- 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… [...]

- Nature
Troubled biodiversity plan gets billion-dollar funding boost

But urgent progress is needed to secure the global deal to save the environment. [...]

- New Scientist
Guatemala’s rainforest is expanding thanks to community efforts

The forests of the Maya Biosphere Reserve are growing rather than shrinking, because of a community-led conservation programme [...]

- Reuters
World leaders pledge more support for nature ahead of UN summit

World leaders on Tuesday stepped up financial support and conservation commitments to combat the global biodiversity crisis that threatens more than one million plant and animal species with extinction. [...]

- Financial Times
Biodiversity quickly rises up the ESG investing agenda

Species loss is now seen as a problem as big as climate change [...]

- China Dialogue
Nature an underrated ally against flood and drough

More attention is needed on the value of forests in managing water resources to shield against the worst impacts of climate change, writes Claudia Melim-McLeod [...]

- Euractiv
EU lawmakers vote to include maize, meat imports in anti-deforestation rules

The European Parliament has voted to extend the agricultural goods covered by the bloc’s new law against imports linked to deforestation to include maize, poultry and pig meat in a… [...]

- Environmental Finance

EU proposals to require financial institutions to demonstrate their activities have no links to deforestation have progressed, after overwhelming approval from parliament. [...]

- Eco-Business
The best way to preserve nature is also the fairest

Global science bodies have long confirmed indigenous peoples’ unique contributions to conservation. But with these communities being relentlessly displaced from their ancestral homes, financial support and secure land rights have… [...]

- The Washington Post
EU lawmakers support ban of goods linked to deforestation

European Union lawmakers have backed a proposal for a law that would ban the sale in the 27-nation bloc of agriculture products linked to the destruction of forests. [...]

- Reuters
Indonesia, Brazil biggest culprits in tropical forest loss linked to industrial mining, study says

Industrial-scale mining for materials such as coal, gold, and iron ore is spurring tropical deforestation, with once-impenetrable forest cleared for mines and access roads, new research shows. [...]

- Al Jazeera
Photos: Scientists fight to protect DR Congo rainforest

Fears grow for future of rainforest, deemed critical for sequestering CO2, as loggers and farmers push deeper inside. [...]

- New Scientist
The Amazon rainforest has already reached a crucial tipping point

About 26 per cent of the Amazon rainforest has already been lost or badly degraded and without intervention the rest could transform into savannah, says a report on its status [...]

- Mongabay
Big banks fund the heavy machinery used for Amazon deforestation, report says

Heavy machinery is present at most steps of the process of nearly every activity driving deforestation, including cattle ranching, industrial agriculture and mining, among others. [...]

- The Guardian
100 days until Cop15: what next to save nature?

It is now less than 100 days until Cop15, the UN convention on biological diversity. At these talks, which are taking place in Montreal, Canada in December, governments from around… [...]

- Time
Illegal Deforestation in Brazil Amazon Rainforest Pushes Number of Fires to Five-Year High

More fires burned in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest this August than in any month in nearly five years, thanks to a surge in illegal deforestation. [...]

- The Washington Post
Deforesters are plundering the Amazon. Brazil is letting them get away with it.

The violent and lawless erasure of the Amazon is perhaps the world’s greatest environmental crime story. Scientists warn that the forest, seen as vital to averting catastrophic global warming, is… [...]

- Al Jazeera
‘Missed opportunity’: No agreement in latest UN high seas talks

The latest talks among United Nations member states came to an end on Friday with negotiators unable to thrash out a legally binding text to address the multitude of issues… [...]

- World Economic Forum
This type of agriculture is boosting yields, whilst also restoring nature in Mexico

An alliance of conservationists, farmers and cattle ranchers is now working to incorporate large amounts of land into sustainable management schemes. [...]

- Climate Home News
Oil not charcoal the biggest threat to Congo rainforest, top researcher warns

Small-scale farmers and charcoal makers have long been blamed for deforestation in the Congo basin. But plans to drill for oil and gas are a much bigger climate threat, a… [...]

- The Guardian
100 days until Cop15: what next to save nature?

It is now less than 100 days until Cop15, the UN convention on biological diversity. At these talks, which are taking place in Montreal, Canada in December, governments from around… [...]

- Time
Illegal Deforestation in Brazil Amazon Rainforest Pushes Number of Fires to Five-Year High

More fires burned in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest this August than in any month in nearly five years, thanks to a surge in illegal deforestation. [...]

- The Washington Post
Deforesters are plundering the Amazon. Brazil is letting them get away with it.

The violent and lawless erasure of the Amazon is perhaps the world’s greatest environmental crime story. Scientists warn that the forest, seen as vital to averting catastrophic global warming, is… [...]

- Al Jazeera
‘Missed opportunity’: No agreement in latest UN high seas talks

The latest talks among United Nations member states came to an end on Friday with negotiators unable to thrash out a legally binding text to address the multitude of issues… [...]

- World Economic Forum
This type of agriculture is boosting yields, whilst also restoring nature in Mexico

An alliance of conservationists, farmers and cattle ranchers is now working to incorporate large amounts of land into sustainable management schemes. [...]