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Time is Right for Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

This week, governments will meet in Korea to decide whether to establish an intergovernmental panel on biodiversity services.

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Q&A: The Economics of Coral Reefs

WRI's Lauretta Burke discusses her work on measuring the economic value of coral reefs in the Dominican Republic and other Caribbean countries.

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Coastal Capital: Economic Valuation of Coral Reefs in the Dominican Republic

This working paper looks at the benefits that coastal ecosystems provide to the Dominican Republic. The studies highlight the contribution of coastal ecosystems to the economy and the need for greater investment in protecting coastal and marine ecosystems, including better management of marine...

For U.S. Forests, REDD Begins at Home

By losing forest, the United States also loses one of its best defenses against climate change.

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Promoting Development, Protecting Environment

The World Bank and other Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) are revising their environmental strategies for development planning.

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