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FT IN THE NEWS Agriculture Communities Forests

Deforestation-free supply chains in Vietnam rely on working with small scale farmers (commentary)

Almost all of the forest-based commodities produced in Vietnam are destined for other countries, which through their market requirements and laws, have a growing sway on deforestation-related trends and practices;  Recent studies have found that nearly 70% of the tropical deforestation related to such commodities between 2013-2019 was illegal;  Smallholder farmers play a vital role […]

FT IN THE NEWS Biodiversity Communities

Por que a Bioeconomia Amazônica é um Caminho para o Brasil

Os sistemas tradicionais na Amazônia baseiam-se na diversidade, não na monocultura. Beneficiam-se da fartura de alimentos oriundos do manejo da floresta, mantendo a paisagem intacta. A Bioeconomia da Amazônia que propomos mimetiza os sistemas tradicionais de manejo com potencial de criar cadeias de fornecimento diversas baseadas na riqueza natural da região.  

FT IN THE NEWS Forests

Nikkei Asia: Vietnam’s Furniture Sector ‘nervous’ over US logging probe

Washington investigates nation’s timber industry and ties to illegal logging overseas.

FT IN THE NEWS Climate Water

“Voces por el agua”: primer encuentro sobre gestión hídrica sostenible para comunicadores

“Voces por el agua”, el primer encuentro nacional de comunicadores por la gestión hídrica se realizará del 14 al 16 de junio de manera virtual, y será organizado por la Sociedad Peruana de Derecho Ambiental (SPDA) y Forest Trends, en el marco del proyecto Infraestructura Natural para la Seguridad Hídrica.

FT IN THE NEWS Climate Water

La Republica: Revelan importante rol de la infraestructura natural en la prevención de la erosión y deslizamientos

Investigación sostiene que el manejo de ecosistemas es una opción efectiva para reducir riesgos de desastres y que pueden complementar a las obras en infraestructura gris.

FT IN THE NEWS Agriculture Communities Forests

Chatham House Forest Voices: ‘We must respect the boundary between farm and forest.’

FT IN THE NEWS Agriculture Forests

Mongabay: Estudio revela que palma aceitera y soya se cultivan en bosques talados de manera ilegal

Según una investigación de Forest Trends en América Latina el 88 % de la deforestación para los agronegocios es de origen ilegal. En la región, Brasil lidera la lista de países más deforestados seguido por Bolivia, Colombia, México y Perú.

FT IN THE NEWS Forests

Mongabay: ‘Drastic forest development’: Vietnam to plant 1 billion trees – but how?

After a string of deadly typhoons in late 2020, Vietnam’s prime minister called for the country to plant 1 billion trees nationwide by 2025 to reduce the risk of landslides and flooding.

FT IN THE NEWS Agriculture Forests

Mongabay: Illegal clearing for agriculture is driving tropical deforestation: Report

In a new report, NGO Forest Trends found that at least 69% of tropical forests cleared for agricultural activities such as ranching and farmland between 2013 and 2019 was done in violation of national laws and regulations.

FT IN THE NEWS Climate Investments

We Economic Forum: How nature can help carbon-intensive companies meet their net-zero commitments

For hard-to-abate sectors like transport, energy and aviation, tropical forests are a key tool for setting and following through on ambitious net-zero climate commitments;  The new LEAF Coalition offers a high-integrity platform for public-private co-investment in forests at the scale necessary to support Paris Agreement targets;  Nature-based solutions need greater transparency, high-integrity standards and clear […]

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