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Towards A New Global Development Agenda: 5 Key Questions

  • Equity
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate change
  • development
  • poverty
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
  • Equity
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate change
  • development
  • poverty
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
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The Difference One Tree Can Make

  • Forests
  • Equity
  • agriculture
  • food security
  • restoration
A babao tree in Zimbabwe. Planting hundreds or even millions of trees does not automatically translate into an increase in the overall long-term tree population. Photo Credit: Martin Heigan/Flickr
  • Forests
  • Equity
  • agriculture
  • food security
  • restoration

Why Community Land Rights Belong in the Sustainable Development Goals

  • Equity
  • International Climate Action
  • land rights
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
  • united nations
The proposed Sustainable Development Goals leave out a critical component of improving rural livelihoods—securing community land rights. Photo credit: Jane Boles, Flickr
  • Equity
  • International Climate Action
  • land rights
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
  • united nations

What Does Environmental Democracy Look Like?

  • Energy
  • Equity
  • Climate
  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
  • renewable energy
Eight years ago, developers proposed a five-dam project on the Baker and Pascua Rivers in Patagonia, Chile. While they projected that the hydropower would produce 2,750 megawatts of power, the project would also flood 23 square miles of wilderness, jeopardizing the environment, local culture, and tourism of the region. Photo Credit: International Rivers/Flickr
  • Energy
  • Equity
  • Climate
  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
  • renewable energy
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Q&A: Why Are Community Forests So Important?

  • Equity
  • climate change
  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • land rights
Hundreds of millions of people across Africa, Asia, and Latin America depend on forests for their livelihoods and culture. Photo credit: Jolien Schure, CIFOR
  • Equity
  • climate change
  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • land rights
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UNEP’s New Access to Information Policy Falls Short of True Transparency

  • Equity
  • Business
  • environmental democracy
UNEP describes itself as “the voice for the environment within the United Nations system…acting as a catalyst, advocate, educator and facilitator to promote the wise use and sustainable development of the global environment.” Photo Credit: UN/Flickr
  • Equity
  • Business
  • environmental democracy
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Linking Reporting Systems to Improve Greenhouse Gas Management

  • Energy
  • Equity
  • Climate
  • GHG emissions
  • GHG Protocol
  • greenhouse gases
Inventories are a fundamental tool for countries and facilities to measure and manage their GHG emissions. Photo credit: Roger/Flickr
  • Energy
  • Equity
  • Climate
  • GHG emissions
  • GHG Protocol
  • greenhouse gases
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7 Good Practices for Developing a Sustainable National GHG Inventory System

  • Energy
  • Equity
  • Climate
  • emissions
  • GHG emissions
  • greenhouse gases
Smog in Bogota, Colombia. Some non-Annex I countries, like Colombia, already have made significant progress developing their national GHG inventory systems. Photo credit: Matthew Rutledge/Flickr
  • Energy
  • Equity
  • Climate
  • emissions
  • GHG emissions
  • greenhouse gases
Insights
Tamil Nadu has a stark energy deficit, leading to blackouts and poor service. Photo Credit: Pratik Gupte/Flickr
  • Equity
  • Energy
  • renewable energy
Insights

4 Ways GIS Mapping Can Empower Forest Communities in Indonesia

  • Equity
  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • Indonesia
  • fires
Our trainings in Indonesia revealed four clear benefits of GIS mapping. Photo Credit: WRI
  • Equity
  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • Indonesia
  • fires

Cultivating Accountability in REDD+

  • Equity
  • restoration
  • Forests
  • deforestation
While the struggle to protect the Tripa peat forest will likely continue, the story illustrates a positive message for Indonesia’s forests. Photo credit: CIFOR/Flickr
  • Equity
  • restoration
  • Forests
  • deforestation
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10 Questions that Shine a Light on Electricity Prices

  • Equity
  • Energy
  • electric grid
Globally, electricity tariffs have sparked questions about the equitable distribution of costs and have, in some cases, led to social unrest and controversy. Photo credit: Alexandre Baron/Flickr
  • Equity
  • Energy
  • electric grid
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The Changing Landscape of Forest Management

  • Forests
  • Equity
  • Food
  • commodities
  • agriculture
While palm oil can be produced sustainably, its production is currently a major driver of deforestation. Photo credit: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Flickr 2012
  • Forests
  • Equity
  • Food
  • commodities
  • agriculture
Multimedia

Global Forest Watch | Monitoring Forests in Near Real Time

  • Equity
  • Business
  • Forests
  • Equity
  • Business
  • Forests
Research
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A Shared Vision for Thailand's Solar Energy Development

  • Equity
  • Energy
  • renewable energy
Lopburi solar power plant in central Thailand is the largest solar photovoltaic project in the world. (Photo credit: Asian Development Bank)
  • Equity
  • Energy
  • renewable energy

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