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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River songs: why waterways matter for climate, creatures and communities
8 May 2023

The oft-forgotten magic of freshwater ecosystems

Can blockchain help you trace your food?
19 Apr 2023

Digital technologies are building more sustainable supply chains

Course-correct or catastrophe: From “climate hell” to a fair low-carbon future
14 Nov 2022

GLF Climate 2022 lays out action pathways for a just transition

How to boost the sustainability of cocoa value chains
7 Nov 2022

A look at on-farm ways to increase cocoa sustainability and decrease deforestation

Can COP27 deliver on being “Africa’s COP”?
3 Nov 2022

Three African women leaders on what needs attention most in upcoming climate negotiations

How to use less water
12 Oct 2022

As water supplies lessen, here’s how to attune your habits

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