It has been just over two weeks since Joseph R. Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States of America.
A lot has happened in such a condensed period of time, so we thought to ask what will President Biden and his administration mean for the environment? Are we seeing a new era of U.S climate leadership at least for the next four years? Let us unravel this.
In the run-up to the presidential election, there was much debate, especially from the democratic standpoint, who had the most ambitious and transformative climate pledges. Climate change ranked…
The solution isn’t as simple as planting trees anywhere. Lands that are grassy or wet can already capture carbon through their soils (incredibly effectively, we might add!) meaning that tree planting would be more effective elsewhere and could potentially be detrimental in that location.
One strategy that could be massively beneficial would be connecting to other forested areas. For example, the Great Green Wall , an ambitious African-led initiative aiming to tackle desertification, links forested areas all along the Sahel creating multiple benefits for the whole region!
4. Maximise biodiversity recovery to meet multiple goals
Planting trees is all well…