Vanessa is an advocate for the Congo Basin Rainforest, home to the second largest tropical rainforest in the world, after the Amazon. The vast landscape spans across six Central African countries and nearly 150 distinct ethnic groups inhabit this rainforest.
In mid-November, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) hosted a summit in Nairobi, Kenya to rally the political will and financial commitments urgently needed to implement the goals of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) adopted by 179 governments in Cairo. That 1994
What word comes to mind when you think of “cities”? Busy? And when you think of “forests”? Peaceful? What if cities could be something different? To date, cities have largely been problematic for the environment. They occupy just two percent of
Fèvre: The term “wet market” is sometimes misunderstood and laden with judgment. What are referred to as wet markets are really just a type of fresh food market. Selling low volume fresh food is also an essential way in which millions–perhaps
In the last century, a combination of population growth and reduction in ecosystems and biodiversity has created unprecedented opportunities for zoonotic diseases - where pathogens pass between animals and people. In 2016, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the