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Agriculture Investments

Commitments in Action: Corporate Tells for Financing Forest Conservation & Restoration, 2020

A COLLABORATIVE ANALYSIS BASED UPON SUPPLY CHANGE DATA

By Philip Rothrock, Laura Weatherer

The production of commodities like palm oil, soy, and cattle drives the permanent conversion of 5 million hectares each year, which has serious global consequences for the climate, biodiversity, ecosystem services, and forest communities. Companies that produce, trade, and source these commodities are increasingly aware of the forest risk associated with these business activities, and[…]

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Water

Metodologías CUBHIC: Forestación y Protección de Bosques

By Michael E. Foster, David Chen, and Mark S. Kieser

Este documento metodológico es parte de una serie de Metodologías CUBHIC, publicadas por Forest Trends en asociación con Kieser & Associates y nuestros socios implementadores del proyecto Infraestructura Natural para la Seguridad Hídrica, CONDESAN, SPDA, EcoDecisión e Imperial College London. Cada metodología permite la cuantificación de beneficios hídricos de intervenciones en la infraestructura natural al[…]

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Water

Metodologías CUBHIC: Restauración y Conservación de Pastizales Altoandinos

By Michael E. Foster, David Chen, and Mark S. Kieser

Este documento metodológico es parte de una serie de Metodologías CUBHIC, publicadas por Forest Trends en asociación con Kieser & Associates y nuestros socios implementadores del proyecto Infraestructura Natural para la Seguridad Hídrica, CONDESAN, SPDA, EcoDecisión e Imperial College London. Cada metodología permite la cuantificación de beneficios hídricos de intervenciones en la infraestructura natural al[…]

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Water

Metodologías CUBHIC: Zanjas de Infiltración

By Michael E. Foster, David Chen, and Mark S. Kieser

Este documento metodológico es parte de una serie de Metodologías CUBHIC, publicadas por Forest Trends en asociación con Kieser & Associates y nuestros socios implementadores del proyecto Infraestructura Natural para la Seguridad Hídrica, CONDESAN, SPDA, EcoDecisión e Imperial College London. Cada metodología permite la cuantificación de beneficios hídricos de intervenciones en la infraestructura natural al[…]

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Agriculture Biodiversity Climate Communities Forests Investments Water

Forest Trends Impact Report 2019

WHEN WE FOUNDED FOREST TRENDS TWENTY YEARS AGO, we wanted this organization to be nimble – to be able to move fast when opportunities arose. But even by our standards, the pace has been extraordinary this year. In this year’s Impact Report, we highlight the results of our programs, and important stories from the places where […]

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Communities Water

Resumen de investigación: Brechas de género en la gestión de la infraestructura natural y el agua en el Perú

By Patricia Carrillo

El presente resumen ha sido elaborado por Forest Trends en base al informe final de la consultoría “Brechas de Género en Infraestructura Natural”, encargado por Forest Trends al equipo consultor liderado por María Isabel Remy Simatovic en el marco del Proyecto Infraestructura Natural para la Seguridad Hídrica. El diagnóstico muestra desigualdades significativas en la participación[…]

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Forests

Gender and Wood-Based Value Chains in Vietnam

In Vietnam, an estimated 2-3 million women work in small, micro, or household-sized businesses, growing and processing wood products for sale in domestic markets and for export around the world. This paper draws on recent fieldwork and relevant literature to analyze the characteristics and causes of gender inequity in small and microenterprises in Vietnam’s wood[…]

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Forests

Analysis of China’s trade with the EU and VPA countries 2007-2017

By EU FLEGT Facility and Forest Trends

This paper assesses China’s forest product imports from FLEGT VPA countries and exports to the EU between 2007-2017, set within the context of China’s overall trade and market dynamics driving supply and demand for forest products. The report shows how China’s closure of its own forests from harvesting has triggered a rise in imported forest products,[…]

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Communities

Capacity Building Program on Indigenous Territorial Governance

Communities need training and resources to advocate for their rights and economic sovereignty, and to fully engage with governments, companies, and donors. Our Capacity Building Program on Indigenous Territorial Governance brings learning opportunities to communities and trains new leaders, strengthening their ability to protect biodiversity and the well-being of generations to come.

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Communities

Indigenous Economy, Territorial Economic Governance and Socio-biodiversity Value Chains

The indigenous economy has two spheres: the reciprocity economy and the market economy. The reciprocity economy is linked to traditional practices, the barter economy and collective production. These practices are independent from monetary or financial relationships. There is some friction or tension when such reciprocity economy gets in touch with the market economy. Forest Trends’[…]