This piece originally appeared in the Washington Post Environmental Leadership supplement on April 20, 2011, and is reposted with permission.
With large-scale agricultural investments on the rise, the rights of local people must be protected.
Proposed Accounting and Reporting Steps
This paper suggests greenhouse gas accounting and reporting procedures for the agricultural sector, based on the GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard.
WRI President Jonathan Lash previews the key environmental issues to watch in 2011.
We are on a collision course between ecosystems and food. How we resolve this issue over the coming years will be a key to preserving biodiversity and human well-being.
Expanding agriculture onto already degraded lands could relieve pressure on the world’s remaining forests.
Enabling tropical countries to boost their economies and feed global populations whi
Clarifying the terms and the policy implications of the debate
This working paper explores the value of temporary carbon storage, as well as the implications of those temporary storage values for several critical policy design questions relating to greenhouse gas accounting and biological offsets.
Nagoya delegates need to plan how the world achieves food security, before ecosystems reach critical tipping points.
A new set of state-of-the art maps will help Uganda target livestock infrastructure investments and reduce poverty.
Spatial Analysis and Pro-Poor Livestock Strategies in Uganda
This report uses mapping data to examine the spatial relationships between poverty, livestock production systems, the location of livestock services, in order to ensure that government investments in the livestock sector benefit smallholders and high-poverty locations.