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Energy Access Is Key to Sub-Saharan Africa's Economic Recovery

  • Energy Access
  • Energy
  • coronavirus
  • electricity
  • economy
  • agriculture
  • finance
  • fossil fuels
  • health
  • manufacturing
  • renewable energy
A young South African woman holds up a cloth face mask next to a sewing machine.
  • Energy Access
  • Energy
  • coronavirus
  • electricity
  • economy
  • agriculture
  • finance
  • fossil fuels
  • health
  • manufacturing
  • renewable energy

ADVISORY: Embargoed Press Call on Global Forest Watch 2019 Tree Cover Loss Data

  • wildfires
  • tree cover loss
  • forest monitoring
  • deforestation
  • global forest watch
  • wildfires
  • tree cover loss
  • forest monitoring
  • deforestation
  • global forest watch

RELEASE: New Report Finds National Governments Can Unlock Nearly $24 Trillion by Investing in Zero-Carbon Cities

  • Buildings
  • infrastructure
  • Urban Mobility
  • Cities
  • energy efficiency
  • low carbon development
  • Buildings
  • infrastructure
  • Urban Mobility
  • Cities
  • energy efficiency
  • low carbon development
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  • maps
  • Africa
  • Energy Access
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For the Millions of East Africans Who Need Electricity Most, Data Shows Renewable Energy Is a Viable – and Affordable – Solution

  • maps
  • Humans of Clean Energy
  • Sustainable Development Goal 4
  • Sustainable Development Goal 7
  • Africa
  • Energy
  • Energy Access
  • Kenya
  • renewable energy
Electricity has far-reaching impacts on people's livelihoods. This Tanzanian tailor can sew at night thanks to solar power. Photo by Theo Steemers/USAID
  • maps
  • Humans of Clean Energy
  • Sustainable Development Goal 4
  • Sustainable Development Goal 7
  • Africa
  • Energy
  • Energy Access
  • Kenya
  • renewable energy
Insights

Congo Basin Deforestation Threatens Food and Water Supplies Throughout Africa

  • Food
  • Forests
  • Water
  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • Water Security
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
Women model the handmade baskets they use every day in Malolo 2, Republic of Congo.
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Water
  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • Water Security
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
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Q&A: One Woman Aims to Save Kids’ Lives by Redesigning the Roads They Walk

  • Urban Transformations
  • Prize for Cities
  • health and road safety
  • poverty
  • public health
  • sustainable cities
Ayikai Charlotte Poswayo
  • Urban Transformations
  • Prize for Cities
  • health and road safety
  • poverty
  • public health
  • sustainable cities
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Urban Transformations: In Tanzania’s Capital, Safer Children Mean Better Neighborhoods

  • Urban Transformations
  • health and road safety
  • human rights
  • poverty
  • public health
  • Urban Development
Children in Dar es Salaam
  • Urban Transformations
  • health and road safety
  • human rights
  • poverty
  • public health
  • Urban Development

Places to Watch: 3 Forests Experiencing Rapid Clearing Right Now

  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • biodiversity
  • Brazil
  • agriculture
  • Indonesia
  • palm oil
Mountain gorilla
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • biodiversity
  • Brazil
  • agriculture
  • Indonesia
  • palm oil
Insights

Tracking Deforestation in DRC's Forest Concessions Is Complicated

  • Forests
  • commodities
  • deforestation
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
Road near the village of Ilanga in the DRC. Photo by Molly Bergen
  • Forests
  • commodities
  • deforestation
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
Insights

Disaster-Focused Headlines from the Congo Often Hide Signs of Progress

  • Governance
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • human rights
  • land rights
Ilanga, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Governance
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • human rights
  • land rights

INFOGRAPHIC: Experience the Unequal Ways Communities and Companies Get Land Rights

  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • governance
  • human rights
  • indigenous people
  • land rights
  • resource rights
  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • governance
  • human rights
  • indigenous people
  • land rights
  • resource rights
Insights
Les habitants du bassin central du Congo ont co-évolué avec leurs ressources forestières et hydriques. Photo par Theodore Trefon
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Forests
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In the Democratic Republic of Congo, 3 Essentials for Making Community Forestry Work

  • Forests
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • land rights
Mother and child in Congo forest
  • Forests
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • land rights
Insights

Women Get Shortchanged in Commercial Land Deals—Despite National Commitments to Gender Equality

  • Governance
  • Sustainable Development Goal 5
  • Africa
  • Gender
  • governance
  • land rights
Woman in Tanzania.
  • Governance
  • Sustainable Development Goal 5
  • Africa
  • Gender
  • governance
  • land rights

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