This year's New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF) assessment shows that the world failed to halve deforestation by this year, and is severely off track to end deforestation by 2030. Efforts must be made to speed up progress in order to reach the 2030 goal.
New research shows that climate action is happening far too slowly for the world to meet its emissions-reduction targets – and in some cases, we’re moving in the entirely wrong direction.
Como muchas regiónes cafetaleras, Costa Rica ya enfrenta los impactos del cambio climático. Pero los agricultores de la región de Coto Brus están encontrando formas de adaptarse.
Like many coffee-growing regions, Costa Rica is already dealing with the impacts of climate change. But farmers in the Coto Brus region are finding ways to adapt.
This practice note examines how climate change is threatening coffee-growing regions in Costa Rica, specifically the Coto Brus region.
In India, as in many countries where agriculture is key, farmers face serious challenges from climate change. Small changes won’t do. These farmers need new options, information and technology to help them transform how they farm to survive in a changing climate.
Climate change is already affecting crop production, and in some cases is undermining the viability of current crop systems. The paper explains why transformative adaptation is needed in cropping systems, how seeds systems play a key role in these systemic shifts, and what changes are needed in crop research and development to enable climate-resilient transformations.
As climate change increasingly affects agriculture around the world, reliable, timely, and targeted information about weather and climate conditions is becoming an ever more urgent requirement for adaptation decision-making. This paper considers how transformative adaptation – long-term, systemic change to fundamental aspects of systems in response to or anticipation of severe climate change impacts - could be accelerated by enhancing climate services and how they are applied.
Mike Zakrzewski, a farmer in O'Neill, Nebraska, hosts wind turbines on his land. His story highlights one of the many ways that farmers across the United States can benefit from clean electricity.
With proper planning, government restoration pledges to the Bonn Challenge, Initiative 20x20, and AFR100 can turn into high-impact work. Although every landscape and country is different, these three steps to land restoration can help avoid pitfalls and accelerate success.
Emerging evidence from this pandemic and experience from previous disease outbreaks show that it’s rural women who will disproportionately bear the socio-economic hardships of COVID-19.
New research from WRI evaluates the experiences of five counties in Kenya that are mainstreaming adaptation and offers three key lessons for practitioners struggling to implement resilient, sustainable development at the local level.
The world is already facing a hunger crisis, and climate change is putting the global food system under further risk. Research and development (R&D) for climate-resilient crops and agricultural practices would have significant long-term impacts in helping smallholder farmers and bolstering food security.
To meet the rising food demand, reduce GHG emissions, and help curb climate change, the U.S. agricultural sector will need to activate these six tactics.
How should global agriculture subsidies be redirected to advance a sustainable food future by 2050? This webinar will walk through a new paper showing vast agricultural subsidies are currently doing little to feed the world and solve climate change, but have great potential for reform.
Brazil is facing a convergence of health, economic and environmental crises, all while grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic. A new study shows that by opting for a low-carbon recovery can allow Brazil to address critical constraints to its long-term growth and social development.
Sustainable development depends on access to electricity. New WRI research presents four ways to better link energy and development efforts.
Governments provide $600 billion per year in agricultural subsidies in the countries that generate two-thirds of the world’s agriculture. Only 5% of it supports any kind of conservation objective.
Flood risk in the Mississippi River Basin is expected to threaten $4.2 billion in GDP annually by 2030, an $831 million increase from 2010. Levees alone won't fix the problem — and may even worsen it.
The COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating impact on food supply chains. In Africa, restoration entrepreneurs are adapting their businesses to provide essential services while preventing food waste and promoting sustainable food production .