Countries around the world are ratcheting up climate change mitigation commitments at COP26 in Glasgow this November. Clear roadmaps to rapidly phase out public support for fossil fuel-related value chains in export finance must now become part of these commitments.
Lake Victoria is the largest lake in Africa and the source of the White Nile. This crucial ecosystem for the region is being plagued with frequent fish kills, oxygen depletion of deep waters and poor water quality, which is characterized by blooms of harmful algae and aquatic weeds.
This month’s press review highlights striking news from the beginning of June 2021.
Forest areas host an incredible wealth of biodiversity but they are also home to indigenous peoples. These inhabitants want their voices to be heard in the ongoing negotiations to create protected areas.
Francis Hallé, a tree and tropical rainforest expert, has designed a canopy raft to better study the canopies of tropical forests. In 2019, he began a project to restore a primary forest in Europe. In this first episode in our “Forests in Danger” series, he revisits their definition and natural...
When President Idriss Déby died on April 19, 2021, most analysts talked about the effect this will have on the stability of Chad and the sub-region, suggesting there may be new wars due to the influence of the Chadian military. An influence that finds its source in oil money.
In this town near La Paz, Bolivia, the management of water in households reveals persistent gender inequalities. As Eva’s story shows, this is the case even when water is finally available from the faucet.