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This issue brief is based on a 2018 working paper and summarizes the REDD+ experience over the past decade, taking stock of lessons learned from REDD+ implementation to inform future forest-based climate mitigation activities.

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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?
blog post

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.

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This paper discusses the use of near-real-time deforestation alerts to combat illegal deforestation in Peru, as well as the enabling conditions and challenges to the use of this data.

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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.

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