December 23, 2015

What We’re Reading: Mountainous Ambition, Missing Ag, and Citizen Science

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Stories to read over your holiday break:

Bhutan has ‘most ambitious pledge’ at the Paris climate summit

Himalayan kingdom’s forests absorb three times more CO2 emissions than its population creates, helping to make it the world’s most ‘carbon negative’ country.

The Guardian

Integrated approaches to landscape planning and management

From desert to tropical forest, mountain range to coastal plain, extractive and agricultural sectors are increasingly affecting even the most remote and fragile ecosystems around the world.

Fauna & Flora International

Little book offers landscape-scale solutions

Big solutions can be found in a little book released December 5th at the Paris climate talks. The Little Sustainable Landscapes Book argues that sustainable management of landscapes is a local and global necessity.

WWF Global

Can the Paris agreement protect poor farmers from climate change?

Climate change poses a threat to agricultural growth, productivity, prices, and a new global goal to end hunger by 2030. However, the global agreement to tackle climate change hardly mentions agriculture.


Agriculture Was Left Out Of The Paris Deal, But That Won’t Stop Countries From Taking It On

Even if agriculture is not explicitly mentioned in an international agreement on climate change, countries see agriculture as part of the solution. Farmers, companies, and research groups are taking action to follow national plans that align agricultural production with climate change goals.


Novozymes: Integrating the world’s climate goals into a business plan

Some companies regard figuring out how to feed 1.7 billion more people, as the Sustainable Development Goals ask the world to do, as a major business opportunity.


The Role of Citizen Science in Landscape and Seascape Approaches to Integrating Conservation and Development

A study of five landscapes makes an argument for increased engagement of everyday people in conservation to generate local buy-in for landscape-scale outcomes.



Photograph by Kuni Takahashi via Getty Images

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