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CIFOR -19 hours ago

Producing legal, sustainable and zero-deforestation cocoa in Cameroon won’t be easy

New regulations must be developed by Cameroonian stakeholders...

The Guardian -2 days ago

Bolsonaro government thanked Johnson for Amazon fire support

UK prime minister’s refusal to criticise Amazon fires and sharp rise in deforestation praised by Brazilian ambassador Boris Johnson was personally thanked by the Brazilian government for refusing to support European action over the Amazon fires, according to documents obtained by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.As the rainforest burned last summer – fuelled by a sharp rise in deforestat...

timberbiz -2 days ago

Indonesia may go back to illegal logging practices

A resurgence in illegal logging in Indonesia may be on the cards after the government declared that wood exports would no longer have to comply with a stringent legality check that took a decade to put in place. Sources: Timberbiz, Mongabay, Reuters Under the new regulation issued by the Ministry of Trade, Indonesian timber companies won’t have to obtain export licenses that certify the wood com...

The Guardian -5 days ago

Brazil scales back environmental enforcement amid coronavirus outbreak

Experts fear efforts to protect field agents from virus could lead to surge in deforestation Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBrazil will reduce efforts to fight environmental crimes during the coronavirus outbreak, despite concerns that reduced protection could lead to a surge in deforestation.The director of environmental protection at Ibama environmental agency said...

Mongabay -5 days ago

Ending illegal deforestation is good for our health (commentary)

When threatened, the pangolin — also known as the scaly anteater — curls up into a ball, hiding its head and face under its tail. While helpful in the short term, this posture prevents the pangolin from seeing what else can be done. There are four pangolin species found in Asia and two in Sub-Saharan […]...

CBD -6 days ago

COVID-19 crisis tells world what Indigenous Peoples have been saying for thousands of years

COVID-19 and other health endemics are directly connected to climate change and deforestation, according to Indigenous leaders from around the world who gathered on March 13, in New York City, for a panel on Indigenous rights, deforestation and related health endemics....

CBD -6 days ago

To Meet Paris Agreement Targets, India Should Pay More Attention to Soil

The nationally determined contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement typically include afforestation and reduced deforestation as additional carbon sinks. The first Biennial Transparency Reports for NDCs submitted in 2015 are due in 2022 for developed countries to 2024 for developing countries. But debates continue about the feasibility of both temperature-based and carbon-based climate change ta...

GFW -7 days ago

Commodity Driven Tree Cover Loss in Congo May Be 10 Times Higher Than Previous Estimates

By Liz Goldman and Guiseppe Molinario When forest degradation and destruction meet local communities who are simply feeding themselves or making their livelihoods, the case for forest preservation gets complicated. In Sub-Saharan Africa, particularly the Congo Basin, this pattern of clearing and regrowth for subsistence — dubbed shifting cultivation — is thought to have driven […] The po...

Mongabay -7 days ago

Palm oil giant Olam under scrutiny again over Gabon plantations

The World Rainforest Movement (WRM) has accused Singapore-based agribusiness company Olam of making meaningless “zero deforestation” pledges about a major oil palm development in Gabon and neglecting the rights of local communities. In a report published last month, WRM also says Olam is failing to fulfill commitments made to villagers in the central-southern province of […]...

CBD -7 days ago

Emergence from emergency: The case for a holistic economic recovery plan

Climate change, biodiversity loss and deforestation are contributing drivers behind pandemics. Like COVID-19, these cross-cutting challenges do not observe national borders and can be managed only through collective action, write Sandrine Dixson-Declève and Johan Rockström....

INBAR -1 week ago

Celebrating forest biodiversity

Deforestation, forest degradation and climate change are threatening the incredible diversity of life in forests. Bamboo and rattan can provide a solution. 21 March 2020 – Bamboo and rattan are common to tropical and subtropical forests around the world. Although they are not trees—bamboo is a grass, and rattan a climbing palm—these plants play a […] The post Celebrating forest biodive...

EEPN -2 weeks ago

Global Finance Sector Failing to Apply Conservation Criteria to Pulp and Paper Funding

*** The Environmental Paper Network and our 156 member organisations want to acknowledge the extraordinary circumstances of this moment, given the terrible impacts of COVID-19 for people around the world. The urgent need to respond to the pandemic and its impacts is rightly taking priority. However, climate change and deforestation remain existential threats, they make […]...

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