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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Satoyama Forum Featured in Asahi Shimbun and Yomiuri Shimbun

Summaries published in Japanese newspapers highlight efforts to progress satoyama model for sustainable living and biodiversity conservation.

23 Jan 2024

A woman collecting crops

Working Paper

Nature as Culture

19 Dec 2023


Satoyama Forum Explores Sustainability in Japanese Rural Landscapes

Hosted by the AEON Environmental Foundation, the event discussed the satoyama model for sustainable living and biodiversity conservation.

14 Dec 2023


UN Day “Water is Life” for SDG 6 in Dresden – A review

The event revolved around the theme and focusing on the global objective of ensuring universal access to clean water and adequate sanitation

01 Dec 2023

Side Event

From Reaction to Socio-Ecological Resilience: Advancing Disaster Risk Reduction and Ecosystem Restoration Nexus for Climate Adaptation

DUBAI & ONLINE: This session at the COP28 Resilience Hub will explore practical measures such finance mechanisms & grassroots nature-based solutions.