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Demand for Nature-based Solutions for Climate Drives Voluntary Carbon Markets to a Seven-Year High

  The volume of transactions in voluntary carbon markets hit a seven-year high in 2018, according to “Financing Emissions Reductions for the Future: The State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets 2019,” a new report released today. The report identifies transactions equivalent to 98.4 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (MtCO2e), with a market value of […]

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Investments in Natural Infrastructure for Water Security in Peru Increased 30x in Five Years

According to the study “State of Investment in Natural Infrastructure” last year US $6.3 million (PEN21.3 million) was invested in natural infrastructure for water security, of which more than 90% came from public investment projects. The private sector accounts for only 6% of investment. Subnational governments are the most active funders of natural infrastructure, with […]

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Diverse Stakeholders Convene to Accelerate Public, Private Investments in the Environment and Climate Action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  | Washington, D.C. More than 250 business leaders, environmental advocates, and government officials from throughout the United States and more than a dozen foreign countries will meet in Washington D.C. this week for the first Environmental Markets and Finance Summit.  The focus of the summit is the acceleration of public and private […]

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ADVISORY: Despite National Ban, the Cambodian Exports of Timber into Vietnam continues – Propelled by Provincial Authorities

Significant volumes of logs and sawn wood continue to be exported from Cambodia to Vietnam, despite a ban on these exports by the Cambodian government since 1996 and numerous commitments from both countries to crack down on illegal trade, according to a new publication in Political Geography authored by Forest Trends’ Phuc Xuan To and […]

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Myanmar’s peace process stuck on lack of resource governance reforms, but federal decentralization provides a path forward

For Immediate Release | Washington, DC and Yangon, Myanmar Myanmar’s peace process has been effectively stalled, with little meaningful progress reported from negotiations between the Union Government of Myanmar (UGoM) and ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) who are party to the peace process. Central to this impasse is a fundamental disagreement on how to achieve federal decentralization […]

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We End Forest Loss in the Amazon through Investment in the Indigenous Frontline

The Amazon is burning again, and has been for years – largely because of small farmers and land speculators clearing land to graze cattle or grow soybeans. As a result, the region is dangerously close to the point of no return. A relatively small increase in deforestation could cause the entire Amazon to “flip” to […]

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European Commission takes action to tackle commodity-driven deforestation, but falls short of committing to stronger regulation and market incentives

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE │ This week, the EC released its long-anticipated plan to amplify the EU’s action against deforestation. This represents a significant step in the right direction to regulate EU imports of palm oil, soy, timber, and other commodities. European demand has been linked to nearly a quarter of global trade in commodities produced […]

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First National Gender Equality and Water Security Forum Launched in Peru

The National Forum recognizes the importance of gender to public policies on water. Participants include Representatives of the Peruvian State, governments, and international organizations. Rosa Gálvez-Cloutier, Canadian senator of Peruvian origin and renowned researcher, will discuss the role of education in promoting water conservation and gender equality. During the event, Ministers will recognize 20 women […]

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Kelley Hamrick Honored with CARROT Award by the Climate Action Reserve

The Climate Action Reserve (CAR) has presented Kelley Hamrick of Forest Trends’ Ecosystem Marketplace initiative with its “Climate Action Reserve Recognizing Our Team” (CARROT) award. CAR each year presents CARROT awards to individuals who have made very notable contributions to its work and mission. “It’s an honor to receive the Climate Action Reserve’s CARROT award,” […]

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Regulating the Trade in Illegal Timber: Forest Trends Evaluates Recent Legislative Developments in the Republic of Korea

The Republic of Korea is one of the ten largest consumers of timber, pulp and paper products. Korean leaders and citizens are increasingly aware of their global environmental footprint, including the deforestation caused by Korean consumption. With imports of timber products steadily increasing, the government of Korea made a commitment in 2012 to exclude illegal […]

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