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Beetle Bitten Forests: Log or Leave Alone?

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As another wildfire season unfolds across the Northern Hemisphere, billions of beetles are burrowing into trees, laying their eggs, killing forests and leaving dead stands vulnerable to fire. Again the debate arises – should they be left alone or managed?

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Tropical Forests Thrive on Radical Transparency

Tropical Forests Thrive on Radical Transparency

Commodity production drives two-thirds of tropical deforestation worldwide, asserts Trase, a new online information and decision-support platform aimed at improving the transparency, clarity and accessibility of the commodity supply chains that drive tropical deforestation.

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Carbon Budgets Ignore Trees on Farms

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Globally, 1.2 billion people depend on agroforestry farming systems, especially in developing countries, the World Bank calculates. Yet, trees on farms are not even considered in the greenhouse gas accounting framework of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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The Power of Reforestation in China

The Power of Reforestation in China

China, with the most air polluted cities in the world now has the world’s largest reforestation program. Wolfgang Frey of the Frey Group writes about the importance of reforestation projects in China.

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Indonesia, EU License Legal Timber Trade

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, and European Council President Donald Tusk will promote trade in legally produced timber between the European Union and Indonesia through the start of the first Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) licensing plan.

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The Evolving Meaning of Sustainability

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Sustainability is a key concept for our times. For impact investors who want to put their capital behind better ways of doing business, it’s an important indicator of investability. But what exactly do we mean when we say “sustainability” or “sustainable”? This blog explores how the meaning of sustainability is changing and what that may mean for social investors.

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