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Agriculture Forests

Child Labor Laws and Policies in Ghana

With Specific Emphasis on the Cocoa Sector

By Taylor Crabbe, Forest Trends, and Fern

This report, by Ghanaian Law Firm Taylor Crabbe, details the legislative and institutional framework for the protection of human and labor rights, and specifically child labor, in Ghana. It concludes that there is an elaborate existing legislative and institutional framework for the protection of labor and human rights in Ghana, including detailed laws and policies […]

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Forests

List of China’s MoUs Related to Forestry

As of March 2020

The following is a list of MoUs that China has established with other countries in the realm of forestry collaboration, as of March 2020. This list is by no means inclusive. The focus of the MoUs can range from illegal logging and associated trade specifically, CITES, or on forest products trade and sustainable forest management[…]

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Agriculture Investments

Commitments in-Country: Companies, Cattle, & Commitments that Count in Paraguay

By Philip Rothrock, Laura Weatherer

Over the past few decades, Paraguay has had one of the highest rates of forest loss in the world, largely due to rapid expansion of cattle ranching, especially in the western Chaco region. Here, cattle are raised to produce beef, leather, and dairy products; most of the leather and beef is exported internationally to satisfy […]

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Water

Metodologías CUBHIC: Restauración y Protección de Humedales

By Michael E. Foster, David Chen, and Mark S. Kieser

Este documento metodológico es parte de una serie de Metodologías CUBHIC, publicadas por Forest Trends en asociación con Kieser & Associates y nuestros socios implementadores del proyecto Infraestructura Natural para la Seguridad Hídrica, CONDESAN, SPDA, EcoDecisión e Imperial College London. Cada metodología permite la estimación de beneficios hídricos de intervenciones en la infraestructura natural al[…]

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Communities Forests

How has the EU enforced the common position on teak imports from Myanmar?

EU imports of Burmese timber continue despite European enforcement authorities and the European Commission concluding that such imports do not comply with the EU Timber Regulation. Imports are shifting away from countries with high enforcement effectiveness, but are still entering into the EU.

By Marigold Norman

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Forests

Federalism and the Recognition of Indigenous Rights to Land and Natural Resources in Myanmar: Case Studies from Canada, Ethiopia, and Brazil

By Gabrielle Kissinger

This report explores what indigenous and customary rights have been allowed and recognized in three countries that have federal systems of government and also have extensive indigenous communities and groups—Canada, Ethiopia and Brazil. The major focus of this brief is on Canada, as it was the focus of an indigenous exchange which occurred in October/November[…]

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Water

Brechas de Género en la Gestión del Agua y la Infraestructura Natural

Este estudio tiene como objetivo identificar las brechas de género en la gestión de la infraestructura natural y del agua, de modo que se evidencien aquellas desigualdades, las cuales deben abordarse como desafíos para las políticas y la acción de las entidades públicas en los tres niveles de gobierno y en todo el territorio en[…]

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Agriculture Investments

Commitments in-Country: Companies, Palm, & Commitments that Count in Indonesia, 2020

By Philip Rothrock and Laura Weatherer

Palm oil production is a significant driver of deforestation in Indonesia, propelled by growing domestic and international demand for palm oil-containing consumer goods, chemicals, and biofuel. For companies that produce or source palm oil in Indonesia, exposure to deforestation presents a serious risk to a company’s business and can have adverse impacts on a company’s[…]

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Agriculture Climate Forests

Commitments in Action: Corporate Tells for Financing Forest Conservation & Restoration, 2020

A COLLABORATIVE ANALYSIS BASED UPON SUPPLY CHANGE DATA

By Philip Rothrock, Laura Weatherer

The production of commodities like palm oil, soy, and cattle drives the permanent conversion of 5 million hectares each year, which has serious global consequences for the climate, biodiversity, ecosystem services, and forest communities. Companies that produce, trade, and source these commodities are increasingly aware of the forest risk associated with these business activities, and[…]

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Water

Metodologías CUBHIC: Forestación y Protección de Bosques

By Michael E. Foster, David Chen, and Mark S. Kieser

Este documento metodológico es parte de una serie de Metodologías CUBHIC, publicadas por Forest Trends en asociación con Kieser & Associates y nuestros socios implementadores del proyecto Infraestructura Natural para la Seguridad Hídrica, CONDESAN, SPDA, EcoDecisión e Imperial College London. Cada metodología permite la estimación de beneficios hídricos de intervenciones en la infraestructura natural al[…]