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Forest Agenda at COP21 Gathers Steam, but Faces Headwinds

  • International Climate Action
  • Forests
  • COP21
  • deforestation
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
Brazil forest
  • International Climate Action
  • Forests
  • COP21
  • deforestation
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC

New Platform Reveals How Much Carbon Is Locked in Tropical Forests – and How Much Was Lost

  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • Forests
  • forest monitoring
  • deforestation
  • climate change
  • NDC
  • international climate policy
  • mapping
  • UNFCCC
GFW Climate will help measure emissions from tropical deforestation. Photo credit: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/cifor/14626255095/in/album-72157645614284212/">M. Edliadi for the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)</a> <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/">cc</a>
  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • Forests
  • forest monitoring
  • deforestation
  • climate change
  • NDC
  • international climate policy
  • mapping
  • UNFCCC
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4 Reasons to Be Hopeful About Forests at COP 21

  • International Climate Action
  • Forests
  • COP21
  • Paris Agreement
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • climate change
  • NDC
  • international climate policy
  • mapping
  • UNFCCC
Agroforestry
  • International Climate Action
  • Forests
  • COP21
  • Paris Agreement
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • climate change
  • NDC
  • international climate policy
  • mapping
  • UNFCCC
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25 Years of So-Called “Sustainable Forest Management” in Sarawak

  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • illegal logging
Land clearing for oil palm development in Sarawak, Malaysia.
  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • illegal logging
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New GFW Maps Show Vast Logging, Oil Palm and Plantation Concessions in Sarawak

  • forest monitoring
  • deforestation
  • environmental democracy
  • Forests
  • illegal logging
  • commodities
Sarawak, Malaysia. Photo by Wakx/Flickr.
  • forest monitoring
  • deforestation
  • environmental democracy
  • Forests
  • illegal logging
  • commodities

3 Trends in US Wildfires

  • fires
  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • mapping
Fire northwest of Fairbanks, AK. Photo by USFS/Flickr
  • fires
  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • mapping
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Perimeter Defense: 4 Technologies for Detecting and Preventing Illegal Logging

  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • illegal logging
  • mapping
Some forest managers are using drones to monitor trees and wildlife. Photo by John Mills/Flickr
  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • illegal logging
  • mapping

Community Forests: Good for the Environment, Good for the Economy

  • Climate
  • climate change
  • Forests
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
  • land rights
The Yudja are one of many indigenous groups who call the Brazilian Amazon home. Photo by André D’elia
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • Forests
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
  • land rights

To Achieve New Climate Targets, Countries Should Look to Community Forests

  • Climate
  • Forests
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
  • land rights
Research shows that communities can be good protectors of forests. Photo by CIFOR/Flickr.
  • Climate
  • Forests
  • Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities
  • land rights
Insights

With Latest Fires Crisis, Indonesia Surpasses Russia as World’s Fourth-Largest Emitter

  • Climate
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
  • fires
  • mapping
  • commodities
  • Climate
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
  • fires
  • mapping
  • commodities
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3 Ways Obama Could Help Fight Indonesia's Massive Fires

  • forest monitoring
  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • fires
  • mapping
  • U.S. policy
Fires in Indonesia are creating haze throughout Southeast Asia. Photo by Rini Sulaiman/ Norwegian Embassy for Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
  • forest monitoring
  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • fires
  • mapping
  • U.S. policy

Protect Wildlife, Save Oceans and Reduce Civic Unrest—With Data

  • Ocean
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • data
  • environmental democracy
  • low carbon development
Global Fishing Watch uses satellite data to track fishing vessels around the world in near-real time. Image by Global Fishing Watch
  • Ocean
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • data
  • environmental democracy
  • low carbon development
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Indonesia’s Fire Outbreaks Producing More Daily Emissions than Entire US Economy

  • Climate
  • Forests
  • agriculture
  • climate change
  • fires
  • commodities
Fire in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. Photo by Rini Sulaiman/ Norwegian Embassy for Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
  • Climate
  • Forests
  • agriculture
  • climate change
  • fires
  • commodities
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Kebakaran di Indonesia Menghasilkan Polusi Udara dengan Level “Sangat Berbahaya” di Singapura

  • Forests
  • forest monitoring
  • fires
  • global forest watch
Sumber foto: Choo Yut Shing/Flickr.
  • Forests
  • forest monitoring
  • fires
  • global forest watch

WRI Calls SDGs "A Bold New Agenda For International Development"

  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
  • United Nations
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
  • United Nations
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Our Fraying Ecosystems

  • restoration
  • agriculture
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
Between 2001 and 2014, the world lost on average 18 million hectares of tree cover per year (an area twice the size of Portugal). Photo by bdodane/Flickr.
  • restoration
  • agriculture
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
Insights
Forest fire in Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. Photo by CIFOR/Flickr.
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • fires
  • mapping
Insights

Indonesia’s Draft Climate Plan (INDC): A Good Start, but Improvements Necessary for Success

  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • Forests
  • climate change
  • NDC
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
A large portion of Indonesia's emissions come from deforestation and land-use change. Photo by Hari Priyadi/Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
  • Climate
  • International Climate Action
  • Forests
  • climate change
  • NDC
  • international climate policy
  • UNFCCC
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Land and Forest Fires in Indonesia Reach Crisis Levels

  • Forests
  • forest monitoring
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
  • fires
A fire in Kalimantan, Indonesia. Photo by Rini Sulaiman/ Norwegian Embassy for Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
  • Forests
  • forest monitoring
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
  • fires