Monica Evans


Monica Evans is a writer and community development practitioner based in Aotearoa New Zealand. Since completing her Masters in Development Studies in 2010, she has worked on environmental and community development projects in New Zealand, the Pacific and Latin America. She’s particularly passionate about participation, creativity and wellbeing, and has a keen interest in ecology and sustainability. She lives on New Zealand’s West Coast, where she teaches dance, grows vegetables and tends to her pet alpacas.

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In one of the world’s most marginal agricultural landscapes, innovation is king
Fiji’s farmers reap the rewards of a lucrative spice
As ‘cowboys’ are rounded up, is a high-integrity carbon market on the cards?
As the country firms up a USD 500 million debt-for-nature swap, what can it teach us?
How should we prepare for climate-induced disasters – and who should pay for it?
Your guide to spotting it, avoiding it and helping get rid of it
At ‘ground zero’ for sea level rise, big questions loom on adaptation and relocation
As the sector expands, here’s our chance to get things right from the start
The oft-forgotten magic of freshwater ecosystems
Digital technologies are building more sustainable supply chains
GLF Climate 2022 lays out action pathways for a just transition
A look at on-farm ways to increase cocoa sustainability and decrease deforestation
Three African women leaders on what needs attention most in upcoming climate negotiations
As water supplies lessen, here’s how to attune your habits
How the island nation became a ‘model city’ for integrated water management
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