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Global study of children: More trees, less disease

A global study says children living in river basins whose watersheds have greater tree cover are less likely to experience diarrhoeal disease, the second leading cause of death for children under the age of five. Published in Nature Communications today, the University of Vermont-led study, supported by the Luc Hoffmann Institute, is the first to quantify the

Evidence-based conservation: more complex than you might think

It is hard to argue with the desire for conservation policy and practice to be based on the best available evidence. Evidence is critical to develop actions and strategies that are more likely to lead to desirable outcomes for people and for nature. It is also important to ensure that precious dollars invested in conservation

Valuing nature projects – six steps to success

Do you work for an environmental NGO or institution and want to assess the value of nature to generate social and political change? Do you think an ecosystem services assessment or natural capital account might help achieve your conservation and sustainable development goals? If so, a new guide produced by the Luc Hoffmann Institute, WWF

A matter of survival – report on water and peace released

Research by the Luc Hoffmann Institute and partners has fed into a report by the Global High Level Panel on Water and Peace which reinforces the international framework for promoting water cooperation. The panel was launched in 2015 in Geneva to develop proposals for preventing and resolving water-related conflicts, promoting water for peace-building and endorsing water

Putting the pieces together – holistic knowledge for sustainability

More than 20 years’ experience shows the value of collaboration and the fair distribution of authority in managing interlinked social and ecological systems. Building on this, the scientific community is increasingly turning to ‘knowledge co-production’ – research that engages those responsible for, or who have a stake in a challenge, in generating knowledge to support