Common data and clear definitions will enable the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil and REDD+ policy-makers to achieve a shared goal: sustainable oil palm expansion on degraded land in Indonesia.
A new WRI project will quantify forest degradation and associated greenhouse gas emissions in the forests of the Republic of Congo.
Can forest-rich countries learn from the mistakes of extractive projects and avoid unleashing their own resource curse?
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.
An update on the role of forests and REDD in the international climate negotiations.
By losing forest, the United States also loses one of its best defenses against climate change.
To combat global warming, forests must be part of the solution. How can we make good forest stewardship a reality?
To be successful, money pledged to protect forests must tackle the underlying drivers of deforestation.