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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Side Event

Implementation of the Kunming–Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework through the Satoyama Initiative/COMDEKS 4

ONLINE: On 12 July, UNU-IAS will co-organize a biodiversity-related side event at the 2023 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.



Reshaping Our Future: Public Forum of the 9th IPSI Global Conference

The event will showcase youth initiatives that contribute to the sustainable development of socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes.



Applications Open for UNU Global Seminar 2023

Application are open until 5 July 2023 for the 39th UNU Global Seminar.

23 Jun 2023


Biodiversity Day Symposium Promotes Collaborative Action for Living in Harmony with Nature

UNU-IAS co-organised a symposium to celebrate International Day for Biological Diversity.

24 May 2023

Media Coverage

Biodiversity Day Event Receives Coverage in Hokuriku Chunichi Shimbun

An article in the Hokuriku Chunichi Shimbun featured a UNU-IAS event celebrating International Day for Biological Diversity.

23 May 2023

Media Coverage

BBC Travel Features UNU-IAS Expert Comments on Satoyama Landscapes

On 20 May 2023, BBC Travel published an article featuring UNU-IAS expert's comments on the concept of satoyama.

20 May 2023