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For Rural Communities, Protecting Land Is a Better Investment than Deforestation

  • Food
  • Forests
  • land use
  • indigenous people
  • agriculture
In India's Narmada District, legal recognition of communities' land rights have enabled villages to invest in sustainable, more productive land management. Photo by...
  • Food
  • Forests
  • land use
  • indigenous people
  • agriculture
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Goldman Prize Winner Alfred Brownell Stopped Palm Oil Companies from Destroying Liberian Forests

  • Environmental Rights
  • Equity
  • Forests
  • environmental justice
  • indigenous people
  • land rights
  • low carbon development
Alfred Brownell on a street in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Environmental Rights
  • Equity
  • Forests
  • environmental justice
  • indigenous people
  • land rights
  • low carbon development
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Mientras los grupos indígenas esperan durante décadas para los títulos de tierras, las empresas están adquiriendo sus territorios

  • Equity
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • human rights
  • indigenous people
  • land rights
  • natural resources
  • commodities
Shipibo-Konibo
  • Equity
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • human rights
  • indigenous people
  • land rights
  • natural resources
  • commodities
News
  • land use
  • commodities
  • Forests
  • indigenous people
  • land rights
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Why Climate Change is a Security Matter

  • Climate Resilience
  • circular economy
  • climate change
  • Water
Mopti riverfront
  • Climate Resilience
  • circular economy
  • climate change
  • Water

RELEASE: New LandMark Data Measure Impacts of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities on Forests and Climate

  • Forests
  • commodities
  • deforestation
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • indigenous people
  • land rights
  • Forests
  • commodities
  • deforestation
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • indigenous people
  • land rights
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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
News
  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
  • pollution
  • Water
Insights
logging truck transporting timber
  • agriculture
  • Forests
  • illegal logging
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Awash in Green and Gold: The Emerging Restoration Economy in Kenya

  • Forests
  • Business
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
  • restoration
seedling in a Kenyan nursery
  • Forests
  • Business
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
  • restoration
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How Do You Know if Adaptation Is Working? Lessons from Kumbharwadi, India

  • Climate Resilience
  • Climate
  • Economics
  • agriculture
  • climate change
  • restoration
  • Water
Field in Trimbak, Maharashtra, India
  • Climate Resilience
  • Climate
  • Economics
  • agriculture
  • climate change
  • restoration
  • Water
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Environmental Justice and Democracy Failures at the Heart of Flint’s Water Crisis

  • Equity
  • Water
  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
  • human rights
  • Water Quality
  • water risk
Water plant in Flint, Mich.
  • Equity
  • Water
  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
  • human rights
  • Water Quality
  • water risk
Insights

African Countries Aim to Restore 100 Million Hectares of Degraded Land

  • restoration
  • Climate Resilience
  • Finance
  • Forests
Forest landscape restoration in Ethiopia
  • restoration
  • Climate Resilience
  • Finance
  • Forests
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Beyond Conflict, Water Stress Contributed to Europe’s Migration Crisis

  • Climate Resilience
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • agriculture
  • mapping
  • water risk
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  • Climate Resilience
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • agriculture
  • mapping
  • water risk
Insights

3 Ways to Strengthen Customary Land Rights in Indonesia

  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • land rights
  • commodities
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
Insights

Water for All: How to Ensure We Leave No One Behind

  • U.S. Climate
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • sustainable development goals
  • Water Quality
  • water risk
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  • U.S. Climate
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • sustainable development goals
  • Water Quality
  • water risk

3 Ways to Tackle the Global Problem of Insecure Land Rights

  • Equity
  • Forests
  • human rights
  • land rights
  • natural resources
When land rights are weak, indigenous peoples can lose access to critical resources like forests. Photo by rbairdpccam/Flickr
  • Equity
  • Forests
  • human rights
  • land rights
  • natural resources
Insights

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

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

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

  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Water
  • 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
  • Water
  • 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

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