The world needs to find USD 4.1 trillion to tackle the climate, biodiversity and land degradation crises by 2050.
That’s just 0.1 percent of global GDP – but four times what we’re currently investing in nature, according to a new U.N. report.
Today on Landscape News, we’re bringing you your bi-weekly fix of enchanting ecosystems, Indigenous insight, deadly disasters and more.
Thousands of participants from around the world joined us for GLF Africa, the world’s first digital conference devoted entirely to African drylands. Here’s what happened across the two-day event.
Explore the archives to re-watch sessions and discover what you missed, from Africa’s most visionary women to the farmers bringing the continent’s forests back to life.
We also launched the second edition of the Restoration Stewards program, which will provide funding, mentorship, and training for five youth-led restoration projects. Here’s what last year’s cohort had to say.
Sri Lanka is facing one of its worst-ever environmental disasters after a container ship caught fire and sank, spilling chemicals, fuel oil and plastic pellets across the country’s west coast.
Africa’s great apes are set to lose around 90 percent of their habitat by 2050 due to human-caused global warming and habitat destruction.
Europe’s sixth-busiest airport sits next to an important wildlife refuge. A planned EUR 1.7 billion expansion could devastate its over 350 bird species.
And in this photo essay, two journalists encounter death, destruction and displacement in the ‘wild west’ of the Brazilian Amazon.
At 419 parts per million, carbon dioxide concentrations are now 50 percent higher than pre-industrial levels.
At this rate, there’s a 40 percent chance that global warming could reach 1.5 degrees by 2025.
Worried? You’re not alone. Eco-anxiety is on the rise, while victims of climate disasters are more likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.
The world’s earliest known war happened 13,000 years ago. Could it have been driven by climate change?
Indigenous people lived sustainably in the Amazon for over 5,000 years. Today, they face increasing violence from illegal miners with the tacit support of the Brazilian government.
In Australia, traditional knowledge is transforming land management and creating new sources of income for Aboriginal communities.
But as Indigenous languages die out, knowledge of medicinal plants could vanish with them.
A case in point: the climate crisis is already driving mass migration from Central America to the U.S., with a third of Guatemalans, Hondurans and Salvadorans suffering from food insecurity.
In a monumental ruling, a Dutch court has ordered Shell to reduce its carbon emissions by 45 percent by 2030. Here’s what this means for the oil industry.
Meanwhile, a tiny activist hedge fund has won three seats on ExxonMobil’s board, which it hopes to use to push the oil giant to improve its poor climate record.
Wildlife trafficking is rampant on Facebook – and U.S. free-speech laws ensure that little is being done to stop it.
Just 1 percent of flyers contribute half of global aviation emissions. Could Europe fund a transition toward zero-emissions aviation by taxing private jet flights?
So far, around 17 percent of land ecosystems are protected, an area larger than Russia, but the quality of conservation work could still be improved.
And despite talk of a ‘green recovery’ from COVID-19, the G7 countries are still splurging far more on fossil fuels than on clean energy.