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Business Wire: “The Forgotten Solution” Coalition Writes from Climate Summit to United Nations: Don’t Forget Forests, Food and Land

Keeping global temperatures under a 2-degree rise will require enormous carbon savings from forests, food, and lands – nearly as much as from renewable energy – say leading environmental groups represented this week at the Global Climate Action Summit.

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Illegal Mining Forces Suspension of Groundbreaking Forest Carbon Project in Brazil

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Suruí Forest Carbon Project slowed deforestation, but couldn’t overcome destruction caused by illegal gold and diamond mining. The Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) will tap its pooled buffer account for Agriculture, Forestry, and Other Land Uses (AFOLU) to ensure environmental integrity of offsets already sold. As the first indigenous-led conservation effort to be […]

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Mongabay.com News: Aligning forces for tropical forests as a climate change solution (commentary)

Tropical forests could be critical to avoiding extremely dangerous impacts of climate change. New strategies and commitments have inspired hope and driven important progress and innovations to slow tropical deforestation and speed its recovery following clearing, fire or logging. But forests—broadly defined—are still falling fast.

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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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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.

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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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