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The Investment Case for People and Nature 

The Investment Case for People and Nature 

Today, at the World Forestry Congress (WFC) in Korea, a day has been devoted to the topic of sustainable investments in forests for people, profit and nature, and I am honored to sit on a panel with WWF New Generation Plantations (NGP), titled: Screening in: Advancing...

Land Degradation Assessment for Dummies

Land Degradation Assessment for Dummies

Forest degradation or land degradation are terms that are thrown around loosely in the nature-based solutions space. This article aims to provide some guidance for preliminary land evaluation to answer this seemingly simple question – is this forest degraded?

So, you want to build a Nature-based Solutions Pipeline…?

So, you want to build a Nature-based Solutions Pipeline…?

Whenever I start a conversation with an investor who is interested to build a NBS pipeline, the primary questions I ask in order to understand their strategy are more or less the same. I thought I would share some of these with you, so if you are looking to develop your own NBS pipeline, you can gain some clarity on where you want to go.

Women in the Woods – with Lina Hong

Women in the Woods – with Lina Hong

Being a woman in the woods requires a lot of perseverance and proving yourself capable. In six years, Lina Hong has moved from a Sustainability Officer at Grandis Timber, a forest company in Cambodia, to become the Operational Manager.

Women in the Woods – with Mette Løyche Wilkie 

Women in the Woods – with Mette Løyche Wilkie 

Mette was not only in the top forestry position in the FAO, leading an international team of 300 people, but she also served as the Chair of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests – a collaboration of 15 organizations with an international mandate on forests, and co-lead the planning and implementation of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.

Women in the woods 

Women in the woods 

In honour of the upcoming International Women’s Day (on March 8, 2022), I’m running a series of articles, where I interview women of authority in the forest sector. We will cross cultures, geographies, roles and responsibilities to understand how these women have worked to the top of their field and understand their unique position on women winning in the woods. 

Fire insurance with impact

Fire insurance with impact

How appropriately designed community outreach activities can both reduce risk and generate significant environmental and social benefits. A Case Study of community fire management in Ghana.

Offsetting your air-travel with forests

Offsetting your air-travel with forests

If you are a regular flier, it will be one of the largest contributors to your carbon footprint. The airline industry has long been accused of its heavy emissions, contributing 2.5% of global CO2 emissions in 2018.