We have a real conundrum: while it may be difficult and risky to work with nature—the recent fires, droughts and floods serve as a reminder of the challenges we face—protecting and restoring forests is our best chance to win the race against climate change and at the same time put a halt on catastrophic biodiversity loss.
Climate change, or rather climate urgency is hot: it is on the streets, it is making headlines in the press, and it was central in the last May European elections.
The Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC released by the IPCC on October 6, 2018 reminds us that forests are one of the solutions to stop global warming.
A third of all land on Earth is severely degraded making it difficult to produce food and collect clean water. How will we live when it’s all gone?
That’s an area the size of Madagascar, yet…we cannot do this alone!