Carbon Sink

New York Times: How Big Forests Solve Global Problems

23rd April 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on the New York Times. “…Intact forests today total around 11.8 million square kilometers (about 4.6 million square miles), according to estimates by a group of researchers and organizations, including Greenpeace, Global Forest Watch, World Resources Institute, Transparent World, University of Maryland, World Wildlife Fund of Russia and Wildlife Conservation Society. That’s roughly the… [more]

Historic Agreement Signed to Protect the World’s Largest Tropical Peatland

26th March 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on UN Environment.  Highlights: The equivalent of three years of global greenhouse gas emissions is stored in the Congo peatlands. The Brazzaville Declaration aims to implement coordination and cooperation between different government sectors to protect the benefits provided by peatland ecosystems. The agreement is the beginning of a deep collaboration… [more]

Payments To Protect Carbon Stored in Forests Must Increase To Defend Against Rubber

19th March 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Phys.org “Payments to protect carbon stored in forests must increase to defend against rubber plantations Efforts to protect tropical forests in Southeast Asia for the carbon they store may fail because protection payments are too low – according to University of East Anglia research. A study published today in Nature Communications finds that schemes… [more]

Urban Green Spaces “Contribute Substantially to the Ecological Fabric of Our Cities”

7th March 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on University of Wisconsin – Madison. “In a study published March 6 in the journal Ecosystem Applications, Ziter, a graduate student in integrative biology professor Monica Turner’s lab at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, finds that urban green spaces like backyards, city parks and golf courses contribute substantially to the ecological fabric… [more]

Paris Plans Suburban Forest Five Times the Size of Central Park to Help Treat Soil & Act As Carbon Sink 

7th March 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on CityLab.  “With its car bans, huge transit expansion, and radical pedestrianization plans, Paris has been developing quite a name for itself recently as an aggressive fighter against urban air pollution. For its next major assault on bad air, however, the metro area is proposing to deploy an ancient weapon: trees. In fact,… [more]

Study Shows Extraordinary Value of Earth’s Remaining Intact Forests for Addressing Climate Change & Protecting Biodiversity, Critical Watersheds, Indigenous Cultures & Human Health

28th February 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Phys.org.  “New research published today in Nature Ecology & Evolution demonstrates the extraordinary value of Earth’s remaining intact forests for addressing climate change and protecting wildlife, critical watersheds, indigenous cultures, and human health. Yet the global policy and science communities do not differentiate among the relative values of different types of… [more]