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.
This report introduces readers to the forests of the southern United States. It provides data, maps, and other forms of information about southern forests, their condition, and trends.
A recent U.S. government raid on illegally sourced wood is a wake-up call to businesses.
What is the Lacey Act and how can companies comply? This fact sheet provides answers to frequently asked questions.
To be successful, money pledged to protect forests must tackle the underlying drivers of deforestation.
Lessons from Developed Country Land Use Change and Forestry Greenhouse Gas Accounting & Reporting
This working paper analyzes developed country experience to date in relation to implementation of the LULUCF (land use, land use change and forestry) provisions of the Kyoto Protocol.