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Vietnam: An Up-and-Coming Clean Energy Leader?

Vietnam has a significant challenge ahead: power its remarkable economic growth with less polluting and more affordable clean energy. This is no small task. According to the Vietnam Business Forum, the country’s current energy plan would increase coal use from 14 gigawatts (GW) to 55GW by 2030 and require 10 million tons of coal to be imported […] Continue Reading

Talanoa Dialogue: Jump-Starting Climate Action in 2018

This year opens a new phase for the Paris Agreement and a historic opportunity to jumpstart action to limit the most dangerous impacts of climate change and set the world on course to a carbon-neutral, sustainable future by 2050. With the official launch of the 2018 Talanoa Dialogue in January, countries are now embarking on the first […] Continue Reading

Agroforestry systems may play vital role in mitigating climate change

Agroforestry could play an important role in mitigating climate change because it sequesters more atmospheric carbon in plant parts and soil than conventional farming, according to Penn State researchers. An agricultural system that combines trees with crops and livestock on the same plot of land, agroforestry is especially popular in developing countries because it allows […] Continue Reading

How climate-smart is the Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration method?

The method of restoring degraded lands efficiently contributes to climate change mitigation. Integrating trees in agricultural systems helps rural communities adapt to climate change, mitigate its impact and improve their livelihoods. Particularly for farmers in the Sahel, trees growing on agricultural land play an important role: they do not only prevent soil erosion but provide a wide range […] Continue Reading

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