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Woman on stoop overlooking flooded street, with blue designed overlay.
  • Cities
  • Forests
  • Forest and Landscape Restoration
Insights

Cities Are Surprising Leaders in Forest Conservation

  • Cities
  • deforestation
  • conservation
  • restoration
A large forest reaching the edge of Campinas, a city in Brazil.
  • Cities
  • deforestation
  • conservation
  • restoration
News

RELEASE: More than 50 Mayors Call on Governments and Companies to Conserve Forests

  • Cities
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • Forest and Landscape Restoration
  • Cities
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • Forest and Landscape Restoration
Initiatives

Systems Change Lab

Person in crowd holding sign that reads "SYSTEM CHANGE NOT CLIMATE CHANGE" with Earth image on cardboard sign.

The Upstream Battle to Protect Drinking Water in North Carolina

  • Freshwater
  • Forests
  • natural infrastructure
A small lake with trees in the background in North Carolina's Triangle region
  • Freshwater
  • Forests
  • natural infrastructure
Insights

Green Space: An Underestimated Tool to Create More Equal Cities

  • Climate Resilience
  • Forests
  • coronavirus
  • Cities
  • Equity & Governance
  • natural infrastructure
  • Urban Development
People walking through a park.
  • Climate Resilience
  • Forests
  • coronavirus
  • Cities
  • Equity & Governance
  • natural infrastructure
  • Urban Development
Insights

How Forests Near or Far Can Protect Water for Cities

  • Freshwater
  • Water Security
  • Cities
  • Forests
  • water pollution
A view of Hong Kong from the edge of a forest.
  • Freshwater
  • Water Security
  • Cities
  • Forests
  • water pollution

How to Use Forests to Fend Off a Water and Energy Crisis in Colombia

  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Water Security
  • climate change
  • Energy
  • Energy Access
The Sumapaz Páramo landscape near Bogotá, Colombia.
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Water Security
  • climate change
  • Energy
  • Energy Access
Rendering of the proposed Brooklyn Bridge Forest
  • Cities
  • Forests

Chile's Enhanced Climate Plan Sets an Example for Other Countries

  • climatewatch-pinned
  • National Climate Action
  • Paris Agreement
  • fossil fuels
  • climate change
  • Energy
  • international climate policy
  • renewable energy
  • Freshwater
  • Forest and Landscape Restoration
  • restoration
The buildings and roads of Santiago with the Andes mountains in the background.
  • climatewatch-pinned
  • National Climate Action
  • Paris Agreement
  • fossil fuels
  • climate change
  • Energy
  • international climate policy
  • renewable energy
  • Freshwater
  • Forest and Landscape Restoration
  • restoration
News

RELEASE: WRI and Cargill Partner on Tools and Best Practices to Advance Sustainable Agriculture

  • Freshwater
  • Aqueduct
  • global forest watch
  • agriculture
  • Freshwater
  • Aqueduct
  • global forest watch
  • agriculture
Insights

Collective Action at the Crossroads: What to Watch in 2020

  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Economics
renewable energy
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Economics
Insights
Urban trees in Baltimore’s Mount Vernon neighborhood
  • Cities
  • Forests
  • illegal logging
Technical Perspectives

INSIDER: Green Infrastructure Can Save Water Suppliers Money. Now You Can Estimate How Much.

  • Freshwater
  • Economics
  • Sustainable Development Goal 9
  • Water Security
  • natural infrastructure
  • water pollution
Riverside trees in Atlanta's 4th Ward Park. Flickr/DeepRoot
  • Freshwater
  • Economics
  • Sustainable Development Goal 9
  • Water Security
  • natural infrastructure
  • water pollution
Insights

A Tale of Two Cities in Brazil (and the Forest that Connects Them)

  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • Cities
  • restoration
Salvador's city government delivers native trees to residents, as part of an effort to revitalize the surrounding Atlantic Forest. Photo by Marcelo Gandra.
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • Cities
  • restoration
Insights

Congo Basin Deforestation Threatens Food and Water Supplies Throughout Africa

  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • Water Security
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
Women model the handmade baskets they use every day in Malolo 2, Republic of Congo.
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • Water Security
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
Outcomes

Forest Resilience Bond Helps Reduce Wildfire Risk in California

  • Freshwater
  • Top Outcome: 2018
US Forest Service, partners and local community members visit a restoration site in the North Yuba River Watershed in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains. Photo by Leah Schleifer/WRI
  • Freshwater
  • Top Outcome: 2018