Afro-Colombian Community Becomes First to Receive VCS Credits for Forest Conservation on Collective Lands. Innovative joint venture between Anthrotect and Afro-descendant communities in northwest Colombia demonstrates the power of direct carbon finance to transform lives, protect wildlife, and preserve vital ecosystems.
The creation of a sustainable future will require the development of conservation practitioners with a strong foundation in science, leadership, and management. In addition, these practitioners will need to engage in cross-disciplinary problem solving, to understand cross-cultural and cross-boundary issues, and to be comfortable operating adaptively in an environment of increasing complexity and uncertainty.
Can a community like the South Bronx, which suffers from high unemployment, underinvestment and so-called environmental injustice, fit into the green economy? In 2010 a union-backed training initiative took on the question, enrolling unemployed residents, including many who had served time in prison, in a green jobs certification program.
A new animated film about REDD was launched yesterday at the annual meeting of the Forest Movement Europe in Portugal.
Field To Market is a diverse alliance working to create opportunities across the agricultural supply chain for continuous improvements in productivity, environmental quality, and human well-being. The group provides collaborative leadership that is engaged in industry-wide dialogue, grounded in science, and open to the full range of technology choices.
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The capital of an arable business is typically defined in financial terms. But now scientists are looking at ways of helping farmers make the most of their land’s ‘natural capital’ to achieve economic and environmental benefits.
Article from Guardian Sustainable Business on developing a better investment model to deliver food, fuel and fibre without sacrificing forests, which would benefit the economy, society and environment.
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Individuals and organizations can now take action on climate change while empowering Malawian smallholder farmers.
Free & Easy Traveler, a Canadian adventure travel company which organizes and runs backpacking-style trips all over the globe has joined forces with Community Forests International (CFI). CFI is a volunteer-driven organization, working to connect people and their communities to the forests that sustain them. They currently support over 14 communities in Tanzania while initiating forest and climate change education around the world.