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More Evidence Companies Wont Meet 2020 Deforestation Targets

03/21/2019Hundreds of companies have pledged to purge deforestation from their supply chains, but research by Climate Focus, TFA 2020, and the Forest Trends Supply Change initiative have long indicated …Read More…

03/18/2019Although it doesn’t use the word “markets”, Article 6 of the Paris Climate Agreement authorizes international carbon trading by making it clear that countries can transfer carbon offsets …Read More…

03/18/2019The Green New Deal Resolution has been alternately vilified, glorified, and dismissed since freshman CongresswomanAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez and veteran Senator Ed Markey unveiled it last month. …Read More…

03/08/2019The Paris Climate Agreement covers greenhouse-gas emissions from countries, but emissions from flights between countries are a different matter. Theyre covered under the notoriously opaque …Read More…

03/08/2019When Jair Bolsonaro defanged Brazil’s federal environmental regulatory apparatus, hope fell to international commodity buyers and individual Brazilian states. Although neither can substitute for …Read More…

03/07/2019After Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro withdrew his offer to host the 25th year-end climate conference, Costa Rica and Chile agreed to split the responsibilities. Now we have an official date …Read More…

01/25/2019Over a dozen people have joined the race to become the Democratic nominee for President of the United States, and all of them in contrast with their sole Republican counterpart acknowledge …Read More…

03/04/2019Run out of water? Is it possible for a source of water to just dry up, or for water supplies for a city to be affected in quantity or quality to the point of being unusable for human consumption? …Read More…

03/01/2019Human civilization depends on Earths rapidly-deteriorating ecosystems, which cleanse our water, purify our air, and regulate our climate. Today, the United Nations General Assembly launched a …Read More…

03/01/2019For decades, the federal government has protected wetlands and tributaries that flow into rivers, streams, and lakes of the United States. Now President Donald Trump and EPA Administrator Andrew …Read More…

04/12/2013 12 April 2013 | Christian Schadendorf says he was taken aback when he read An Audit of Carbon-Neutral Government, the provincial Auditor Generals (AG) much-ballyhooed take-down of …Read More…

02/28/2019Aviation is one of the fastest-growing sources of greenhouse gas emissions, and will triple by 2050 if current trends continue. Flights between countries, however, aren’t covered by the Paris …Read More…

02/28/2019The Paris Agreement confounds those looking for a top-down, one-size-fits all global solution. That’s because it’s a framework within which workable solutions can emerge, and a recent analysis …Read More…

08/03/2018This story originally appeared on the EDF Blog Economic development while also conserving forests is not easy. Building infrastructure and increasing production often entails forest degradation …Read More…

02/25/2019The forests, farms, and fields of the United States mop up a staggering 15 percent of the country’s industrial greenhouse-gas emissions, but this capacity will plunge as the climate changes. …Read More…

02/20/2019Mitigation banking is built on the premise of “no net loss”, which means people who damage nature must fix what they break, usually with the aim of improving more degraded nature than they …Read More…

02/12/2019For four tumultuous years, Yvo de Boer was the public face of global climate talks, but since 2010 hes been working quietly on low-profile projects that he hopes will have a high impact on …Read More…

02/08/2019The Green New Deal has high ambitions and high costs, but the mechanisms for covering those costs already exist, and they pale in comparison to the cost of doing nothing. Here’s how the …Read More…

02/07/2019The emerging “Green New Deal” seems to offer something for everyone except climate-science deniers. Criticized by some for being short on details, the proposal actually seems designed to propel …Read More…

02/06/2019The US House of Representatives is holding its first hearings on climate change in over a decade this morning. Here’s how you can watch them remotely.

01/31/2019Ten years ago, US environmental regulators, drawing on a decade of research, endorsed the practice of mitigation banking as a way to support healthy rivers, streams, and wetlands while enabling …Read More…

01/29/2019For centuries, farmers have worked to make their fields more productive, usually by relying on trusted rhythms that only occasionally got out of whack. Global warming changes that, with …Read More…

01/28/2019The Oregon state legislature is considering a cap and invest bill that promises to place a firm limit on the states greenhouse gasses while ensuring continued investments in resilient …Read More…

01/24/2019Agriculture, deforestation, and forest fires generate up to 40 percent of all man-made greenhouse gasses, but farmers are only now beginning to play a role in global talks through a process known …Read More…

01/19/2019It’s been almost a decade since global companies pledged to slow climate change by purging deforestation from their supply chains, and those pledges have led to unprecedented transparency and …Read More…

01/18/2019UN Secretary-General Antnio Guterres and UN General Assembly President Mara Fernanda Espinosa Garchas have both called for dramatically accelerating efforts to slow climate change and achieve …Read More…

01/09/2019The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says we need carbon sinks if we’re to meet the climate challenge, and farmers have the ability to turn forests, fields, and farms into just …Read More…

01/03/2019Natural climate solutions can get us 37 percent of the way to meeting the Paris Agreement’s 2-degree target, and farmers are key to implementing those solutions, writes California farmer A. G. …Read More…

12/21/2018The Paiter-Suru indigenous people of the Brazilian Amazon have long used modern tools to support their traditional way of life, and the cultivation of babassu nuts is part of that tradition. To …Read More…

12/19/2018Based on our teams reports from Katowice, our take at Forest Trends is that negotiators have signed off on a promising, but incomplete, set of rules for implementing the Paris Agreement, which …Read More…

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