Africa's Great Green Wall receives $14 Billion to Regreen the Sahel.
Governments and development banks pledged over USD 14 billion to speed up the Great Green Wall Work.Started in 2007, the 8000 kilometer-long Great Green Wall is an African-led initiative, spanning 11 countries, to combat land degradation, desertification, and drought. UN Environment.
WWF Urges Pandemic Reset to Stop Forest Loss for Harmful Food Production.
WWF recently analysed 24 deforestation hotspots across Africa, Asia, and Latin America, and found that more than 43 million hectares (106 million acres) of forest were cleared in those areas between 2004 and 2017. With Agriculture being a key driver, WWF urged policy makers, businesses and governments to focus on reducing food waste, using degraded land to produce food, moving to ecological agriculture practices and focusing more on indigenous and community-led conservation efforts. Reuters
The Great Reset: 7 Environment and Sustainability Stories to Watch in 2021
Here are six indicators to watch throughout 2021 to better understand our direction of travel as the world begins to recover from COVID-19 and the economic fallout: World Resource Institute presents the seven stories to watch in 2021: World Resource Institute
WWF Markets Institute Releases Top Issues, Trends, and Tools for 2021
Each year we release a list of what is seen as the top emerging industry developments that may not yet be apparent to help stakeholders stay ahead of the curve and shift our thinking and actions faster. The lists are identified through research, interviews, data analysis, gleanings from others, and discussions with our Thought Leader Group. Here are the top issues, trends, and tools to keep an eye on in 2021: : WWF.
Natural Capital Alliance targets $10bn by 2022 to invest in Nature
Lombard Odier, a Swiss private bank that recently entered SA, is among the founding members who on Monday announced a new asset management venture focused on putting a value on natural resources such as water, soil, and the environment. Business Live
WWF-Cameroon welcomes Government’s Declaration on Conservation, Human and Indigenous Rights.
The statement by Cameroon’s Minister of Forest and Wildlife, Jules Doret Ndongo can be found here: WWF
Mozambique’s New Fisheries Law Expands Protection
With a coastline of 2,700 kilometers (1,700 miles), and more than two-thirds of people living within 150 km (93 mi) of the coast, enabling communities appears to be the only way for Mozambique to manage its coastal riches sustainably. The new law clarifies the path for community fisheries councils (CCPs) to become legal entities, which will allow them to designate community management areas and better implement rules regulating access to marine resources. Mongabay
Ivory Coast Creates Wildlife Sanctuary to Protect Turtles and Sharks
Ivory Coast created its first-ever marine protected area off the coast of the tiny western town of Grand-Bereby, an area that includes mangroves and reefs and is considered a globally important nesting ground for sea turtles. Bloomberg
Two Projects from Africa recognized among The Rockefeller Foundation Top 10 Visionaries Transforming the Future of Food Systems
Ahead of the first-ever United Nations’ Food Systems Summit, the Food System Vision Prize announced its top 10 “Visionaries” who offer solutions to complex food system challenges across six categories: environment, diets, economics, culture, technology, and policy. These winners will each be awarded $200,000 in recognition of their bold ideas for tackling some of the world’s most pressing food systems challenges.Rockefellerfoundation.org.