Environmental challenges, from deforestation to overexploited fisheries, threaten to unravel decades of hard-fought sustainable development gains in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Yet poor communities across the developing world – those whose lives and livelihoods heavily depend on natural...
This analysis quantifies and maps the origins of sediment and nutrient runoff that threatens the Mesoamerican Reef. With it, WRI seeks to inform land-use planning, agriculture, conservation and threat mitigation efforts.
Lessons from Southeast Asia: Case Studies Under REPSI
Summarizes case studies on decentralization of natural resource management in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam. It analyzes the type and extent of decentralization and outcomes people and surrounding ecosystems.
This atlas, developed by WRI and NOAA, provides a series of spatial indicators of watershed-based sources of threat to coral reefs in the US Virgin Islands.
The Belize Coastal Threat Atlas contains detailed assessments and mapping of threats to coral reefs in Belize, along with analysis. The project uses a geographical information system (GIS) to visualize and analyze the relationship between human activities and coral reef health.
Improving coastal resource management and coral reef protection by providing comprehensive information on threats to coral reefs, the value of goods and services provided by these ecosystems, and economic losses that will result from their degradation.
The Politics of Choice in Natural Resource Decentralization
Designed to raise consciousness of the questions that remain concerning the definition and application of better environmental governance with respect to decentralization.
Assessing the World Summit on Sustainable Development
Analyzes the outcomes of the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), held in Johannesburg, South Africa from late August to early September 2002.