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Tree planting

We have 6 items tagged with ‘Tree planting’.
  • A collection of saplings, with green foliage, are bundled together

    Getting the politics right to grow the trees right

    IIED and partners are aiming to identify the conditions under which high-profile tree-planting campaigns might work – resulting in the right trees in the right places, with the right incentives for the right people to take care of them – in the context of post-COVID-19 recovery

    4 June 2021 | Project | Forests
  • Close-up of a shovel, on which dirt is balanced, during a tree-planting ceremony, with a plaque in the background

    Trees need locally-grown politics

    Presidents and celebrities planting trees are in the news again, and with green post-COVID-19 recovery plans afoot and the launch of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, James Mayers considers what it will take to get the right trees planted and looked after in the right places, by people who actually want them.

    4 June 2021 | Blog | Forests
  • People planting trees

    Planting pilot has vision to nurture young tree ambassadors

    Guest blogger Joanes Ooko Odero reports from Kenya on a new tree-planting initiative

    11 February 2020 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Baka women collecting non-timber forest products in Nomedjoh, Cameroon (Photo: Indra Van Gisbergen)

    Biodiversity: a women’s business?

    Women are among the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in the world. What role do their burgeoning forest and farm businesses play in safeguarding biodiversity?

    29 November 2018 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Postcard from Durban: Greener football and tree-preneurs

    I met this 60-year old mother of seven on the outskirts of Durban, South Africa where she and hundreds of other women are helping to transform their communities and the landscape around them, one s

    8 December 2011 | Blog | Forests
  • Wangari Maathai: activist, environmentalist and mother to a movement

    It is with great sadness that I heard of the death of Kenyan environmental and political activist Wangari Maathai aged 71. She has been a great champion of why environment matters for people across the planet, and especially for women and poor groups in Africa. Like a tall spreading tree, perhaps an Acacia, her influence and courage have provided nourishment and shelter for a wide range of activities in Kenya and beyond.

    27 September 2011 | Blog | Forests
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