The fate of heads of state across the globe is tied in large part to their ability to ensure employment, economic growth, and access to cheap food and clean water. Rising food prices have helped topple dictators across the Middle East. Europe, the United States, Japan and other major economies are spending trillions of dollars to restore growth and jobs.
New research shows that Africa offers some of the greatest opportunities globally for restoring forests.
A new map shows a world of opportunity for restoration of forest landscapes. COP-15 negotiators should take note.