Brazil meets a major emissions goal two years ahead of schedule

August 13, 2018 by  
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Brazil has just announced that it has cut 2017 greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation to levels far below its 2020 goal. The country originally aimed to reduce emissions from this source by 564 million tons in the Amazon and by 170 million tons in the Cerrado savanna by 2020, in keeping with the 2009 Copenhagen Accord . However, this past Thursday, Brazil’s Environment Ministry reported that CO2 emissions from deforestation in these areas have already been reduced by 780 million tons, in a major win for Brazil and, of course, the Earth. Related: 73 million trees to be planted in largest reforestation project ever Brazil has even higher goals for emissions reduction under the 2015 Paris Agreement . According to Thiago Mendes, the Environment Ministry’s secretary of climate change, “The policy message is that we can and should remain in the Paris Agreement (because) it is possible to effectively implement the commitments that have been made.” The Amazon is the largest tropical rainforest on the planet, and Brazil’s Cerrado is the biggest savanna in South America. As such, both absorb high amounts of CO2, making their preservation  paramount in the battle against climate change. Thankfully, Brazil is already exceeding expectations in this battle, and one can only hope it continues to do so as it strives to meet its Paris Agreement goals. Via Reuters

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‘We are still in’ is a hashtag and a movement

June 11, 2018 by  
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The best of live interviews from GreenBiz events. In this episode: How American businesses, from WWF to Ceres to Microsoft to Ingersoll Rand, are still proving their commitments to the Paris Agreement’s climate goals.

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Inside the Gigaton Awards’ Methodology

November 23, 2010 by  
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Akin to an Oscar for climate performance, the first annual Gigaton Awards will recognize the top companies in six sectors for their commitments to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Here’s how the winner will be chosen.

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World Governments Failing Their Biodiversity Commitments – Pressure On Species Just Increasing

April 29, 2010 by  
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Since 1970, non-human animal populations have declined by 30%. Photo: Photo8.com via flickr.

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Is Graham Coming Back to the Climate Bill? To Find Out, Follow the Money . . .

April 29, 2010 by  
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Photo via SCChaser Lindsey Graham’s (R-SC) decision to abandon the climate bill he helped craft — even going as far as saying he’ll filibuster it himself now — has been a dramatic turn in the legislation’s saga . But there’s at least one good reason to think he’ll return to put his support behind the bill he spent months negotiating: the money

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Only One-Sixth of European Retailers Showing Sustainable Palm Oil Progress

October 28, 2009 by  
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photo: fitri agung via flickr. ? Back in the spring WWF said that they found that while plenty of companies had committed to using sustainable palm oil , only a tiny percentage of the available oil was actually being purchased and they would start outing companies not living up to their commitments

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