In much of Africa, land and natural resources are governed by separate laws under different property rights systems. As a consequence, one entity may legally hold the rights to the surface land while another holds the rights to the natural resources under the same land.
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In developing countries around the world, rural people are losing their land and natural resources with often profound adverse effects on local livelihoods and wellbeing, and on local environments and ecosystem services.
Water scarcity is one of the defining issues of the 21st century. In its Global Risks 2013 report, the World Economic Forum identified water supply crises as one of the highest impact and most likely risks facing the planet.
Ocean advocate Céline Cousteau and cartoonist Jim Toomey (creator of Sherman's Lagoon) teamed up with the World Resources Institute to bring you Coral Reefs: Polyps in Peril.
WRI Europe Director Kitty van der Heijden shows her passion for - and knowledge of -sustainable development at the TEDxHaarlem, June 2012.
Since 1982, the World Resources Institute has been making big ideas happen at the intersection of people and the environment. This video briefly explains three WRI success stories that give only a glimpse into the richly diverse work that we do.
Take a tour of coral reefs around the world with the World Resources Institute's Reefs at Risk project and Google Earth.