Forest products are already a staple of Ethiopia's economy, adding more than $2.6 billion to Ethiopia’s GDP. Almost three-fourths of Ethiopia's land could benefit from more trees, offering a massive opportunity for Ethiopia's economic wellbeing.
15 South Asian entrepreneurs pitch their businesses that restore land to investors. Join them!
New research shows that natural forest regrowth, as opposed to reforestation through tree planting, can capture more carbon dioxide from the air than previously thought.
Tracking tree growth will help us understand whether campaigns like the Trillion Trees Initiative are working and whether efforts to fight climate change are on the right track.
The Trillion Trees initiative and major corporations are looking to invest in tree-planting. TerraMatch connects these investors with trusted local experts who grow trees responsibly and at scale.
WRI's new TerraMatch platform connects millions of dollars to projects that grow trees the right way.
A U.S. tree restoration program could create hundreds of thousands of jobs. For this to happen, Congress needs to write a stronger Trillion Trees Act.
The Sustainability Index for Landscape Restoration introduced in this report is a field-tested tool for measuring the impact of restoration efforts. It offers easy-to-use visual metrics to display biophysical and socioeconomic indicators that measure the health of a landscape. It also describes how these metrics have been used to convene dialogues among diverse stakeholders who must actively collaborate to restore the land.
The United States wants to join the global initiative to plant 1 trillion trees. Here's how the U.S. government can do its part to make this a reality.
Whether you're planting one tree or one trillion, it helps to pick the right species for the right location, monitor its growth and understand the social landscape.
Countries that rely on agricultural exports need to start thinking now about how they can protect that trade by boosting agricultural resilience to climate impacts.
This working paper is a contribution to the FOLU 2019 report, Growing Better: Ten Critical Transitions to Transform Food and Land Use. The paper answers four questions:
- Why are forests critical to economic development and human well-being?
- What public sector measures could conserve and restore forests?
- Why haven’t these public measures sufficiently worked at scale yet?
- How can one overcome the economic and political economy barriers to these measures?
Forests help stabilize the climate and generate income, food and energy. We have plenty of evidence about what works to conserve and restore them. So why haven’t such measures been adopted at scale?
Entrepreneurs across Africa are growing businesses that revitalize degraded land and fight climate change, while turning a profit and creating jobs. Investors and lawmakers should pay attention.
Gender, social network analysis and native trees: All these combine to offer hope and transformation to a rural community in the Brazilian state of Para, where slash-and-burn monoculture has left forests blackened and nutrition sparse.
Southeast Asia's Mekong region has lost much of its forests. A new satellite imagery technique reveals countries like Thailand are reversing the trend, not just in forests but on farms and villages too.
The purpose of this guide is to provide anyone actively restoring land with a comprehensive system to measure their progress based on choices and goals tailored to their needs.Developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and WRI, It is designed to be a supportive starting point to help users focus on a specific landscape context, considering goals, constraints, priorities, targets, indicators, metrics, indexes, and data.
The Land Accelerator returns to Nairobi! This is the world’s first startup bootcamp for entrepreneurs in sustainable agriculture and forestry. The 15 startups were chosen from 335 applicants and represent 9 African countries. At this Demo Day event, the entrepreneurs will make brief pitches about their companies and will be available to answer questions.
Salvador and São Paulo are two very different cities. But they are connected by the Atlantic Forest—Brazil's other rainforest, a crucial but compromised ecosystem that both cities are working to protect.
On the edges of Tambopata National Reserve, one project shows how agroforestry can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and boost local economies.