Selim Jahan –
To make poverty history, it's time for a fundamental rethink of development should look like, says human development expert Selim Jahan. This means paying more attention to the less palpable features of progress.
Geoff Wells –
Drones and satellites swirl overhead to monitor our forests. Computers churn out calculations of forest growth, while carbon markets ring up transactions. This is the backdrop to carbon credits that are financing forest conservation. But how do local people fit into this fast-evolving world of technology?
and Rachel Biderman –
Brazil's two proposed bills to revive its flagging economy could have the opposite effect—degrading the environment, diminishing human rights and even hurting the economy. WRI's Helen Ding and Rachel Biderman explain why.
Nature has been described as the "GDP of the poor". Trade and conservation experts outline policy ideas to help rural, poor, and indigenous people achieve sustainable and beneficial livelihoods based on natural resources.