Does Sustainable Forest Management Actually Protect Forests?

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A new study finds an uptick in Congo deforestation despite the implementation of sustainable forest management (SFM).  > More


The One Thing We Still Need In Order To Get To A Low-Carbon Economy

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Pension funds, insurance companies, and other investors who manage trillions of dollars have an enormous opportunity to change the future by investing in clean energy.


Play! A Bottom-Up Design Process in Lebanon

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CatalyticAction is in the process of developing playgrounds for refugee children to close the education gap.


The Emergence of Subversive Charities in China

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A new type of charity has emerged in China that is able to sidestep some of the controls that the government places on NGOs.


Southern Africa, a Region Chronically at Risk

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Irene Pedruelo

Southern Africa is preparing for a humanitarian disaster. Daniel Sinnathamby, regional humanitarian coordinator for Oxfam in the region, talks about the circumstances that are making this year especially challenging.


From Child Slavery to Freedom

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Kailash Satyarthi explains why 5.5 million kids remain in servitude—and what must be done to end the practice.


Urban Farming is Booming, But What Does it Really Yield?

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The benefits of city-based agriculture go far beyond nutrition.


Putting Children at The Center of the end of AIDS

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Despite the global effort to scale up antiretroviral therapy for HIV/AIDS treatment, children have largely been left behind.


How Individual Donors Can Help Build Movements

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It's difficult to know how—and where—to engage in risky work that may not yield results for a long time. Three lessons can help.

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