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Climate Investments

State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets 2021

Installment 1: Market in Motion

By Stephen Donofrio, Patrick Maguire, Kim Myers, Christopher Daley, and Katherine Lin

This first installment of EM’s flagship State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets (SOVCM) 2021 report offers insights into key trends and developments related to international voluntary carbon credits (also referred to as carbon offsets), based upon aggregated and anonymized EM Global Carbon Survey Respondent-reported data and interviews.

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Forests

Vietnam’s Production and Export of Wood Pellets: Status and Some Concerns

By To Xuan Phuc

This Brief provides some initial information on Vietnam’s production and export of wood pellets. Data on export volumes and value come from the General Department of Vietnam Customs, and then are compiled by a joint research team from Forest Trends and several Vietnamese timber associations. Data on supply and production enterprises were gathered from two[…]

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Forests

Vietnamese Imports of High-Risk Timber: Current Status and Control Mechanisms

By To Xuan Phuc

This Brief provides information on Vietnam’s imports of logs and sawnwood in 2020. It summarizes Vietnam’s policies for controlling the import of logs and sawnwood from high-risk countries of origin, and analyzes Vietnam’s timber trade dynamics within the context of a legality framework.

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Agriculture

Trends in the Implementation of Ethical Supply Chains: A 2020 Snapshot of the Cocoa Sector

By Philip Rothrock, Laura Weatherer, Kate Ellis, Leah Samberg, Stephen Donofrio, Ciro Calderon

Over the past few decades, cocoa production has emerged as a driver of land use change, particularly in West Africa. In addition to its significant contributions to deforestation, cocoa production has also faced intense public scrutiny due to human rights violations, especially the use of child labor. In Trends in the Implementation of Ethical Supply[…]

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Agriculture Forests

Briefing Notes on State-of-Play of Demand-side Measures: Oslo Tropical Forest Forum

How can demand-side measures enhance inclusive governance of deforestation-free supply chains?

By Michael Wolosin

In partnership with Amsterdam Declarations Partnership and Trase, the Oslo Tropical Forest Forum is hosting an open interactive multi-stakeholder dialogue on the 29th of June 2021 to discuss the opportunities and challenges of deforestation-free demand-side measures to foster inclusive approaches for supply chain governance. The dialogue will include expert presentations on the state of play […]

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Investments Water

Lineamientos para la identificación de las inversiones de Ampliación Marginal, Reposición y Rehabilitación (IOARR) que se enmarcan como inversiones en la tipología de Ecosistemas

By Ministerio del Ambiente

En los “Lineamientos para la identificación y registro de las inversiones de optimización, ampliación marginal, reposición y rehabilitación (IOARR)” aprobado mediante Resolución Directoral N° 004-2019-EF/63.01 en el marco de la normatividad vigente del SNPMGI, se establecen orientaciones a los órganos del Invierte.pe para que las intervenciones de estas inversiones sean puntuales, selectivas, y específicas sobre[…]

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Climate Forests

A Green Growth Spurt

State of Forest Carbon Finance 2021

By Patrick Maguire, Stephen Donofrio, William Merry, Kim Myers, Laura Weatherer, Jordan Wildish, and Steve Zwick

It’s been 30 years since Applied Energy Services teamed up with the World Resources Institute and the humanitarian aid organization CARE to pilot the first known use of carbon finance to slow climate change by saving forests. That project, dubbed “Mi Bosque” (“My Forest”), reversed deforestation by helping Guatemalan farmers implement agroforestry practices that increased […]

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Investments Water

Infografía – Infraestructura natural para la Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres

Las soluciones de infraestructura natural complementan las de infraestructura gris para reducir los riesgos y peligros desencadenados por lluvias intensas o de larga duración: erosión hídrica, movimientos en masa e inundaciones. Figuras adaptadas del metaanálisis: Infraestructura natural para la gestión de riesgos de erosión e inundaciones en los Andes: ¿Qué sabemos?

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Investments Water

Infraestructura natural para la gestión de riesgos de erosión e inundaciones en los Andes: ¿Qué sabemos?

By Armando Molina, Veerle Vanacker, Miluska Rosas Barturen , Vivien Bonnesoeur, Francisco Román, Boris F. Ochoa-Tocachi, Wouter Buytaert

Para poder evaluar el estado del conocimiento respecto al impacto de las intervenciones sobre la infraestructura natural en la erosión hídrica, los movimientos en masa de origen hídrico y las inundaciones en la región andina, se realizó una revisión sistemática de la literatura científica que incluye más de 137 estudios de casos locales. En esta[…]

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Forests

The United Kingdom Timber Regulation: Changing the Market to Protect Forests?

By Marigold Norman and Jade Saunders

The European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR) came into force in 2013 to tackle illegal logging and drive demand for legally harvested timber products, by prohibiting the placement of illegally sourced timber on the European Union (EU) market. In the United Kingdom (UK), the EUTR came into force through the UK Timber and Timber Products (Placing […]