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Tenure-secure indigenous and other community forestlands are often linked to low deforestation rates, significant forest cover, and the sustainable production of timber and other forest products. New WRI research shows that securing indigenous forestland is also a low-cost, high-benefit investment and therefore makes good economic sense.

  • Effective institutions are at the heart of our ability to respond to growing climate risks. Governments and other institutions at the national level can play a critical role in increasing society’s capacity

This study set out to understand how decentralization of decision making and management authority affects biodiversity conservation.


WRI's Institutions and Governance Program has completed an asessment of national councils for sustainable development (NCSDs).

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