Measuring the impact of restoring degraded forests and landscapes from the local to the global level.
Recent analysis shows that forests are essential to meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement, and contribute to climate stability through multiple pathways across local to global scales. Reducing emissions from deforestation, enhancing the role of forests as carbon sinks through restoration, and...
Brazil's semi-arid Caatinga region is a living laboratory for climate change impacts, with record-breaking droughts from 2010 to 2016. Local farmers are using landscape restoration techniques to boost climate resilience -- and are creating jobs for women in the process.
Satellite and other data reveal where restoring degraded landscapes could help improve food security in Malawi.
Cinderella’s job in the household included cleaning the ashes from the fireplace – exactly the role forests play for Earth by absorbing fossil fuels' carbon emissions. Yet much like Cinderella, forests remain underappreciated.
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.
In recent years, hundreds of companies have entered the restoration industry. They represent a wide range of business models that deliver financial returns for investors while restoring forests and agricultural lands. This report profiles 14 businesses that are part of an emerging restoration...
New WRI research examined businesses that are part of the burgeoning "new restoration economy." The results were clear: Restoring degraded landscapes can yield big returns.
This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the benefits and costs of restoring forests and landscapes in countries around the world, demonstrating how smart policies and innovative financing can help governments meet their restoration targets. The authors find that finance, both public and...
New research from WRI and others shows that stopping deforestation, restoring forests and improving forestry practices could cost-effectively remove 7 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide annually, or as much as eliminating 1.5 billion cars.