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Workshop focuses on greater support for indigenous communities in tropical forest protection

The Global Committee for Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities (IP/LC) gathered last week in Oaxaca, Mexico to strategize on ways to increase collaboration among and between IP/LC groups and local governments on climate action. Topics ...

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Darrel Webber, former head of RSPO, to lead EII’s Tropical Forest Champions initiative

Darrel Webber, former CEO of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), has stepped into his new role as managing director of Global Forest Strategies at Earth Innovation Institute, where he will lead EII's Tropical Forest Champions ...

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Peru designates new conservation area in region grappling with deforestation

Peru’s government has announced the creation of a new conservation area in a region that not long ago saw some of the country’s highest rates of deforestation. The announcement came last week during a public ceremony in the Chinchao district of ...

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EII and Mato Grosso sign agreement on emission reduction strategies

Mato Grosso Governor Mauro Mendes (second from R) and EII Executive Director Dan Nepstad (R) sign a Technical Collaboration agreement on Jan. 23 in Mato Grosso's capital, Cuiabá. Earth Innovation Institute and the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso ...

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In Colombia, EII helps develop territorial plans to slow deforestation and adapt to climate change

A team of forestry, climate and land-use experts has come together in Colombia’s capital, Bogotá, to assist in developing territorial plans for municipalities with the highest rates of deforestation in the Colombian Amazon. The ...

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