The sustainable use of land in the Amazon is crucial to achieving the objectives set on the Paris Accord and to securing food for the rest of the world. Experts based in Brazil outline ways this could be done.
The rate of natural forest loss was supposed to decrease between 2014 and 2020. Instead, we continue to lose a forest area the size of the United Kingdom per year, according to a new report released on the eve of a global climate summit in New York.
KLP, Norway’s largest pension fund with over US$80 billion in assets, said it may divest from transnational commodities companies operating in Brazil like Cargill, Bunge, and ADM if they work with producers who contribute to deforestation.
The Amazon’s trees, soils and mysterious earthworks tell the story of the millions who lived there before European arrival and suggest a way of life that can sustain large populations while still conserving biodiversity.
Catesby Holmes –
Don't blame climate change for the 39,000 forest fires now incinerating huge tracts of the Brazilian Amazon. This environmental catastrophe is human-made and highly political, writes Catesby Holmes.
Susanne Becken –
Part of an industry that produces 8 per cent of global emissions, tourism operators and destinations are oblivious to the climate risks they are buying into, writes Griffith University's Susanne Becken.
Anthony Pereira –
There are good reasons for concern about Brazil's new president, but Anthony Pereira writes about what factors can constrain the administration's ability to wreak environmental damage.
WRI's Rubaina Rangwala writes about how the institute can help residents who live in risk-prone areas who are often left out of the planning and implementation process of climate-resilient infrastructure.
As the world meets at COP24 in Poland—itself led by a populist government—people who care about achieving the Paris Agreement goal should push for new strategies to reduce emissions in countries headed by populist leaders.
Vaidehi Shah –
A Global Witness report has found that more than 200 people were killed for engaging in peaceful protest against corporate mining, logging, agribusiness and poaching activities last year. The trend is growing.
Vaidehi Shah –
Brazil and the Philippines are the most dangerous countries for activists fighting mining, agribusiness and hydroelectric companies for their rights to land, forests, and rivers, a new report by Global Witness found.
Kristie Thong –
The second-largest city in Colombia has been recognised for its transformation from a city struggling with uncontrolled urban expansion and violence to one that is now held up as a model for sustainable urban innovation.
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 ...