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A Price On Carbon Is Neither Liberal Nor Conservative. It's Just Practical

Steve Zwick | Posted 02.12.2017 | Green
Steve Zwick

This story first appeared on Ecosystem Marketplace Earlier this week, a group of prominent Republicans called for a nationwide price on carbon to red...

Why Did Conservation Investors Leave $3 Billion On the Table Last Year?

Steve Zwick | Posted 01.16.2017 | Business
Steve Zwick

This story is cross-posted on Ecosystem Marketplace. Five years ago, Prisca Mayende's four-acre farm looked just like those around her: treeless and...

2016 Was A Big Year For Trees. Here's Why

Steve Zwick | Posted 01.04.2017 | Green
Steve Zwick

We published more than 200 stories on Ecosystem Marketplace last year, and most of them focused on forests or forest carbon, which is why this forest ...

How Indigenous People Won 2016, But Face a Daunting 2017

Steve Zwick | Posted 12.30.2016 | Green
Steve Zwick

Kelli Barrett contributed to this story, which also appears on Ecosystem Marketplace. In Standing Rock, North Dakota, they're "Water Protectors", but...

Why Brazil Needs to Rethink its Restrictions on Carbon Trading

Virgilio Viana | Posted 12.01.2016 | Green
Virgilio Viana

At the United Nations climate talks last week, we heard a loud and clear message from science: global warming is moving at an alarming rate, faster th...

In rough times, some reasons for optimism: lessons from Latin America on REDD+

Gabriel Labbate | Posted 11.15.2016 | Science
Gabriel Labbate

The recent US presidential elections have stunned the world, particularly those currently participating in the climate change negotiations in Marrakes...

Moroccan Activists Globalize Their Struggle: System Change Not Climate Change

Salena Tramel | Posted 11.15.2016 | Home
Salena Tramel

As the 22nd Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) opened in Marrakesh this week, social justice m...

Will Aviation Climate Deal Help Save Forests?

Steve Zwick | Posted 10.08.2016 | Business
Steve Zwick

The Paris Climate Agreement created a framework for keeping the global rise in temperatures below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) over pre-...

How Agroforestry Can Shield Haiti From the Next Hurricane

Steve Zwick | Posted 10.27.2016 | Green
Steve Zwick

NOTE: This story has been amended after readers pointed out the deforestation rate in Haiti has been drastically overstated. We initially included the...

War, Peace, and Climate: How Carbon Trading Can Help Avert Resource Wars

Steve Zwick | Posted 07.08.2016 | Green
Steve Zwick

This story first appeared on Ecosystem Marketplace. Liberian environmentalist Silas Siakor knows all too well what can happen to a fragile nation whe...

Ghana Taps Carbon Markets To Avert A Chocolate Shortage

Forest Trends | Posted 06.13.2016 | Green
Forest Trends

This story first appeared on Ecosystem Marketplace. Click here to view the original. By Tabitha Muriuki In Ghana, cocoa is king: it accounts for almo...

Indonesia's East Kalimantan Province Commits To New Green Growth Pathway

Justin Adams | Posted 06.13.2016 | Impact
Justin Adams

East Kalimantan is a microcosm for many of the world's development dilemmas, with its leaders grappling with the challenge of how to bring millions of people out of poverty without destroying the natural resources that local people and the local economy depend upon.

In Putting A Price On Carbon, What We Don't Know Could Kill Us

Steve Zwick | Posted 05.17.2016 | Green
Steve Zwick

This story first appeared on Ecosystem Marketplace The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) pegs the social cost of carbon at roughly $40 per ton...

Time to Brace for Frantic Two Years on Climate Change

Steve Zwick | Posted 05.16.2016 | Green
Steve Zwick

This story first appeared on Ecosystem Marketplace. "The press used to ask me for many years: 'Why is this going so slowly?'" said Christiana Fig...

Why Indigenous People Should Care About California's Cap-and-Trade Program

Forest Trends | Posted 05.06.2016 | Green
Forest Trends

The US state of California has slashed greenhouse-gas emissions while powering one of North America's strongest economies, largely by embracing a syst...

As California Contemplates REDD+, Clarity Should Trump Confusion

Forest Trends | Posted 04.30.2016 | Green
Forest Trends

After a decade of deliberation, the US state of California may soon let its companies meet part of their emission-reduction obligations by saving forests in places like the Mexican state of Chiapas. For it to work, the process must not only be socially and scientifically rigorous; it must also be well-communicated.

13 Trillion Reasons This Earth Day Is Different From All Others

Steve Zwick | Posted 04.22.2016 | Green
Steve Zwick

Houston is drowning and the Brazilian Amazon is baking while average global temperatures seem destined to rise at least 1.5 degrees Celsius over the next century. That's the threshold beyond which climate science gets foggy, and it's gonna be a challenging hundred years, to say the least, but there's reason to celebrate this Earth Day.

Who owns the Earth: Why the world needs women on Earth Day and beyond

Lorena Aguilar | Posted 04.21.2016 | Green
Lorena Aguilar

Representing a scientific environmental organization focused on valuing and conserving nature, we are often asked why the International Union for Cons...

How Brazil Hopes to Save the Amazon One Jurisdiction at a Time

Steve Zwick | Posted 04.06.2016 | Green
Steve Zwick

This story first appeared on Ecosystem Marketplace Former Brazilian President Inácio "Lula" da Silva may be in hot water these days, but he was ridi...

Will Carbon Offsetting Go Mainstream at South by Southwest?

Steve Zwick | Posted 03.17.2017 | Green
Steve Zwick

The 29th annual South by Southwest Music Festival (SXSW) kicked off in Austin, Texas on Friday, and hundreds of thousands of concertgoers are flocking to the city. Most are coming by plane, bus, and automobile - emitting greenhouse gases in the process.

Indonesia Can Now Track Forest Carbon With 95 Percent Certainty, But Peat Proves Problematic

Steve Zwick | Posted 03.10.2017 | Green
Steve Zwick

The Tropical Forest Alliance is holding its general assembly in Jakarta this week, and it's hard to imagine a more appropriate setting.

Brazil's "Green Municipalities": What Works? What Doesn't? Why?

Steve Zwick | Posted 03.08.2017 | Green
Steve Zwick

In 2008, the Brazilian administrative district of Paragominas had one of the highest rates of deforestation in the Amazon. By 2010, it had turned itse...

Forests, Farms, and Fields Absorb 15 Percent of U.S. Carbon Emissions, and No One Knows What's Going to Happen to Them

Steve Zwick | Posted 02.24.2017 | Green
Steve Zwick

We always hear that everything's bigger in Texas, but what about Alaska? It's bigger than Texas, California and Montana combined, and its forests hold almost half the living wood of the United States.

Land and Ocean Grabs Not the Solution to Climate Change

Salena Tramel | Posted 02.18.2017 | Home
Salena Tramel

When Hiba Al-Jibeihi stepped off her flight in Paris in early December, it was her first time outside the occupied Palestinian territories where she had lived all of her 24 years.

Can Brazil's 'Green Municipalities' Save the Amazon?

Steve Zwick | Posted 02.11.2017 | Green
Steve Zwick

Consumer giants like Unilever and Marks & Spencer have promised to source materials from states and regions that slash deforestation, but slowing deforestation requires buy-in at every level of society.