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FAO released a new issue of Unasylva exploring the role of forests as nature-based solutions for water management. Its key message is that forested watersheds provide an estimated 75 percent of the world's accessible freshwater resources and thus constitute are crucial and cost-effective natural infrastructure for the production of high-quality...

The Forest and Water Programme has developed this module-based facilitation guide to provide appropriate background information, resource materials and a proposed facilitation plan to support the delivery of a participatory learning workshop, or capacity development programme on the forest-water nexus. The facilitation guide aims to (1) develop an understanding of...

During the past couple weeks, plenty of photos, videos and posts about the Amazon forest fires have been circulating in social media:

“The largest rainforest in the world is on fire, for the 16th day. And the media is not covering it.”

“The Amazon is burning for 3 weeks, and I am...

On March 1, the UN General Assembly declared 2021 – 2030 the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, boosting the topic of restoration in climate...

 

Forests are integral to the water cycle, acting as pumps that “recycle” water and transport water across landscapes and continents. Through the process of...

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