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Nicaragua’s Indigenous Peoples Protect their Forests Even Without Government Support

  • Forests
  • Equity & Governance
  • deforestation
  • human rights
  • land rights
Nicaragua's government recognizes 49 percent of the country's forests as community forests--but it wasn't always this way. Photo credit: Lon&Queta, Flickr
  • Forests
  • Equity & Governance
  • deforestation
  • human rights
  • land rights

The New York Declaration on Forests: What’s in it for Africa?

  • Climate
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • Gender
Restoration could boost food and water security, improve livelihoods, and curb climate change in some of the most vulnerable regions on Earth. Photo credit: teachandlearn, Flickr
  • Climate
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • Gender

3 Reasons Small Businesses Must Play a Large Role in Climate Change Resilience

  • Climate
  • Business
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
Farmers in Cambodia are threatened by the impacts of climate change. Photo credit: Asladhrra, Flickr
  • Climate
  • Business
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • low carbon development

Why Community Land Rights Belong in the Sustainable Development Goals

  • Equity & Governance
  • 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 & Governance
  • International Climate Action
  • land rights
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
  • United Nations

What Does Environmental Democracy Look Like?

  • Energy
  • Equity & Governance
  • 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 & Governance
  • Climate
  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
  • renewable energy

Renewing the Global Commitment to Crop Breeding

  • Food
  • agriculture
  • food security
A laboratory technician at the International Atomic Energy Agency's Plant Breeding Unit in Seibersdorf, Austria, checks on a phial containing a young banana plant. Photo Credit: Dean Calma/IAEA/Flickr
  • Food
  • agriculture
  • food security

Community Forests: An Undervalued Approach to Climate Change Mitigation

  • Climate
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • climate change
  • land rights
Legally recognized community forests store about 37 billion tonnes of carbon. Photo credit: Ollivier Girard, CIFOR
  • Climate
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • climate change
  • land rights

Infographic: Securing Rights, Combating Climate Change

  • Climate
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • climate change
  • human rights
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
  • land rights
  • Climate
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • climate change
  • human rights
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
  • land rights
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • climate change
  • land rights

UNEP’s New Access to Information Policy Falls Short of True Transparency

  • Equity & Governance
  • 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 & Governance
  • Business
  • environmental democracy

Clarifying the UNFCCC National Adaptation Plan Process

  • Climate
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • UNFCCC
Kenya has its National Climate Change Action Plan. Many other countries have adaptation planning processes underway that include steps found in the NAP guidelines. Photo Credit: CIAT/Flickr
  • Climate
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • UNFCCC

Getting More from the U.S. Farm Conservation Water Quality Budget

  • Freshwater
  • agriculture
  • Water Quality
USDA provides limited voluntary financial and technical assistance to farmers who want to lessen their environmental impact. Photo Credit: Heather Dawn/Flickr
  • Freshwater
  • agriculture
  • Water Quality
Insights

Linking Reporting Systems to Improve Greenhouse Gas Management

  • Energy
  • Equity & Governance
  • 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 & Governance
  • Climate
  • GHG emissions
  • GHG Protocol
  • greenhouse gases
Insights

7 Good Practices for Developing a Sustainable National GHG Inventory System

  • Energy
  • Equity & Governance
  • Climate
  • 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 & Governance
  • Climate
  • GHG emissions
  • greenhouse gases

Striking the Balance

5 Overlooked Deforestation Hotspots

  • Forests
  • Business
  • deforestation
  • global forest watch
  • commodities
Marahoué National Park in the Ivory Coast has lost 93% of its forest cover between 2002 and 2008. Photo credit: jbdodane, Flickr 2013
  • Forests
  • Business
  • deforestation
  • global forest watch
  • commodities
More than 70 percent of Samarinda's land is allocated to mining concessions. Photo credit: CIFOR, Flickr 2009
  • environmental democracy
Silhouettes of children playing swing in turbine wind park at sunset