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Regional Efforts, Protected Areas, and Indigenous Territories

This lecture examines how protected areas and Indigenous Territories are, or should be, connected at the landscape scale, across national borders, rivers, and other modern-day boundaries, to create…

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Clandestine Economies in the Amazon

This lecture examines how Protected Areas (PAs) and Indigenous Territories (ITs) work as cornerstones for conservation in the Amazon. A network of more than 6,000 ITs and PAs across eight countries…

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Changing Ecosystems

We don't have one planet for humans and another for other species. If we wish to avoid pandemics from zoonoses, such as COVID-19 and other types of influenza, we must address direct and indirect…

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Nature’s solutions to landslides: a case study from Colombia

This video is the second video of unit 1.2 of the course Nature-based Solutions for Disaster and Climate Resilience taught by Nathalie Doswald, Mikhail Fernandes, and Xinyue Gu. What are…

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Q&A | Raf Tuts | 2017 Jan. 28

Raf Tuts, Director of the Programme Division of UN Habitat, answers questions related to land management and planning and environmental planning more broadly. This video is licensed under the CC…

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Land and water degradation: Successful case studies in the Mediterranean

Land and water degradation in North Africa are adding stress to regions that are under pressure from global environmental change. Land degradation has resulted from population growth as well as soil…

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Land Management and Planning

This video is part of Module 2: What makes a city function? land management and planning, challenge of slums, public space and mixed use, international guidelines on territorial planning. This video…

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Land and Water Use Change

This chapter goes through two of the slow variables constituting the planetary boundaries; land and water use. Over the last 150 years, we have transformed almost 40% of the world’s land area…

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Sustainable Food and Land Use

This chapters opens with a discussion of the CO2 emissions due to agriculture. Professor Sachs goes on to discuss how agriculture and food production impact SDGs, such as SDG 2: Zero Hunger, SDG 6:…

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Mitigation on Land and the SDGs, Part II

In this chapter, Michael Obersteiner discusses land conversion and looks at the impact of the biodiversity and climate scenario on policies of land conversion. He discusses mechanisms including…

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Mitigation on Land and the SDGs, Part I

In this chapter, Michael Obersteiner discusses mitigation on land in the wider framework of the Sustainable Development Goals. He proposes some ways to convert landscapes so that they contribute to…

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The Need to Reduce Uncertainties in Global Land Use Information

In this chapter, Steffen Fritz talks about the need to reduce uncertainties in global land-use information. Information about global pressure points can be retrieved using remote sensing information,…

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Sources and Sinks: Energy, Land Use, CCS, Part II

This chapter gives an overview of all the anthropogenic gases and their effects on the environment particularly, how gases possess the ability to destroy our biodiversity and affect our natural…

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Sources and Sinks: Energy, Land Use, CCS, Part I

How can we maintain the carbon dioxide emission equilibrium through sources and sinks, and achieve the long-term temperature goal as laid out in the Paris Climate Agreement? This chapter overviews…

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Uncertainties, Precaution, and Insurance, Part I

What are the risks and uncertainties involved in bringing change to the energy system? Jeffrey Sachs dismisses some uncertainties that are not based in reality notably, the basic science of climate…

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Uncertainties, Precaution, and Insurance, Part II

What are the precise damages of climate change? Some examples of major issues affecting humanity are given, such as malaria transmission. We know that global warming has spread malaria transmission,…

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