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Voluntary Carbon Markets Rocket in 2021, On Track to Break $1B for First Time

Washington DC 15 September 2021—In the first eight months of 2021, voluntary carbon markets have already posted a near-60% increase in value from last year, driven by corporate net-zero ambition and growing interest in carbon markets to achieve Paris climate goals, a new report finds. “We’re seeing record market volume and value in 2021,” said […]

FT IN THE NEWS Agriculture Communities Forests

Deforestation-free supply chains in Vietnam rely on working with small scale farmers (commentary)

Almost all of the forest-based commodities produced in Vietnam are destined for other countries, which through their market requirements and laws, have a growing sway on deforestation-related trends and practices;  Recent studies have found that nearly 70% of the tropical deforestation related to such commodities between 2013-2019 was illegal;  Smallholder farmers play a vital role […]

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New partnership with UN aviation agency to provide insights on carbon offsetting market

Nonprofit carbon markets data platform Ecosystem Marketplace to provision carbon credits transaction data and analysis for the International Civil Aviation Organization’s new global carbon market for airlines.  CORRECTION NOTE: AN EARLIER VERSION OF THIS RELEASE CONTAINED AN INCOMPLETE QUOTATION. AN UPDATED VERSION WAS RELEASED ON AUGUST 5, 2021 at 09:00 ET.  August 5, 2021 / As more than 100 countries sign on for the pilot phase of a new international carbon offsetting […]

FT IN THE NEWS Biodiversity Communities

Por que a Bioeconomia Amazônica é um Caminho para o Brasil

Os sistemas tradicionais na Amazônia baseiam-se na diversidade, não na monocultura. Beneficiam-se da fartura de alimentos oriundos do manejo da floresta, mantendo a paisagem intacta. A Bioeconomia da Amazônia que propomos mimetiza os sistemas tradicionais de manejo com potencial de criar cadeias de fornecimento diversas baseadas na riqueza natural da região.  

FT IN THE NEWS Forests

Nikkei Asia: Vietnam’s Furniture Sector ‘nervous’ over US logging probe

Washington investigates nation’s timber industry and ties to illegal logging overseas.

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New Report: Finance for Forest Carbon Doubled since 2016, but Still Far from Meeting its Potential as a Natural Climate Solution

A new report from Ecosystem Marketplace released today shows that funding to conserve and increase carbon stored in forests around the world has more than doubled between 2016 and 2019. But authors say forest carbon finance still falls far short of what’s needed to counter global forest loss and support increased climate ambition.   Unless tropical […]

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“Voces por el agua”: primer encuentro sobre gestión hídrica sostenible para comunicadores

“Voces por el agua”, el primer encuentro nacional de comunicadores por la gestión hídrica se realizará del 14 al 16 de junio de manera virtual, y será organizado por la Sociedad Peruana de Derecho Ambiental (SPDA) y Forest Trends, en el marco del proyecto Infraestructura Natural para la Seguridad Hídrica.

FT IN THE NEWS Climate Water

La Republica: Revelan importante rol de la infraestructura natural en la prevención de la erosión y deslizamientos

Investigación sostiene que el manejo de ecosistemas es una opción efectiva para reducir riesgos de desastres y que pueden complementar a las obras en infraestructura gris.

FT IN THE NEWS Agriculture Communities Forests

Chatham House Forest Voices: ‘We must respect the boundary between farm and forest.’

FT IN THE NEWS Agriculture Forests

Mongabay: Estudio revela que palma aceitera y soya se cultivan en bosques talados de manera ilegal

Según una investigación de Forest Trends en América Latina el 88 % de la deforestación para los agronegocios es de origen ilegal. En la región, Brasil lidera la lista de países más deforestados seguido por Bolivia, Colombia, México y Perú.

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