The Guardian recently kicked off a campaign called ‘Live Better’ where multiple individuals highlight approaches to improve wellbeing and health. The Live Better Challenge will continue over the next months and aims to mobilse is to live … well … better! One approach that has been covered is ecotherapy and its impact on improving health
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UNU Our World’s most recent issue covers an insightful article on ethnobiological drug discovery in Latin America and how discussions around traditional knowledge and medicinal plants emerged. Learn more about the essential role traditional knowledge on the use of medicinal plants plays and why there is a need to preserve these precious sources for our
The Association of Women of the Highlands (Asociaciõn de Mujeres del Altiplano, AMA) is an inspiring example for a federation driven by women supporting other women to create sustainable livelihoods. What makes AMA so special is that their work is deeply rooted in the local cultural and natural setting and is based on existing knowledge.
Crop wild relatives are a key components of healthy ecosystems and a critical resource for sustaining future food security. Their conservation is vital to ensure sustainability and needs global action. Bioversity International, one of the Biodiversity and Community Health (BaCH) Initiative’s partners created a global portal within the framework of the UNEP-GEF supported project “In
Out of 1,234 nominations from 121 countries, the Equator Initiative, an outstanding partner of the Biodiversity and Community Health (BaCH) Initiative acknowledged 35 local innovations around the globe. All winners do have something in common: they all demonstrate community-based actions towards sustainability addressing environment, poverty and climate change challenges! Follow the link and get inspired!
Madan Poudel – a young agriculture activist and student from Nepal – won the CCAFS open blog competition for South Asia for making a difference to food and farming in his country by getting an education. Read Madan’s story on how climate change is affecting his community, and how farmers are trying to adapt to
Just right on time on World Environment Day (June 5th) the Equator Initiative, one of the Biodiversity and Community Health (BaCH) Initiative’s partners awarded the Equator Prize. This years Equator Prize honoured 35 local sustainable development innovations for people, nature and resilient communities. Amongst the winners, is a unique partnership between the Waorani, an indigenous
Join UNEP’s Goodwill Ambassadors Gisele Bündchen, Don Cheadle, Ian Somerhalder and Yaya Touré and make a pledge here Check out who is winning here
Tomorrow the Equator Initiative – a key partner of the Biodiversity and Community Health (BaCH) Initiative will announce this year’s Equator Prize winners! The Equator Prize will honour 25 local sustainable development solutions for people, nature and resilient communities. Find out more about previous winners here
The European Environment Agency (EEA) just published this year’s Signals which is dedicated to well-being and the environment. Read more here