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Climate Communities Forests

Nós, Paiter Suruí: Nossa Terra e As Mudanças Do Clima

We, the Paiter Surui: Our Land and Climate Change

Developed from the materials produced in the workshops for the training of Cultural Mediators in the Corridor Etnoambiental Tupi Mondé on the subject of Climate Change and Territorial Management, this booklet was created to support the work of teachers in indigenous schools in the Paiter Suruí community and help children understand the dynamics surrounding climate […]

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Climate Communities Forests

Nós, Cinta Larga: Nossa Terra e As Mudanças do Clima

We, the Cinta Larga: Our Earth and Climate Change

Developed from the materials produced in the workshops for the training of Cultural Mediators in the Ethno-environmental Corridor Tupi Mondé, on Climate Change and Territorial Management, this booklet was created to support the work of teachers in the indigenous schools of the Cinta Larga people and to help children understand the dynamics that surround climate […]

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Climate Communities Forests

Programa de Formação de Mediadores Culturais em Mudanças Climáticas e Gestão Territorial Povo Yawanawá

Cultural Mediators program in Climate Change and Territorial Management of the Yawanawa People

This document is the product of the Cultural Mediators program’s first workshop on Climate Change and Territorial Management. Its contents, texts, translations and most of the illustrations were made by its participants.  The community decided that this material should be used for the schools of the Yawanawá people.

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Climate Communities Forests

Programa de Formação de Mediadores Culturais em Mudanças Climáticas e Gestão Territorial Povo Noke Koi

Cultural Mediators Training Program in Climate Change and Territorial Management of the Noke Koi People

This document is the product of the program’s first workshop of Cultural Mediators in Climate Change and Territorial Management. Its content was made by the Noke Koi people and teachers.

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Forests Investments

Myanmar Must Clarify the Legal Framework for Its State-Owned Economic Enterprises

By Forest Trends

State-owned Economic Enterprises (SEEs) dominate Myanmar’s economy. They are reportedly responsible for 7% of GDP, and generate at least one-fifth of government revenue from extractive sectors alone. Yet, they operate “simultaneously within a sparse legal framework and a vast bureaucracy …lack[ing] supervision,” and the institutions meant to provide oversight “are largely unable to provide substantive accountability.”  […]

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Forests

Towards Timber Import Provisions In Thailand

By Marigold Norman & Jade Saunders

As Thailand positions itself an export-focused manufacturer, maintaining access to markets will increasingly require efforts to verify that all timber in its products (both imported and domestically produced) is legal. Regulations to tackle the trade in illegal wood have now been operational across the European Union (through the EU Timber Regulation or EUTR), in the[…]

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Agriculture

Targeting Zero Deforestation

Company Progress on Commitments That Count, 2019

By Philip Rothrock and Laura Weatherer

A Collaborative Analysis between Forest Trends and Ceres, Based on Supply Change Data It’s been nearly a decade since the Board of the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), an industry association comprised of roughly 400 companies, passed a resolution to achieve Zero Net Deforestation in the “big four” commodity supply chains responsible for the bulk of […]

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Investments

Harnessing Private Investor ‘Willingness-to-Pay’ for Climate Change Mitigation

A Mechanism to Co-fund Public Commitments to Achieve the Goals of the Paris Agreement

By Rupert Edwards

Private investors currently have little opportunity to deploy investment capital on concessionary terms for climate impact. This paper proposes that a significant percentage of social responsible investment (SRI), impact, and many mainstream investors would be willing to pay a modest donation on the nominal value of their investment portfolios in order to support climate change[…]

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Agriculture Forests

Tackling Deforestation and the Trade in Forest Risk Commodities: Consumer-Country Measures and the ‘Legality Approach’

By Duncan Brack

The world continues to lose forests at an unsustainable rate. Deforestation contributes to climate change, degrades local environments, destroys habitats and biodiversity, and impoverishes forest communities and indigenous peoples. A significant proportion of this forest clearance has been illegal. This brief proposes a “legality approach” – an attempt to reduce the level of illegal behavior […]

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Agriculture Investments Water

Evaluating Potential for Water Transfer Markets in the US Southeast

By Genevieve Bennett, Johnwilliam Carroll, Melissa Gallant, and Kelley Hamrick

Every few years, the Southeast US experiences a major drought – the most recent occurring in 2016, when soil moisture reached the 2nd lowest ever recorded between October to November.1 During these times, the increased frequency of above-normal temperatures and below-normal rainfall during the growing season can result in major agricultural impacts, including: row-crop losses[…]