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Agriculture Forests

Short Methodology: Illicit Harvest, Complicit Goods: The State of Illegal Deforestation for Agriculture

Illicit Harvest, Complicit Goods: The State of Illegal Deforestation for Agriculture estimates the scale of illegal conversion of tropical forests for commercial agriculture and associated exports of key commodities between 2013 and 2019. A detailed description of methodological approach and data will be available in the Appendices of the full report May 2021.

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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[…]

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Forests

Illegal logging and associated trade in Myanmar: Impacts of government measures to address illegal logging

Since 2000, the forests of Myanmar – some of the last remaining old growth forests in Southeast Asia – have been cleared at an ever-increasing rate. Between 1990 and 2020, 27% of the country’s forests was lost, with one-third of deforestation directly due to logging. At the same time, the economic importance of forest products[…]

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Water

Impactos de andenes y terrazas en el agua y los suelos: ¿Qué sabemos?

By Bram Willems, Walter-Martín Leyva-Molina, Rossi Taboada-Hermoza, Vivien Bonnesoeur, Francisco Román, Boris F. Ochoa-Tocachi, Wouter Buytaert, Douglas Walsh

El presente estudio sistematiza los hallazgos que se reportan en la literatura científica acerca de los impactos de las terrazas como prácticas ancestrales y comunitarias de conservación de agua y suelos sobre los servicios ecosistémicos hidrológicos, con un enfoque particular en el Perú. La revisión estuvo centrada en artículos científicos que presentan y discuten resultados[…]

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Resumen de investigación – Impactos de andenes y terrazas en el agua y los suelos: ¿Qué sabemos?

By Bram Willems, Walter-Martín Leyva-Molina, Rossi Taboada-Hermoza, Vivien Bonnesoeur, Francisco Román, Boris F. Ochoa-Tocachi, Wouter Buytaert y Douglas Walsh
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Climate

State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets 2020: The Only Constant is Change

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

Building upon the first installment of the State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets 2020, this second installment presents additional Ecosystem Marketplace data and analysis in light of recent recommendations from the Institute of International Finance’s Taskforce on Scaling Voluntary Carbon Markets to provide insights into: How voluntary carbon offset market participants price both core carbon […]

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Water

Infografía Bofedales

Ecosistemas milenarios que aseguran el agua

Esta infografía presenta el funcionamiento del tipo de bofedal formador de turba (suelo orgánico), también conocido como turbera. Este ecosistema se caracteriza por la riqueza de materia orgánica de sus suelos, y aunque solo cubren el 3% de la superficie terrestre del planeta, almacenan el 30 % de todo el carbono que se encuentra actualmente[…]