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How California can help state governments and indigenous peoples in the Tropics collaborate on forests and climate

We often talk about the importance of forests for climate change mitigation—they are “the forgotten solution,” “one-third of the solution to climate change,” and even Cinderella. Yet, we can’t talk about conserving forests without ...

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Stable forests are an under-recognized solution to climate change

Quick challenge—picture a solution to climate change. What’s the first thing that comes to mind? Maybe you envisioned a solar panel, a wind turbine, or another clean energy technology. Perhaps an electric car or other zero-emissions vehicle. ...

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How can companies deliver on their 2020 “zero deforestation” pledges? (Hint: collaborate)

Hundreds of companies are rapidly approaching a 2020 deadline with important implications for both tropical forests and climate change. These companies pledged to achieve deforestation-free supplies of palm oil, soybeans, beef, timber, pulp and ...

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California should package Deforestation-Free Procurement Act (AB-572) with Tropical Forest Standard

This Wednesday the California Assembly is scheduled to begin debate on AB-572, the California Deforestation-Free Procurement Act. The bill, introduced by Assemblymember Ash Kalra and co-sponsored by Assemblymembers Richard Bloom, Eduardo Garcia, and ...

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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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