In 2014, the Government of Norway signed a Letter of Intent with the Government of Liberia (GoL) promising US$150 million to support sustainable development that reduces deforestation and forest degradation. As part of the agreement, the GoL is required to complete an independent investigation that examines the legality of existing logging contracts. The GoL contracted[…]
This paper presents trends in China’s forest product imports and exports during 1998–2019, by analyzing trade data from China’s General Customs Administration (GCA). It was found that over the past two decades both imports and exports of forest products have experienced huge growth, making China an important player in the global forest products market. China’s […]
This report reveals how Liberian companies are increasingly ignoring the law to convert and export logs in an altered form to the detriment of small-scale millers, national rule of law, and Liberia’s forest ecosystem. This report advocates for the Government of Liberia to implement Liberia’s Chainsaw Milling Regulation, as well as the wider reform process […]
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The Magic of Coalitions
Climate change, forest loss, the biodiversity crisis, the sustainable development imperative: none of these can be fixed through business as usual. None of these challenges will be addressed by individuals, individual institutions, nor individual countries. It will take all of us together. This is why we spend so much time investing in people and in […]
Ecosystem Marketplace is pleased to publish this 2023 report, All In On Climate: The Role of Carbon Credits in Corporate Climate Strategies, which serves as the first major update since 2016 to its landmark “Taking Stock” report series. When initially launched in 2015, the report illuminated for the first time the realities of how companies […]
Proyecto Infraestructura Natural para la Seguridad Hídrica
El Proyecto Infraestructura Natural para la Seguridad Hídrica trabaja para fortalecer la información, las herramientas y los mecanismos de implementación necesarios para escalar inversiones efectivas y equitativas en infraestructura natural para la seguridad hídrica. Esta cartilla comparte recursos clave a disposición del público, organizados en seis secciones: Estado del conocimiento sobre infraestructura natural para la[…]
Natural Infrastructure for Water Security Project
While data linking commodities to deforestation in Kenya exists, it is rarely disaggregated by specific commodity or risk of having been sourced from illegally cleared forest lands. Due to governance and enforcement challenges across both the forest and agricultural sectors in Kenya, commodities that are not traceable to their source should be considered at risk […]
Ficha resumen del Proyecto “Recuperación del servicio ecosistémico de regulación hídrica de las Microcuencas de Huatatas – Alameda, Pallcayaku, Yucaes, Pamparque y Larampata de la provincia de Huamanga, Ayacucho”.
Powers of exclusion: A case study of state-led large scale rubber development in Vietnam’s north-western regionBy Phuc To
Cash crop development has been instrumental for economic growth in many countries. However, this intervention has negatively affected many local communities. The global rubber boom in the early 2000s prompted the state-owned Vietnam Rubber Group (VRG) to scramble for land to expand their rubber plantations. This paper examines the mechanisms and processes associated with state-led […]
Two years since the coup d’état against the newly re-elected Union Government of Myanmar (UGoM), and despite a logging ban imposed by the junta and sanctions imposed by the EU, UK, US, Switzerland, and Canada, exports of forest products continue — topping more than half a billion US dollars since February 1, 2021. Sanctioned jurisdictions […]