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FT IN THE NEWS Climate Forests

MarketWatch: Blame humans for Amazon rainforest blaze, say environmental organizations

Select dispatches responding to the surfacing evidence of climate change. Includes a statement from Ecosystem Marketplace’s Stephen Donofrio.

FT IN THE NEWS Forests

Modern Diplomacy: In Myanmar, Better Oversight of Forests a Vital Step in Transition to Rule of Law

Last month, the Myanmar EITI released two reports that represent an important step toward improved transparency and accountability in Myanmar’s forest sector. These reports uncover irregularities that “may point toward mismanagement or illegal activities. Unclear legal frameworks and weak enforcement in Myanmar’s forestry sector – a remnant of decades of military rule – have created […]

FT IN THE NEWS Forests

Modern Diplomacy: In Myanmar, Better Oversight of Forests a Vital Step in Transition to Rule of Law

For the first time, the Myanmar Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (MEITI) has opened the books to share information with the public on revenue Myanmar’s government collects from harvesting timber. Last month, the MEITI released two reports juxtaposing statistics on production and tax payments from government ministries’ ledgers with corresponding figures reported by the state-owned Myanma Timber Enterprise […]

ADVISORY Agriculture Forests

European Commission takes action to tackle commodity-driven deforestation, but falls short of committing to stronger regulation and market incentives

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE │ This week, the EC released its long-anticipated plan to amplify the EU’s action against deforestation. This represents a significant step in the right direction to regulate EU imports of palm oil, soy, timber, and other commodities. European demand has been linked to nearly a quarter of global trade in commodities produced […]

FT IN THE NEWS Climate Forests

GreenBiz: A Clear-cut Case for Business Action on Deforestation

The issue of corporate deforestation is on the rise, taking root in supply chains in a surprising range of sectors. And the risks to companies for inaction are rising, too.

FT IN THE NEWS Forests

The Irrawaddy: Loopholes in Myanmar’s Forest Sector Cost Govt Million in Revenue

YANGON—Internationally known for forestry products such as teak, timber extraction in Myanmar is lucrative. The website of the Myanmar Timber Enterprise (MTE) boasts that the “forestry sector in Myanmar is one of the major contributors to the national economy.” A new report from the Myanmar Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (MEITI) reveals that the forest sector […]

FT IN THE NEWS Water

Gestión: Lima could increase water availability by 35% with pre-Inca hydraulic system [In Spanish]

Sistemas utilizados hace más de 1,400 años podrían aumentar la disponibilidad de agua durante la temporada seca en Lima capital del Perú, según una nueva investigación publicada esta semana en la revista científica Nature Sustainability, liderada por investigadores del Imperial College London, iMHEA (Iniciativa Regional de Monitoreo Hidrológico de Ecosistemas Andinos), CONDESAN, SUNASS, FONAG, Forest Trends, PUCP, […]

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Financial Times: Vietnam under pressure to clear out illegal wood

Vietnam may be a big winner of Donald Trump’s trade war but its success is not cost-free. As the country takes more business from China-based exporters, so Hanoi’s currency practices draw more scrutiny, while its growing trade dependency leaves it more exposed to a global downturn.

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VietnamNet: Vietnam’s wood exports to U.S. at risk due to trade tensions

Vietnam’s wood and wooden product exports to the United States may be subject to higher import duties due to a surge in export revenues and China’s foreign direct investment in the local industry, experts said at a recent seminar in Hanoi.

FT IN THE NEWS Climate

The Hill: Americans deserve better coverage of carbon finance

Australian researchers recently warned that without “immediate drastic action,” climate change will degrade our forests, farms, and ecosystems to such a degree that civilization as we know it could collapse as soon as 2050. Such dire climate projections are increasingly common, as is unwarranted cynicism about climate solutions.

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