Hugh Biggar


Hugh Biggar has worked as a reporter for print and online publications, as a consultant for international agencies including the United Nations Development Program and the U.S. Peace Corps, and as an advisor for the Roshan Learning Center for refugees in Jakarta, Indonesia. He earned an MA in public affairs journalism from Stanford University with additional coursework at Stanford's school for International Policy Studies.

By this writer
How Benin is tackling the climate crisis
15 May 2023

Local and national-level responses for a climate-proof future

Peatlands in Congo Basin opened for oil exploration
9 Sep 2022

Researchers warn drilling would be catastrophic for climate and environment

Two local projects demonstrate potential – and challenges – for Africa going solar
9 May 2022

Africa has low rates of renewable energy use, but communities are working to change that

Is it too late to save Socotra?
4 Apr 2022

The remote land of the dragon blood tree faces an uncertain future

Land donation from Ghanaian chief leaves a legacy for the future
7 Dec 2021

GLFx restoration initiative provides hope against desertification and deforestation

Artsy South African festival engages citizens in landscape restoration
29 Nov 2021

In a region hard-hit by climate change, Eden Festival of Action inspires local help

10 principles devised to guide the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration
16 Sep 2021

To restore degraded lands globally, organizations release shared vision guided by science

In Africa, finance lacks for landscape restoration, despite probable returns
18 Jun 2021

Here’s what experts said in two dialogues on Africa’s sustainable finance landscape

Gabon’s mangroves stand among the world’s tallest but face threats
15 Apr 2021

Studies show links between height and carbon storage, but development and climate change risks survival

Tech stars tackle landscape restoration in the Aral Sea in innovative competition
12 Apr 2021

Four winners receive funding to solve socioeconomic and environmental challenges in Central Asia

Locust outbreaks in the Horn of Africa are linked to the changing climate
10 Mar 2021

As rainfall increases, plagues expected to rise in frequency

Peaceful protectors of Cambodia’s Prey Lang forest, threatened by loggers and local authorities, vow to fight on
25 Nov 2020

International award goes to volunteer forest rangers in mainland Southeast Asia’s last lowland rainforest

A year later, still entrenched in the fight for Peru’s Chaparrí forests
15 Oct 2020

Environmental defender Javier Ruiz Gutierrez continues battling agribusiness and criminal networks to protect a national...

How are California’s redwood forests weathering fires and climate change?
17 Aug 2020

A look at climate change in the California Floristic Province

What to think of California’s new Tropical Forest Standard
18 Nov 2019

In its latest move as a global climate leader, the state directs new ‘low-carb’ standards at forests