A new WRI project will quantify forest degradation and associated greenhouse gas emissions in the forests of the Republic of Congo.
Though the practice of mountaintop removal mining (MTR) is perhaps best-known in West Virginia, it is one of the main drivers of forest change in the entire region of
New maps from SeeSouthernForests.org show the scale of forest loss from surface mining in Appalachia.
An Illegal Logging Case Study
This working paper explores the types of information and supporting data necessary to ensure that national strategies to reduce emissions are developed and implemented effectively. It does so by focusing on measures to address illegal logging, drawing on specific strategies and recommendations...
In May 2010, Norway agreed to contribute up to $1 billion towards reducing deforestation and forest degradation and loss of peatland in Indonesia, which now account for more than 80 percent of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions. The “Letter of Intent” is a promising first step, yet the two countries must still settle key details of the agreement. Below is WRI’s analysis of the Letter of Intent and recommendations for what should be addressed next.
A new policy to develop oil palm on degraded land could protect Indonesia’s forests. But what does “degraded” really mean?
An upcoming United States-Indonesia partnership is an opportunity to tackle deforestation.
By losing forest, the United States also loses one of its best defenses against climate change.
SeeSouthernForests.org provides a new way to learn about – and protect – the forests of the southern United States.