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To Fix City Slums, Don't Just Knock Them Down: Involve Residents in Upgrading Efforts

  • Cities
  • cities for all
  • housing
  • governance
  • Indonesia
  • people-oriented cities
  • poverty
  • public participation
View of one of the many informal settlements the city of Surabaya, Indonesia has upgraded since the 1960s with input and participation from residents. Photo by Peter Edelman.
  • Cities
  • cities for all
  • housing
  • governance
  • Indonesia
  • people-oriented cities
  • poverty
  • public participation
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Attention Investors: African Entrepreneurs Are Restoring Land and Making Profit

  • Forests
  • agriculture
  • forest restoration
  • Kenya
  • regreening africa restoration agriculture
  • sustainable agriculture
Caroline Kariuki co-founded GreenPot Enterprises to help farmer-investors plant bamboo and restore degraded land in Kenya. Photo by Will Anderson/WRI.
  • Forests
  • agriculture
  • forest restoration
  • Kenya
  • regreening africa restoration agriculture
  • sustainable agriculture

As India Revises State Climate Plans, Who Should Have a Voice?

  • Climate Resilience
  • Climate
  • climate policy
  • Climate Equity
  • governance
  • India
  • public participation
Kids carrying water in the Indian countryside. Photo by Mr. Fink/Flickr
  • Climate Resilience
  • Climate
  • climate policy
  • Climate Equity
  • governance
  • India
  • public participation
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For Small Businesses in Africa, Climate Resilience Is an Economic Opportunity

  • Governance
  • Climate Resilience
  • Sustainable Development Goal 1
  • business opportunity
  • adaptation
  • agroforestry
  • forest restoration
  • regreening africa restoration agriculture
  • restoration
  • sustainable business
Herders with cattle in Tigray, Ethiopia. Mohammed Bakarr / GEF
  • Governance
  • Climate Resilience
  • Sustainable Development Goal 1
  • business opportunity
  • adaptation
  • agroforestry
  • forest restoration
  • regreening africa restoration agriculture
  • restoration
  • sustainable business

12 Countries Sign Historic Agreement Guaranteeing Environmental Rights in Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Governance
  • Sustainable Development Goal 16
  • access to justice
  • access to information
  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
  • human rights
  • public participation
  • Governance
  • Sustainable Development Goal 16
  • access to justice
  • access to information
  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
  • human rights
  • public participation
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Radio Helps Niger Farmers Bring Life Back to Their Land

  • Forests
  • regreening africa restoration agriculture
Restored landscapes now thrive across Niger. Credit: Gray Tappan/USGS
  • Forests
  • regreening africa restoration agriculture
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  • Brazil
  • Cities
  • environmental democracy
  • public participation
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To Regreen Rwanda, Empower Farmers. Here Are 5 Ways to Begin

  • Africa
  • forest restoration
  • regreening africa restoration agriculture
Minister of Environment Hon. Vincent Biruta at a restoration project in Rwanda.
  • Africa
  • forest restoration
  • regreening africa restoration agriculture

4 Environmental Activists Are Murdered Every Week. A New Agreement Could Help in Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Governance
  • Sustainable Development Goal 16
  • access to justice
  • access to information
  • environmental democracy
  • human rights
  • Principle 10
  • public participation
Rally in a Colombian town
  • Governance
  • Sustainable Development Goal 16
  • access to justice
  • access to information
  • environmental democracy
  • human rights
  • Principle 10
  • public participation
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President Trump’s Global Gag Rule Expansion Threatens Environmental Outcomes

  • the trump administration
  • environmental democracy
  • Gender
  • human rights
  • public participation
Women at maternal and child health training
  • the trump administration
  • environmental democracy
  • Gender
  • human rights
  • public participation

President Trump’s First Week: Is Environmental Democracy in Jeopardy?

  • environmental protection agency
  • the trump administration
  • climate science
  • access to information
  • environmental democracy
  • human rights
  • public participation
  • transparency
Protest sign from the Women’s March in Washington, D.C
  • environmental protection agency
  • the trump administration
  • climate science
  • access to information
  • environmental democracy
  • human rights
  • public participation
  • transparency
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The Future of Open Government

  • open government partnership
  • environmental democracy
  • human rights
  • public participation
Open Government Partnership Global Summit in Paris, France.
  • open government partnership
  • environmental democracy
  • human rights
  • public participation
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From Paris Agreement to Paris Declaration: Open Government’s Climate Action Role

  • open government partnership
  • access to information
  • environmental democracy
  • human rights
  • public participation
  • transparency
Young girl walks across a makeshift bridge in Pakistan
  • open government partnership
  • access to information
  • environmental democracy
  • human rights
  • public participation
  • transparency
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Using Open Government for Climate Action

  • Climate
  • accountability
  • National Climate Action
  • open government partnership
  • access to justice
  • access to information
  • climate change
  • environmental democracy
  • human rights
  • international climate policy
  • public participation
  • transparency
  • UNFCCC
Meeting on climate change in Burkina Faso
  • Climate
  • accountability
  • National Climate Action
  • open government partnership
  • access to justice
  • access to information
  • climate change
  • environmental democracy
  • human rights
  • international climate policy
  • public participation
  • transparency
  • UNFCCC
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After Paris, Making Good on Climate Commitments Requires Good Governance

  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • COP21
  • paris agreement
  • climate change
  • governance
  • INDC
  • international climate policy
  • public participation
  • transparency
  • UNFCCC
Eiffel Tower
  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • COP21
  • paris agreement
  • climate change
  • governance
  • INDC
  • international climate policy
  • public participation
  • transparency
  • UNFCCC

RELEASE: African Countries Launch AFR100 to Restore 100 Million Hectares of Land

  • Africa
  • agroforestry
  • forest restoration
  • regreening africa restoration agriculture
  • restoration
  • Africa
  • agroforestry
  • forest restoration
  • regreening africa restoration agriculture
  • restoration

Open Government Partnership: Achieving Sustainable Development Goals through Accountability and Transparency

  • environmental democracy
  • governance
  • public participation
  • sustainable development
  • sustainable development goals
  • transparency
The Open Government Partnership can help support implementation of the 17 SDGs. Photo by Josh Estey/Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • environmental democracy
  • governance
  • public participation
  • sustainable development
  • sustainable development goals
  • transparency
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4 Real-World Challenges to Environmental Democracy

  • access to justice
  • access to information
  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
  • human rights
  • public participation
Outdoor air pollution caused the deaths of 3.7 million people under the age of 60 worldwide in 2012. Photo by Leo Fung/Flickr.
  • access to justice
  • access to information
  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
  • human rights
  • public participation
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Why Are Environmental Rights So Hard to Assess?

  • access to justice
  • access to information
  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
  • human rights
  • public participation
Environmental democracy means that citizens have rights to information, public participation and justice. Photo by Annette Berhardt/Flickr
  • access to justice
  • access to information
  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
  • human rights
  • public participation

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