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Forests

Peeling Back The Bark: Timber Tracking and Regulations Controlling the Peruvian Forest Supply Chain

By Alfredo Rodriguez Zunino

In the final quarter of 2019, the Peruvian Forest Service (SERFOR) published three new sets of “resoluciones ejecutivas” (executive resolutions) to improve tracking and controls in the forest supply chain. These enforceable directives laid out the documentation required to comply with the Peruvian Forest Law of 2011 and subsequent regulations (largely finalized in 2015). The […]

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Forests

The Japanese Clean Wood Act: Effectively Cleaning Up?

By Mari Momii and Jade Saunders

In May 2016, the Government of Japan introduced the Act on Promotion of Use and Distribution of Legally- Harvested Wood and Wood Products – also known as the Clean Wood Act (CWA). Though it is Japan’s first piece of legislation requiring companies to trade in legal timber, the CWA created no penalties for those found […]

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Guía HIRO – Herramienta de Identificación Rápida de Oportunidades para la Infraestructura Natural en la Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres

Con las crecientes amenazas del cambio climático, existe una necesidad urgente de priorizar la reducción proactiva del riesgo de desastres en lugar de reaccionar ante eventos de desastre. Los ecosistemas saludables se reconocen cada vez más como herramientas importantes para prevenir y minimizar el riesgo de desastres. El uso de infraestructura natural para la gestión[…]

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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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Water

Infografía: La Infraestructura Natural en la Prensa Peruana

Radiografía a los Diarios Peruanos de Mayor Circulación

By NIWS Perú

Los medios de comunicación son reconocidos por ser el termómetro de una sociedad, de un país. El espacio que dedican a la cobertura de un tema tan fundamental para el Perú como la seguridad hídrica, debería ser un indicador clave para alertar a la ciudadanía y gobierno sobre qué prioridad le estamos dando a un[…]

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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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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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Metodologías CUBHIC: Qochas

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 cuantificación de beneficios hídricos de intervenciones en la infraestructura natural al[…]

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Calculadora de Beneficios CUBHIC: Qochas

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