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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

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

Thinking big – scaling up climate change adaptation

The interaction of climate change with other drivers of global change such as urban development and economic growth is aggravating existing risks to social and ecological systems and creating new ones. These risks particularly affect people whose well-being and livelihood depend directly on ecosystems such as oceans, forests and rivers and the services they provide.

Strengthening conservation’s new generation

The Luc Hoffmann Institute is teaming up with the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to equip Masters students with the range of skills needed to tackle today’s conservation challenges. With pressure on the natural world mounting, both institutes are committed to finding new ways of ensuring that conservation is relevant to