The Business of Planting Trees: A Growing Investment Opportunity

The Business of Planting Trees: A Growing Investment Opportunity. World Resources Institute. Sofia Faruqi et al. January 2018      

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 profiles 14 businesses that are part of an emerging restoration economy. It highlights four promising investment themes in land restoration: technology, consumer products, project management, and commercial forestry. [Note: contains copyrighted material].

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Building Climate Equity

Building Climate Equity. World Resources Institute. David Waskow et al. June 2015.

For more than two decades, crafting global actions that all nations believe to be equitable has been a central challenge for international climate policy. A new approach is required to resolve this challenge. Building on the experiences of 23 countries, the report demonstrates that climate action and equity can be mutually supportive and that well-designed climate policies can strengthen the capabilities of the least well-off and most vulnerable. [Note: contains copyrighted material]. Executive Summary [PDF format, 16 pages , 1 MB]. [PDF format, 120 pages, 3.9 MB].

5 Growing Threats to America’s Cities: Federal Investments in Resiliency Needed in the Face of Extreme Weather

5 Growing Threats to America’s Cities: Federal Investments in Resiliency Needed in the Face of Extreme Weather. Center for American Progress. Matt Kasper and Daniel J. Weiss. January 23, 2014.

Weather events have been dominating the news recently thanks to the “polar vortex” that caused record cold temperatures across the nation. But just a few months ago, the news was filled with other events: record rain and flooding in Colorado; destructive tornadoes in Oklahoma; widespread drought in the Southwest; and the sluggish recovery from Superstorm Sandy in New Jersey. Unlike the record cold, however, these extreme weather events are becoming more commonplace. [Note: contains copyrighted material].

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