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- Carbon Brief
Climate justice: The challenge of achieving a ‘just transition’ in agriculture

Although often overlooked in discussions around climate policy, agriculture is beginning to earn recognition as both a driver of climate change and a key part of the solution. [...]

- The Independent
Worst Brazil forest fires in a decade, yet election silence

September has come and gone, marking another painful milestone for the world's largest rainforest [...]

- The Guardian
Cop15 is an opportunity to save nature. We can’t afford another decade of failure

The world failed on all of its previous UN biodiversity targets, but we cannot afford another decade of failure. Targets are pointless unless you take them seriously, and we must… [...]

- The Economist
Marina Silva on why Brazil’s presidential contest will decide the Amazon’s fate

The politician and former environment minister urges Brazilians to vote for a change of leader [...]

- Reuters
Could an indigenous funding boost revive stuttering forest pact?

Ramping up funding for indigenous and local communities - rather than just governments - to take the lead in protecting threatened forests could be key to boosting a stuttering global… [...]

- Reuters
Fires in Brazil's Amazon surge in September, worst month since 2010

Fires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest surged in September, already making it the worst month in more than a decade, government data showed on Monday, after a jump in deforestation during… [...]

Reports

Soy: the path of ecocide

Italy eats the Gran Chaco Italy and Argentina have fraternal ties, linking their history and their people through multiple generations. But, unwittingly and unwillingly, Italian consumers are contributing to the destruction of the most biodiverse ecosystem of the country to which millions emigrated from the Peninsula. This is the Gran Chaco Americano forest. This happens […]

IPBES releases two new reports: sustainable use of wild species and value of nature

IPBES, the international biodiversity research and policy body, released two reports in early July 2022.

How focusing on agriculture can ensure the EU meets its methane-reduction goals

The EU needs to reduce livestock numbers to deliver on its pledge to cut methane emissions by 30% by 2030, according to a new study.

Articles

No world leaders are invited to the biggest global deal for Nature in a decade – sealing the deal for failure?

After 3 failed attempts and 2 years later than planned the Convention on Biodiversity is finally going to be held in Montreal. But shockingly leaders are not invited!

New poll reveals support for EU action to stop companies from selling forest-ravaging goods

A strong majority of Europeans think businesses are failing in their responsibility to protect the world’s forests and therefore support a new law to ban products that destroy them.

International finance corporation should stop bankrolling destructive agribusiness

A new loan from the International Finance Corporation to agribusiness giant Louis Dreyfus Company will drive further environmental destruction in the Cerrado savanna, a biodiversity hotspot, and disenfranchise local and indigenous communities.

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Sri Lankan crisis shows why we need a just transition to organic farming

Sri Lanka’s political and economic crisis offers a stark example of what happens when debt-ridden governments enforce abrupt and unmanaged action in our food system to cut costs – without supporting a fair, inclusive transition to sustainable alternatives.

The global food crisis requires immediate and long-term change

The current global food system is destroying the natural world and exacerbating the climate crisis while allowing a handful of food companies to profiteer at the expense of farmers and consumers. The Ukraine war demonstrates how vulnerable the global food system is to shocks.

IPCC WGII: Climate change mitigation and adaptation

Humanity is slowly starting to take climate change mitigation and adaptation seriously. But, implementation has been too slow and uneven, the IPCC WGII’s contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report states.

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