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MOUNT GORONGOSA, MOZAMBIQUE - At Mozambique's Mount Gorongosa - where farmers are being encouraged to grow coffee in the shade of hardwood trees, both to improve their own lot and to restore the fo

There has never been a more globally important set of aims than the ones behind the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Adopted in 2015, the SDGs embody what’s become known as ‘the 2030 Agenda’ – a global commitment to a better, sustainable future for people and planet alike.

Although natural terrestrial ecosystems have sequestered ~25% of anthropogenic CO2 emissions, the long-term sustainability of this key ecosystem service is under question. Forests have traditionally been viewed as robust carbon (C) sinks; however, extreme heat-waves, drought and wildfire have increased tree mortality, particularly in widespread semi-arid regions, which account for ~41% of Earth's land surface.

NEW DELHI: Even as a citizen-led movement successfully halted the cutting of more than 16,000 trees in Delhi for redeveloping residential facilities, many felt compensatory afforestation by way of

GURUGRAM: A citizens’ group is planning a Gurugram version of ‘Chipko’ movement, on the lines of the one launched in south Delhi recently, to save around 100 trees that are likely to be removed for

Time is running out for the world's forests, whose total area is shrinking by the day, warns a new FAO report urging governments to foster an all-inclusive approach to benefit both trees and those who rely on them.

The Supreme Court today ordered that forest rest houses or inspection bungalows cannot be transferred to private or commercial entities in the name of public private partnership (PPP) for promotion

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of In Re: T. N. Godavarman Thirumulpad Vs Union of India & Others dated 05/07/2018 regarding misuse of forest rest houses.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Verhaen Khanna & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 04/07/2018 regarding relocation/ transplantation of 36 trees for redevelopment of Pragati Maidan complex.

NGT directs the Project Proponent and other respondents to submit report with regard to relocation/ transplantation of 36 trees which is mentioned in the earlier report by the Forest Department. The Forest Department shall also make available relevant records enumerating those trees.

The bench noted that Karnataka, Manipur have not furnished information on roads in different areas of these states where trees have been felled and areas identified for compensatory afforestation.

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