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The impact of human behaviour on the environment has surged at the planetary scale over the past half century. Growing urbanisation, pressure on ecosystems, diverging population trends are challenging the capacity of our planet to resist to human threats. If humanity wishes to stop exceeding planetary boundaries,...
Let me tell you our story, which we call Token and DAO Based Crowdsource 4 Afforestation (C4EST). The team of our C4EST project, formed under the roof of Bilimkoop is a science cooperative which defines itself as “striving to be an innovative social organism, which shares knowledge and experience,...
ADF stands for “Agrupació de Defensa Forestal”. In English, it could be translated as “Forest Defence Groups”. When I first got in touch with them, and I tried to explain my “social innovation” approach to the research, they often replied: “This is not new. This is how...
By Sven Wunder and Sarah Feder Originally posted on the EFI blog: https://blog.efi.int/from-covid-19-to-forests-tracing-the-real-time-linkages/ A complex tug-of-war “A crisis like no other” is how Kristalina Georgieva, the managing director of the International Monetary...
Sacred forests are wooded areas with spiritual significance for people and rural communities. They represent places of worship and commemorations, where natural elements are intertwined with people’s memories and local beliefs. Sacred forests exist in numerous world religions and cultures, and can be found nearby churches, shrines,...
The effects of climate change on wildfires are widely studied around the world. However, another key process contributing to changing fire regimes in many regions has not received so much testing. This “ingredient” is land-use change, also referred to by its acronym LUC, or the conversion of...
A stunning new photographic exhibition unveils a poetic and emotional insight into the workers who remove the cork from our forests. “Sentir la Sureda” (Sensing the cork oak forest) by American photographer Michele Curel is a recognition of the invisible men of cork and a vindication of...
In the circular sustainable bioeconomy perspective, forested rural areas represent a precious source of the lignocellulose and non-fossil raw materials for established or newly emerging market applications. Within the European Green Deal we need to debate and share visions on how to tap the potential of forested...
A recipe in the making When at home in your kitchen you meticulously follow the steps of a cooking recipe, it is important not to forget any quintessential ingredients -- especially the spices that will ultimately make your dish appetising. How to better...
Bioenergy as a ‘wicked problem’ Forests are often seen as a promising solution for the two major environmental crises of our era: climate change and the rampant loss of biodiversity. They play an important role in storing and regulating carbon, fostering biodiversity, and strengthening the...