Cinderella’s job in the household included cleaning the ashes from the fireplace – exactly the role forests play for Earth by absorbing fossil fuels' carbon emissions. Yet much like Cinderella, forests remain underappreciated.
Patricie Nyirabahinzi earns income from growing plants for traditional medicine, but the government doesn't include these seedlings in its restoration programs—a situation emblematic of opportunities for the restoration movement to recenter itself around farmers' needs.
For the Commonwealth, green growth has entered Phase Three, recognizing that sustained economic growth can only be achieved by investing in low-carbon and less-polluting models of development. WRI President and CEO Andrew Steer explains.