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10 Big Changes for Forests Over the Last Decade

  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • commodities
  • deforestation
  • biodiversity
  • Forests
  • global forest watch
  • indigenous people
  • REDD
  • restoration
  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • commodities
  • deforestation
  • biodiversity
  • Forests
  • global forest watch
  • indigenous people
  • REDD
  • restoration
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Powering Remote Hospitals with Solar: Overcoming the Remaining Challenges

  • Energy
  • Humans of Clean Energy
  • Energy Access
  • health
  • India
  • renewable energy
  • solar
  • WRI India
Makunda Hospital, in a remote rural area of India, often faces power outages. Solar panels could help hospitals like this one maintain more reliable electricity. Photo by Amala Devi/WRI.
  • Energy
  • Humans of Clean Energy
  • Energy Access
  • health
  • India
  • renewable energy
  • solar
  • WRI India
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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
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Buyer Beware: One Study Finds 62% of Wood Products Mislabeled

  • Forests
  • illegal logging
  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • deforestation
  • timber
Lumber waiting to be sold. (Flickr/CIFOR)
  • Forests
  • illegal logging
  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • deforestation
  • timber

WRI Experts Offer Perspective on Tropical Deforestation in Science Journal

  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • deforestation
  • Forests
Deforestation, Luang Prabang, Laos
  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • deforestation
  • Forests

What Can Global Forest Watch Tell Us About the Fires in Brazil?

  • Climate
  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • wildfires
  • Brazil
  • climate change
  • global forest watch
GFW Satellite Fires image
  • Climate
  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • wildfires
  • Brazil
  • climate change
  • global forest watch

Hundreds of US Communities Are Making Climate Action Plans, but Few Include Forests

  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • deforestation
  • climate change
  • emissions inventories
  • Forests
Angeles National Forest
  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • deforestation
  • climate change
  • emissions inventories
  • Forests
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Will the Start of Forest Fires Season Hamper Indonesia’s Progress in Reducing Deforestation?

  • Forests
  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • wildfires
  • deforestation
  • Indonesia
  • indonesia forest fires
  • palm oil
Indonesia forest fires
  • Forests
  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • wildfires
  • deforestation
  • Indonesia
  • indonesia forest fires
  • palm oil
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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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Without Solar, Some Indian Doctors Must Operate in the Dark

  • Humans of Clean Energy
  • electricity
  • Energy
  • Energy Access
  • health
  • India
  • renewable energy
  • solar
  • Governance
Rooftop solar panels on Sadar Hospital in Hazaribaug, India
  • Humans of Clean Energy
  • electricity
  • Energy
  • Energy Access
  • health
  • India
  • renewable energy
  • solar
  • Governance
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A New Tool Can Help Root Out Deforestation from Complex Supply Chains

  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • Corporate Climate Policy Leadership
  • commodities
  • deforestation
  • business risk
  • Business
  • agriculture
  • Forests
  • maps
  • palm oil
  • supply chains
Oil palm
  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • Corporate Climate Policy Leadership
  • commodities
  • deforestation
  • business risk
  • Business
  • agriculture
  • Forests
  • maps
  • palm oil
  • supply chains
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Kenya’s Farmers Battle Drought through Biodiesel Made from Cotton Waste

  • Humans of Clean Energy
  • waste
  • Energy
Abel Mutie, a Kenyan farmer
  • Humans of Clean Energy
  • waste
  • Energy
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In Kenya’s Rural Health Clinics, Business Performance and Renewables Go Hand-in-Hand

  • Energy
  • Humans of Clean Energy
  • Africa
  • Energy Access
  • health
  • Kenya
  • public health
  • renewable energy
  • solar
Joyce Onyino and patients at her health clinic in rural Kenya
  • Energy
  • Humans of Clean Energy
  • Africa
  • Energy Access
  • health
  • Kenya
  • public health
  • renewable energy
  • solar
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Land Matters: How Securing Community Land Rights Can Slow Climate Change and Accelerate the Sustainable Development Goals

  • Environmental Rights
  • sustainable development goals
  • indigenous people
  • land rights
  • land tenure
  • natural resources
  • resource rights
  • Sustainable Development Goal 2
  • Sustainable Development Goal 5
  • Sustainable Development Goal 9
  • Sustainable Development Goal 13
  • Sustainable Development Goal 14
  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
indigenous-people-forest
  • Environmental Rights
  • sustainable development goals
  • indigenous people
  • land rights
  • land tenure
  • natural resources
  • resource rights
  • Sustainable Development Goal 2
  • Sustainable Development Goal 5
  • Sustainable Development Goal 9
  • Sustainable Development Goal 13
  • Sustainable Development Goal 14
  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
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How Distributed Solar Helps Pregnant Women in Rural Kenya

  • Energy Access
  • Energy
  • Humans of Clean Energy
  • Africa
  • energy security
  • health
  • Kenya
  • poverty
  • renewable energy
  • solar
Maasai woman
  • Energy Access
  • Energy
  • Humans of Clean Energy
  • Africa
  • energy security
  • health
  • Kenya
  • poverty
  • renewable energy
  • solar
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Cleaner-Burning Fuels at Kenyan Schools Feed Students and Protect Forests

  • Humans of Clean Energy
  • biofuels
  • Kenya
  • wood
Kenya has lost 9 percent of its forests since 2000. Photo by pxhere
  • Humans of Clean Energy
  • biofuels
  • Kenya
  • wood
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A New Fuel Source Can Power Kenya’s Industries While Saving Forests. So Why Isn’t it Taking Off?

  • Forests
  • Humans of Clean Energy
  • biofuels
  • Energy
  • Kenya
Baobab tree on the edge of Kenyan farmland
  • Forests
  • Humans of Clean Energy
  • biofuels
  • Energy
  • Kenya

DNA Testing Can Save Trees from Illegal Logging – and You Can Help

  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • deforestation
  • biodiversity
  • Forests
  • lacey act
  • logging
Moss-covered bigleaf maple trees in the Hoh Rainforest
  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • deforestation
  • biodiversity
  • Forests
  • lacey act
  • logging

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