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Investments Water

Glosario de Términos sobre Infraestructura Natural

El presente documento realizado por el Proyecto Infraestructura Natural para la Seguridad Hídrica de USAID y el Gobierno de Canadá, tiene como objetivo presentar al lector la lista de términos oficiales que son utilizados con regularidad cuando nos referimos a infraestructura natural, y la formulación de inversiones y proyectos ecosistémicos. Este glosario junta definiciones aprobadas[…]

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Communities Water

Why Gender Equality is at the Heart of Our Water Security Strategy in Peru

By Cheyenne Coxon, Genevieve Bennett, and Gena Gammie

In partnership with the Peruvian government, civil society, academia, and women leaders from communities to national ministries, Forest Trends is building a strategy that aims to tackle both water security and gender equality. Our goal is to make increased investment in and capacity for natural infrastructure a central piece of Peru’s water security and climate […]

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Agriculture Water

Impactos del uso del suelo sobre la respuesta hidrológica de cuencas andinas

By Boris F. Ochoa-Tocachi, Wouter Buytaert, Bert De Bièvre, Rolando Célleri, Patricio Crespo, Marcos Villacís, Carlos A. Llerena, Luis Acosta, Mauricio Villazón, Mario Guallpa, Junior Gil-Ríos, Paola Fuentes, Dimas Olaya, Paúl Viñas, Gerver Rojas y Sandro Arias

Este estudio analiza datos generados a partir de una red de monitoreo participativo de veinticinco cuencas hidrográficas que cubren tres de los biomas andinos principales (páramo, jalca y puna) y vinculan sus respuestas hidrológicas a los principales tipos de intervenciones humanas (cultivo, forestación y pastoreo). Se implementó el método de cuencas pares para evaluar los[…]

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Forests

Rosewood Species Classified as Hongmu under China’s Revised (2017) Standard

The term “rosewood” is used to designate several hundred species of tropical timber, found across West and Central Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America. 29 species are officially designated as hongmu (红木) under China’s National Hongmu Standard (2017). The Standard can be legally enforced in relation to product marketing claims, and has played a key[…]

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Communities Forests

Two Decades Partnering with Indigenous Communities

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Forests Investments

A Gigaton REDD+ Bid Strategy

Unlocking the potential for REDD+ in supporting the protection of rainforests and other “natural climate solutions” in tropical forest countries

By Rupert Edwards

A massive increase in public and private results-based funding commitments is critical to protect tropical rainforests and other “natural climate solutions” in tropical forest countries, and thus to hopes of holding global warming below 2°C. REDD+ programs, that avoid and reverse the loss of tropical forests, can contribute trillions of dollars in value by “flattening[…]

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Communities Forests

The Living Pharmacy Project

By Cheyenne Coxon and Genevieve Bennett

Forest Trends has been working with Yawanawa and Suruí indigenous communities since 2014 to establish “Living Pharmacies.” By building medicinal plant gardens in their villages, communities can reclaim and maintain a resource critical to their health and cultural identity. Each Living Pharmacy is a place where elders can pass their traditions on to the next[…]

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Communities Forests

COVID-19 Prevention Leaflet (Portuguese)

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Forests

Community Benefits Sharing in the Forestry Sector: Liberia’s Legislative Framework & Track Record on Sharing Land Rental Fees from Commercial Forestry 2007-2019

Liberia’s legislative framework explicitly requires that communities impacted by logging should also share in the benefits of the commercial activity. This briefing summarizes the legal requirements on benefits sharing and then analyzes Liberia’s track record implementing this framework since resumption of logging after the country’s civil war. The forthcoming National Forest Forum and subsequent efforts[…]