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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 […]

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Agriculture Climate Forests

Illicit Harvest, Complicit Goods

The State of Illegal Deforestation for Agriculture

By Cassie Dummett, Arthur Blundell, Kerstin Canby, Michael Wolosin, and Eszter Bodnar

While subsistence agriculture and logging still contribute to deforestation, commercial-scale agricultural expansion is now recognized as by far the single largest driver of deforestation worldwide and thus also of greenhouse gas emissions from land-use change. Several initiatives have quantified how much and where deforestation is driven by commercial agriculture, and even how much of this […]

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Illicit Harvest, Complicit Goods: Executive Summary

The State of Illegal Deforestation for Agriculture

By Cassie Dummett, Arthur Blundell, Kerstin Canby, Michael Wolosin, and Eszter Bodnar
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Illicit Harvest, Complicit Goods: Case Studies Annex

The State of Illegal Deforestation for Agriculture

By Cassie Dummett, Arthur Blundell, Kerstin Canby, Michael Wolosin, and Eszter Bodnar
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Communities Water

Porque cuidarnos es lo más importante – Protejamos a nuestra comunidad de la COVID – 19

Cartilla dirigida a comunidades de la sierra

By Zarela Estabridis

Esta cartilla incorpora las recomendaciones del Ministerio de Salud del Perú, la Organización Mundial de la Salud y otras entidades locales, en torno a cómo prevenir el coronavirus en comunidades de la sierra. Explica de forma sencilla qué es el coronavirus, cómo actúa, cuales son los síntomas y cómo nos podemos proteger en la comunidad[…]

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Forests

How is the European Union Timber Regulation Impacting Industry Due Diligence and Sourcing Practices?

By Marigold Norman

The European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR) came into force in 2013 with the aim to tackle illegal logging and associated trade, by prohibiting the placement of illegally sourced timber on the European Union (EU) market. Eight years later, the European Commission is undertaking a Fitness Check of the EUTR, including a review of how the[…]

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Climate Investments

The Net Zero Transition and Offsetting of Carbon Intensity in Retail Investment Portfolios

By Rupert Edwards

The financial sector is witnessing a rapid evolution in climate metrics, driven by both regulatory pressure and consumer-driven trends toward sustainable investment, helping investors prioritize lower carbon investments. Overlooked to date has been the potential for product offerings that mobilize demand for carbon offsets from investors. This paper argues that the development of consumer-facing financial[…]

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Agriculture Climate Communities Forests

Tackling (illegal) deforestation in coffee supply chains: What impact can demand-side regulations have?

By Naomi Basik Treanor and Jade Saunders

Rising demand for commodities such as soy, beef, palm oil, cocoa, coffee, and rubber is driving tropical deforestation globally, half of which is estimated to be illegal. Governments in the UK, EU, and the USA are now aiming to develop regulatory approaches to ensure imported agricultural commodities are not being sourced from deforested lands, or at[…]