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Why Are Environmental Rights So Hard to Assess?

  • 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
  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
  • human rights
  • public participation

Environmental Democracy: An Essential Right for the 21st Century

  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
  • human rights
  • public participation
Phnom Penh's air pollution is so serious it may be damaging historic sites, yet there is no air quality information available to the public online. Photo by Allie Caulfield/Flickr
  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
  • human rights
  • public participation

A New Way to Measure Environmental Rights Around the World

  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
  • human rights
  • public participation
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
Shipbreaking workers in Bangladesh handle asbestos and other dangerous materials. Photo by Adam Cohn/Flickr
  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
  • human rights
  • public participation
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals

The Best and Worst Countries for Environmental Democracy

  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
  • human rights
  • public participation
A community meeting in Ghana. Photo by waterdotorg/Flickr
  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
  • human rights
  • public participation

RELEASE: Major New Index Ranks Environmental Democracy in 70 Countries

  • environmental democracy
  • public participation
  • environmental democracy
  • public participation

ADVISORY: Launch of New Online Index to Measure Environmental Democracy

  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
Research

Land Rights in Africa Video Series

  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities

4 Property and Land Rights Issues, Explained through Videos

  • agriculture
  • land rights
  • natural resources
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
A farmer in Mali irrigates his crops. Photo by Tingju Zhu/IFPRI
  • agriculture
  • land rights
  • natural resources
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities

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

4 Women Leaders “Making it Happen” for Sustainable Cities

  • Cities
  • Gender
  • Urban Development
  • Cities
  • Gender
  • Urban Development

Q&A with Alda Salomao: Natural Gas Project Threatens Community Land in Mozambique

  • environmental democracy
  • land rights
  • fossil fuels
  • natural resources
Rural women on their way to the market. Photo by Ton Rulkens/Flickr
  • environmental democracy
  • land rights
  • fossil fuels
  • natural resources

Q&A with Mark Robinson: The Role of Good Governance in Sustainable Development

  • Climate Resilience
  • environmental democracy
  • public participation
  • low carbon development
A governance lens offers a powerful impetus for promoting reforms in policies and programs for sustainable development. Photo by CCAFS/Flickr
  • Climate Resilience
  • environmental democracy
  • public participation
  • low carbon development
Insights

What Does the “Pathway to Paris” Mean for Adaptation?

  • International Climate Action
  • Equity & Governance
  • Climate Resilience
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate change
  • COP20
  • extreme weather
A growing number of studies show that communities around the world are already experiencing the effects of climate change in the form of extreme heat, unpredictable weather and sea level rise. (Punjab region, Pakistan) Photo by Tariq Saeed/IRIN.
  • International Climate Action
  • Equity & Governance
  • Climate Resilience
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate change
  • COP20
  • extreme weather

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