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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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Brazil’s Court Decision Good for Forests

The Brazilian Forest Code is one of the most ambitious, controversial and complex conservation laws in the world. This complexity must be understood to interpret the recent Brazil Supreme Court decision to uphold the changes to the Law that were ...

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Earth Innovators Give Me Hope

One of the things I love most about my job is meeting smart, courageous people who are blazing the trail to sustainable development through innovative ideas and actions. We depend upon the generous support of our friends and donors. ...

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Hope in Bonn: tropical forests and governors

The meeting you see in this photograph is not a United Nations event. The people who are seated around the table in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, Indonesia represent the 38 members of the Governors’ Climate and Forests Task Force (GCF)—states ...

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