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Peru’s Indigenous Communities Manage Their Forests. Others Should Follow Their Lead

  • Equity & Governance
  • Forests
  • land rights
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
Harvesting sago along the Tuba River in Maluku province, Indonesia
  • Equity & Governance
  • Forests
  • land rights
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities

In Riau, Indonesia, Women Organize for Environmental Justice

  • Forests
  • environmental justice
  • Gender
  • global forest watch
dusty road to Sungai Berbari village
  • Forests
  • environmental justice
  • Gender
  • global forest watch
  • Forests
  • environmental democracy
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Careers at WRI

  • Forests
  • Food
  • Freshwater
  • Ocean
  • Business
  • Equity & Governance
  • Forests
  • Food
  • Freshwater
  • Ocean
  • Business
  • Equity & Governance

INFOGRAPHIC: Why Invest in Indigenous Lands?

  • Climate
  • deforestation
  • natural infrastructure
  • Economics
  • climate change
  • Forests
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
  • Climate
  • deforestation
  • natural infrastructure
  • Economics
  • climate change
  • Forests
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities

To Achieve New Climate Targets, Countries Should Look to Community Forests

  • Climate
  • Forests
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
  • land rights
Research shows that communities can be good protectors of forests. Photo by CIFOR/Flickr.
  • Climate
  • Forests
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
  • land rights

Increasing Forest Transparency through the Open Government Partnership

  • Forests
  • forest monitoring
  • deforestation
  • mapping
  • sustainable development goals
Open government often translates to good forest governance. Photo by Nanang Sujana/Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
  • Forests
  • forest monitoring
  • deforestation
  • mapping
  • sustainable development goals

3 Ways to Strengthen Customary Land Rights in Indonesia

  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • land rights
  • commodities
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
Thirty percent of Indonesia’s territories have been handed over to private companies as concessions, with many of them overlapping with indigenous lands. Photo by Rainforest Action Network/Flickr.
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • land rights
  • commodities
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities

4 Cutting-Edge Technologies to Catch Illegal Loggers

  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • Business
  • illegal logging
Logging in Sarawak, Malaysia. Photo by Ben Beiske/Flickr
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • Business
  • illegal logging

3 Ways to Tackle the Global Problem of Insecure Land Rights

  • Equity & Governance
  • Forests
  • human rights
  • land rights
  • natural resources
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
When land rights are weak, indigenous peoples can lose access to critical resources like forests. Photo by rbairdpccam/Flickr
  • Equity & Governance
  • Forests
  • human rights
  • land rights
  • natural resources
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities

6 Stories to Watch in 2015: Global Climate Deal, Sustainable Development Goals, Rising Water Risks and More

  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
  • UNFCCC
  • United Nations
  • U.S. policy
  • water risk
  • stories to watch
Andrew Steer presented 2015's Stories to Watch before a packed house at the Press Club in Washington, D.C. Photo by Bill Dugan/WRI
  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
  • UNFCCC
  • United Nations
  • U.S. policy
  • water risk
  • stories to watch

So What Did We Learn in 2014?

  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Business
2014 shifted the needle toward a more sustainable future. Photo by David Drodge/The Pembina Institute
  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Business

WRI’s Top Outcomes of 2014

  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
During "Raaghiri Days" in Indian cities, streets are closed to cars to encourage walking and biking. Photo by Carol Mitchell/Flickr
  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
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COP20 Lays the Groundwork for Paris Climate Pact: 7 Key Developments

  • Finance
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • COP20
  • deforestation
  • restoration
  • Climate
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate finance
  • climate change
  • Equity & Governance
  • GHG emissions
  • international climate policy
  • low carbon development
  • UNFCCC
Participants at December 2014 international climate conference in Lima
  • Finance
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • COP20
  • deforestation
  • restoration
  • Climate
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate finance
  • climate change
  • Equity & Governance
  • GHG emissions
  • international climate policy
  • low carbon development
  • UNFCCC

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

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
Silhouettes of children playing swing in turbine wind park at sunset