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World Economic Forum: Deforestation can’t be stopped by voluntary action alone

Demand for a few commodities, particularly palm oil, soy, beef, and pulp and paper, is driving tropical deforestation around the world. By destroying these tropical forests, we are gambling with the stability of our climate, threatening the existence of vulnerable species, and undermining the critical role they play in the health of our planet.

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Cheddar: BlackRock CEO Anticipates a ‘Reshaping of Finance’ Due to Climate Change

In an annual letter on Tuesday, BlackRock’s Larry Fink warns climate change could reshape the financial industry. Stephen Donofrio, senior advisor at Forest Trends and founder of Greenpoint Innovations, joins Cheddar to discuss how climate change impacts the economy.

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Wired: Do Carbon Offsets Really Work? It Depends on the Details

The market for offsets is booming as companies seek to burnish their green credentials. But only some investments make a difference.

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GreenBiz: The State of Green Business 2020

Today, we publish our 13th annual State of Green Business report, examining the key trends and metrics about corporate sustainability: how, and how well, companies are making progress in assessing and minimizing their impacts and embracing a range of strategies that move them forward in significant ways.

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Financial Times: Boom times are back for carbon offsetting industry

In a village in rural Uganda, small teams are building boreholes to provide clean water to poor communities. These rudimentary wells mean locals do not have to boil water, cut down trees for burning wood or produce polluting smoke.

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Nikkei Asian Review: COP25: A new carbon market offers hope for Asia’s forests

TOKYO/PREY LANG, Cambodia — A rough trail leads from the village of Toal, on the edge of the vast Prey Lang nature reserve in northeastern Cambodia, to the ranger station at Spong in its interior.

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GreenBiz: 5 takeaways from COP25’s first week

Forest Trends’ Ecosystem Marketplace released a report that showed the number of transactions in voluntary carbon markets, which help companies achieve net reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, hit a seven-year high in 2018.

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Demand for Nature-based Solutions for Climate Drives Voluntary Carbon Markets to a Seven-Year High

  The volume of transactions in voluntary carbon markets hit a seven-year high in 2018, according to “Financing Emissions Reductions for the Future: The State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets 2019,” a new report released today. The report identifies transactions equivalent to 98.4 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (MtCO2e), with a market value of […]

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Investments in Natural Infrastructure for Water Security in Peru Increased 30x in Five Years

According to the study “State of Investment in Natural Infrastructure” last year US $6.3 million (PEN21.3 million) was invested in natural infrastructure for water security, of which more than 90% came from public investment projects. The private sector accounts for only 6% of investment. Subnational governments are the most active funders of natural infrastructure, with […]

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Diverse Stakeholders Convene to Accelerate Public, Private Investments in the Environment and Climate Action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  | Washington, D.C. More than 250 business leaders, environmental advocates, and government officials from throughout the United States and more than a dozen foreign countries will meet in Washington D.C. this week for the first Environmental Markets and Finance Summit.  The focus of the summit is the acceleration of public and private […]

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