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Remaking The Rift Valley

Your Donut Is Killing Our Forests. Here’s How To Make It Stop

In Brazil, Millions Flowing To Indigenous Ecosystem Service Programs

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South African political scientist Anthony Turton introduced me to the concept of the “Anthropocene” in March of last year. It was at a conference on groundwater governance in the Dutch city of Utrecht, and…

Remaking The Rift Valley

Chege Mwangi smiles as he surveys his one-acre farm on the high slopes of Kenya’s Abardares Hills. His cabbages are bursting, his dairy cow is well-fed, and his potatoes are ready…

Banks Aren’t Doing Their Part To End Deforestation. Here’s How They Can – And Why They Should

Companies around the world are tripping over each other to make “zero deforestation” pledges, but that won’t mean a thing if the banks that finance them ignore deforestation liability. A new study says that’s exactly what’s happening, but there’s a simple solution. Will the banks bite? 29 July 2015 | The UN Environment Programme (UNEP)…

13 Powerhouse American Companies Have Taken Obama’s New Climat Pledge. What Does It Mean For Forests?

Thirteen major US companies today took the White House’s “American Business Act on Climate” pledge to slash their greenhouse gas emissions to slow climate change. The pledges commit to at least $140 billion in new low-carbon investment, but only three companies – Cargill, PepsiCo, and Walmart – made any explicit mention of purging deforestation from…