How the EUDR can support Brazil’s path to zero deforestation
Forest Trends
by André Lima
2d ago
Beto Borges, Director of our Communities and Territorial Governance Initiative, speaks with André Lima, Brazil’s Secretary for Controlling Deforestation and Controlling Territorial Ordinance within Brazil’s Ministry of Environment. Together, they discuss Brazil’s efforts to reduce deforestation and how they intersect with the EU’s Deforestation Regulation coming into play at the end of this year. This conversation has been edited and condensed from its original version. Beto Borges: I appreciate you taking the time for this conversation, André. Reducing deforestation is top-of-mind for countri ..read more
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How can we make our water infrastructure more climate resilient? Reflections from the 10th World Water Forum
Forest Trends
by Gena Gammie
3d ago
We aren’t living in our grandparents’ climate. Between 2020 and 2022, total economic losses from droughts in those few years equaled almost two-thirds of total losses from the previous 20 years.[1] We can’t escape the headlines that we’ve broken another record for the hottest month in history. More and more intense floods are disrupting basic water services and contaminating waterways across the world, from the coasts of Peru to the mountains and deserts of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Despite these momentous changes, in a lot of places we’re still trying to tackle today’s water challenges w ..read more
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Como o financiamento climático pode funcionar para comunidades com florestas em pé
Forest Trends
by Verena Manolis
2w ago
Os esforços globais para conter as mudanças climáticas dependem do fim do desmatamento que é ilegal ou, ainda que legal, que é realizado de maneira insustentável. O desmatamento de florestas tropicais e outras conversões de terra são responsáveis por cerca de 20% de todas as emissões globais. A proteção das florestas de todo o mundo não apenas evita tais emissões, como também protege a biodiversidade, oferece moradia e meios de subsistência para as comunidades tradicionais e pode absorver tanto dióxido de carbono por ano quanto o equivalente a três anos de emissões de carbono dos EUA. O mercad ..read more
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How climate finance can work for communities with standing forests
Forest Trends
by Verena Manolis
3w ago
Global efforts to curb climate change rely on putting a stop to deforestation that is illegal or unsustainable. Tropical deforestation and other land conversion account for about 20 percent of global emissions. Protecting the world’s forests prevents these emissions, safeguards biodiversity, provides homes and livelihoods for traditional communities, and can absorb as much carbon dioxide per year as three years’ worth of US carbon emissions. The voluntary carbon market (VCM) has emerged as an important tool for financing forest conservation and restoration. According to Ecosystem Marketplace’s ..read more
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How mountain communities, the park service, and a water utility are using nature to tackle water scarcity in Peru
Forest Trends
by Verena Manolis
4M ago
At nearly 14,000 feet above sea level in the mountains of southern Peru, people in the San Juan de Tarucani district in the Arequipa region are facing a water crisis. Wetlands and lagoons in the area are usually replenished during the rainy season (December through March), but in the face of lower rainfall associated with climate change, these critical water sources are drying up. And this doesn’t only affect people in San Juan de Tarucani; the community is near the head of the Chili River, which supplies drinking water to the over one million inhabitants of the city of Arequipa. San Juan de T ..read more
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USAID and Canada expand their commitment to nature-based solutions for climate resilience and water security in Peru in collaboration with Forest Trends
Forest Trends
by The Forest Trends Team
6M ago
January 16, 2024 / The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Government of Canada are pleased to announce a major new commitment to scaling up gender-sensitive investments in natural infrastructure to strengthen water security and climate resilience in Peru.  The Natural Infrastructure for Water Security (NIWS) project, a unique collaboration implemented by a coalition led by Forest Trends and funded by USAID and Canada, has been extended until December 2027. The total expected investment by USAID and Canada in the project is now approximately USD $52.1 millio ..read more
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USAID y Canadá amplían su compromiso con las Soluciones Basadas en la Naturaleza para la resiliencia climática y la seguridad hídrica en Perú, en colaboración con Forest Trends
Forest Trends
by The Forest Trends Team
6M ago
16 de enero de 2024 / La Agencia de los Estados Unidos para el Desarrollo Internacional (USAID) y el Gobierno de Canadá se complacen en anunciar un nuevo e importante compromiso para aumentar las inversiones sensibles al género en infraestructura natural para fortalecer la seguridad hídrica y la resiliencia climática en el Perú. El proyecto Infraestructura Natural para la Seguridad Hídrica, una colaboración única implementada por una coalición liderada por Forest Trends y financiada por USAID y Canadá, se extendió hasta diciembre de 2027. La inversión total esperada por USAID y Canadá en el pr ..read more
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USAID and Canada expand their commitment to nature-based solutions for climate resilience and water security in Peru in collaboration with Forest Trends
Forest Trends
by The Forest Trends Team
6M ago
January 16, 2024 / The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Government of Canada are pleased to announce a major new commitment to scaling up gender-sensitive investments in natural infrastructure to strengthen water security and climate resilience in Peru.  The Natural Infrastructure for Water Security (NIWS) project, a unique collaboration implemented by a coalition led by Forest Trends and funded by USAID and Canada, has been extended until December 2027. The total expected investment by USAID and Canada in the project is now approximately USD $52.1 millio ..read more
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USAID y Canadá amplían su compromiso con las Soluciones Basadas en la Naturaleza para la resiliencia climática y la seguridad hídrica en Perú, en colaboración con Forest Trends
Forest Trends
by The Forest Trends Team
6M ago
16 de enero de 2024 / La Agencia de los Estados Unidos para el Desarrollo Internacional (USAID) y el Gobierno de Canadá se complacen en anunciar un nuevo e importante compromiso para aumentar las inversiones sensibles al género en infraestructura natural para fortalecer la seguridad hídrica y la resiliencia climática en el Perú. El proyecto Infraestructura Natural para la Seguridad Hídrica, una colaboración única implementada por una coalición liderada por Forest Trends y financiada por USAID y Canadá, se extendió hasta diciembre de 2027. La inversión total esperada por USAID y Canadá en el pr ..read more
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Progress on bipartisan policy to tackle global deforestation: The FOREST Act has been reintroduced to the US Senate and House of Representatives
Forest Trends
by Kerstin Canby
7M ago
On Thursday, November 30, Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Mike Braun (R-IN) introduced the FOREST Act to the United States (US) Senate. It was also introduced in the House of Representatives, with Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Brain Fitzpatrick (R-PA) as original co-sponsors, making this a bicameral, bipartisan introduction. First introduced in October 2021, the Fostering Overseas Rule of Law and Environmentally Sound Trade (FOREST) Act would make it illegal for companies to import products of illegal deforestation, as defined by countries’ rules and regulations. Deforestation is ..read more
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