Green infrastructure like forests, wetlands and coral reefs can help traditional “gray infrastructure” perform better. Yet, green-gray infrastructure projects remain relatively niche, mainly because of persistent myths about their costs and feasibility.
At this event, the World Bank and WRI will launch a new report, Integrating Green and Gray: Creating Next Generation Infrastructure, which explores how nature can act as infrastructure to help meet development and climate goals.
This paper discusses the creation and implications of the first global, spatially explicit planted trees database.
Satellite data shows that several U.S. states saw some of their most devastating fires in recent history in 2018.
There are more than 570 million farms in the world. We know shockingly little about them.
Hear from WRI experts how weather conditions and political dynamics could affect this year’s fire season and learn how to monitor and visualize fires in near-real-time on the Global Forest Watch Fires platform.
Indonesia is one of few tropical nations actually decreasing deforestation. As a result, the country will earn its first payment as part of the UN's REDD+, a program where developed nations pay developing ones to reduce emissions by protecting forests.
Peruvian indigenous communities have shown themselves to be exceptional environmental and conservation leaders. Their leaders have worked for a decade to ensure a government commitment to conserve 54 million hectares of forest, as a part of the REDD+ program.
Malawi's growing population depends on forests for wood or charcoal for cooking, but these forests are being cleared for agriculture, which 80 percent of Malawians rely on to support themselves. To combat this potentially disastrous trend, Malawi's government plans to pay its young people to plant trees.
Social network analysis and restoration experts will discuss how to strengthen community governance through mapping and data analysis at the local level and in online spaces like social media.
How can we feed the world without destroying it? On a press call November 29, experts will preview the findings of a new WRI report on the future of food and agriculture.
In two of Indonesia's prized parks, forest restoration only took off when drivers of degradation were addressed. In one instance, that meant providing affordable health care.
Papua and West Papua provinces contain some of the world's most biodiverse forests. Recent reforms have pulled forests back from peak tree cover loss in 2015. Here's how they can keep up the conservation while developing sustainably.
The Forest Resilience Bond, backed by several foundations, an investment company and even an insurer, provides an innovative way to bring down costs to utilities and other stakeholders.
A webinar which will share experiences of restoration and sustainable management of grasslands among practitioners and policy makers in Latin America. Note: This webinar will be in Spanish.
Social network analysis has been used in fields as diverse as epidemiology and counterterrorism. Now, WRI experts have devised a guidebook for applying social network analysis to environmental interventions and sustainable development.
If tropical deforestation were a country, it would rank third in global emissions behind China and the United States. Tree cover loss is on the rise, but channeling climate mitigation finance towards forests could change the course of the world's climate.
With a million dollars at stake, a crack team of scientists combined cutting-edge technologies to address one of Indonesia's pressing environmental challenges: mapping the extensive peatlands that sequester massive amounts of carbon.
Charcoal production is destroying mountain gorillas' habitat in Virunga National Park. Pastureland is pushing into protected forests in Brazil. Satellites are watching these and other threatened forests.
Social network analysis has been deployed in crisis disciplines like counterterrorism and public health. Using a new WRI guidebook, we applied it to environmental interventions, starting with forest restoration in Rwanda.