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National and Subnational Analysis for the Period 2009 through 2016
This new report by Forest Trends and IDESAM (Instituto de Conservação e Desenvolvimento Sustentável da Amazônia) shows that over US$2.2 billion in REDD+ funds have been used by Brazil to implement deforestation policies and recommends that more finance should go directly to the stakeholders who are implementing the deforestation policies, in particular subnational governments, indigenous […]By Ana Carolina Bastida da Silva, Mariano Colini Cenamo, Gustavo Silva Chávez
Markets and Compensation for Global Infrastructure Development
Between 2015 and 2030, global spending on transportation networks, energy, utilities, and other essential infrastructure is expected to double. This infrastructure development is necessary to keep pace with growing populations, our current infrastructure’s depreciation, and the moral imperative to provide a basic modern standard of living for all people on this planet. However, this infrastructure […]By Genevieve Bennett, Melissa Gallant, Kerry ten Kate, Forest Trends' Ecosystem Marketplace
State of Forest Carbon Finance 2017
Policymakers around the world recognize the potential for natural land area to combat climate change: a total of 97 countries mentioned specific plans to reduce emissions from deforestation or increase forest cover in their Paris Agreement commitments. As the international community and domestic lawmakers figure out how to meet their emissions reductions targets in a […]By Kelley Hamrick, Melissa Grant
“Zooming In” presents new analysis by Forest Trends’ Supply Change Initiative and Ceres about how companies that are committed to addressing commodity-driven deforestation are tracing supplies to their origin—be it factory, farm, field, or forest—so they can determine the impact their supply chains have on forests. Companies with exposure to deforestation in their supply chains […]By Stephen Donofrio - Senior Advisor, Supply Change, Philip Rothrock - Associate, Supply Change, Jonathan Leonard - Associate, Supply Change
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