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4 Environment and Development Stories to Watch in 2023

  • Energy
  • Clean Energy
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • Finance
  • Climate
  • U.S. Climate
  • stories to watch
People dressed in warm clothes on bicycles carrying reusable shopping bags.
  • Energy
  • Clean Energy
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • Finance
  • Climate
  • U.S. Climate
  • stories to watch
A "restoration in progress" sign against the backdrop of a wetland
  • Cities
  • Forests

How to Protect Forest Carbon in a Fire-prone Future

  • Climate
  • U.S. Climate
  • Forests
  • carbon removal
Forest Service firefighters dig a fireline on a steep-sloped mountain to suppress fire in National Forest.
  • Climate
  • U.S. Climate
  • Forests
  • carbon removal
Insights
A small farm with dozens of trees growing around it.
  • restoration
  • landscapes
Insights
Peatland forest in Parupuk village, Katingan. Central Kalimantan.
  • deforestation
  • restoration
  • mapping

The Upstream Battle to Protect Drinking Water in North Carolina

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

How Local People Are Mapping Billions of Trees on Their Land

  • land use
  • restoration
  • landscapes
  • climate impacts
  • Forests
Woman stading next to a forest in Rwanda
  • land use
  • restoration
  • landscapes
  • climate impacts
  • Forests
Insights

Building Equitable Economies by Restoring Landscapes in India

  • Economics
  • Forests
  • restoration
Two people standing in a field at the edge of a mountain.
  • Economics
  • Forests
  • restoration

Bringing New Life to Fallen Urban Trees

  • circular economy
  • Economics
  • health
  • restoration
  • illegal logging
  • Climate
A pile of logs in a forest.
  • circular economy
  • Economics
  • health
  • restoration
  • illegal logging
  • Climate
Rendering of the proposed Brooklyn Bridge Forest
  • Cities
  • Forests
Initiatives

The Land Accelerator

Africa woman tending agricultural land
Insights

A Low-Carbon Recovery Can Create Jobs and Boost Indonesia’s Economy

  • Climate
  • coronavirus
  • fossil fuels
  • Economics
  • development
  • Energy
  • Forests
  • low carbon development
  • commodities
  • renewable energy
Aerial view of people and goods in a busy Jakarta street market. Photo by Henry Sudarman/Flickr.
  • Climate
  • coronavirus
  • fossil fuels
  • Economics
  • development
  • Energy
  • Forests
  • low carbon development
  • commodities
  • renewable energy
Initiatives
Forested landscape being restored in Latin America

Want to Help the US Economy? Rethink the Trillion Trees Act

  • Forests
  • carbon removal
  • coronavirus
  • climate policy
  • restoration
Planting trees with Nature Conservancy
  • Forests
  • carbon removal
  • coronavirus
  • climate policy
  • restoration

How and Where to Plant 60 Billion Trees in the US

  • U.S. Climate
  • Forests
  • carbon removal
  • restoration
U.S. Forest Service ranger walking in a timber area in Pisgah National Forest
  • U.S. Climate
  • Forests
  • carbon removal
  • restoration

Will Mexico’s Growing Avocado Industry Harm Its Forests?

  • commodities
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
  • Forests
Avocado
  • commodities
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
  • Forests
Insights

Deforestation Threatens the Mekong, but New Trees Are Growing in Surprising Places

  • forest monitoring
  • deforestation
  • restoration
  • Forests
Communities like this one in Vietnam are beginning to restore their trees, especially on farms and in villages. Photo by Terry Sunderland/CIFOR.
  • forest monitoring
  • deforestation
  • restoration
  • Forests
Insights

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

Hundreds of US Communities Are Making Climate Action Plans, but Few Include Forests

  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • deforestation
  • climate change
  • greenhouse gas accounting
  • Forests
Angeles National Forest
  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • deforestation
  • climate change
  • greenhouse gas accounting
  • Forests
Insights
Local villagers floating past a pile of illegally logged tress in Indonesia
  • Forests
  • deforestation