If food loss and waste were a country, it would be the world’s third-largest emitter—surpassed only by China and the United States.
Scaling-up the ability of forests to sequester carbon will play a critical role in mitigating climate change.
In developing countries, only 10-20 percent of all land owners are women.
Peatlands form when dead plants partially decay in soils soaked with tannin-rich water, and organic matter gradually accumulates, layer upon layer, over hundreds or even thousands of years.
To prevent the worst impacts of climate change, the world will need to reach net-negative emissions.
Restoration activities in Indonesia remain concentrated in the western part of the country, including in Sumatera, Java, Bali and Kalimantan. However, this distribution might not necessarily reflect the needs for restoration.
The increasing number of elephant conflicts every year in Aceh resulted in the decline of elephant population from about 800 in 2003 to 500-535 by 2015.
Of the total 4.7 million hectares of plantation area managed by smallholders in Indonesia, 1.7 million hectares are located in the forest area. Therefore, only around 3 million hectares of smallholder area outside the forest area can be prioritized by the government for intensification.
Businesses are essential partners for governments as they work to achieve their climate targets.
The Sustainable Development Goals commit to ending poverty in all its forms by 2030. To realize this aspiration, governments need to provide under-served urban residents with decent housing, safe drinking water, reliable sanitation and clean energy.