We can turn an India-sized patch of degraded land green again, but only if we learn from early successes in Niger, Ethiopia and Costa Rica.
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WASHINGTON (November 20, 2015)—On the opening day of COP21 in Paris, six heads of state from France, Chile, Ethiopia, Germany, Mexico and Canada, along with the leaders of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund called on countries and companies to put a price on carbon.
A new documentary tells the story of how Ethiopia’s people restored vast areas of degraded land to productivity.
The Action Agenda approved in Addis Ababa last week offers the right vision for a global shift towards a low-carbon, inclusive global economy.
Ethiopia’s INDC sets an excellent example for developing countries to be ambitious in their post-2020 commitment design.
Some farmers are combating climate change, boosting food security and improving their livelihoods by protecting and managing on-farm trees. A new report details how to spread this practice throughout the African drylands.
The New York Declaration on Forests issued at the UN Climate Summit last month includes a global pledge to restore 350 million hectares of deforested and degraded landscapes by 2030.
Several countries confirmed their commitment to restore millions of hectares of degraded land, with Ethiopia making one of the most significant pledges—setting a target to restore 15 million hectares of degraded and deforested land into productivity by 2025.
Reflecting on World Forest Week 2014, where the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN launched a Forest and Landscape Restoration Mechanism to help countries meet the Bonn Challenge to restore 150 million hectares of degraded and deforested lands by 2020, we need to further think about creating the rich landscapes that the world needs.
A Report on Scoping Activities in Six Countries
This working paper summarizes the results of scoping research conducted by WRI and its partners to assess capacity needs in six countries—Brazil, Colombia, Ethiopia, India, South Africa, and Thailand—related to greenhouse gas (GHG) measurement and performance tracking. The paper also identifies...