Forest conversion to housing project Samarinda, East Kalimantan (Borneo), Indonesia.

 © Tantyo Bangun / WWF

Land Use Change in a Changing Environment

Land-use changes are increasingly discussed in relation to not only climate change, but also political and socio-economic changes and because these interactions are so complex, land science is becoming broader, involving more diverse communities. In a special issue of the journal Environments focusing on “Land Use Change in the Changing Environment”, our Research Programme Head, Louise Gallagher

Aerial view of the largest city in the world with an estimated population of 23 million. Mexico-City, Mexico
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And the cities rise up? – Reflections from Habitat III

By Luc Hoffmann Fellow, Fouad Khan Is this a line of participants trying to get in or a traffic jam? Is that a group of people holding an unofficial event on a flight of stairs, or a slum? Is that a kiosk to charge your cellphones or a grid station? The UN pavilion, is that

Melbourne city at night from the viewing platform in the Eureka Tower, the highest viewing platform in the Southern hemisphere, Victoria, Australia. Like all modern cities it is utterly dependant on electricity, in Australia, nealry 90% of this is generated from coal fired power plants.

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UN Habitat III – Shaping the New Urban Agenda

Over the next week, leaders from around the world will take part in an historic summit on the future of cities, the third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development – Habitat III. For more than a year, the Luc Hoffmann Institute’s Urban Footprint Reduction Project has been working with WWF’s Earth Hour City Challenge,

Aerial view of farmland, South Africa.

Luc Hoffmann Institute Annual Report 2016

2016 was a pivotal year in the history of the Luc Hoffmann Institute, established to ensure strong connections between science, policy and practice in the pursuit of conservation goals. Alison Richard, Chair of the Advisory Board Download the report Main image: © Martin Harvey / WWF

Women fishing in rice paddy in time of food scarcity. Northern Vietnam. At least 32% of Vietnam's population live below the poverty line.
© Elizabeth Kemf / WWF

Floating Rice – Lessons from the Mekong

By Luc Hoffmann Institute Fellows LHI Fellows travel by river to visit the floating rice study site © Mel Ryan Pictures can speak a thousand words. However, the image of six Luc Hoffmann Institute (LHI) Fellows dressed in pink and yellow ponchos floating around in the Mekong Delta might need yet further explanation. We were