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EfD Blog

This blog publishes stories and ideas from the members of the Environment for Development initiative.


    Awarding Indigenous Communities Land Titles Reduces Tropical Forest Damage

    All over the world, indigenous communities tend to be marginalized both politically and economically. So awarding them formal legal rights to the forests they have historically controlled, often for hundreds of years, is probably a good idea from the standpoint of social justice and economic development.


      Transportation Policy Takes Front Seat in Combating Urban Air Pollution

      Many of us have experienced the frustration of idling in long lines of traffic, inching forward at what seems like an interminable rate. Unfortunately, traffic congestion like this is a daily occurrence in many of the world’s fastest growing cities, such as Mexico City, Bangkok, Istanbul, and Rio de Janeiro.