The guidebook takes a new approach to environmental governance by focusing on identifying the social capital of actors within the landscapes. It centers on two main approaches: 1) mapping actors’ resource flows and 2) mapping actors’ priorities and values. Co-written by WRI international offices, this methodology has been tested in Brazil, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, and Rwanda. The guidebook focuses primarily on restoration, but the same methodologies can be adapted to broader analysis of natural resource governance. By using this guidebook, environmental practitioners can be more efficient with resources, collaboration, and outreach, and better anticipate potential conflicts and bottlenecks.
Restoring over 500,000 ha in Chile using mainly native species seems like a daunting task by 2035. The practice of forest restoration needs to become massive and successful at a landscape scale. For this purpose, the authors discuss the three major bottlenecks that currently constrain the restoration efforts of forest ecosystems in Chile.
The supply of appropriate planting material is the backbone of Initiative 20x20 and needs to be planned in advance for quality restoration.
This report presents results from a rapid eco-hydrological assessment to evaluate the impacts of deforestation on the Paraguay section of the Itaipu Dam. Itaipu Binational is one of the most economic and financially efficient hydropower projects in the world (WCD, 2000). However, our assessment qualitatively indicates that recently high deforestation rates in proximity to its multiannual reservoir may have increased substantially the potential amount of soils to be transported to the reservoir.
This infographic shows the partners, the commitments, and the technical know-how that make Initiative 20x20 possible.
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 provides a comprehensive analysis of the benefits and costs of restoring forests and landscapes in countries around the world
Degraded lands—lands that have lost some degree of their natural productivity through human activity—account for over 20 percent of forest and agricultural lands in Latin America and the Caribbean
Much biodiversity conservation undertaken in recent decades has not been able to reverse trends in biodiversity loss (WWF 2015).