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Restoration: One of the Most Overlooked Opportunities for Economic Growth

Trees are obviously good for the planet. What’s not so clear to most people—governments, NGOs, investors, the public—are their socioeconomic benefits. Trees are essential for the economy, our health and our wellbeing. Research shows that every $1 invested in restoring degraded land generates an estimated $7–$30 in economic benefits, including improved food production, carbon sequestration, and […] Continue Reading

Farmer-Managed Natural Regeneration in Kenya

This is the systematic regeneration of trees from living stumps, roots and seeds. over 5.5 million hectares in Niger, Senegal and Mali have been regenerated this way. Click here to learn more.  Continue Reading

Farmer-Managed Natural Regeneration in Tanzania

This is the systematic regeneration of trees from living stumps, roots and seeds. over 5.5 million hectares in Niger, Senegal and Mali have been regenerated this way. Click here to learn more.    Continue Reading

Trees are much more than the lungs of the world (commentary)

There are two important answers to the question “why do we need more trees in farmland?” One is global and one is local. Globally, trees are often recognized as the ‘lungs of the world’ because they exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide with the atmosphere. However, this is an understatement. If we think in these terms, […] Continue Reading

Understanding the “Emissions Gap” in 5 Charts

Every year, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) brings together scientists from around the world to measure the size of the greenhouse gas (GHG) “emissions gap,” the difference between the emissions level countries have pledged to achieve under international agreements and the level consistent with limiting warming to well below 2 degrees C (3.6 degrees F). That benchmark exists because […] Continue Reading