save the Earth from a looming environmental catastrophe. But, that doesn’t mean the path to a green recovery will be easy. According to a …

Soil Pollution a Risk to Our Health and Food Security

Each year, the world marks World Soil Day on 5 December to raise awareness about the growing challenges in soil management and soil biodiversity loss, and encourage governments, communities and individuals around the world to commit to improving soil health. “We depend, and will continue to depend, on the ecosystem …

New Strains of Rice Could Address Climate Change

Rice is a staple for more than 3.5 billion people, including most of the world’s poor. But it can be a problematic crop to farm. It requires massive amounts of water and the paddies in which it grows emit methane, a potent greenhouse gas. To tackle such issues, the United …

UNEP Launches a Virtual Journey Through Three Iconic Forests

The COVID-19 pandemic might have scotched your vacation plans this year. But you can still bound through some of the world’s most iconic landscapes in a new online journey launched by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). A new interactive webpage allows netizens to explore three wildlife-rich forests: the Leuser …

Waste Management Outlook for Mountain Regions

Last week ISWA launched its latest publication “Waste Management Outlook for Mountain Regions”.This new publication is a cooperation with United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC) and GRID-Arendal. The Waste Management Outlook for Mountain Regions follows on from last year’s Global Waste Management Outlook, which highlighted the …