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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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“Indigenous peoples and local governments. . .like the roots of the redwood tree”

On a misty morning in August, I joined hands with 30 indigenous and community leaders, civil servants from subnational governments and civil society representatives in front of an ancient redwood tree in Northern California to say Wokhlew—meaning ...

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