Scientists and government officials are collaborating with communities to test out new approaches to reversing land degradation—methods that might have potential to change the status of the entire highlands region from vastly degraded to successfully restored.
Users of wetlands in the Nile River basin are increasingly confronted with tough trade-offs, as wetland areas become overexploited, deteriorate and ultimately fail to provide the benefits that communities and ecosystems depend on.
The Nile Water Lab is a new web platform that presents a wide range of views on irrigation projects along the Nile, both views from people on the ground and views that are usually hidden away in policy reports and journal articles.
As human activity pushes our planet past its natural boundaries, the window for reversing environmental damage is rapidly closing. However, by modifying some human activities, especially agriculture, it might be possible to undo some of the damage that we have already done.
Landscape restoration is in urgent need of private capital, as identified at the GLF—The Investment Case meeting in London. What are the barriers to business investment in landscape restoration, and how might organizations like CGIAR play a role in overcoming those barriers?
Interest in investing in sustainability is on the rise. With 2016 set to be the year of green finance according to some, potential investors and stakeholders are congregating at GLF this year to discuss opportunities. Here are some development initiatives they can invest in.
The Economist Events’ recent Sustainability Summit opened with a strong argument: “There will be no jobs on a dead planet.” If for no other reason, that’s why businesses need to act on sustainability – their existence depends on it.
The gender panel at the 2015 Global Landscapes Forum held in Paris, alongside COP21, urged that recognizing a woman's right to land is a key stepping stone in paving the way forward for women's rights.
Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), are no longer a thing of the future. From their perspective high in the sky, these hovering insect-like machines grant researchers new and valuable insights on how crops evolve across landscapes and over time.
Finding ways to assess and manage trade-offs and opportunities - balancing human development and environmental preservation - may be the most important contribution made by scientists from WLE and its partners to the SDG process.
Development practitioners are faced with a conundrum: how to measure results, and satisfy donors’ and funders’ demand for impact reporting, when the typical three-year development project has long expired by the time impacts emerge?
Widespread consensus exists that the use of research is very important for achieving development goals. But what’s the best strategy for ensuring that research results make it beyond the journal article and into the real world?