Why technology without regulation won’t save the forest

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stefanie M. Falconi, WEF Fellow to Global Future Council, Senior Researcher at Igarape Institute Emerging technologies – powered by computing advances and data – are reinventing agriculture and delivering improved productivity. However, technology is not the only obstacle […]

These 13 innovative organizations are conserving and restoring India’s forest landscapes

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content In September 2021, UpLink and 1t.org launched the Trillion Trees Challenge in India, in collaboration with the Forum of Young Global Leaders and the Global Shapers Community. The initiative invited successful ecopreneurship […]

5 principles for partnering with communities on forest restoration

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kahea Pacheco, Co-Director, Women’s Earth Alliance, Gill Einhorn, Head, 1t.org, World Economic Forum and Ian Gunderson, Project Specialist, 1t.org, World Economic Forum Indigenous peoples and local communities must be central to developing equitable benefit-sharing systems for forest stewardship […]

These 3 start-ups are bringing cutting-edge tech to forest restoration

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victoria Masterson, Senior Writer, Formative Content The world loses about 15 billion trees a year. The UpLink Trillion Trees Challenge called for solutions to the loss of forests, which are critical to the health of the planet. Artificial […]

5 facts you might not know about why forest biodiversity matters

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content March 3 is World Wildlife Day and this year’s theme is Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet. Up to 350 million people living in or near forests rely on their ecosystem […]

Binding legislation needed to stop EU-driven global deforestation, say MEPs

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs call on the Commission to put forward rules to stop EU-driven global deforestation through mandatory due diligence for companies placing products on the EU market. Currently, there is no EU legislation prohibiting products that contribute to the destruction of forests from being placed […]

Reducing deforestation means getting serious about environmental crime

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ilona Szabó de Carvalho, Executive Director, Igarapé Institute & Robert Muggah, Founder, SecDev Group and Igarapé Institute & Brodie Ferguson, Senior Researcher, Igarapé Institute Deforestation is on the rise again across the Amazon – and 90% of it […]

Why collective action is the key to saving our forests

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Justin Adams, Director, Tropical Forest Alliance 2020, World Economic Forum Individual actions by stakeholders have failed to halt deforestation. With collective action, we can reverse this catastrophic trend. The forests themselves have much to teach us about collaboration. […]

Australia’s bushfires have pumped out half a year’s CO2 emissions

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content Australian CO2 emissions have surged by 250 million tonnes as a result of bushfires in New South Wales and Queensland. Vegetation vital for absorbing CO2 is being destroyed by the blazes. Experts […]

This Scottish forest is both a home for wildlife and a boost for the local economy

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content Craigvinean forest provides sustainable timber and a home for wildlife Forestry generates £285 million for the Scottish economy each year, and employs 30,000 people in the country Plantations like this could also help […]