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- Euronews.green
Ecuador leading the way in working alongside Indigenous groups to protect sacred rainforest

In an unprecedented show of solidarity, communities in the Amazon, NGOs and local governments are teaming up to protect Ecuador’s rainforest. [...]

- Reuters
Explainer: Causes and consequences of Amazon fires and deforestation

Brazil vowed last year to halt deforestation by 2030, yet the number of fires burning in the country's Amazon rainforest hit a 15-year high in June. Burning season began last… [...]

- Civil Eats
What the historic climate bill means for farmers and the food system

The Inflation Reduction Act includes billions for sustainable agriculture and a last-minute provision to provide debt relief to farmers. [...]

- Mongabay
Organized crime drives violence and deforestation in the Amazon, study shows

Increasing rates of both deforestation and violence in the Brazilian Amazon are being driven by sprawling national and transnational criminal networks, a study shows. [...]

- Mongabay
Deforestation in Borneo threatens one in four orangutans, study says

Deforestation in Borneo will destroy the habitat of more than 26,000 orangutans, a quarter of the population of the critically endangered species, by 2032, a new study says. [...]

- The Independent
Monkeypox: Why the climate and biodiversity crises mean we can expect more viruses like it

Human-caused climate change and the biodiversity crisis mean we can expect more diseases like monkeypox to emerge, scientists have warned. [...]

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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.

IPCC Sixth Assessment Report: Climate damages to accelerate without faster emission cuts

Human-caused climate change is destroying natural and human systems worldwide, the second instalment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report states.

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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.

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.

G7 can tackle the food crisis with immediate and long-term change

The global food price crisis is fuelling poverty, hunger and instability across the globe. The crisis – the third in 15 years – was triggered by the war in Ukraine but created by a broken food system that is overly dependent on fossil fuel fertilisers, overly concentrated on the production of a handful of commodities in a handful of countries, and overly dominated by a few powerful agri-food corporations.

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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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