Indigenous Communities

Climate Change: Nauru’s Life on the Frontlines

29th October 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Phys.org  “International perceptions of the Pacific Island nation of Nauru are dominated by two interrelated stories. Until the turn of the century, it was the dramatic boom and bust of Nauru’s phosphate mine, and the mismanagement of its considerable wealth, that captured global attention. Then, in 2001, Nauru become… [more]

In Alaska, Everyone’s Grappling With Climate Change

23rd October 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Phys.org  “Coastal villages are washing into the Bering Sea, trees are sprouting in the tundra and shipping lanes are opening in an ocean that was once locked in ice. In Alaska, climate change isn’t a distant or abstract concern. As a climate change researcher at the International Arctic Research Center at the University of Alaska,… [more]

Land Rights & Accountability Mechanisms Key to Meeting Landscape Restoration Targets

28th September 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Landscape News.  “Degradation of natural resources reduces employment opportunities for at least 11 million young Africans entering the job market every year, and soil and nutrient depletion on croplands cost the continent 3 percent of its gross domestic product. Climate change magnifies the challenge. In response, numerous countries and… [more]

New Forests Partnership Between Governments & Indigenous Leaders “Marks a Paradigm Shift” for Tribal & Indigenous Rights

17th September 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Phys.org “Proven masters at sustainably managing forests that protect against global warming, indigenous peoples got a place at the table, and some cash, at an international climate summit in San Francisco this week. New “guiding principles” for collaboration endorsed by three dozen mostly tropical provinces and states across nine… [more]

First Nation People Fight for Both Land & Culture in the Face of Climate Change

4th September 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Phys.org  “Gooraman Swamp is dry. The leaves of the stately River Red Gums that dot the area are parched and limp.The drought and irrigators upstream on the Murray-Darling Basin are taking their toll on this wetland. But it is not just the environmental impact of climate change on his country that… [more]

Brazil Pledges to Restore More than 12 million Hectares of Native Vegetation by 2030

4th September 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Phys.org “Over the past few decades the international community has watched as the destruction of Earth’s largest forest has intensified. Deforestation has been eating away at the Amazon’s fringes, mainly for commercial cattle ranching and agricultural plantation. The agriculture, livestock, mining and infrastructure sectors have been promoted due to… [more]