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Articles Tagged: forests
WRI launches interactive platform to support action on climate, SDGs
According to WRI’s new Climate Watch platform, climate commitments listed in countries’ NDCs are in line with 154 of the 169 targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Massive reforestation effort puts down roots in Brazilian Amazon
A new project seeks to kickstart a revival for the world’s largest rainforest by planting new trees – tens of millions of them. The project, announced in September in Brazil, aims to restore 73 million trees in the Brazilian Amazon by 2023.
Ratchet up spending to meet crucial climate goals
Climate Policy Initiative released their Global Landscape Finance 2017 report, which shows that investment is still needed in agriculture, forestry and land-use.
Climate and forest restoration in the Lower Mississippi Valley
Hardwood forests are returning to the Lower Mississippi Valley region, thanks to a range of private and public actors, and as the trees grow they will sequester of millions of tons of carbon from the atmosphere.
Australia’s indigenous communities light a fire on climate change
Indigenous groups in Australia are mitigating carbon emissions from their land by setting fire to it.
Invest in forests and indigenous people
A new report by Climate Focus found that just 2 percent of the $167 billion spent on reducing planet-warming carbon emissions since 2010 was invested in forests.
Five instances in which Peru won the battle against deforestation
The main activities that have threatened forests in these areas include illegal gold mining and the advancement of industrial agriculture.
New bond aims to unlock private investment to protect forests
For years,private investors have been urging policymakersto help them invest in protecting forests.