Climate Benefits of Iconic Protected Forests Are Under Threat

Last month, nine philanthropic organizations pledged $5 billion to protect 30% of the planet over the next decade — the largest commitment of private funding ever made for the conservation of nature. These organizations intend to address three interrelated global crises — the climate crisis, the biodiversity crisis and the public health crisis — while working with Indigenous Peoples and local communities. 

The pledges arrive not a moment too soon. A new report released on October 28, 2021 by WRI, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) reveals that despite substantial carbon stored and absorbed by forests across UNESCO’s World Heritage network, the climate benefits of even some of the world’s most iconic and protected places are under pressure from land use and climate change. Continued reliance on these forests’ carbon sinks and storage depends upon stronger protection measures.

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12 ways the tech sector can help save the climate in 12 years

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Airline tycoon Richard Branson (L) and former U.S. vice-president Al Gore hold a globe in central London February 9, 2007. Branson announced on Friday a $25 million prize to the first person to come up with a way of scrubbing greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere in the battle to beat global warming. REUTERS Kieran Doherty (BRITAIN) - GM1DUOOSKJAA
The world needs to halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 to keep global warming below 1.5°C Image: Reuters

At Davos 2019, 16-year old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg told business leaders that we need to start treating the climate crisis as a crisis. She is right. We need the fastest energy transition in history. From how we consume, produce and work to what we eat, the world needs to cut climate emissions in half by 2030. That’s 12 years away. Tiếp tục đọc “12 ways the tech sector can help save the climate in 12 years”

Vietnam charts path to sustainable forest development

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A new report by the German International Climate Initiative has commended the governmental policies on protecting and restoring forests in Vietnam and the country’s efforts to implement a sustainable forestry model.

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The forestry sector in Vietnam, says the report, is highly dynamic and represents an illustrious example of how best to assure an optimal relationship between use of natural resources and reforestation. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam charts path to sustainable forest development”