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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 […]

ADVISORY Climate Communities Forests

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 […]

ADVISORY Agriculture Forests

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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More than 200 Governments, Business, Bankers, and NGOs Join Call to Action for Biodiversity “Net Gain”

    Over 200 individuals from conservation organisations, governments, companies and financial institutions have joined in a “Call to Action” for greater efforts to secure “Biodiversity Net Gain” in the context of development. The call to action was issued during Natural Capital Week, where the Business and Biodiversity Offsets Programme (BBOP) launched a new set […]

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At Peru’s Inaugural National Water Summit, Dozens of Utilities Endorse Piuray Declaration on Natural Infrastructure

Piuray (Cusco) │ At Peru’s first National Water Summit, senior executives and general managers of 23 water utilities, representing 14 regions of Peru, signed the Piuray Declaration on November 9th, ratifying their commitment to protect the country’s source water areas and the natural environments that sustain them. The Piuray Declaration contains seven specific commitments to […]

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Cross-Sector Consortium Launches a New Portfolio of Biodiversity Solutions for Business and Government

                  November 14, 2018 │ In the wake of a major new report from WWF and ZSL (Zoological Society of London) showing dramatic declines in biodiversity over the last fifty years, over 100 members of the Business and Biodiversity Offsets Programme (BBOP) are meeting in Paris this month to launch a […]

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Forest Trends and GoSol.solar Announce New Partnership Connecting Indigenous Communities with Solar Technologies

Forest Trends has announced a new partnership with GoSol.solar in the Brazilian Amazon to empower indigenous people with sustainable solar technology. GoSol.solar is an initiative of Solar Fire Concentration Ltd (SFCO), an impact-focused enterprise based in Tampere, Finland. GoSol.solar’s goal is to eradicate energy poverty, empower small and medium-sized enterprises with solar thermal, and minimize the […]

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