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LandMark Puts Indigenous Peoples and Other Communities on the Global Map

  • International Climate Action
  • Forests
  • Sustainable Development Goal 10
  • natural infrastructure
  • land rights
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
Maasai tribe in the Serengeti National Park.
  • International Climate Action
  • Forests
  • Sustainable Development Goal 10
  • natural infrastructure
  • land rights
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities

Peru’s Illegal “Ghost Trees”: What U.S. Buyers Need to Know

  • Forests
  • forest monitoring
  • commodities
  • deforestation
  • illegal logging
While not a new problem, the scale and pervasiveness of timber laundering in Peru is astounding.  Photo by CIFOR/Flickr.
  • Forests
  • forest monitoring
  • commodities
  • deforestation
  • illegal logging

Community Forests: Good for the Environment, Good for the Economy

  • Climate
  • climate change
  • Forests
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
  • land rights
The Yudja are one of many indigenous groups who call the Brazilian Amazon home. Photo by André D’elia
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • Forests
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
  • land rights
  • Forests
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
  • land rights

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

Meet the Yudja, Brazil's Forest Guardians

  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
  • land rights
The Yudja rely on their community forest for food, shelter and livelihoods. Photo by André D’elia
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
  • land rights

Protect Wildlife, Save Oceans and Reduce Civic Unrest—With Data

  • Ocean
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • data
  • environmental democracy
  • low carbon development
Global Fishing Watch uses satellite data to track fishing vessels around the world in near-real time. Image by Global Fishing Watch
  • Ocean
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • data
  • environmental democracy
  • low carbon development

$13 Million Fine For Lumber Liquidators Shows U.S. Lacey Act‘s Clout

  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • illegal logging
Photo by Mathias Appel/Flickr.
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • illegal logging

WRI Calls SDGs "A Bold New Agenda For International Development"

  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
  • United Nations
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
  • United Nations

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

Q&A with Cécile Ndjebet: Empowering Women Is Key to Better Forest Management in Cameroon

  • Equity & Governance
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • Gender
  • land rights
Women in Cameroon prepare to plant saplings. Photo by Cameroon Ecology.
  • Equity & Governance
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • Gender
  • land rights

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

ADVISORY: Latin American Countries to Launch Initiative 20x20 to Restore 20 Million Hectares of Degraded Land

  • Forests
  • Equity & Governance
  • COP20
  • restoration
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
  • Forests
  • Equity & Governance
  • COP20
  • restoration
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
Silhouettes of children playing swing in turbine wind park at sunset