Monica Evans


Monica Evans is a writer and community development practitioner based in Aotearoa New Zealand. Since completing her Masters in Development Studies in 2010, she has worked on environmental and community development projects in New Zealand, the Pacific and Latin America. She's particularly passionate about participation, creativity and wellbeing, and has a keen interest in ecology and sustainability. She lives on New Zealand's West Coast, where she teaches dance, grows vegetables and tends to her pet alpacas.

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Cities + Water: Singapore
21 Sep 2022

How the island nation became a ‘model city’ for integrated water management

Sweetening up cocoa supply chains in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire
19 Sep 2022

Ensuring our future chocolate supply starts with ‘greener’ plantations, better wages and keeping forests intact

Cocoa co-op concocts richer futures for farmers: Q&A with Awa Bamba
12 Sep 2022

Meet the Côte d’Ivoire changemaker catalyzing smallholder success

Cities + Water: Cape Town
9 Sep 2022

The city evaded “Day Zero” for water once. Can it do so again?

Food solutions for Africa: Meet four of the continent’s changemakers
6 Sep 2022

Hear their takes on revolutionizing value chains and boosting food sovereignty

Cities + Water: Santiago
6 Sep 2022

As central Chile shoulders its 13th year of drought, how will Santiago keep its faucets flowing?

So you want to offset your emissions? Read this first
26 Jul 2022

A quick guide to how offsetting works best

Bioluminescence: “It requires a whole new way of seeing”
21 Jul 2022

Words and photos from legendary marine biologist Edith Widder

Shoring up tenure security to tackle land degradation
13 May 2022

At UNCCD COP15, scientists and community members came together to help improve land tenure

Degradation of 40 percent of Earth’s lands puts half of global economic output at risk, report finds
4 May 2022

Most comprehensive publication of its kind tells stark truths on the state of landscapes

Why stopping land degradation is “the only right path”
4 May 2022

Q&A with UNCCD’s Louise Baker on major new report on land

New ocean protection commitments value USD 16.35 billion, but it’s not enough
25 Apr 2022

Q&A with WWF’s Mark Drew on Our Ocean conference outcomes

How acoustic ecology offers insight into forest health
30 Mar 2022

To glean knowledge on biodiversity, experts are increasingly listening to landscapes

Me, you, and the metaverse 
23 Mar 2022

Will virtual-reality ‘worlds’ prove distraction or driver for climate action?

Prepare for takeoff with plant-powered planes
15 Feb 2022

What’s possible for sustainable aviation fuels?