Meeting for the first time since the Paris summit, Brazil, South Africa, India and China said they would sign the Paris agreement, but would oppose a proposed aviation tax, an issue postponed at the climate meet last December.
The Palm Oil Innovation Group - a collective of companies and organisations which advocate for stronger industry standards on sustainable palm oil - has unveiled a new set of criteria to verify that the commodity is truly deforestation-free.
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In addition to income levels, the definition of poverty must also be expanded to include social and environmental dimensons, says Aspen New Voices Fellow and strategy adviser for Fundacion Paraguaya Julia Corvalan.
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CIFOR scientists Anne Larson and Ashwin Ravikumar unravel the complex web of legal arrangements in tropical forest countries to reveal some of the forces shaping land use change.
The murder of Honduran indigenous activist Berta Cáceres underscores the need for governments to do more to protect environmental defenders and stop harassment and intimidation, says World Resources Institute's Access Initiative project director Carole Excell.
The Zika epidemic has revealed, with particular poignancy, another dire threat to public health: the denial of women’s reproductive rights says Francoise Girard, president of the International Women’s Health Coalition.
This study report under the coordination of Conservation International (CI-Brazil), recommends that companies should understand and incorporate into their decision making process, the economic value of biodiversity and ecosystems services ...
Brazil's financial sector is dependent on natural capital to support economic growth and ensure future returns for investors. Nature's assets are abundant in Brazil, from its farmland, forests and energy ...