In the travel world this refers to anything that has not been man made.
In this definition of nature there is also a further distinction between living or non living nature. Non living nature are things that are not man made and which are not alive such as stones, water, air, metals or planets. Living nature refers to all living things on Earth including people, animals, plants and bacteria. This is an automatic compilation of DW content pertaining to "nature".
The Latur region of the western state of Maharashtra in India is notorious for water scarcity, and farmers there have faced drought for some time. But over recent years, they have been shifting cultivation methods to conserve water, turning toward nature-oriented farming to restore the land and rivers. And those efforts are making the communities more resilient to climate change impacts.
Economic growth is often the main measure for human progress and development. But Achim Steiner, head of the UNDP, says that's a narrow view that fails to take into account the impact of environmental damage. In an interview with DW, he lays out how we can get to the green economy of tomorrow.