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World Economic Forum: Deforestation can’t be stopped by voluntary action alone

Demand for a few commodities, particularly palm oil, soy, beef, and pulp and paper, is driving tropical deforestation around the world. By destroying these tropical forests, we are gambling with the stability of our climate, threatening the existence of vulnerable species, and undermining the critical role they play in the health of our planet.

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Cheddar: BlackRock CEO Anticipates a ‘Reshaping of Finance’ Due to Climate Change

In an annual letter on Tuesday, BlackRock’s Larry Fink warns climate change could reshape the financial industry. Stephen Donofrio, senior advisor at Forest Trends and founder of Greenpoint Innovations, joins Cheddar to discuss how climate change impacts the economy.

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Wired: Do Carbon Offsets Really Work? It Depends on the Details

The market for offsets is booming as companies seek to burnish their green credentials. But only some investments make a difference.

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GreenBiz: The State of Green Business 2020

Today, we publish our 13th annual State of Green Business report, examining the key trends and metrics about corporate sustainability: how, and how well, companies are making progress in assessing and minimizing their impacts and embracing a range of strategies that move them forward in significant ways.

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Financial Times: Boom times are back for carbon offsetting industry

In a village in rural Uganda, small teams are building boreholes to provide clean water to poor communities. These rudimentary wells mean locals do not have to boil water, cut down trees for burning wood or produce polluting smoke.

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Nikkei Asian Review: COP25: A new carbon market offers hope for Asia’s forests

TOKYO/PREY LANG, Cambodia — A rough trail leads from the village of Toal, on the edge of the vast Prey Lang nature reserve in northeastern Cambodia, to the ranger station at Spong in its interior.

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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.

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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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