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Wall Street Journal: Indigenous Peoples and Loggers Win Cash, and a Truce, From Coveted Carbon Credits

Indigenous communities on a pair of islands off Canada’s west coast have been fighting for nearly four decades to stop logging in local rainforests. This spring, the communities had a double victory. Logging was stopped on a vast collection of forest stands and a major timber company agreed to pay them millions of dollars to […]

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Wall Street Journal: Proposed Rules Aim to Build Trust in Carbon-Credit Market

The Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market on Wednesday published a set of standards for carbon credits and a draft framework for applying them. This group seeks to improve the quality of carbon offsets and includes climate experts and representatives of carbon-credit-market participants, nonprofits and indigenous groups.

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RTS: Quand les mercenaires russes de Wagner déboisent la forêt centrafricaine

Une entreprise liée aux mercenaires russes de Wagner a mis la main depuis février 2021 sur une immense parcelle de forêt en Centrafrique. Ils ne paient pas de taxes, sont en lien avec le pouvoir. Libre à eux d’exploiter le bois presque comme ils l’entendent.

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Peoples Forests Partnership establishes Interim Executive Committee to drive $20 billion in rights-based climate finance directly to Indigenous Peoples and local communities

Washington DC 22 June 2022 – Founding members of the Peoples Forests Partnership signed a Constitution Act in Washington DC on 14 June 2022, formally establishing the Partnership’s Interim Executive Committee and decision-making structure and guidelines. Announced on 7 November at the United Nations climate summit (COP26) in Glasgow, the Partnership is driving rights-based climate […]

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Peoples Forests Partnership establece un Comité Ejecutivo Interino para impulsar el financiamiento climático basado en derechos y garantizar financiamiento directo a los Pueblos Indígenas y Comunidades Locales

Washington DC 22 junio 2022 – Los miembros fundadores de Peoples Forests Partnership firmaron el Acta Constitutiva en Washington DC el 14 de junio de 2022, establecieron formalmente el Comité Ejecutivo Interino de la Asociación y su estructura para la toma de decisiones. Anunciada el 7 de noviembre en la Cumbre Climática de las Naciones […]

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Vietnam News Agency: Now is the time for sustainable Vietnamese certified natural rubber: experts

Global demand for sustainable natural rubber has been increasing and expanding, and experts have said that great market opportunities will open for Vietnam if sustainable natural rubber production receives adequate Government support with enterprises determined to follow sustainable development.

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Mongabay: Consumer countries mull best approach to end deforestation abroad

Major global consumers like the U.K., the U.S. and the EU are debating how best to reduce the amount of tropical deforestation resulting from the production of the commodities they import.

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MSN Peru: Se recuperan bosques para asegurar “El agua del futuro”

Con motivo de las celebraciones por el Día Mundial del Medio Ambiente 2022 que se celebró este 5 de junio, desde la ciudad de Moyobamba se realizó la presentación de importantes proyectos que asegurarán el agua del futuro para las poblaciones amazónicas de dicha provincia y que forman parte de los avances para enfrentar el […]

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ESG Today: As Companies Commit to Climate Action, Here’s What They can Learn from Deforestation

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Mongabay: Countries that sanctioned Myanmar’s junta are still buying their timber: Report

Despite sanctions imposed following the February 2021 coup, Myanmar exported more than $190 million worth of timber, including to countries that have sanctions on the country’s state-controlled timber monopoly, according to a new report from Forest Trends.

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