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Forest Trends and the Arbor Day Foundation Partner to Plant One Million Trees and Strengthen Sustainable Livelihoods in Indigenous Communities

The direct relationship between ecosystem health and our own has perhaps never been this salient. An exploitation-based relationship with nature contributed to the COVID-19 pandemic and increases our vulnerability to other novel diseases. We need to demonstrate new models for a new relationship with nature, where society invests in environmental health while at the same […]

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Forest-friendly Beef Could be Big Business for Paraguay

March 25, 2020 | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Cattle ranching for beef, dairy, and leather is the largest driver of tropical forest loss worldwide, with well-documented and devastating impacts for the climate and biodiversity. Paraguay in particular has one of the highest rates of forest loss in the world, largely due to rapid expansion of cattle […]

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Ecosystem Marketplace Forecasts Ample Supply of CORSIA Carbon Credits If ICAO Council Limits Eligibility to Post-2016 Offsets

Ecosystem Marketplace Forecasts Ample Supply of CORSIA Carbon Credits If ICAO Council Limits Eligibility to Post-2016 Offsets Study underscores risk of flooding airline carbon market if ICAO reboots old offsets March 10, 2020 | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The international aviation sector is committed to delivering carbon neutral growth for flights between countries between 2021-2035. Airlines […]

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Encuentro de las más grandes empresas gestoras del agua de Perú y Ecuador favorecerá la implementación exitosa de proyectos ecosistémicos en nuestro país

  La pasantía, organizada por Forest Trends y EcoDecisión, permitió conocer el trabajo en infraestructura natural realizada por el Fondo para la Protección del Agua (FONAG) de Quito y la Empresa Pública Metropolitana de Agua y Saneamiento EPMAPS en temas de restauración de páramos, recuperación de humedales y monitoreo hidrológico. Participaron un grupo de funcionarios […]

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A Call to Action at COP25: Climate Finance Must Stop Excluding Indigenous Communities

December 10, 2019  | Madrid To stabilize the forest frontier, we need to invest directly in the communities living there. Indigenous and traditional communities control one-third of remaining tropical forests. In the Amazon, the largest tropical forest on the globe, they own 210 million hectares (or some 519 million acres). As a direct result of […]

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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 […]

ADVISORY Investments

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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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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