Small farmers could be key actors in reforming Indonesia's palm oil industry, which has been linked to child and forced labor, deforestation and the demise of iconic species like orangutans. But they can't do it without support from government and corporations.
From clean water provision to storm protection, forests provide benefits for everyone—even those who live in the concrete jungle.
Sometimes the best answer to daunting problems is the simplest one. Restoring and protecting forests today is one measure that can help prevent the water crises of tomorrow.
GLAD alerts on Global Forest Watch can spot changes in forests around the globe, showing forest regions at risk now in Indonesia, Cameroon and Brazil.
Brazil's forests are its historic first line of defense against water stress and water-related natural disasters, but now these forests are under pressure. Will Brazil increase investment in its natural infrastructure to defend against water crises?
Imagine businesses that make money by improving the land and communities around them. Imagine an economy that rewards those who nourish and restore the environment. Here's what some of those businesses look like.
The new Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, signed by 11 nations last week, made changes to the 2016 text. The deletion of a few words is the difference between cracking down on illegal logging and letting it flourish—and it’s a direct response to U.S. withdrawal from the TPP.
Drought is fueling water shortages and food insecurity in Karangazi, Rwanda. Jean Baptise Mutabaruka knows that planting trees would help his community, but he's struggled to find funding.
Forested nations like Gabon are just starting to develop commodities like palm oil. But as more companies commit to eliminate deforestation from their supply chains, will Gabon get left behind?
Indonesia’s Geospatial Information Agency will announce results this week of a competition for mapping the nation’s peat. The winning team will receive $1 million. The world will receive the information it needs to start protecting these carbon-rich wetlands.