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Desertification crisis affecting 168 countries worldwide, study shows
Severe land degradation is now affecting 168 countries across the world, says a new UN report.
Recording resilience: Filmmaker shares Japan recovery experience
An Our World 2.0 filmmaker reflects on the recovery of tsunami-hit towns.
Guardians of life and of Earth
Around the world, but especially in the planet’s poorest regions, women represent a life force that renews itself daily, sometimes against all odds.
Enough is Enough: A path to true prosperity
The authors of a new book lay out why and how to change our economic goal “from the madness of more to the wisdom of enough”.
The Skolt Sámi’s path to climate change resilience
In a photo essay, a UNU fellow illustrates why this reindeer and fishing-reliant indigenous community is developing a climate adaptation plan.
Greening the world economy through cities
A UNU research team explains how a cities-led green economy could lower resource and energy use.
Biocultural resilience for systems change
To ensure our own and our planet’s wellbeing, our actions must be guided by a holistic worldview based on valuing biocultural diversity and resilience.
Climate summit ahead but light on the ground
The UN climate convention secretariat hopes that successful on-the-ground actions can inspire policymakers, businesses and the public.
Why your health is bigger than your body
New research explains how the interrelationship between politics, economics and ecology can help or hurt our bodies.
Our cooperative Darwinian moment
Darwin tells us we must evolve or die. Can we adapt to scarcity and re-integrate ourselves within ecosystems in the decades ahead?
China tries alternative to industrial agriculture
China’s great advances have come at the expense of regions with high food insecurity and fragile ecosystems.
How rural America got fracked
In a new environmental nightmare you knew nothing about, ancient sandstone hills are being razed for a type of silica used by the natural gas industry.
The simpler way to a greener future
Trying out small changes will make your life better and at the same time greener.
Expanding our moral universe
For humanity to continue to flourish, our moral decision-making must encompass a larger part of our natural and social environments.
A city that runs on itself
Cut greenhouse gas emissions dramatically? A team of students envisions building this into Vancouver's future.
Governance of marine areas beyond national jurisdictions
Improved governance of oceans beyond national jurisdictions will benefit biodiversity and help build more sustainable, equitable economies.
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