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Funding a Better Future: Open Letter Advocates for Global Financial System Transformation

Funding a Better Future: Open Letter Advocates for Global Financial System Transformation

As climate change’s impacts grow, leaders are pushing for increased financial resources that address the crisis while at the same time fostering biodiversity and rural development. 1000 Landscapes for 1 Billion People (1000L) launched an open letter to support this effort, Funding a Better Future: An Urgent Plea and Plan to Remake the Financial System to Support Holistic Landscape Development Led by Local People, that calls for transforming the global financial system. The letter asks financial and political leaders to adopt integrated landscape finance (ILF) as a coordinated and effective response to global challenges such as climate change and biodiversity loss.

The Richest Untapped Resources

The Richest Untapped Resources

It was a hot and sunny afternoon in a village nestled within Ecuador’s Chocó Andino de Pichincha Biosphere Reserve when the door to a more sustainable and just society opened in Natalia Ruiz-Guevara’s mind. The Peruvian forest engineer and Latin American Model Forest Network co-chair was touring this biodiversity hotspot to collaborate with residents there to understand how each person’s actions impact their neighbors and the ecosystems they all rely upon for health, food, water and livelihoods.

Guacamole, garantizado: Cómo los pequeños agricultores aportan el oro verde de México con datos, transparencia y colaboración

Guacamole, garantizado: Cómo los pequeños agricultores aportan el oro verde de México con datos, transparencia y colaboración

This is a translated article originally written as part of 1000L's Forbes BrandVoice series. Read the English version here. ----- Ah, los aguacates: Desde la guarnición de las tostadas de los Millenials hasta el maridaje perfecto de los chips de tortilla, es imposible...

The Trillion-Dollar Promise Of A Landscape Restoration Industry

The Trillion-Dollar Promise Of A Landscape Restoration Industry

We all count on ecosystems — and the natural resources we extract from them — to provide humanity with what it needs to survive and thrive. From fertile soils to forests and raw materials underground, nature appears to be an endless fountain furnishing all that we eat, drink, wear, live in, buy and rely on for fuel.

More Than A Meal

More Than A Meal

In the heart of Mexico’s idyllic Sierra Gorda region, the smell of gorditas wafts from a small roadside eatery. Barro (“mud”) walls of earth trap warmth in winter, and locals and tourists fill the cozy space. Viviana Aguas Monroy, the eatery’s owner and head chef, is in the kitchen preparing more quesadillas and bean stew than ever before. Business has kicked into high gear since she received funding that allowed her to renovate her restaurant.

Guacamole, garantizado: Cómo los pequeños agricultores aportan el oro verde de México con datos, transparencia y colaboración

Guacamole, Guaranteed: How Small-scale Farmers Deliver Mexico’s Green Gold with Data, Transparency and Collaboration

Ah, avocados: From toppings for Millenials’ toast to a tortilla chip’s perfect pairing, it’s impossible to ignore their steadily increasing demand. Americans consume nearly 80 million pounds of avocados on Super Bowl Sunday alone. While guacamole might be a regular addition to your rotation of choice dips, confronting its environmental and economic implications might be more difficult to swallow.

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