This map identifies the hotspots where urban and suburban development are putting forests at risk in the southern United States.
Concepts and Options for Monitoring and Evaluation of Climate Change Adaptation
This report aims to provide adaptation and development practitioners with a practical framework for developing monitoring and evaluation systems that can track the success and failure of adaptation initiatives in the development context.
Update [10/17/2011]: WRI has released the latest edition of Climate Science.
Current use valuation programs can encourage landowners to resist development pressures and leave forest as forest.
Property Tax Incentives for Preserving Local Benefits of Forests
This paper explores current use valuation programs as one tool for conserving and fostering sustainable management of southern U.S. forests under private ownership. The brief identifies key constraints on existing programs and suggests measures that could be implemented to enhance program...
With large-scale agricultural investments on the rise, the rights of local people must be protected.
Floating gardens, raised homes, and reflections from the field.
Scenario exercises look at the how and why of decision-making for climate change.
This post originally appeared on the ChinaFAQs.org blog.
As a result of rapid development over the last 40 years, the vast majority of land in the southern U.S. has been in some way impacted by humans.