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UNEP’s New Access to Information Policy Falls Short of True Transparency

  • Equity & Governance
  • Business
  • environmental democracy
UNEP describes itself as “the voice for the environment within the United Nations system…acting as a catalyst, advocate, educator and facilitator to promote the wise use and sustainable development of the global environment.” Photo Credit: UN/Flickr
  • Equity & Governance
  • Business
  • environmental democracy

Courage to Lead: WRI Celebrates Sustainability Champions

  • Cities
  • Business
  • climate change
  • Responsible Corporate Advocacy
From left to right: Andrew Steer, Pamela Flaherty, Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Jim Harmon.
  • Cities
  • Business
  • climate change
  • Responsible Corporate Advocacy

RELEASE: First Ever Agriculture Guidance Empowers Companies to Measure and Manage Emissions

  • agriculture
  • Business
  • climate change
  • greenhouse gas accounting
  • agriculture
  • Business
  • climate change
  • greenhouse gas accounting
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Three Reasons Investors Are Beginning to Take Sustainability Seriously

  • Food
  • Forests
  • Business
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • commodities
Palm oil plantation workers in Sumatra, Indonesia. Wilmar, a leading Asian agribusiness group, which trades more than 45 percent of the global palm oil supply, is committed to a deforestation-free supply chain. Photo Credit: CIFOR/Flickr
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Business
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • commodities
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More than 2,000 Chinese companies have invested in Africa, including in natural resource extraction, finance, infrastructure, power generation, textiles, and home appliances. Photo credit: World Bank/Flickr
  • Finance
  • Business
Insights

3 Tales of Hope for a Low-Carbon Future

  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Business
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • deforestation
  • low carbon development
  • commodities
At last week's "Ascent" meeting in Abu Dhabi, clubs of countries and companies committed to double the share of renewable energy and the pace of energy efficiency gains. Photo credit: CoCreatr, Flickr
  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Business
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • deforestation
  • low carbon development
  • commodities
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Corporate Lobbying on Climate Change: Silence is not Neutrality

  • Energy
  • climate change
  • climate science
  • Business
Corporate shareholders and stakeholders want to understand how companies support strong policy action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to a changing climate. Photo credit: Petter Duvander/Flickr
  • Energy
  • climate change
  • climate science
  • Business
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4 Actions Companies Can Take to Source Legal Wood

  • forest products
  • Forests
  • illegal logging
  • corporate sustainability
  • Business
Some countries have harvest or export bans on certain species or certain forms of harvested timber. It is important for companies to consider which timber species they are using and where they are purchasing from. Photo credit: Tim Gage, Flickr 2007
  • forest products
  • Forests
  • illegal logging
  • corporate sustainability
  • Business

5 Overlooked Deforestation Hotspots

  • Forests
  • Business
  • deforestation
  • global forest watch
  • commodities
Marahoué National Park in the Ivory Coast has lost 93% of its forest cover between 2002 and 2008. Photo credit: jbdodane, Flickr 2013
  • Forests
  • Business
  • deforestation
  • global forest watch
  • commodities

Kebakaran Hutan Indonesia Membawa Lebih Banyak Asap ke Asia Tenggara

  • Forests
  • Business
  • deforestation
  • global forest watch
  • fires
Kebakaran hutan di Kalimantan, Indonesia, pada September 2011. Kredit foto: Rini Sulaiman, Kedutaan Besar Norwegia untuk Center for International Forestry Research.
  • Forests
  • Business
  • deforestation
  • global forest watch
  • fires

FORMA: A Near-Real Time Alert System for Tropical Forest Loss

  • Climate
  • Forests
  • Business
  • deforestation
The FORMA team, which started at the Center for Global Development and moved to the Data Lab at the World Resources Institute, was inspired by the DETER and SAD forest monitoring systems covering the Brazilian Amazon. Photo Credit: CIFOR, Flickr 2011
  • Climate
  • Forests
  • Business
  • deforestation
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Global Forest Watch | Monitoring Forests in Near Real Time

  • Equity & Governance
  • Business
  • Forests
  • Equity & Governance
  • Business
  • Forests
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PRESS ADVISORY: Global Forest Watch to Provide Unprecedented Monitoring of Forests Worldwide

  • Forests
  • global forest watch
  • mapping
  • Business
  • deforestation
  • restoration
  • Forests
  • global forest watch
  • mapping
  • Business
  • deforestation
  • restoration
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5 Opportunities for 21st-Century Transport

  • Cities
  • Business
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
A pedestrian walkway in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Photo credit: EMBARQ
  • Cities
  • Business
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • Health & Road Safety
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The Trillion Dollar Question: Where Does Transport Investment Come From?

  • Cities
  • Business
  • Finance
  • transportation
Global transport investment is between US$1.4 and US$2.1 trillion each year. Photo credit: Switchology, Flickr
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Finance
  • transportation