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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Multifunctional Use of Agricultural Landscapes Under Climate Change Conditions

The project aims to develop strategies for a multifunctional rural landscape by considering the characteristics of a pilot area of Tanzania

13 Dec 2020

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Development of NatCat Risk Profile Reports for ASEAN Member States (AMS)

This project will produce Risk Profile Reports for ASEAN member states that assess risk appetite and finance capacity for recovery from disasters.

15 Jul 2022

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FISPER: Guidelines for UNCCD Parties to make ecological restoration attractive in terms of financial inclusion and social protection

This project will develop guidelines to improve perceptions of ecological restoration and rehabilitation in terms of finance and social protection

18 Mar 2024

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LDN4NAP: Supplement to the UNFCCC NAP Technical Guidelines on Promoting Synergy Between Efforts Addressing DLDD, the Achievement of LDN and the Process to Formulate and Implement NAPs

This project will develop a supplement for existing frameworks and plans towards achieving land degredation neutrality and planing adaptation.

30 Apr 2024

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Large-scale transformation towards biodiversity-friendly, climate resilient agriculture through risk finance solutions and enabling policy and trade frameworks (BioFinCas)

This project will support transformation of conventional farming towards biodiversity-friendly and climate-resilient practice.

18 Mar 2024

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Towards Actionable Impact-based Early Warning in Africa: Integrating Exposure and Vulnerability into Early Warning Systems – a Pilot Study in the IGAD Region (EarlyWarning4IGAD)

This project seeks to expand existing hazard-based early warning systems towards actionable impact-based early warning systems.

30 Apr 2024