What is the true opportunity of restoring land? Learn about the economic, environmental, and social benefits of healthy landscapes from Sidhi, India to around the world.
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.
This paper describes new methods for estimating the area of forest replaced by commodity production, and presents results for seven key commodities from 2001 to 2015.
15 South Asian entrepreneurs pitch their businesses that restore land to investors. Join them!
Un nuevo informe del World Resources Institute y la Red Amazónica de Información Socioambiental Georreferenciada (RAISG) revela que las operaciones mineras en la cuenca del Amazonas cubren ahora más del 20 % de los territorios indígenas, amenazando así a cientos de comunidades aborígenes y poniendo en peligro a ecosistemas críticos en una superficie de 450.000 kilómetros cuadrados.
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.
The Forest Watcher app supports forest guardians around the world with features designed to make data on Global Forest Watch accessible even in the most remote rainforests. Users can upload local data and basemaps to customize the app and share content directly with other devices offline. Join experts from Global Forest Watch to learn how you can use Forest Watcher to monitor forests offline and in the field.
This virtual event will highlight the latest research and practice from Cities4Forests, an initiative led by more than 60 cities around the world, to better conserve, manage, and restore forests and other natural infrastructure. The event will showcase city leadership from Medellín, Colombia which has implemented an award-winning Green Corridors program.
Join WRI for a presentation detailing the latest advances on tracking tree growth and monitoring forest and landscape restoration.
Increased global emissions lead to higher temperatures and more fire-prone conditions. With more fires comes more emissions, fueling rapid climate change.
In addition to the current health crisis, Colombia is facing simultaneous water and energy crises. Nature-based solutions that utilize forests can be a key part of creating sustainable water and energy systems in the long term.
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.
Supporting sustainable forestry, reducing deforestation and reimagining an iconic New York City landmark are central to our Brooklyn Bridge Forest proposal.
Indonesia already has a robust sustainable development plan. By doubling down with a low-carbon stimulus, the country can create more jobs, generate more economic growth, and build back better from COVID-19.
Are we making progress toward detecting forest change faster and in greater detail? How can we improve our understanding of what causes forest loss, or how much carbon forests are emitting and sequestering? Join experts from GFW for a discussion of current efforts to answer these questions.
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.