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Biodiversity Forests

LEGAL ACQUISITION FINDINGS: A Handbook by Forest Trends and Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)

Verifying legal acquisition is one of the key requirements for the issuance of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) export permit. However, the Convention leaves the decision on how to determine whether the specimen was acquired legally to the Parties. It is therefore key that guidelines for[…]

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Agriculture Biodiversity Communities Forests Investments

Dos Territórios Indígenas aos Mercados

Agora é hora de focar a atenção do mercado e dos consumidores em produtos que sustentem as florestas e suas comunidades, com estratégias locais que tenham impacto global, criando benefícios diretos e mensuráveis para as comunidades da floresta e um clima seguro para todos nós. É urgente a criação de políticas, mercados, infraestrutura e conexões […]

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Cadeia de Valor da Castanha-do-Brasil

Dos Territórios Indígenas aos Mercados

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Cadeia de Valor do Artesanato

Dos Territórios Indígenas aos Mercados

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Cadeia de Valor do Cacau

Dos Territórios Indígenas aos Mercados

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Cadeia de Valor do Açaí

Dos Territórios Indígenas aos Mercados

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Agriculture Biodiversity Climate Communities Forests Investments Water

Forest Trends Impact Report 2021

We are a conservation organization. But as you turn the pages of this Impact Report, you’ll find not untouched natural landscapes, but people — the faces of the people we work with every day. “Conservation,” in the sense of putting up a fence around a pristine area, is a 20th-century idea. That approach may still […]

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Investments Water

Abriendo el caño: estado del financiamiento en la infraestructura natural para la seguridad hídrica en el Perú, 2021

By Gena Gammie, Lucas Benites Elorreaga

El presente estudio revela que cada vez más autoridades del Estado y gestores del agua en el Perú reconocen el rol indispensable que juega la infraestructura natural y las técnicas ancestrales en la gestión de los riesgos hídricos. Como veremos, el financiamiento en intervenciones que mantienen, recuperan y mejoran la infraestructura natural para la seguridad[…]

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Forests

Bolivian Exports of Wooden Flooring: What Do We Know About the Risks of Illegal Logging and Trade?

By Marigold Norman and Alfredo Rodriguez Zunino

South America’s wood products industry is known for its production of flooring, molding, and strip products made from high value species such as cumaru (Dipteryx spp.), ipê (Handroanthus spp.; Tabebuia spp.), and many other lesser-known species. In 2019, South American companies exported more than US$946 million of flooring products – accounting for 20 percent of[…]

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Climate Water

Nature for Climate Action: Nationally Determined Contributions

Policy strategies for managing deep uncertainty with deep resilience

By Jan Cassin, Kari Davis, and John H. Matthews

Failing to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is one of the greatest risks facing the world today. However, even dramatic cuts in emissions at this stage will only begin to slow the rate of climate change. As of the middle of 2021, ever dramatic impacts of climate change are already here, and we need to […]

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Forests

Vietnam Wood Pellet Production and Export: Environmental and Social Aspects

By To Xuan Phuc, Cao Thi Cam

In 2013, Vietnam exported 170,000 tons of wood pellets, valuing US$23 million, primarily to South Korea and Japan. Only five years later, Vietnam exported 3.2 million tons, valued at US$352 million. Today, Vietnam is the second largest wood pellets producer globally (after the United States). While Vietnam’s future wood pellets export prospects look promising, legality[…]

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Communities Investments Water

Avanzando hacia la Igualdad de Género en la Gestión del Agua

By Patricia Carrillo Montenegro, Lucas Benites Elorreaga

Los hitos que describimos a continuación son resultado de muchos esfuerzos provenientes de diversas instituciones y personas del ámbito público, privado, cooperación, sociedad civil, academia y de las mujeres involucradas con el cuidado de las fuentes de agua en sus territorios. Consideramos que cada uno de los avances es un aporte importante para la generación[…]

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Communities Water

Haciendo el Camino

Resultados del Proyecto Infraestructura Natural para la Seguridad Hídrica a setiembre del 2021

By Gena Gammie, Lucas Benítes Elorreaga, Fernando Momiy Hada

Este reporte presenta los principales resultados del Proyecto Infraestructura Natural para la Seguridad Hídrica (“el Proyecto INSH”). Los logros son compartidos con un grupo amplio de aliados, a quienes reconocemos y agradecemos profundamente por su colaboración y liderazgo a favor de un futuro sostenible. Los logros que se presentan han sido posibles a pesar de[…]

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Journey Towards Water Security

Results to date - Natural Infraestructure for Water Security Project, September 2021

By Gena Gammie, Lucas Benítes Elorreaga, Fernando Momiy Hada
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Climate Investments

State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets 2021

Installment 1: Market in Motion

By Stephen Donofrio, Patrick Maguire, Kim Myers, Christopher Daley, and Katherine Lin

This first installment of EM’s flagship State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets (SOVCM) 2021 report offers insights into key trends and developments related to international voluntary carbon credits (also referred to as carbon offsets), based upon aggregated and anonymized EM Global Carbon Survey Respondent-reported data and interviews.