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.
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.