New acceleration fund to drive investment in forests

By Sophie Edwards on November 11, 2016 A new financial mechanism to help combat climate change by getting funds flowing into forest carbon credits is under development and could be launched by spring next year. Forest deforestation and degradation contributes to approximately 20 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions per year, and so protecting forests […]

First Carbon Credits Sold in Mondulkiri

The government, in partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), sold its first carbon credits to billion-dollar media giant Disney for an undisclosed amount from Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary in the country’s northeastern province last week. KHMER TIMES/SAFIYA CHARLES — MONDAY, 25 JULY 2016 The credits are part of a global carbon emissions trading scheme aimed at […]

Harvesting the Seeds of Sustainability in the Brazilian Amazon

By Alex Jensen July 28, 2016 Take a deep breath. Chances are, some of the oxygen molecules you just inhaled came from the Amazon rainforest. Actually, you can find traces of the Amazon everywhere in North America, Europe and elsewhere, from cloud cover and morning dew to rainfall and air temperature. Amazing as that may […]

California’s Big Decision on Climate Change & Tropical Forests

By Daniel Nepstad, Ph.D. Executive Director and Senior Scientist at Earth Innovation Institute June 15, 2016 California’s public policy innovations for solving environmental challenges have been emulated worldwide. The state is now poised to deepen this legacy of environmental leadership as it scopes the feasibility of implementing the tropical forests provision of its landmark Global […]

If a tree falls in Brazil…? Amazon deforestation could mean droughts for western U.S.

Posted November 7, 2013; 10:00 a.m. by Morgan Kelly, Office of Communications, News at Princeton In research meant to highlight how the destruction of the Amazon rainforest could affect climate elsewhere, Princeton University-led researchers report that the total deforestation of the Amazon may significantly reduce rain and snowfall in the western United States, resulting in water […]

Researchers collect indigenous stories to fill climate change data gaps

NEW YORK, April 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Canadian scientists have collected stories from more than 90,000 people whose traditional ways of life rely on nature, in an effort to capture signs of climate change where weather stations are absent. Their findings, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, fill a knowledge gap in climate […]

California and Chile work plan on climate change includes reducing deforestation

California Governor Brown and the President of the Republic of Chile, Ms. Michelle Bachelet, signed an agreement on climate change last week in New York. Point 5 highlights forests and the importance of focusing on reducing deforestation. Read more about about the joint declaration


The Forests 4 Climate Initiative is the redesigned version of the REDD Offset Working Group (ROW), which was established in February 2011 as a result of a Memorandum of Understanding signed in November 2010 between the Governors of California, Chiapas, and Acre, as part of a collaborative effort to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest […]

Under 2 MOU – Subnational Global Climate Leadership Memorandum of Understanding

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