Palm oil is Indonesia’s top exported commodity and has become a key economic drivers for the country. However, it has also been often associated with the loss of Indonesia's valuable forests.
On January 8, Dr. Andrew Steer, WRI’s President & CEO, offered his perspectives on major global developments in economics, business, natural resources and sustainability in the coming year.
Stories to Watch 2014.
The Rights to Resources interactive map presents information on citizen and community rights to natural resources in sub-Saharan Africa.
For more information, please visit Global Forest Watch.
Peter Lee, Executive Director of Global Forest Watch Canada, presents on Global Forest Watch at TEDxNairobi, November 2013.
WRI analysis finds that Minnesota can reduce its CO2 emissions 31 percent below 2011 levels by 2020.
In much of Africa, land and natural resources are governed by separate laws under different property rights systems. As a consequence, one entity may legally hold the rights to the surface land while another holds the rights to the natural resources under the same land.
How can the world feed more than 9 billion people in 2050 in a manner that advances development and reduces pressure on the environment?
Even if all food produced in 2009 were evenly distributed to all people in 2050, the world would still need 974 more calories per person per day.
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