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.
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.
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?
An emerging body of work converges on the consensus that we need to drastically and urgently transform how we manage food and forests to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.
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.
Join WRI expert Moushumi Chaudhury at this webinar where you will learn how to make your business resilient to climate change.
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.
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.
According to data displayed on Global Forest Watch Fires, there have been 66,000 fire alerts in Indonesia from January through the end of September. While this is much lower than fire levels in 2015 — which saw more than 110,000 alerts at the end of September — it far exceeds levels in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Baltimore is one of many cities coping with the problem of urban wood waste from damaged trees, construction lumber and yard trimmings. Salvaging that wood can cut landfill waste, create jobs, engage local communities and refill municipal coffers.