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Mongabay.com News: Greater collaboration between companies and governments necessary to enhance climate action, report finds

A new report that looks at the collaborative efforts of private sector and government actors to halt deforestation in two key tropical forest nations could have lessons for countries around the world.

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Mongabay.com News: The Republic of Congo: on the cusp of forest conservation

On the surface, the Republic of Congo appears to be making strides toward both conservation and economic development. But the process of becoming an emerging economy is not without its growing pains, especially when it comes to conservation and the country’s forests.

FT IN THE NEWS Climate

VOA News: Are Disney’s Cambodian Carbon Credits a Fantasy?

PHNOM PENH — The killing of three conservationists patrolling Cambodia’s biggest carbon credit project exposes the nearly insurmountable conflicts of interest plaguing schemes in which huge corporations such as Disney and Virgin Atlantic have invested millions of dollars, observers say.

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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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Phnom Penh Post: Timber trade to Vietnam up – again

Despite a ban on timber exports and the government’s repeated declaration that “large-scale” logging has been stopped, Vietnamese customs data compiled by watchdog Forest Trends show a significant increase in the import of Cambodian logs and sawn wood in 2017.

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Mongabay: Environmental reporting in Vietnam often a comedy of errors

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam – This shouldn’t come as a surprise, but reporting on the environment in Vietnam is not an easy task. The one-party state was recently ranked 175 out of 180 in Reporters Without Borders’ 2017 World Press Freedom Index, between Sudan and China.

RELEASE Forests Investments

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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Triple Pundit: March for Science: Why Carbon Offsets are Good Science

Science has been around since the beginning of human civilization. It was the engine behind Aristotle’s ambitious effort to fly and even earlier than that, it helped the Babylonians fashion an understanding of time and their universe.

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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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Business News Vietnam: Tìm “chỗ đứng“ cho làng nghề gỗ

Ngày 19/1, Hiệp hội Gỗ và Lâm sản Việt Nam đã tổ chức hội thảo “Làng nghề gỗ Việt Nam trong bối cảnh hội nhập: Thực trạng và các lựa chọn về chính sách phát triển bền vững”.

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