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GreenBiz: 5 takeaways from COP25’s first week

Forest Trends’ Ecosystem Marketplace released a report that showed the number of transactions in voluntary carbon markets, which help companies achieve net reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, hit a seven-year high in 2018.

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Frontier: Peace process must address natural resources governance: Forest Trends

YANGON — It is “paramount” that ceasefire and peace negotiations in Myanmar directly address the governance of natural resources that are the backbone of the economy, warns a new report by non-profit organisation Forest Trends. Natural resources, including timber, gems, oil and gas, and hydropower, generate billions of dollars each year and are inextricably linked to […]

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Euromoney: It’s Time to Revisit Carbon Markets

Carbon markets, particularly offsets, are shaking off their past and becoming a vital instrument for reaching CO2 reduction goals, protecting and conserving biodiversity at scale, as well as meeting many of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. They need to succeed.

FT IN THE NEWS Forests

Graphic Online: Weak law enforcement still a challenge in curbing exploitative labour practices

Weak enforcement continues to undermine efforts to tackle exploitative labour practices in the forestry sector. Despite an elaborate constitution and other laws that meet international requirements, Ghana’s lack of effective regulation enforcement impedes sustainable agricultural production at the national and international level.

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HuffPost: The Entire Global Economy Is Complicit In The Destruction Of The Amazon

Name any fast-food restaurant, personal care product or home good you have bought recently, and chances are it contributed to the deforestation of the Amazon. Now name a big bank ― any big bank, really. More than likely it has helped finance that destruction.

FT IN THE NEWS Water

El Comercio: Una técnica preinca de hace 1.400 años podría ayudar a que Lima tenga más reservas de agua

“No podían construir grandes represas ni conocían las avanzadas técnicas de ingeniería que en la actualidad poseemos; sin embargo, los pobladores del antiguo Perú desarrollaron un sistema hidráulico que les permitió manejar los riesgos de sequía en climas extremos. Los mismos que hoy podrían ayudar a mejorar el suministro de agua de la capital.”

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Wired: Carbon offsetting isn’t a cure-all for your filthy flying habit

Carbon offsetting has increased in popularity and people want to know how it really helps.

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Financial Times: Vietnam’s losing battle against trade abuses risks more Trump action

Financial Times article on Vietnam’s trade. Includes a statement from Forest Policy, Trade, and Finance’s Phuc Xuan To.

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MarketWatch: Blame humans for Amazon rainforest blaze, say environmental organizations

Select dispatches responding to the surfacing evidence of climate change. Includes a statement from Ecosystem Marketplace’s Stephen Donofrio.

FT IN THE NEWS Forests

Modern Diplomacy: In Myanmar, Better Oversight of Forests a Vital Step in Transition to Rule of Law

For the first time, the Myanmar Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (MEITI) has opened the books to share information with the public on revenue Myanmar’s government collects from harvesting timber. Last month, the MEITI released two reports juxtaposing statistics on production and tax payments from government ministries’ ledgers with corresponding figures reported by the state-owned Myanma Timber Enterprise […]

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