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The maintenance and expansion of urban forests is a major challenge in periods of low rainfall and restricted availability of appropriate-quality water sources for trees.
The Public Gardens Sustainability Index represents a holistic approach to define principles and best practices for operational sustainability, sector-wide.
This Guide is a tool for those seeking to design a cost-effective and fit-for-purpose data and information system for the Sustainable Development Goals. It is aimed at key decisionmakers seeking to harness the full power of data to achieve the SDGs
Urban forests produce ecosystem services that can beneﬁt city dwellers, but are especially vulnerable to climate change stressors such as heat, drought, extreme winds and pests.
Crop wild relatives are potential sources of traits for crop improvement, especially for developing varieties tolerant to biotic and abiotic stresses. Wild food plants, on the other hand, constitute important components of the diets of many people.
In 2015, world leaders issued a clarion call to promote sustainable development by tackling climate change and environmental sustainability, growing inequalities and social exclusion, and ensuring economic opportunities for all.
The main objective of the“Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change” project is to collect and protect the genetic diversity of a portfolio of plants with the characteristics required for adapting the world’s most important food crops to climate change.
In 2012, more than two million acres of important sage-brush habitat burned in four Western States.
Agroforestry, the intentional integration of trees and shrubs into crop and animal production systems, is being deployed to enhance productivity, profitability, and environmental stewardship of agricultural operations and lands across the United States.