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What to hope for every month of 2019 for tropical forests and climate change

Hope springs eternal. 2018 was an upsetting year for climate change. Hurricanes battered the Philippines and North Carolina and forest fires ravaged California. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned against warming the planet by ...

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2018: hope for tropical forests in a hot, angry world

As I look back on this turbulent, exciting, and frightening year, the main lesson I take away is this: our efforts to avoid the most dangerous impacts of climate change must bring people together and build trust in democratic institutions. The ...

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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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