Life on land

Nearly a third of the globe is covered by forests, which are home to 80 per cent of all land species of animals, plants, and insects. Forests and agricultural systems sustain our air, water, and food, but extreme deforestation and land degradation are threatening vital biodiversity and the billions of people who depend on the land for their livelihoods.

UNU research analyses the intersections of ecosystem change and resource use to find sustainable human-environment solutions that can preserve biological and biocultural diversity as well as safeguard traditional agricultural systems and rural livelihoods.

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News

Symposium Calls for Food Systems Transformation

The online event highlighted sustainable food as part of the integrated solution to address climate change and biodiversity loss.

12 Mar 2024

Event

Climate Change, Biodiversity Loss and Pollution — Promoting Synergy Approaches to Address the Three Environmental Crises

TOKYO & ONLINE: This event will discuss the implementation status of the SDGs, and highlight synergies and best practices to promote further action.

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Symposium

Climate Change and Biodiversity: The Future of Food and the Environment

ONLINE: This symposium will discuss sustainable food systems and their role in tackling climate change and biodiversity loss.

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Media Coverage

UNU-IAS Expert Comments on Learning from Indigenous Communities to Achieve the SDGs

Several newspapers featured comments by Suneetha Subramanian on how movies can introduce the culture of ethnic minorities to a broader audience.

05 Feb 2024