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.
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 .
New WRI research in Liberia finds that women’s participation in local forest management can improve both their socioeconomic status and the sustainability of forest resources that support local communities’ lives and livelihoods. Yet complex power dynamics, authority and competing interests converge to prevent women from engaging in these decision-making processes. This paper finds that significant social and regulatory change must occur to foster gender and social equity in forest governance.
The world lost over 9 million acres of tropical primary forests last year, about the same as the year before. Does this mean we're stuck with this unacceptably high level of forest destruction? Not necessarily.
The 2019 data reveals that several countries suffered record tree cover losses, and fires created astonishing impacts in primary forests and beyond.
Join us for the beta launch of TerraMatch, a new online platform that connects people who grow trees the right way with ambitious funders.
Frances Seymour is a Distinguished Senior Fellow at WRI. In her individual capacity, Frances serves as Chair of the Architecture for REDD+ Transactions (ART) Board.
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.
Thanks to innovations in satellite monitoring, we’ve never had a better understanding of when and where forests are changing around the world. Join experts from GFW and the University of Maryland (UMD) Global Land Analysis & Discovery (GLAD) Lab to learn about the methodology behind core forest change datasets on GFW, including the GLAD deforestation alerts and annual tree cover loss data.
This paper discusses the data collection, verification, and publication process of a global asset list, the Universal Mill List.
Global data on the drivers of tree cover loss, developed by WRI and The Sustainability Consortium and updated this week on Global Forest Watch, shows that agriculture is the main culprit.
Wildfires are a natural part of the ecology of colder, boreal forests. The problem is we're starting to see signs of fires burning outside their normal patterns.
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.
This webinar will help entrepreneurs whose businesses restore land understand how they can access reliable funding.
As the avocado industry continues to grow in Mexico, particularly in Michoacán and Jalisco, deforestation, water stress and social challenges compound.
Learn more about how El Salvador is working with WRI and partners to regenerate vital landscapes through using the Index for Landscape Restoration, and how this innovative methodology can be used by decision-makers across Latin America and the rest of the world. The study leading to the creation of the Index will be presented at the event.
Certified sustainable palm oil makes up only 20% of global trade value. How can producers and consumers work together to raise that number, and why is doing so important for Indonesia and the world?
This paper discusses the methodology used to produce the Places to Watch Palm and Soy layers on the Global Forest Watch platform.