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Monique Motty

Deputy Regional Coordinator, Central Africa-Forest Initiative

Monique is currently a Deputy Regional Coordinator for WRI-Central Africa in Kinshasa. She assists with project coordination, monitoring and evaluation of WRI forest projects in Cameroon, Republic...

Differences in the ways men and women understand and use forests mean natural resource policies can result in significant gender-differentiated impacts that oftentimes put women at a disadvantage.

Cécile Ndjebet, a partner of WRI’s Governance of Forests Initiative, explains the challenges rural, forest-dependent women face in Cameroon, as well as solutions for overcoming these problems.

Imagine that we have the chance to cut greenhouse gas emissions, boost household incomes and increase crop yields, while making vulnerable areas more resilient to severe weather and improving the lives of people in some of the world’s poorest regions.

The fact is, we could do all this and more by restoring the world’s degraded landscapes to productive, sustainable use.

Régis Is-mael Yembe-Yembe

National Coordinator, Republic of Congo

Regis Is-mael Yembe-Yembe has been National Coordinator, Republic of Congo with WRI's Forests Program since October 2014.

Prior to working with WRI, he worked as a researcher at the Centre...

The New York Declaration on Forests issued at the UN Climate Summit last month includes a global pledge to restore 350 million hectares of deforested and degraded landscapes by 2030.

Several countries confirmed their commitment to restore millions of hectares of degraded land, with Ethiopia making one of the most significant pledges—setting a target to restore 15 million hectares of degraded and deforested land into productivity by 2025.

Local communities are key to protecting the world’s last remaining forests. Indigenous peoples hold legal or official rights to one-eighth of the world’s forests, about 513 million hectares (1.3 billion acres).

Read more about how researchers used Global Forest Watch maps to identify lower rates of deforestation where governments protect communities’ rights.


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