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The World Resources Institute is a global environmental think tank that goes beyond research to put ideas into action. We work with governments, companies, and civil society to build solutions to urgent environmental challenges. WRI’s transformative ideas protect the earth and promote development because sustainability is essential to meeting human needs and fulfilling human aspirations in the future.

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Not Just Carbon: Capturing All the Benefits of Forests for Stabilizing the Climate from Local to Global Scales

Reports & Research
September, 2022

This report summarizes the science on the biophysical effects of deforestation on climate stability and explores the policy implications of the resulting impacts at three scales: global climate policy, regional cooperation on precipitation management, and national policies related to agriculture and public health. For each of these policy arenas, there are promising entry points to address current gaps through innovations in policies and institutions.

9 Facts about community land and climate mitigation

Policy Papers & Briefs
September, 2021

Indigenous peoples and other local communities (IPLCs) are essential for forests, climate, biodiversity, public health and a host of other local and global ecosystem services. Securing IPLC land rights, helping protect their lands from external threats and supporting their forest management efforts would allow IPLCs to contribute even more to these public goods. Evidence on IPLC forest management has been accumulating steadily over the last decade since this matter gained attention in the climate change policy circles.

Rapport sur les evenements majeurs de deforestation de l’annee 2019

Reports & Research
April, 2021

Dans le cadre du Suivi du Couvert des forêts du Cameroun, le Ministère des Forêts et de la Faune (MINFOF) et le Ministère de l’Environnement, de la Protection de la Nature et du Développement Durable (MINEPDED) par le biais de l’Unité Opérationnelle de Suivi du Couvert Forestier (UOSCF) en collaboration avec son partenaire technique et financier World Resources Institute (WRI) ont éla- boré le rapport annuel sur les évènements majeurs de déforestation (EMD).