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Blog Posts: local impacts

  • WRI Indonesia Development Strategy in Papua

    Papua with an area of more than 40 million hectares is the last frontier for Indonesia's tropical forests, with very high biodiversity and mineral resources. With its natural wealth, Papua becomes a spotlight to investors, tropical forest observers, researchers, national institutions, and international institutions. Papua cannot be separated from political and human rights issues since it was returned by the Dutch in 1963. Often, these two issues are very dominant in shaping the information in the media about Papua. In working in and for Papua, there are a number of important points that WRI Indonesia has built.

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  • Steps to Continue Our Real Actions on the Field During a Pandemic

    COVID-19 has changed our daily life, including how we work at WRI Indonesia. With all the limitations to prevent the spread of coronavirus, we have to change offline events into online meetings. Before the pandemic, WRI Riau office assists community in more than 10 villages, including smallholder farmers and indigenous community who lives around the forest. In the midst of COVID-19 pandemic, we need to adjust our way of work to make sure our assistance continue.

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  • 8 Things You Need to Know About the IPCC 1.5˚C Report

    New research from the world's leading climate scientists finds that annual emissions will need to be roughly half what they are today by 2030 in order to limit temperature rise to 1.5˚C. Exceeding this level of warming will bring climate impacts so catastrophic the world will be unrecognizable.

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  • Visualizing a Warmer World: 10 Maps of Climate Vulnerability

    From crop fields in the Iberian Peninsula to city streets in the southern United States, all communities will feel the effects of a warmer world. Here's a visual look at what the future holds for five regions.

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