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How to Build a Circular Economy

  • Economics
  • circular economy
  • waste
  • Corporate Climate Policy Leadership
  • Business
  • climate change
  • emissions
  • greenhouse gases
  • natural resources
  • Climate
  • Food Loss and Waste
Two recycling facility workers next to bales of aluminum cans. Photo by Aaron Minnick | WRI.
  • Economics
  • circular economy
  • waste
  • Corporate Climate Policy Leadership
  • Business
  • climate change
  • emissions
  • greenhouse gases
  • natural resources
  • Climate
  • Food Loss and Waste
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Land Matters: How Securing Community Land Rights Can Slow Climate Change and Accelerate the Sustainable Development Goals

  • Environmental Rights
  • sustainable development goals
  • indigenous people
  • land rights
  • natural resources
  • Sustainable Development Goal 2
  • Sustainable Development Goal 5
  • Sustainable Development Goal 9
  • Sustainable Development Goal 13
  • Sustainable Development Goal 14
  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
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  • Environmental Rights
  • sustainable development goals
  • indigenous people
  • land rights
  • natural resources
  • Sustainable Development Goal 2
  • Sustainable Development Goal 5
  • Sustainable Development Goal 9
  • Sustainable Development Goal 13
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  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
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Mientras los grupos indígenas esperan durante décadas para los títulos de tierras, las empresas están adquiriendo sus territorios

  • Equity
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • human rights
  • indigenous people
  • land rights
  • natural resources
  • commodities
Shipibo-Konibo
  • Equity
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • human rights
  • indigenous people
  • land rights
  • natural resources
  • commodities

As Indigenous Groups Wait Decades for Land Titles, Companies Are Acquiring Their Territories

  • Equity
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • human rights
  • indigenous people
  • land rights
  • natural resources
  • commodities
Shipibo-Konibo
  • Equity
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • human rights
  • indigenous people
  • land rights
  • natural resources
  • commodities
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3 Reasons City Dwellers Should Care About Forests

  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • natural infrastructure
  • natural resources
  • Water Quality
Forest in Brazil
  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • natural infrastructure
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The Man Who Stopped the Mine. Q&A with Prafulla Samantara, 2017 Goldman Environmental Prize Winner

  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
  • extractive industries
  • human rights
  • indigenous people
  • natural resources
Prafulla Samantara, 2017 Goldman Environmental Prize winner. Photo by Goldman Environmental Foundation
  • environmental democracy
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Congress and Trump Gut Disclosure Rules for Fossil Fuel Foreign Payments

  • Finance
  • U.S. policy
  • extractive industries
  • fossil fuels
  • human rights
  • natural resources
People in Nigerian village
  • Finance
  • U.S. policy
  • extractive industries
  • fossil fuels
  • human rights
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RELEASE: WRI offers new approach to help move billions to more sustainable diets

  • Climate-Friendly Diets
  • land use
  • creating a sustainable food future
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
  • Food
  • food security
  • GHG emissions
  • natural resources
  • Water
  • Climate-Friendly Diets
  • land use
  • creating a sustainable food future
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
  • Food
  • food security
  • GHG emissions
  • natural resources
  • Water
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3 Reasons Why Community Land Rights Are Not Legally Secure in Many Countries

  • human rights
  • land rights
  • natural resources
Isangi people on the Congo river
  • human rights
  • land rights
  • natural resources
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3 Steps to Build a Greener, Climate-Resilient India

  • Water
  • Cities
  • natural infrastructure
  • natural resources
  • renewable energy
  • low carbon development
  • Urban Development
Hyderabad, India. Photo by Kara Newhouse, Flickr
  • Water
  • Cities
  • natural infrastructure
  • natural resources
  • renewable energy
  • low carbon development
  • Urban Development
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“Revaluing” Ecosystems to Include Nature’s Value on Balance Sheets

  • Forests
  • Water
  • Economics
  • natural infrastructure
  • Business
  • natural resources
While oceans support lucrative fisheries, these benefits are rarely accounted for in ledgers. Photo by Pedro Ramirez Jr./U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Forests
  • Water
  • Economics
  • natural infrastructure
  • Business
  • natural resources
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California Sleepwalks into Water Crisis

  • Aqueduct
  • drought
  • natural resources
  • U.S. policy
  • Water
  • water risk
California's drought has dragged on for four years. Photo by Yana Edwin Murphy/Flickr
  • Aqueduct
  • drought
  • natural resources
  • U.S. policy
  • Water
  • water risk
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4 Property and Land Rights Issues, Explained through Videos

  • agriculture
  • land rights
  • natural resources
A farmer in Mali irrigates his crops. Photo by Tingju Zhu/IFPRI
  • agriculture
  • land rights
  • natural resources

3 Ways to Tackle the Global Problem of Insecure Land Rights

  • Equity
  • Forests
  • human rights
  • land rights
  • natural resources
When land rights are weak, indigenous peoples can lose access to critical resources like forests. Photo by rbairdpccam/Flickr
  • Equity
  • Forests
  • human rights
  • land rights
  • natural resources
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Q&A with Alda Salomao: Natural Gas Project Threatens Community Land in Mozambique

  • environmental democracy
  • land rights
  • fossil fuels
  • natural resources
Rural women on their way to the market. Photo by Ton Rulkens/Flickr
  • environmental democracy
  • land rights
  • fossil fuels
  • natural resources

What Does Environmental Democracy Look Like?

  • Energy
  • Equity
  • Climate
  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
  • renewable energy
Eight years ago, developers proposed a five-dam project on the Baker and Pascua Rivers in Patagonia, Chile. While they projected that the hydropower would produce 2,750 megawatts of power, the project would also flood 23 square miles of wilderness, jeopardizing the environment, local culture, and tourism of the region. Photo Credit: International Rivers/Flickr
  • Energy
  • Equity
  • Climate
  • environmental democracy
  • environmental justice
  • renewable energy

Tar Sands Threaten World’s Largest Boreal Forest

  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • mapping
  • natural resources
  • fossil fuels
Canada’s boreal forests feature mountain ranges; forested plains, bogs, and peatlands; coniferous and mixed forests; and millions of waterways. Photo credit: Ken Owen, Flickr
  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • mapping
  • natural resources
  • fossil fuels
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UNEP’s New Access to Information Policy Falls Short of True Transparency

  • Equity
  • Business
  • environmental democracy
UNEP describes itself as “the voice for the environment within the United Nations system…acting as a catalyst, advocate, educator and facilitator to promote the wise use and sustainable development of the global environment.” Photo Credit: UN/Flickr
  • Equity
  • Business
  • environmental democracy
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What Will it Take to End the “Resource Curses?”

  • environmental democracy
  • extractive industries
  • natural resources
  • fossil fuels
  • environmental justice
  • land rights
Chad's oil fields continue to leach chemicals, create air pollution, and degrade Lake Chad. Photo credit: Carsen ten Brink, Flickr
  • environmental democracy
  • extractive industries
  • natural resources
  • fossil fuels
  • environmental justice
  • land rights
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Overlapping Land and Natural Resource Rights Creates Conflict in Africa

  • agriculture
  • land rights
  • natural resources
In much of Africa, companies' and rural communities' property rights overlap, creating conflict. Photo credit: T. Samson/CIMMYT
  • agriculture
  • land rights
  • natural resources

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