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Faidherbia and tomatoes on a farm in Salima District, Malawi. (Photo: Tracy Beedy/World Agroforestry Centre)

While tropical forests continued to decline, a remarkable change is happening: tree cover on agricultural land has increased across the globe, capturing nearly 0.75 Gigatonnes carbon dioxide every year.

A new study titled Global Tree Cover and Biomass Carbon on Agricultural Land: The contribution of agroforestry to global and national carbon budgets provides insights into the patterns of this tremendous change at global, regional and national scales.

Read more: Growing strong: Trees on farms in the fight against climate change

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MANILA, PHILIPPINES  – Climate finance totaling $81 billion was mobilized for projects funded by the world’s six largest multilateral development banks (MDBs) in 2015. This included $25 billion of MDBs’ direct climate finance, combined with a further $56 billion from other investors.

Read more: $81 Billion Mobilized In 2015 to Tackle Climate Change - Joint MDB Report

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August 12 is International Youth Day and the theme for this year is “The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production,” which is Sustainable Development Goal number 12.

Read more: Youth Leading Sustainability and Climate Action

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