Raised river houses

Blog

California just approved the Tropical Forest Standard—what happens next?

By Jonah Busch, PhD, Chief Economist, EII; and Daniel Nepstad, PhD, Executive Director and Senior Scientist, EII September 19 was an exciting day in Sacramento, as the California Air Resources Board voted to endorse the California Tropical ...

View Post

Testimony to US House of Representatives on Preserving the Amazon (full text)

On Sept. 10 I sat before a special hearing of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs titled, 'Preserving the Amazon: A Shared Moral Imperative.' Below is the full text of the testimony I provided. You can view the full ...

View Post

Scientists urge endorsement of California Tropical Forest Standard

Earth Innovation Institute is coordinating this letter from Scientists in Support of the California Tropical Forest Standard. It will be submitted to the California Air Resources Board in advance of a September 19 public meeting to consider ...

View Post

Amazon fires: What we know and what we can do

The fires now burning in Brazil’s Amazon, which have prompted international outcry, are a classic example of a “chronic emergency”. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, after casting blame for the fires on international NGO’s, acknowledged ...

View Post

In wake of new IPCC report, time for California to endorse Tropical Forest Standard

This op-ed originally appeared in CalMatters under the headline "How California can fight climate change by helping to save tropical forests." California can expect longer fire seasons, more severe droughts and heatwaves, eroding coastlines, ...

View Post