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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Book Highlights Innovative Approaches to Ecosystem Restoration

The new publication provides unique insights on how to prevent loss and degradation of ecosystems and ensure their recovery.

19 Sep 2023


In Memoriam: Enrique Forero, UNU Council Member

UNU Council member Enrique Forero, age 80, died on 5 September 2023.  

08 Sep 2023


Experts Discuss Local Sustainability Initiatives in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan

The event highlighted efforts of Ishikawa Prefecture to achieve the SDGs and conserve satoyama and satoumi landscapes.

07 Sep 2023

Media Coverage

Article Highlights Satoyama Initiative Contribution to “30x30” Conservation Target

EIC published an article focusing on the Satoyama Initiative.

29 Aug 2023


The International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative Adopts New Strategy and Plan of Action

The IPSI 9th Global Conference convened members from around the world to share experiences and best practices.

01 Aug 2023


Earth Shattering: Financial Engagement at the Nexus of Modern Slavery and Natural Resources in Africa

Promoting synchronized action to tackle risks and abuses in cocoa production and gold mining value chains in Ghana.

24 Jul 2023


Side Event Spotlights Local Action for Biodiversity through Satoyama Initiative

The online event focused on a programme that promotes sustainable use of biodiversity and natural resources through small-scale project financing.

13 Jul 2023