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    Groundbreaking Study Finds the "Hotspots" Most Responsible For Deforestation

    A new study by WRI and other researchers finds that much of the world’s deforestation is isolated in a handful of “hotspots,” not spread out over many nations and many locations.

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    Trees in the Greenhouse

    Why Climate Change is Transforming the Forest Products Business

    While there are risks for the forest products industry, it largely stands to gain from efforts to address global warming due to new opportunities for sustainable forestry.

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    Creating Jobs With Climate Solutions

    How Agriculture and Forestry Can Help Lower Costs in a Low Carbon Economy

    Testimony Before the Senate Subcommittee on Rural Revitalization, Conservation, Forestry, and Credit of the United States Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

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    Maya Nut Trees Make A Comeback

    In Central America, the Maya Nut is making it clear that trees are worth more standing than cut down.

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    Material Flows in the United States

    A Physical Accounting of the U.S. Industrial Economy

    This report analyzes WRI's material flow dataset by economic sector, identifies the environmental implications of national trends in materials use, and recommends several policy alternatives to the U.S. government for incorporating and using these accounts....

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    The 10 Big Questions For Corporate Forest Product Purchasing

    Corporate procurement managers are increasingly looking for ways to ensure that wood and paper-based products are environmentally and socially sound. The WRI/WBCSD procurement guide being released today is a toolbox to help them.

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    Poor in Senegal Denied Benefits of Forest Resources

    In many developing countries, forestry policies systematically exclude the poor from the wealth of the forests around them. Senegal provides an interesting example of how even good policies can fail to deliver the benefits they are intended to provide.

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Expanded Guide Links Business Payoffs and Sustainable Forest Management

WRI and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development today released an updated online guide to help corporate buyers ensure the sustainability of their wood- and paper-based products.

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Fact Sheet: Climate Change, Forests and Finance

Reliable, long-term funding from the U.S. and other developed countries could help maintain forests and mitigate climate change.

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Beyond Carbon Financing

The Role of Sustainable Development Policies and Measures in REDD

This report looks beyond quantifying emissions reductions at a more flexible approach for recognizing mitigation actions being taken by developing countries in the forest sector. This approach ensures that countries with high historical emissions are not necessarily favored for support, and it...

Environmental Stories to Watch in 2009

Environmental Stories to Watch is WRI’s annual survey of emerging issues that could have major impacts on environmental coverage. At the Newseum, WRI President Jonathan Lash unveiled what he predicts will be the four "Stories to Watch" in 2009.

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Environmental Stories to Watch in 2009

This publication is a transcript of Jonathan Lash's annual Environmental Stories to Watch address, which he gave on December 17th, 2008 at the Newseum. For the past six years, WRI has invited members of the press to join in a conversation about what we think will be the environmental...

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