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EII looks to ‘usher in new paradigm’ in tropical forest protection

September's ongoing Amazon fires and passage of the California Tropical Forest Standard provided the backdrop to EII’s annual staff meeting, held from Sept. 16-18 on the grounds of UC Berkeley’s Clark Kerr Campus. EII's regional teams from ...

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EII Celebrates Adoption of California’s Tropical Forest Standard

Indigenous leaders from (L to R) Mexico, Brazil and Panama attend a hearing on the Tropical Forest Standard in Sacramento, Ca. on Sept. 19, 2019. (Credit: Peter Schurmann, EII) SACRAMENTO, Ca. – Earth Innovation Institute applauds the California ...

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Earth Innovation Institute in the news

The ongoing Amazon fires brought unprecedented attention to the threats confronting the world’s largest tropical rainforest. But they also brought greater public awareness to EII’s focus on collaborative strategies that protect tropical forest ...

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EII’s Dan Nepstad Testifies Before House Hearing on U.S. Role in Amazon Protection

Earth Innovation Institute Executive Director Dan Nepstad testified this week before a hearing of the House Foreign Affairs committee on what roles the United States can play in protecting the world’s largest tropical forest. “There are ...

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Taking Aim at Misinformation in Amazon Fire Coverage

As word of the Amazon fires spread across social media and in news headlines, Forbes published an article on Aug. 26 that builds heavily on statements from EII Executive Director Daniel Nepstad. Many of those statements were taken out of context ...

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