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Global Trade Review: Energy giants’ Myanmar exit renews attention on sanctions

Despite sanctions by the US, EU and UK, state-owned timber company Myanma Timber Enterprise (MTE) is still able to export significant volumes of wood products, according to Forest Trends, a Washington DC-based conservation group.

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Capital.com: Is carbon trading going to boom in 2022?

Carbon trading is the process of companies and traders trading permits and credits, allowing users to emit a certain amount of carbon dioxide. This has seen a significant increase over the last few years, as governments all over the world attempt to employ it as a means of eventually reducing emissions and managing climate change.

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Amendments to U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule Will Help Capture Better Data On Wood Products Entering the U.S.

January 19, 2022, Washington DC: Forest Trends welcomes the recent amendments to the 2022 preliminary edition of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). These changes are a welcome step in allowing more systematic and impactful data collection and monitoring of timber shipments entering the U.S. to help ensure legality of imports. The […]

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EIN: Breaking the Connection between Environmental Crimes and Finance

A new report published today from Finance for Biodiversity (F4B) points to how to break the environmentally-destructive connection between environmental crimes and legitimate investments. F4B calls on the global financial community, working with regulators and civil society organisations, to take steps to ensure the entire financing value chain is free of environmental crimes.

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OPIS: Voluntary carbon markets poised for growth in 2022

The voluntary carbon market (VCM) grabbed headlines in 2021 with record transactions and soaring credit prices, and observers say all signs point to an equally robust 2022. In mid-September, environmental data provider Ecosystem Marketplace sparked a frenzy when it reported the VCM was on track to hit $1 billion in annual transactions in 2021. Two […]

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Thomson Reuters: Analysis: UN tonic for forest carbon market omits cure for corporate trading pains

OSLO, Dec 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – New U.N. guidelines for carbon trading, set at November’s COP26 climate talks, are a step toward enlisting forests to help curb global warming, but robust rules are urgently needed for a fast-growing yet opaque voluntary corporate market, analysts say.

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Mitsubishi Corporation Renews Funding for Sustainable Development and Biodiversity Conservation

December 20, 2021 /CSRwire/ – On November 23, 2021, the Board of Directors of the Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas (MCFA) approved renewed funding to: CDP, to expand its Matchmaker platform to Chilean cities to help grow the capacity of cities to advance sustainable, equitable urban infrastructure; The Nature Conservancy, to engage with emerging technology […]

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Medium: Restore to Win

How an agreement between the countryside and the city will make it possible to rehabilitate a vital wetland in the heights of Lima, Peru

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Peru seeks international expertise to design & build natural infrastructure solutions to climate risks

Expressions of interest for current procurement packages due this Friday, December 10th In 2017, the Peruvian coast was severely hit by a series of floods and landslides caused by the El Niño Costero phenomenon; the disasters wrought billions of dollars of damage and hundreds of casualties. In response, Peru created its Reconstruccion con Cambios authority […]

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Nature for Climate Action: Nature-based Solutions in the Nationally Determined Contributions

GLOBAL MEDIA RELEASE: Monday November 29, 2021, 07:00 AM EST, Washington DC, United States Nature for Climate Action: Nature-based Solutions in the Nationally Determined Contributions New policy research on nature-based solutions to deep resilience for climate action is published today by Forest Trends and the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA). Authors: Jan Cassin – […]

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