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Peru’s New Generation of Water Leaders Reach across Traditional Government Divides for Natural Infrastructure

September 4, 2018 │ Five years ago, Peru made history when its legislators included a short but groundbreaking paragraph in a new law to modernize the country’s sanitation sector. The new provision said that water utilities should invest in natural infrastructure – natural areas such as forests or grasslands that can purify water, absorb floodwaters, […]

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Global Agreements Bring New Life to Voluntary Carbon Market

Voluntary carbon markets are heating up as companies and consumers are taking action on climate change. After years of at-times sluggish activity, Forest Trends’ Ecosystem Marketplace’s new report called Voluntary Carbon Market Insights: 2018 Outlook and First-Quarter Trends finds that supply and demand for voluntary carbon markets hit record-highs in 2017, at 62.7 million metric tonnes of greenhouse […]

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Khmer Times: Rise in timber exports to Vietnam

The value of logs and sawn wood exported from Cambodia to Vietnam last year increased by about $31.5 million compared to 2016, customs data has shown.

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Finance for Forests Shows Promise for Countries to Reach Climate Goals, Needs to Grow

 Washington, DC | 20 December 2017 | Many of the 195 countries who signed the historical Paris Agreement in 2015 look to forests as tools for achieving their climate goals because of forests’ potential to absorb carbon from the atmosphere. Policies that stop deforestation and encourage replanting practices could contribute over one-third of the total […]

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Promising New Tools Reduce Infrastructure Impact on Habitat

Washington, DC | 6 December 2017 | A new report by Forest Trends’ Ecosystem Marketplace estimates that in 2016, as a result of a new class of policy tools, almost $5 billion was spent on efforts to offset the impacts that new highways, dams, mines, and other infrastructure and development projects have on nearby species […]

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On the Road after Paris – Next Stop: Bonn/Fiji

3 November 2017 | Washington, D.C. | This year’s climate talks may not be as glamorous or high-profile as the Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change that adopted the historic Paris Agreement two years ago, but the agenda for COP23 that starts Monday in Bonn is packed with key issues that […]

ADVISORY Agriculture

Farmer-Friendly Opportunity for Rubber Planters Goes Bust Due to Lack of Regulatory Support

Spurred by a booming economy and high demand from China, authorities across northern Laos encouraged smallholder rubber planting in the mid-2000s. This was welcomed by many as a farmer-friendly alternative to the large-scale land concessions dominant in the south, one that could boost local livelihoods while solidifying de facto land claims. What began as an […]

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More Companies Reporting Progress toward Deforestation-free Supply Chains

Recent years have witnessed a groundswell of private sector commitments to reducing deforestation linked to the agricultural commodities that underpin vast corporate supply chains. A growing number of companies have been sharing their progress toward those pledges, according to the latest annual report from Forest Trends’ Supply Change initiative.

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Private Investment in Conservation Reaches $8.2 Billion

The private sector channeled $8.2 billion (B) of private capital into investments that seek measurable environmental benefits – in addition to financial returns – between 2004 and 2015 according to a report released today by Forest Trends’ Ecosystem Marketplace.

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Close to $25 Billion Spent to Secure Green Infrastructure Worldwide in 2015

Governments, water utilities, companies, and communities around the world paid nearly US$25 billion (B) in 2015 for nature-based solutions to secure reliable access to clean water, according to a new report from Forest Trends’ Ecosystem Marketplace, Alliances for Green Infrastructure: State of Watershed Investment 2016.

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