Forest products are already a staple of Ethiopia's economy, adding more than $2.6 billion to Ethiopia’s GDP. Almost three-fourths of Ethiopia's land could benefit from more trees, offering a massive opportunity for Ethiopia's economic wellbeing.
Cities are stuck with a lot of dead trees every year, which often go to waste. Reforestation hubs are a new model that can help cities find new uses from urban wood, which can save cities money, create new jobs, address long-term public health goals and mitigate climate change.
As the need for climate action becomes more urgent, the ocean is gaining attention as a potential part of the solution. A range of ocean-based carbon removal approaches could help capture and store billion of tons of carbon.
With proper planning, government restoration pledges to the Bonn Challenge, Initiative 20x20, and AFR100 can turn into high-impact work. Although every landscape and country is different, these three steps to land restoration can help avoid pitfalls and accelerate success.
Join WRI for a presentation detailing the latest advances on tracking tree growth and monitoring forest and landscape restoration.
A new report commissioned by the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy proposes a roadmap for economic recovery from COVID-19 that utilizes opportunities in the ocean economy and ensures investments help catalyze progress towards a sustainable ocean economy.
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.
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 .
Join us for the beta launch of TerraMatch, a new online platform that connects people who grow trees the right way with ambitious funders.
Congress could immediately create hundreds of thousands of jobs while advancing a cleaner economy by investing in restoring trees. Jobs on tree planting crews, in nurseries, and as foresters are literally “shovel-ready,” and support the single largest near-term opportunity for carbon dioxide removal at scale in the United States.
This webinar will help entrepreneurs whose businesses restore land understand how they can access reliable funding.
Whether you're planting one tree or one trillion, it helps to pick the right species for the right location, monitor its growth and understand the social landscape.
Soil is eroding more quickly than it is being formed. Sustainable land management can help control soil erosion, protect watersheds and reduce carbon emissions.
During the 2010s governments and companies set unprecedented commitments to curb deforestation, but have fallen short. As the 2020s begin, here's what has changed for forests and what to look for in an uncertain new era.
Countries that rely on agricultural exports need to start thinking now about how they can protect that trade by boosting agricultural resilience to climate impacts.
This guide supplements, as a sector module, the overarching guide, Enhancing NDCs: A Guide to Strengthening National Climate Plans by 2020 (Fransen et al. 2019), and will assist countries in enhancing their NDCs with clearer and more tangible forest and land-use sector contents.
While the Amazon is often in the news, it is not the only rainforest in Brazil, nor the only one worth protecting. Restoring the country's Atlantic Forest could be just as important.
Indigenous peoples and other local communities have long argued that they play a central role in safeguarding more than half the world’s land, including much of its forests. The world’s leading climate scientists now agree.