Coral reefs help protect many coastal communities from storms flooding—but reefs themselves can be damaged by severe storms. A new fund in Mexico aims to create a first-of-its-kind insurance policy to help restore reefs so that these vital ecosystems continue to protect people.
Many of this year’s outlook stories paint a grim picture for the state of the environment. But a deeper look at some of the challenges ahead suggests new leaders are stepping up and new solutions emerging. These trends show the way toward more investment for nature and hope for a sustainable future.
Land degradation continues to accelerate around the globe, exacerbating threats like climate change and biodiversity loss. But solutions are emerging from the growing restoration economy—businesses that have landscape restoration at the core of their work. A new report details some of the growing investment opportunities in restoring degraded land.