• Aerial View Spring Empty Field With Windbreaks Landscape. Top View Of Field And Forest Belt. Bird’s Eye View. A Windbreak Or Shelterbelt Is A Planting Usually To Protect Soil From Erosion.

    UNEP launches new sustainable land use finance impact directory

    Financial institutions around the world can now measure the positive impact of their investments into biodiversity conservation, adaptation, mitigation, forest protection and sustainable livelihoods with the help of a new indicator directory and resources platform, launched today. The Land Use Finance Impact Hub and its Positive Impact Indicators Directory – launched today by UN Environment…

    UNEP launches new sustainable land use finance impact directory
  • Is global finance about to back the greening of our cities?

    By Jonny Hughes, WCMC Chief Executive Officer, UNEP-WCMC Humanity’s future lies in cities. Currently, just over half of us live in urban areas – by 2050, three-quarters of the world’s population will be town and city dwellers. Modern cities are too often disconnected from nature, yet so many of them were originally founded on hotspots…

    Is global finance about to back the greening of our cities?
  • Climate and nature: what Glasgow could mean for Kunming

    At the UN climate summit in Glasgow – COP26 – the nature and climate agendas came closer together than ever before.  Next year, world leaders will meet in Kunming, China, to agree a new global plan for nature at the UN’s biodiversity summit, COP15. With the need for joint and integrated action clearer than ever, discussions on nature at…

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    Climate and nature: what Glasgow could mean for Kunming
  • Building cities with nature: the story of Chengdu

    Chengdu – the capital city of Sichuan Province, in the central South Western China – is home to more than 20 million people and is a regional hub for the movement of goods, services and people. Chengdu is also taking a pioneering approach to placing nature at the heart of development.

    Building cities with nature: the story of Chengdu