Almost 80 percent of the island of Borneo was covered with this old growth rainforest in 1973. Today, only 28 percent remains. A new Atlas of Deforestation and Industrial Plantations to map and reduce deforestation rates.
Providing crop insurance for smallholder farmers has been difficult in the past, leaving them vulnerable to floods, droughts, and other disasters. Now, satellite technology is making it affordable for insurance companies to provide coverage, reducing farmers' risks.
What changes need to take place in order to make agriculture socially, economically and environmentally sustainable while also being productive? What role does research play in bringing about this transformational change?
How can investors in climate resilience know whether their support is having the intended effect? In an attempt to provide answers, WLE scientists have reviewed a suite of existing tools designed to assess livelihood resilience in the face of climate change.
Sustainability is not necessarily everyone’s top priority. For many business leaders, cost, risk and reward are still the main drivers of decision making. But is it possible to reconcile business objectives and sustainability targets?
The disasters at Chernobyl and Fukushima have left vast areas of tainted, uninhabitable land. Their respective governments' drastically different approaches have had a range of consequences for wildlife, farming and the future of those two landscapes.
Many large programs have failed to effectively clean this sacred but highly polluted river. One overlooked opportunity is to tackle septage and focal sludge pollution from smaller cities. WLE offers sustainable and cost-effective solutions.
People in poor, rural communities in the Sahel often have to make difficult decisions about how they use their limited land, financial and natural resources. Perhaps there is a better way to sustainably source livestock fodder from resilient ecosystems.