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timberbiz -15 hours ago

TimberLex portal describes forest laws around the world

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has launched a new online portal providing information on forest-related laws around the world in order to help promote legal forest management, timber production and trade, and contribute to efforts to make forest resource use sustainable. Source: Timberbiz The first such portal of its kind, developed with support from the Japa...

Mongabay -3 days ago

Illegal deforestation intensifies along Brazilian highway as agribusiness hopes swell

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — In a far-flung slice of the Brazilian Amazon, a potholed highway cuts hundreds of miles through the heart of the rainforest. In its most rudimentary stretch, it is flanked on both sides by lush forests. But the emerald canopy surrounding the road is disappearing, giving way to cattle pastures at […]...

Mongabay -4 days ago

Lessons from the 2021 Amazon flood (commentary)

Record floods are battering the western and central Amazon, inundating Manaus and other communities and wrecking crops. To prevent future extreme weather events, deforestation and carbon emissions must be controlled....

CBD -4 days ago

5 reasons why tropical forest protection should be central to corporate climate strategies

There is no solution to the climate crisis without ending tropical deforestation. Over the next decade, protecting forests around the world is critical to reaching a 1.5C pathway, while also supporting sustainable development and enhancing biodiversity. Unfortunately, despite recent efforts to reduce demand for deforestation-linked commodities, deforestation increased by 12% between 2019 and 2020....

Mongabay -5 days ago

Amazon and Cerrado deforestation, warming spark record drought in urban Brazil

As central and southern Brazil, along with a third of the nation's people, face the worst drought in more than 90 years, Jair Bolsonaro wrestles with how to supply water and electricity to agribusiness and to the nation....

Mongabay -5 days ago

As soy frenzy grips Brazil, deforestation closes in on Indigenous lands

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — The thick plumes of smoke stretched for miles across this slice of Brazil’s Mato Grosso state, blanketing the dense rainforest surrounding it. Soon, they drifted across the river and into the Wawi Indigenous Territory, a black cloud settling above the thatched rooftops of the Indigenous village of Khikatxi. Just a […]...

WRI -5 days ago

Our Food Systems Need an Overhaul. Here’s How the UN Food Summit Can Help.

Our Food Systems Need an Overhaul. Here’s How the UN Food Summit Can Help. sadof.alexande… Wed, 07/21/2021 - 13:13 The world faces a growing food systems crisis. The number of people who go to sleep hungry around the world grew by over 100 million in 2020. Obesity rates are up too, having tripled since 1975. Food supply chains continue to be disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic and...

Mongabay -7 days ago

Gabon becomes first African country to get paid for protecting its forests

In 2019, Norway committed to pay $150 million to Gabon to protect its forests under the Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI). After independent verification of the country’s deforestation rates in 2016 and 2017, Gabon recently received its first $17 million payment, making it the first African country to receive a results-based payment for reducing emissions […]...

Mongabay -7 days ago

Hotter and drier: Deforestation and wildfires take a toll on the Amazon

The climate in the Amazon has been changing over the last few decades. The average temperature in the basin rose about 1º Celsius (1.8° Fahrenheit) between 1979 and 2018, with increases of up to 1.5ºC (2.7°F) in some regions. And there have been three “one-in-a-century” episodes of extreme drought in the last 15 years: in […]...

Mongabay -7 days ago

Brazil government faces heat over plan that could underreport forest fires

Amid soaring deforestation and growing criticism due to lack of transparency and persistent attempts to weaken environmental policies, the Brazilian government is now facing a new controversy regarding forest fires, as experts raise questions about the reliability of a new database on the risk of fires. Last week, the Brazilian government launched a service that […]...

The Guardian -1 week ago

The Amazon is now a net carbon producer, but there’s still time to reverse the damage | Ane Alencar and Adriane Esquivel Muelbert

Brazil’s rainforest stores a huge amount of CO2. As it’s released at record rates, we may have passed a tipping pointThe Amazon acts as a vital organ for our entire planet. The largest rainforest in the world, it provides an important function to both the Earth’s water and carbon cycles. The region, home to abundant and highly diverse species and ecosystems, houses more than 390bn trees. The...

ITTO -1 week ago

Sustainable wood offers pathway out of crisis towards green economy – Collaborative Partnership on Forests

Yokohama, 19 July 2021: The COVID-19 pandemic offers an opportunity to turn the tide on deforestation and increase the sustainable production and consumption of timber and wood products, according to panelists at a virtual event convened by the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) as part of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. The CPF event, “The role of forests...

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