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So What Just Happened at the Climate Talks?

I’m writing this post from Washington, DC, where we just experienced the wettest year on record. In Paris, officials struggle to contain violent protests triggered by a fuel tax increase designed to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Residents of Canada, Sweden, and the US West are still picking up the pieces after record-breaking wildfire seasons. In […]

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Looking Back on Two Decades in the Greater Mekong: “We Can Prevent Deforestation Long Before it Happens.”

What is the greatest driver of global deforestation? The answer may surprise you. Illegal deforestation persistently undermines global efforts to fight climate change. For that reason, for nearly twenty years Forest Trends has pioneered new strategies for tracing the flows of illegal timber across the world, and for working in both producer and consumer countries […]

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Carbon Sinks are Our Best Climate Hedge. So Where’s the Money?

Land-based carbon sinks – the forests, wetlands, and other ecosystems that pull carbon emissions from the atmosphere – are getting a lot of attention recently. That’s because scientists have shown we now need “negative emissions” to meet the Paris target of keeping global warming under 1.5 degrees Celsius – a key tipping point for climate change. Together, we need […]

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How to Rebuild Global Carbon Sinks

Land-based carbon sinks – the forests, wetlands, and other ecosystems that pull carbon emissions from the atmosphere – are getting a lot of attention recently. That’s because scientists have shown we now need “negative emissions” to meet the Paris target of keeping global warming under 1.5 degrees Celsius – a key tipping point for climate change. Together, we need to […]

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The Infrastructure Upgrade, Reimagined – Global Waters – Medium

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On #GivingTuesday, An Investment in Optimism

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Nature can be one-third of the solution to climate change - so why is it only one percent of the conversation?

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Natural Infrastructure for Water Security in Peru

Two out of three Peruvians live under water stress..

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Stewards of the Forest

Today is #IndigenousPeoplesDay. A year ago, Forest..

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Lake Piuray supplies nearly half of Cusco’s..

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US and Canadian Governments Invest US $27.5 Million in Innovative Natural Infrastructure Program to Deliver Water Security and Climate Resilience for Peru

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