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Mitsubishi Corporation Renews Funding for Sustainable Development and Biodiversity Conservation

December 20, 2021 /CSRwire/ – On November 23, 2021, the Board of Directors of the Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas (MCFA) approved renewed funding to: CDP, to expand its Matchmaker platform to Chilean cities to help grow the capacity of cities to advance sustainable, equitable urban infrastructure; The Nature Conservancy, to engage with emerging technology […]

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Medium: Restore to Win

How an agreement between the countryside and the city will make it possible to rehabilitate a vital wetland in the heights of Lima, Peru

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New York Times: The Latest Farm Product: Carbon Credits

Global cropland has the potential to sequester as much as 570 million metric tons of carbon per year. New projects that pay farmers to adopt climate-friendly practices could help.

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The Conversation: Organized crime is a top driver of global deforestation – along with beef, soy, palm oil and wood products

Every year the world loses an estimated 25 million acres (10 million hectares) of forest, an area larger than the state of Indiana. Nearly all of it is in the tropics.

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Nature4Climate: We Know What Indigenous and Local Communities Can Do for Forests. Here’s What Climate Finance Can Do for Them.

World leaders in Glasgow are recognizing the contributions of Indigenous peoples and local communities (IPLC) in safeguarding forests and biodiversity and pledging at least $1.7 billion in additional funding for these communities. But climate finance systems are not set up to work for them, and no clear path exists for private investment in high-integrity community-based […]

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Mongbay: New global partnership aims to remove barriers to Indigenous climate finance

At COP26, a new international coalition of organizations and investors, the Peoples Forest Partnership, announced plans to mobilize US $20 billion per year by 2030 directly to Indigenous forest conservation projects

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El Salto: Stephen Donofrio: “Salvar el planeta debería incentivar a los gobiernos a hacer mucho más”

El veterano activista Stephen Donofrio participa en la Cumbre del Clima (COP26) representando a la iniciativa ambiental Ecosystem Marketplace (EM). Advierte que “por mucho que se haga a nivel individual, el compromiso político es fundamental”.

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South China Morning Post: Forestry-backed carbon credit trading faces hurdles in Asia despite COP26 pledge by global leaders to halt deforestation, says WWF-Hong Kong

Climate Impact X, Singapore’s voluntary carbon exchange, announced on November 1 that it had completed a pilot auction of 170,000 carbon credits, generated from eight forest conservation and restoration projects in Africa, Asia, and Central and South America.

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NBC: What are carbon credits? How fighting climate change became a billion-dollar industry

Companies seeking to offset their greenhouse gas emissions have turned to carbon credits, worrying some environmentalists who say they are doing little to slow climate change.

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Innovation Forum: The rise and rise of the voluntary carbon markets

Stephen Donofrio, director of Forest Trends’ Ecosystem Marketplace project, and co-author of the State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets 2021 report, explains to Ian Welsh why the carbon markets are set to exceed $1bn in 2021. He says why he thinks they will continue to grow as companies voluntarily take action to decarbonise their operations […]

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