Environment & Ecosystems

Effects of large herbivores on fire regimes and wildfire mitigation
This report discusses how abandonment of agricultural land is widespread in many parts of the world, leading to shrub and tree encroachment.
Guidelines for integrating ccosystem-based adaptation into national adaptation plans
The Guidelines aim to guide adaptation practitioners at national and local levels on how to take different steps when factoring ecosystems functions and services into countries’ NAP processes and instruments.
Powering Nature-Creating the conditions to enable nature-based solutions
This report interrogates the most prevalent issues blocking the collective ability to unlock nature’s potential and proposes ways in which nature-based solutions can have a profound impact on the future.
When land degradation occurs in the drylands, it is called desertification – which is a destructive form of land-based disaster.
Ida Gabrielsson
Bringing together local stakeholders, investment, and international cooperation creates opportunities to transform from risk to resilience.
Portland, OR, USA - Sep 12, 2020: An orange smoke-filled sky is seen above Portland's downtown skyline on Saturday afternoon during the Oregon wildfires.
The same clean air policies that can reduce fossil fuel emissions and help reign in climate change can also add up to 5 years onto people’s lives in the most polluted regions, while globally adding more than 2 years onto lives on average.
Which practices co-deliver food security, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and combat land degradation and desertification?
This analysis formed a component of Chapter 6 of the IPCC Special Report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems.
A new project addresses catastrophic impacts of climate change by promoting improved land-use practices, while addressing poverty, hunger and migration.
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This study contributes to the evidence base that investments in Nature-based Solutions for freshwater management are economically preferred.
Ha Noi
Closing date
ICEM is now seeking to employ an NBS and Ecosystems Specialist (international), based in Hanoi, Vietnam, on a two-year renewable contract.