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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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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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Mongabay: ‘Drastic forest development’: Vietnam to plant 1 billion trees – but how?

After a string of deadly typhoons in late 2020, Vietnam’s prime minister called for the country to plant 1 billion trees nationwide by 2025 to reduce the risk of landslides and flooding.

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Mongabay: Illegal clearing for agriculture is driving tropical deforestation: Report

In a new report, NGO Forest Trends found that at least 69% of tropical forests cleared for agricultural activities such as ranching and farmland between 2013 and 2019 was done in violation of national laws and regulations.

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STATEMENT: Investigation of Brazil’s Environment Minister Underscores Critical Importance of Stopping Illegal Deforestation—For the Sake of the Climate

WASHINGTON, DC (19 May 2021)—Brazil’s Minister of Environment Ricardo Salles, the Brazilian Institute of the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (Ibama – the Ministry of Environment’s administrative arm) Director Eduardo Bim, and at least eight other officials are the target of a Brazilian police operation investigating potential corruption, including accusations of facilitation of smuggling, inappropriate […]

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New Report: Tropical Forests the Size of Denmark Illegally Cleared Every Year for Commercial Crops Consumed Worldwide

The criminal destruction of rainforests for commodities such as beef, chocolate, soy and palm oil knocks down 4.5 million hectares and releases 2.7 gigatons of emissions a year WASHINGTON, DC (18 MAY 2021)—A new study released today finds that at least 69% of the tropical forests destroyed for agricultural commodities between 2013 and 2019 was […]

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Voice of Vietnam: Rubber industry needs to develop production chain

Vietnam’s rubber industry needs to develop its production chain to meet the increasing demands of export markets, especially fastidious markets such as Europe and the US, according to experts.

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New carbon markets data platform launched to ensure transparency and integrity in growing voluntary markets

Today Forest Trends’ Ecosystem Marketplace, a nonprofit globally recognized leader in fostering voluntary carbon markets’ transparency, launched a powerful new data platform for tracking and analyzing carbon markets and voluntary offsetting by corporations, governments, non-profits, individuals, among others. The Ecosystem Marketplace (EM) Global Carbon Hub’s Data Intelligence & Analytics Dashboard provides carbon offset transactions, deliveries, […]

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Reuters: Big brands join $1-billion forest conservation push for SE Asia

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Major household brands and palm-oil buyers Nestle and PepsiCo have backed a scheme that aims to invest $1 billion in forest conservation across Southeast Asia over 25 years.

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La República: El agua ¿nos compromete o nos involucra?

Tenemos que involucrarnos y entender que necesitamos restaurar amunas, esos sistemas incaicos y preincaicos de infiltración y recarga de acuíferos.

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