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  Trees in, and around, rice fields help farmers’ become more resilient to climate change, improve their incomes and protect the environment. A new practical manual helps guide farmers in Southeast Asia, the rice bowl of the world.... The post Helping rice farmers grow trees for adapting to climate change appeared first on Agroforestry World .
Height-diameter relationship is one of the most important stature characteristics of trees. It will change with climatic conditions because height and diameter growth displays different sensitivities to climatic factors such as temperature. Detecting and understanding changes in the stature of trees growing along altitudinal gradients up to their upper limits can help us to better understand the adaptation strategy of trees under global warming conditions. On Changbai Mountain in northeastern China,...
The special report, titled 'Special Report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems,' will document existing scientific knowledge on the linkages between climate change and land. The second special report considered, titled 'Special Report on Oceans and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate,' will present science relevant to achieving SDG 13 (climate action) and SDG 14 (life below water).
The UN Environment Annual Report features key achievements in 2016 and presents the Agency’s progress across a spectrum of environmental issues. For UN-REDD, in 2016, Chile, Congo, Ecuador, Peru and Sri Lanka finalized or adopted national REDD+ strategies. On chemicals, 15 additional countries ratified the Minamata Convention on Mercury. UN Environment launched the ‘Wild for Life’ campaign against wildlife crime.
More than 500 people from around the world tuned in on 21 and 22 March 2017 to Cool Insights for a Hot World, a virtual symposium to engage with scientists in a discussion about the links between forests,... The post Connecting the dots between forests, water and climate appeared first on Agroforestry World .
In the complex endeavour for the conservation and sustainable management of forests, the pursuit of gender equality proves to be a catalyst, reinvigorating policy and project options. The “Women’s Channel” in Panama is a pioneer process that enables women’s views and proposals to inform national policy and actions for forest conservation. New policy and financial instruments for forests, such as REDD+, are increasingly relying on gender mainstreaming to unfold their potential and better achieve...
  Did you check the weather forecast for today? Did you do it on your phone? In Viet Nam, over 95% of farmers in Dien Bien and Ha Tinh provinces watch weather forecasts on TV. However, these forecasts... The post Why pay for a weather forecast if it’s free online? appeared first on Agroforestry World .
By Peter Holmgren, originally published at CIFOR’s Forests News The past month has seen a fierce international and academic debate flare up again over the large-scale use of wood to produce energy, notably in Europe. When we agreed on “Forests and Energy” as the theme for this year’s International Day of Forests on 21 March, we had no idea that there would […] The post Peter Holmgren: Splitting hairs over splitting wood appeared first on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry .
What connects forests and energy? Hear from Peter Holmgren, Director General of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), and Himlal Baral, a scientist in CIFOR’s Forests and Environment Program, in conversation with Forests News Editor Leona Liu on the occasion of the UN International Day of Forests on 21 March 2017, with the theme ‘Forests and Energy’. The post Forests and Energy: What’s the connection? appeared first on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry .
By Kate Evans, originally published at CIFOR’s Forests News Marking World Water Day on 22 March, we are highlighting the essential links between forests and water. For more on this topic, check in to the live stream of the virtual symposium ‘Cool insights for a hot world’, hosted on 21-22 March 2017 by the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees […] The post FTA events: Save forests, or lose the rain appeared first on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry .

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