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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Healthy Planet, Healthy People: The Role of the Satoyama Initiative for Green & Blue Recovery

A side event at 2021 HLPF discussing the role of socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.



Call for Papers: ‘The Soil-Water-Atmosphere Nexus’ Thematic Issue in "Environmental Earth Sciences"

UNU-FLORES is inviting manuscripts for a special thematic issue of Springer’s "Environmental Earth Sciences".

01 Jul 2021


UNU Event Celebrates International Day for Biological Diversity 2021 with Japanese Partners

On 20 May 2021, UNU-IAS co-organised a symposium to commemorate the International Day for Biological Diversity.

12 Jun 2021

Press Release

UNU and EMG Partner to Accelerate Collective Action on Environment and Human Settlement Issues

A new collaboration agreement aims to advance knowledge on protecting the environment and enhance human well-being.

08 Jun 2021


Food System Resilience Nexus Dialogue

Co-organised by UNU-FLORES, this event will investigate the role of Integrated Natural Resource Management (INRM) in food system resilience.



Reimagining Environmental Revival: How Can #GenerationRestoration Be Put Into Action?

This webinar will explore cross-cutting approaches and implications within the greatest environmental challenges facing the planet.



Towards a Nexus Knowledge Agenda

A focus on key building blocks of the nexus approach from biophysical, socioeconomic, and policy perspectives.



Call for Entries: Sustainable Development Photo and Video Storytelling

UNU-FLORES is inviting photographers and videographers of all levels to submit stories that relate to the Resource Nexus.

23 Mar 2021


Perceptions of Soil in the Catholic Ethic

The next Nexus Seminar Series will discuss a possible shift towards nature-compatible agriculture and area planning.