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November 17, 2022

Agriculture is by far the most important cause of deforestation, yet cleared land is often not used to grow crops or raise livestock, according to new research. The findings have important implications for policy-makers hoping to clean up supply chains for commodities such as soy, beef and palm oil. Strengthening forest and land-use governance in producer countries has to be the ultimate goal of any policy response.   Read full post

News

January 25, 2023

A new article in People and Nature that grew out of discussions at GLP's 2019 Open Science Meeting in Bern looks at what happens after shifting cultivation and finds eight transitions with varied consequences for people and nature.

Jobs

January 25, 2023

We seek candidates with an outstanding research record in biodiversity conservation and sustainable development, with experience in working in the Global South. Successful candidates are rooted in conservation science and must have a doctoral degree in conservation science, development geography, environmental science, political ecology or related fields. Deadline: 8 March 2023

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January 24, 2023

The Global Land Programme (GLP) IPO will move to its new home at the University of Maryland’s Department of Geographical Sciences in the United States on 1 February 2023. This transition was made possible by a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant in support of the land science community as a key part of international global change research infrastructure.

Jobs

January 23, 2023

The position at IIASA (Austria) is part of the TRADEHUB UKRI-GCRF project and several Horizon Europe projects and will focus on policies to reduce the biodiversity impacts from international trade. Deadline: Until position filled.

Event

January 22, 2023

Nations, companies, and other institutions are responding to the accelerating climate crisis challenge by making net-zero pledges. But the magnitude of the transformation required has led to a lot of wishful thinking. Join GLP, IATP and authors of The Land Gap Report for a discussion about how we can more forward when the land required offsets in national climate plans is already equivalent to the total amount of land that is in cropland today.

Event

January 22, 2023

This is a new type of scientific congress aimed at bridging the science-policy-practice nexus for achieving sustainable development. The overall goal of the Transformation Labs is to identify research that can help sustainable socio-ecological transformations within planetary boundaries. All events are open to the public, free of charge, and being held online. Deadline to register: 1 February 2023

Jobs

January 22, 2023

For full consideration materials need to be submitted as soon as possible.

Jobs

January 20, 2023

Casey Ryan and the LANDteam research group seek a 17-month post-doctoral research associate with expertise in modelling, agriculture and soil carbon dynamics. Deadline: 26 January

News

January 20, 2023

A new article in Global Environmental Change identifies factors determining local stickiness in Brazil's soy supply chain.