Landscapes Blog

December 27, 2016

Recent innovations are closing the gap between conservation and finance sectors, potentially unlocking billions for nature

Baud Schoenmaeckers Synergos Communicatie

How to connect the worlds of finance and biodiversity for the good of nature and people? This was the theme around which the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs organized two sessions in Cancun, named Greening finance & Financing Green. After the sessions, the gap is not closed but as one of the participants said, “there is […] ...
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December 25, 2016

Saving two birds with one stone

This post originally appeared on the Thrive blog and we are re-publishing it here as one of the best posts of 2016 from LPFN partners. Bees, wasps, and hornets don’t always get along with humans. Their stings are extremely painful and kill about 58 people per year.  But as we pointed out in our Thrive Blog Big Question: […] ...
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December 22, 2016

More than just a recipe

Ricci Symons, IFAD

This post originally appeared on the IFAD Social Reporting blog in October. We are re-publishing it here as part of our “Best of 2016 from LPFN partners” series. I have just returned from Mozambique where I was lucky enough to see the latest in IFAD’s cooking and climate series, Recipes for Change, being filmed. The newest recipe, Caldeirada De Cabrito […] ...
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December 20, 2016

Waste not: How businesses can turn a profit from poo

Krishna Chaitanya Rao, IWMI Kalanithy Vairavamoorthy, IWMI Miriam Otoo, IWMI

As part of WLE’s partnership with The Economist Events’ Sustainability Summit this March in London, the Thrive blog published a series of posts that discussed the role science plays in catalyzing shifts toward sustainability in the private sector and beyond. In this blog post, Kalanithy Vairavamoorthy and Krishna C Rao, of the International Water Management Ins ...
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December 19, 2016

Four unexplored big wins in agriculture: tackling climate change through landscape restoration

Georgina Smith, CIAT

At the Global Landscapes Forum in Marrakech in November, CIAT and the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems co-hosted a session titled, “Unexplored big wins for climate change through landscape restoration.” This blog post presents the key messages from that event. It originally appeared on the CIAT blog and we are re-publishing it here as […] ...
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December 16, 2016

Financing green: Bridging the gap between sustainable landscapes and investors

Louis Wertz EcoAgriculture Partners

Trillions of dollars are available in funds to stop deforestation, reverse degradation, and integrate agriculture in the landscape. ...
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