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3 Opportunities to Expand Environmental Democracy

  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
A team of researchers in North Kalimantan, Indonesia. Photo by Douglas Sheil/Center for International Forestry Research
  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
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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
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Building Climate Equity and International Consensus from the Ground Up

  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • COP20
  • Climate Equity
  • development
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate finance
  • Equity & Governance
  • human rights
  • UNFCCC
Scaling up renewable energy access; government installed solar energy in Sumba island, Indonesia. Photo by Asia Development Bank/Flickr.
  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • COP20
  • Climate Equity
  • development
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate finance
  • Equity & Governance
  • human rights
  • UNFCCC
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How Can Adaptation Finance Help the Most Vulnerable Communities?

  • International Climate Action
  • Equity & Governance
  • Finance
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • climate finance
  • COP20
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
Ensuring funding meets the adaptation needs of communities remains a challenge. (Paoay, Philippines) Photo by Ilocos Norte/Flickr.
  • International Climate Action
  • Equity & Governance
  • Finance
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • climate finance
  • COP20
  • international climate policy
  • 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

Why Community Forest Rights Should Be Part of National Climate Change Policies

  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • Forests
  • climate change
  • greenhouse gas accounting
  • international climate policy
  • land rights
  • UNFCCC
Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon is 11 times lower in community forests with strong legal recognition than in other parts of the region. Photo by Kate Evans/Center for International Forestry Research
  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • Forests
  • climate change
  • greenhouse gas accounting
  • international climate policy
  • land rights
  • UNFCCC

WRI Advances Progress on Sustainable Development Goals

  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Freshwater
  • Top Outcome: 2014
Meeting at UN headquarters. (New York, New York)
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Freshwater
  • Top Outcome: 2014
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6 Graphs Explain the World’s Top 10 Emitters

  • International Climate Action
  • COP20
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • Equity & Governance
  • UNFCCC
China currently ranks as world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases. Photo by Ding Zhou/Flickr
  • International Climate Action
  • COP20
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
  • Equity & Governance
  • UNFCCC
  • development
  • environmental democracy
  • freedom of information

New Tool Reveals How Jamaica’s Development Projects Impact People and Planet

  • environmental democracy
  • human rights
  • protected areas
  • public participation
Cataboo, Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica. Photo by Sergel Mutovkin/Flickr
  • environmental democracy
  • human rights
  • protected areas
  • public participation

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

Intelligent Imagining: Scenarios to Manage Water as the Climate Changes

  • Freshwater
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
  • Climate Resilience
  • Climate
  • climate change
A watershed in the Central American Dryland Corridor, a protected area meant to foster biodiversity and sustainable development, in Trifinio, Guatemala. Photo Credit: Paul Reig/WRI
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  • Aqueduct
  • Climate Resilience
  • Climate
  • climate change
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Climate Equity: A Tale of 4 Countries

  • International Climate Action
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  • Equity & Governance
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
A crowded street in Hyderabad, India. Photo credit: Nicolas Mirguet, Flickr
  • International Climate Action
  • climate change
  • Equity & Governance
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC

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

Ecuador Shows Why Communities and the Climate Need Strong Forest Rights

  • Climate
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • climate change
  • extractive industries
  • human rights
  • land rights
  • fossil fuels
The impacts of oil extraction in Ecuador show why secure community forest rights are necessary to protect livelihoods and the environment. Photo credit: Tomas Munita, CIFOR
  • Climate
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • climate change
  • extractive industries
  • human rights
  • land rights
  • fossil fuels
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5 Reasons To Watch NYC’s Climate Summit

  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • Finance
  • Equity & Governance
  • Climate Resilience
  • Business
  • Climate
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate policy
UN headquarters in New York City (Photo credit United Nations)
  • International Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • Finance
  • Equity & Governance
  • Climate Resilience
  • Business
  • Climate
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate policy
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Securing Rights for People and the Climate in Africa

  • Food
  • Forests
  • Equity & Governance
  • Finance
  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • GHG emissions
  • Climate
  • climate change
Way back to Lukolela  View on the way back to Lukolela, Democratic Republic of Congo.   Photo by Ollivier Girard for CIFOR   Center for International Forestry Research
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Equity & Governance
  • Finance
  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • GHG emissions
  • Climate
  • climate change
Videos

Video: A Farmer In Africa: Balancing Property Rights With National Needs

  • Food
  • Equity & Governance
  • land rights
  • Food
  • Equity & Governance
  • land rights