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Tropical forest conservation in the Bolsonaro era

By Daniel Nepstad, PhD, Executive Director & Senior Scientist, and João Shimada, Research Associate Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s President-elect, represents a globally significant threat to the world’s biggest tropical forest conservation ...

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California’s Opportunity to Set the Standard for Tropical Forest Credits

An exciting milestone in the effort to slow and eventually reverse tropical deforestation may happen in two weeks when the California Air Resources Board decides whether to endorse a California Tropical Forest Standard. Approving the Standard would ...

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Five Questions for Earth Innovation Institute’s New Chief Economist

What’s your reaction to the recent IPCC report? (the new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius) OK, I sat down with the @IPCC_CH’s 1.5 C report this morning. It’s every ...

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New research on unlocking tropical forests as a climate change solution

Summary: A global assessment of 39 jurisdictions encompassing 28% of the world’s tropical forests and other new studies by EII and partners point to important opportunities to sharpen efforts to unlock tropical forests as a major climate ...

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Ending Tropical Deforestation: The First Missing Piece

Never in history have there been more human and financial resources devoted to the protection of tropical forests. In Brazil and Indonesia, we are making progress in reducing the deforestation directly associated with soybean and oil palm ...

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