An open-source data platform recently launched by the European Space Agency (ESA) is enabling scientists to lift the lid on clouds, allowing for faster and more precise monitoring and mapping of changes to land use in tropical places where clouds are a persistent feature.
How has NCA influenced policy in countries? WAVES Senior Environmental Economist Sofia Ahlroth discusses the NCA in Action series.
InVEST predicts that by 2030 one of the last remaining forests in Cambodia will face major reductions in forest cover, carbon storage, and loss of non-timber forest products if deforestation continues at its current rate.
The Billion Tree Tsunami initiative is helping to shift the current mindset of treating forests as ‘timber revenue’ machines towards one that considers treating them as valued ‘natural capital.’
It is now understood that healthy functioning peatlands are a key part of our natural capital worth billions in terms of the services they provide for biodiversity, water regulation and carbon storage.
The i-Tree study shows it would cost £6.1bn to replace London’s trees, and their ecosystem services provide green infrastructure, and benefits for public health and well-being.