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Amazon’s least-deforested areas are due to ‘vital role’ of Indigenous peoples

Carbon Brief | 27.01.23

Only 5% of net forest loss in the Brazilian Amazon occurs in Indigenous territories and protected areas – even though these areas contain more than half of the region’s forest. 

Indigenous communities with strong territorial rights can resist land grabs in Brazil's fragmented Atlantic Forest

Phys.Org | 26.01.23

An estimated 80% of the Amazon remains standing, while less than 12% remains of the Atlantic Forest. 

Accelerating the deployment of climate financing for early warning systems

GCF | 26.01.23

The Scaling-up Framework will also benefit from a new financing mechanism, the Systematic Observation Financing Facility (SOFF), established so countries can sustain their networks of observation stations which provide foundational data for effective weather predictions and warnings. 

Even in recovery, previously logged tropical forests are carbon sources: Study

Mongabay | 25.01.23

The study conducted in Malaysian Borneo demonstrates that logged tropical forests are a significant and persistent net source of carbon emissions for at least one decade after disturbance.

Can elephants save the planet?

Saint Louis University | 24.01.23

Researchers report that elephants play a key role in creating forests which store more atmospheric carbon and maintaining the biodiversity of forests in Africa.

From Japan to Brazil: Reforesting the Amazon with the Miyawaki method

Mongabay | 24.01.23

Reforestation using the Miyawaki method seeks to restore nature to its original state with results that can be seen in around six years.

Australian councils told to cut emissions rather than spend millions on overseas carbon offsets

The Guardian | 23.01.23

Renewed questions are being asked about Australian councils’ use of international projects to offset local carbon emissions, off the back of a Guardian investigation that found 90% of rainforest credits issued by one leading company were likely worthless.

Selectively Logged Forests Are Not Broken

EOS | 23.01.23

Conservation efforts focus mainly on preserving pristine and undisturbed old forests, yet selectively logged forests—where timber is not clear-cut, but instead selectively harvested—now make up about a third of rain forests worldwide.

Journal Articles & Publications

Strategic reserves in Oregon’s forests for biodiversity, water, and carbon to mitigate and adapt to climate change

Frontiers | 01.23

This study provides a flexible, dynamic framework for identifying areas that are high priority to protect for climate mitigation and adaptation at regional and sub-regional scales.

Assessing the Heterogeneity and Conservation Status of the Natura 2000 Priority Forest Habitat Type Tilio–Acerion (9180*) Based on Field Mapping  

Forests | 01.23

This study provides a baseline for setting more realistic objectives for the conservation management of priority forest HTs.

Status of deforestation of Madagascar  

Global Ecology and Conservation | 01.23

Here we examine deforestation in Madagascar over the past 20 years (2001–2021).

Other Info & Tools

Yale Forest Forum: Smallholder planted forests and trees for climate, restored landscapes, and human livelihoods

GLF | 31.01.23

This webinar series will focus on ways to harness the potential of smallholder planted forests and trees to contribute to the provision of environmental services, including addressing climate change, and livelihoods.

Environmental and Social Framework (ESF) Dialogue Series

GLF | 02.02.23

The series provides an opportunity for technical experts to share information and obtain feedback from stakeholders on the opportunities and challenges in their work. It also enables peers to share insights on solutions that could be adapted across countries.

The Green Real Estate: Beyond Net Zero

Eco-Business | 09.02.23

The Green Real Estate is an annual event where the mission is to create an ecosystem for the development of green, smart and healthy real estate in the region by providing a business case for sustainable buildings and bridging the gap between normally disconnected stakeholders of the value chain.


GLF | 07.03.23

On 7 March 2023, join us at the 6th GLF Investment Case Symposium, GLF–Luxembourg Finance for Nature 2023: What comes next?, to learn where sustainable finance is today and how new financial innovations and investable community projects are paving the way to a greener and more equitable world.

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