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Climate Water

Nature for Climate Action: Nationally Determined Contributions

Policy strategies for managing deep uncertainty with deep resilience

By Jan Cassin, Kari Davis, and John H. Matthews

Failing to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is one of the greatest risks facing the world today. However, even dramatic cuts in emissions at this stage will only begin to slow the rate of climate change. As of the middle of 2021, ever dramatic impacts of climate change are already here, and we need to […]

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Forests

Vietnam Wood Pellet Production and Export: Environmental and Social Aspects

By To Xuan Phuc, Cao Thi Cam

Burning Vietnam’s wood pellets for electricity in electricity in Japan and Korea. In 2013, Vietnam exported 170,000 tons of wood pellets, valuing US$23 million, primarily to South Korea and Japan. Only five years later, Vietnam exported3.2 million tons, valued at US$352 million. Today, Vietnam is now the second largest wood pellets producer globally (after the[…]

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Communities Investments Water

Avanzando hacia la Igualdad de Género en la Gestión del Agua

By Patricia Carrillo Montenegro, Lucas Benites Elorreaga

Los hitos que describimos a continuación son resultado de muchos esfuerzos provenientes de diversas instituciones y personas del ámbito público, privado, cooperación, sociedad civil, academia y de las mujeres involucradas con el cuidado de las fuentes de agua en sus territorios. Consideramos que cada uno de los avances es un aporte importante para la generación[…]

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Communities Water

Haciendo el Camino

Resultados del Proyecto Infraestructura Natural para la Seguridad Hídrica a setiembre del 2021

By Gena Gammie, Lucas Benítes Elorreaga, Fernando Momiy Hada

Este reporte presenta los principales resultados del Proyecto Infraestructura Natural para la Seguridad Hídrica (“el Proyecto INSH”). Los logros son compartidos con un grupo amplio de aliados, a quienes reconocemos y agradecemos profundamente por su colaboración y liderazgo a favor de un futuro sostenible. Los logros que se presentan han sido posibles a pesar de[…]

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Journey Towards Water Security

Results to date - Natural Infraestructure for Water Security Project, September 2021

By Gena Gammie, Lucas Benítes Elorreaga, Fernando Momiy Hada
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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[…]