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Over a third of tropical forests and counting are under some form of indigenous or community control, and these forests sequester a massive amount of carbon. Sustainable management will help keep it out of the atmosphere.

Dispatch from Paris: Forest Communities are Key to Fighting Climate Change

COP21 may produce an agreement on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+). But for REDD to work and save forests, we…
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Business On the Front Lines In the Fight Against Deforestation

Forests are an indispensable piece of the climate puzzle, which is why they’re prominent in the U.N.’s new Sustainable Development Goals, and why…
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Making a Market Deep in the Rainforest

Rainforest Alliance is betting a true triple-bottom-line project can protect the Guatemalan rainforest. Can they pull it off?
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6 Rainforest Products You’ve Never Heard Of

Fair trade isn't just for coffee and cocoa! Check out these products coming to you from rainforest communities in Guatemala. Sustainably produced and…
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Rainforest Alliance Reviews Paper Giant’s Forest Conservation Efforts

Feb. 5 marked the two-year anniversary of paper giant Asia Pulp and Paper's commitment to halt further felling of the natural rainforest in…
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Visions of 2030

How do sustainability thought leaders see the world in 2030? Not surprisingly, they tend to focus on their own corners of the world.
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Tropical Countries Vow to Fight Deforestation at Lima Climate Conference

Last week in Lima, pledges to the Global Climate Fund topped $10 billion, with new contributions not only from wealthy nations like Belgium…
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Hershey Expands Ivory Coast Cocoa Farmer Program

Earlier this month, the Hershey Co. announced the expansion of its cocoa farmer training and community initiatives in the Ivory Coast. The company…
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Study Confirms APP’s Expansion Plans Won’t Require Natural Rainforest Pulp

"We are pleased to be able to reassure everyone that APP and its suppliers have sufficient resource for the company’s 100 percent plantation…
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Chiquita Sued For Deceptive Sustainability Claims

Last month, Chiquita Brands International received notice of a lawsuit filed by Seattle-based Water and Sanitation Health (WASH) accusing the company of deceptive…
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Finding a Narrative: ‘Sustainability’ Doesn’t Mean Anything Real to Consumers

Last week at the Sustainable Brands conference in San Diego, gDiapers CEO, Jason Graham-Nye said: “I think sustainability is like fight club. The…
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General Mills Issues Its 2014 Global Responsibility Report

General Mills just issued its 2014 Global Responsibility Report. I received an advanced review copy and spoke with Chief Sustainability Officer Jerry Lynch…
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Video: The Basics of Palm Oil in Honduras

How is palm oil made? What is it used for? Where does it come from? Here's a quick video that should get you…
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Asia Pulp and Paper: One Year After the Forest-Clearing Moratorium

Feb. 5 marked the anniversary of APP's announcement by company Chairman Teguh Ganda Wijaya that it had stopped the destruction of natural forest…
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11 Steps to Sustainable Agriculture in the Anthropocene Age

We have now entered the age of the Anthropocene, where humans dominate the earth. Our collective activities are causing great changes even to…
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