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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

What Could a “Bioeconomy” in the Amazon Look Like?

  • Forests
  • forest products
  • Forest Legality
Aerial view of Amazon River
  • Forests
  • forest products
  • Forest Legality

How Tracking Timber Helps Prevent Illegal Logging and Deforestation

  • Forest Legality
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • illegal logging
Worker with hardhat stands in front of timber pile at the Luke Paper Mill and Woodlands site.
  • Forest Legality
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • illegal logging
Forests in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
  • restoration
  • Forests

Brazil’s Forests Are Being Restored — Now We Can See Where

  • restoration
  • deforestation
  • Forests
Regenerated forest in Extrema, Brazil
  • restoration
  • deforestation
  • Forests

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

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

  • Forests
  • Water
  • Water Security
  • climate change
  • Energy
  • Energy Access
The Sumapaz Páramo landscape near Bogotá, Colombia.
  • Forests
  • Water
  • Water Security
  • climate change
  • Energy
  • Energy Access
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
Insights

Connecting the People Growing a Trillion Trees the Right Way

  • deforestation
  • conservation
  • restoration
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • conservation
  • restoration
  • Forests
Insights

4 Ways Farmers Can Adapt to Climate Change and Generate Income

  • Food
  • Forests
  • Climate Resilience
  • agriculture
  • restoration
Farmers working on an integrated system in a farm in Paraiba Valley, Sao Paulo. The system combines crops (a native species similar to potato and corn) with palm trees. Photo by Bruno Calixto/WRI Brasil
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Climate Resilience
  • agriculture
  • restoration
Insights
Brazil fires
  • Forests
  • fires
  • forest monitoring

In a Small Amazonian Community, Agroforestry Takes Off

  • Forests
  • restoration
  • Gender
Planting native trees in Juruti. Joana Oliveira/WRI Brasil
  • Forests
  • restoration
  • Gender
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

WRI Experts Offer Perspective on Tropical Deforestation in Science Journal

  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • deforestation
  • Forests
Deforestation, Luang Prabang, Laos
  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • deforestation
  • Forests
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
Christ the Redeemer statue in Tijuca National park, part of Brazil's Atlantic rainforest. Photo by Chico Mendes Conservation Institute.
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • restoration