Thanks to high-resolution satellite images, researchers discovered the equivalent of another Amazon rainforest in the world's deserts and drylands.
We can turn an India-sized patch of degraded land green again, but only if we learn from early successes in Niger, Ethiopia and Costa Rica.
Many restoration projects seek to raise capital, but restoration leaders often lack knowledge of the investment process. The New Restoration Economy—part of the Global Restoration Initiative at the World Resources Institute—has found that successful efforts to attract private capital involve...
Kenyan entrepreneurs in businesses ranging from honey production to bamboo farming show that restoring degraded landscapes can bring financial returns along with environmental and social benefits.
When we talk to investors, one of their first questions is, "How do we make money in restoration?" This infographic shows four answers to that question.
This working paper presents a joint effort by the World Resources Institute and the Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR), a WSD implementing and research organization based in Pune, India, to develop an adaptation monitoring and evaluation (M&E) or tracking system to track success of WSD...
One community in Maharashtra, India has been restoring its watershed for years in order to create a stable water supply and adapt to climate change. A new tracking system will evaluate whether this and other climate adaptation projects are actually effective.
To date, 21 African nations have signed onto the African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative (AFR100) and committed to restore 63.3 million hectares (156 million acres) of degraded land.
New WRI research shows that bringing life back to degraded lands in Latin America and the Caribbean would yield $23 billion in net benefits over 50 years.