forestry

UN builds momentum for restoring forests as world enters key decade for ecosystems 

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is leading a push for the world to scale up efforts to restore landscapes and forests over the next decade, with eyes on a target to salvage 350 million hectares of degraded and deforested lands, an area bigger than India in total. 

Monday’s Daily Brief: Guterres on Bolivia and multilateralism, Syria and Iraq’s displaced, forest initiative, the healing arts

A recap of Monday’s stories in brief: UN chief spotlights multilateralism at peace forum; Bolivian authorities must uphold safety of citizens; new programme to feed Kenya’s children; experts concerned for detained in Syria and Iraq; UN forest management project fights climate crisis; and, from Warhol to the Wiggles – the role of art in keeping you healthy.

New UN forestry project bids to help countries meet climate change commitments

More than two dozen countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America are set to benefit from a UN project to help tackle climate change through better forestry management.

FAO Official: Youth and civil society are 'change agents' for restoring forests

It’s up to young people and civil society groups to reverse the long-term trend of deforestation around the world.

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News in Brief 10 May 2018

  • UN chief raises alarm over missile launches from Syria and retaliatory strikes by Israel Defense Forces
  • New FAO guidelines on forest concessions
  • Violence at Afghan voter registration centres ‘an assault on democracy’ – Head of UN Mission
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Restoring drylands to address climate change threat

Drylands are under threat because of climate change but restoring them could help cope with the effects of drought, desertification.

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More trees on farms can reduce hunger and restore degraded land, UN says

With about 75 percent of the world's poor - some 1.2 billion people - living in rural areas, growing trees on farms can help alleviate poverty by providing income and food as well as restore degraded land, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today.