In order to help address escalating violence, UN Environment has launched the UN Initiative for Environmental Defenders. This brief analyses the initiative and looks into how member states can support peace by engaging in environmental diplomacy, with a focus on Brazil.
Working with over 30 partners, the World Resources Institute (WRI) has recently launched the Resource Watch. The platform provides a wide array of data sets on various sustainability topics, ranging from food security to urban climate challenges.
Lots of Words, Little Action. Will the private sector tip the scales for community land rights?. Annual Review 2013–2014. Washington, D.C.
Logging in the shadows-How vested interests abuse shadow permits to evade forest sector reforms. London: Global Witness.
Setting priorities to avoid deforestation in Amazon protected areas: are we choosing the right indicators?, Environmental Research Letters, 8, 1-7.
Backdraft: The Conflict Potential of Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation. Environmental Change & Security Program Report 14, 2. Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Missing the Poorest for the Trees? REDD+ and the Links between Forestry, Resilience and Peacebuilding. London School of Economics, International Alert.
The Role of Natural Resources in Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration. Addressing Risks and Seizing Opportunities. Suppoted by the European Union and the Governments of the Netherlands and Finland.
A hidden crisis? Increase in killings as as tensions rise over land and forests. Briefing. London: Global Witness.
Community managed forests and forest protected areas. An assessment of their conservation effectiveness across the tropics. In: Forest Ecology and Management.