Mapping Social Landscapes: A Guide to Identifying the Networks, Priorities, and Values of Restoration Actorsby Kathleen Buckingham, Sabin Ray, Ana Gabriela Morales, Ruchika Singh, Ornanong Maneerattana, Satrio Wicaksono, Hanny Chrysolite, Aaron Minnick, Lisa Johnston and Bernadette Arakwiye - August 2018
The guidebook takes a new approach to environmental governance by focusing on identifying the social capital of actors within the landscapes. It centers on two main approaches: 1) mapping actors’ resource flows and 2) mapping actors’ priorities and values. Co-written by WRI international offices...
by Rohini Chaturvedi, Karishma Shelar and Krishna Singh - July 2018
More than half the villages of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh are affected by a peculiar issue of tenurial ambiguity called “orange areas.” This issue impacts nearly 1.2 million hectares and 1.5 million, largely poor, landless and tribal families, that depend on these lands for food, fuel,...
by Sofia Faruqi, Andrew Wu, Andrés Anchondo Ortega, Alan Batista and Eriks Brolis - January 2018
In recent years, hundreds of companies have entered the restoration industry. They represent a wide range of business models that deliver financial returns for investors while restoring forests and agricultural lands. This report profiles 14 businesses that are part of an emerging restoration...
by Helen Ding, Sofia Faruqi, Andrew Wu, Juan-Carlos Altamirano, Andrés Anchondo Ortega, René Zamora Cristales, Robin Chazdon, Walter Vergara and Michael Verdone - December 2017
This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the benefits and costs of restoring forests and landscapes in countries around the world, demonstrating how smart policies and innovative financing can help governments meet their restoration targets. The authors find that finance, both public and...
by Sofia Faruqi and Florence Landsberg - February 2017
Many restoration projects seek to raise capital, but restoration leaders often lack knowledge of the investment process. The New Restoration Economy—part of the Global Restoration Initiative at the World Resources Institute—has found that successful efforts to attract private capital involve...
by Walter Vergara, Luciana Gallardo Lomeli, Ana R. Rios, Paul Isbell, Steven Prager and Ronnie De Camino - October 2016
Degraded lands—lands that have lost some degree of their natural productivity through human activity—account for over 20 percent of forest and agricultural lands in Latin America and the Caribbean. Some 300 million hectares of the region’s forests are considered degraded, and about 350 million...
A Method for Developing Forest Landscape Restoration Strategies by Rapidly Assessing the status of Key Success Factorsby Craig Hanson, Kathleen Buckingham, Sean DeWitt and Lars Laestadius - December 2015
The Restoration Diagnostic is a structured method for determining the status of enabling conditions within a landscape being considered for restoration and for designing the requisite policies, practices, and measures needed for successful restoration. The Diagnostic was developed as part of the...
A Practical Approach to Forest and Landscape Restorationby Chris Reij and Robert Winterbottom - May 2015
Scaling Up Regreening: Six Steps to Success highlights the benefits of “regreening” and its widespread adoption in Senegal, Burkina Faso, Niger, Mali, northern Ethiopia and Malawi, and identifies six steps to scale up regreening practices in Africa and beyond.
Impacts and Next Stepsby Kemen Austin, Ariana Alisjahbana, Andika Putraditama, Fred Stolle, Taryono Darusman, Rachmat Boediono, Bambang Eko Budianto, Christian Purba, Giorgio Budi Indrarto and Erica Pohnan - January 2014
The authors identify opportunities for progress with the recently extended Indonesian forest moratorium, a policy aiming to protect an area the size of Japan from development.