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Despite massive efforts at reforestation, China's native forests continue to be displaced by plantations. A new study by GLP Member Jianchu Xu and colleagues from the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Kunming Institute of Botany (KIB), Princeton University, and Sun Yat-sen University argues that rural communities could help reverse this trend if they were given incentives to protect and restore native forests on their own land.
In the context of the ESA Climate Change Initiative, ESA and UCLouvain are pleased to invite participants to the 1st CCI Land Cover User Workshop at ESRIN (Frascati, Italy) on the 31st August 2017.
The Belmont Forum and BiodivERsA are pleased to announce the launch of their joint call on the following theme: Scenarios of biodiversity and ecosystem services. The call is planned to be launched in October 2017, with a closing date in December 2017.
GLP Member Mahmoud Ibrahim-Mahmoud and his colleagues write the scale and pace of new transportation projects, and the profound environmental changes they could bring, underscore a dire need for proactive land-use planning, capacity building, and environmental assessment in the nations of Equatorial Africa.
Findings published in Sustainability by GLP Member Anna Hersperger and colleagues indicate that the distance between objectives and outcomes can be attributed to differences in countries’ spatial planning approaches, which should also be placed into the wider economic, institutional and legislative context. The study provides valuable insights for the integration of time series of spatial data into the evaluation procedure.
GLP Members Kirsten de Beurs and Geoffrey Henebry invite disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary presentations whether they be case studies, technical/methodological advances, or syntheses on the topic of evaluating changing arid or mountain landscapes.
GLP Members Christoph Oberlack and Diana Sietz, along with their colleague Klaus Eisenack, would like to invite you to participate in the upcoming Special Feature on “ArchetypeAnalysis in Sustainability Research” in “Ecology and Society”.
The organizers are inviting experts studying the Water-Energy-Food (W-E-F) to present their findings (oral papers and posters) at scientific session GC002 of the 2017 Amerian Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting. They are particuarly keen to obtain perspectives gained from the INFEWS program and Future Earth’s W-E-F Nexus Cluster project.