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183 words • advanced • 2 years, 9 months ago
business
"A new report on what are the leading causes of deforestation and forest degradation across Africa, Latin America, and Asia finds that agriculture, both commercial and local/subsistence, is responsible for 80% of tropical deforestation. Mongabay sums..."
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167 words • advanced • 3 years ago
agriculture
"Sweden signs sustainable agriculture and forestry initiatives Tweet    Thursday December 3, 2015 | 35 minutes ago Forests and agriculture were in the spotlight on the COP21 climate conference. The Government of Sweden has chosen to support two in..."

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769 words • advanced • 2 years, 11 months ago
business
"Jodi Brandt, a former postdoctoral researcher at Dartmouth College and now an assistant professor at Boise State University, and her colleagues show that policies aimed at protecting tropical forests in the Congo Basin may unexpectedly lead to increa..."

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567 words • advanced • 3 years, 6 months ago
"Environmental group WWF has released a new report projecting where the organization believes the bulk of global deforestation is likely to occur over the next 15 years. The analysis, published April 27, highlights eleven regions where 'the bulk of gl..."

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797 words • advanced • 3 years, 1 month ago
business
"By losing forest, the United States also loses one of its best defenses against climate change. Four months after the Copenhagen Accord, the interest and discussions about reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing co..."

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2235 words • intermediate • 3 years, 11 months ago
business
TED
"Save the rainforest” is an environmental slogan as old as time — but Tasso Azevedo catches us up on how the fight is actually going these days. Spurred by the jaw-dropping losses of the 1990s, new laws (and transparent data) are helping slow the rate of deforestation in Brazil. Is it enough? Not yet. He has five ideas about what we should do next. And he asks if the lessons learned in Brazil could be applied to an even bigger problem: global climate change.
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658 words • advanced • 3 years ago
business
"BARCELONA, Nov 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world is making sluggish progress towards meeting an international goal of at least halving natural forest loss by 2020 and ending it by 2030, researchers have warned. The commitment, made in the ..."
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825 words • advanced • 3 years, 1 month ago
business
"Forest fires have been burning out of control across Indonesia for months, blanketing Palangkaraya in Central Kalimantan province and other parts of South-East Asia in smog. Credit Hugo Hudoyoko/European Pressphoto Agency When President Obama welco..."
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641 words • advanced • 3 years, 2 months ago
business
"Fruit from the oil palm © Greenpeace/Solness Our consumption of palm oil is rocketing: compared to levels in 2000, demand is predicted to more than double by 2030 and to triple by 2050. Over 70 per cent ends up in food, but the biofuels industry is..."
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904 words • advanced • 3 years, 5 months ago
business
"WWF takes a solutions-oriented, integrated and local to global approach that seeks synergies with relevant stakeholders to influence drivers of deforestation and degradation. WWF's work is geared toward halting deforestation and forest degradation a..."

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310 words • advanced • 3 years, 3 months ago
business
"Comparison to 2000: Land-Use Change The most significant change compared to 2000 concerns the net contribution of atmospheric CO2 from land-use change. In both 2005 and 2000, these data come from research published by Woods Hole Research Center, whi..."

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521 words • advanced • 2 years, 9 months ago
business
"QUEZON CITY, Feb. 24 -- The Philippine government is committed to pursue policy objectives that will ensure the preservation of its forests and stop deforestation, Environment Secretary Ramon J.P. Paje said Tuesday.   “Despite fiscal limitations..."

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980 words • advanced • 3 years ago
business
"Day two’s  focus on forests and agriculture brought  a number of significant commitments made by governments and businesses alike. Chris Webb and Christina Elvers report from the Focus on Forests event;  Jim Stephenson presented to the WBCSD’s..."

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951 words • advanced • 3 years ago
business
"Global Leaders from Governments, Private Sector, Civil Society and Indigenous Peoples Join to Address Pressing Issues Innovative Efforts to Eliminate Natural Deforestation and Forest Degradation in a Few Decades Strengthens Communities, Improves Liv..."

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272 words • intermediate • 3 years, 3 months ago
business
"JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The world has lost forests the size of South Africa over the past 25 years, a decline of more than 3 percent, although the rate of forest loss has significantly slowed, a report by the U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organisation..."

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851 words • advanced • 3 years ago
business
"Last month Greenpeace Indonesia  published photographs of small oil palm saplings planted in neat rows on the burned remains of what was peatland and forest in central Kalimantan, Borneo -  an area where no palm oil concessions had been granted, it..."
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1016 words • advanced • 4 years ago
"LIMA, Peru — The man behind the podium Sunday at the Global Landscapes Forum, an offshoot of the annual United Nations negotiations on climate change being held here, spoke in blunt terms: “Commercial agriculture accounted for 71 percent of tropical ..."

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573 words • advanced • 3 years, 1 month ago
business
"October 15, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Following another record-breaking season for climate-related shareholder resolutions and company engagements, the sustainability advocacy nonprofit group Ceres today released a report on the implementation of corporate ..."

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182 words • advanced • 3 years ago
business
"9th November, 2015 by db_staff 2. Be sustainable, environmental and humanitarian Thandi has made sustainability its central focus Millennials have witnessed increasing environmental uncertainty with the threat of global warming, rising sea levels,..."

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773 words • advanced • 2 years, 12 months ago
business
"December 10th, 2015 by American Forests By Andrew Bell , Policy Intern Before the sun even had its chance to rise on Monday morning, November 30, 2015, speculative chatter of what was to come at the 21 st Conference of the Parties to the U.N. clima..."
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