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For indigenous communities in Latin America, reaping the benefits of timber depends not only on tenure rights, but on how well they deal with markets
Turns out the car’s not so bad after all, as long as you follow a few rules
Nearly all countries insisted that tangles, like that caused by Russia, must be avoided
Planning for major heat waves can save lives
Thousands of monitoring stations across the continent create potential for Africa to have increased supplies of food, stronger economies and greater stability for its people
We are not acting boldly enough or quickly enough to avert an environmental and humanitarian catastrophe. Here’s a roadmap
As sorghum becomes a nationally subsidised crop, it should shore up food supplies for drought-hit farmers
The next global plan for disaster risk reduction must tackle the links between disasters, vulnerability and poverty
There has been concern the private sector is dragging its feet on reducing the risks of disasters, but the tourism sector shows it is leading the charge
A disasters target is included in the first suggested goal to end poverty - now we need to fight to keep it in
Lost food means lost land, water, fertiliser and income - a devastating prospect for vulnerable rural families
Brazil nut harvesters in Peru face a big variety of challenges
The rights of indigenous communities to forest resources are under increasing threat from large land acquisitions
Negotiatorsare expected to propose setting up a REDD+ governing body
Negotiators should raise ambition on cutting emissions and establish core elements of a 2015 agreement
Some farmers in Ghana kill saplings on their land over fears their food crops will one day get damaged by loggers who come to clear the trees
The REDD+ policy process in Indonesia is not fulfilling its promise of greater participation and inclusiveness
Better skills, access to quality seed, and cooperation could help African smallholder farmers
As climate shifts increase pressure on natural resources and raise the risk of conflict, steps need to be taken to include climate adaptation in conflict prevention and resolution
It’s not the timber trade, agricultural expansion or mining that poses the greatest threat to tropical forests in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but the demand for energy