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Many Brits will back ban on goods related to deforestation

Many Brits will back ban on goods related to deforestation: Nearly 60% of the British people would like to have the UK government ban imports of products connected to deforestation. That’s reported from a current poll by Ipsos MORI that investigates the degree of public support for a variety of measures by the UK government…
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UK unites to cut deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon

UK unites to cut deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon: The UK is teaming up with the US, Germany, Norway & Peru to improve efforts and assist in the reduction of deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest by 2025. Last week Ministers from the countries signed a Joint Declaration of Intent, indicating their help to Peru…
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The end to new overseas coal funding in 2021

The end to new overseas coal funding in 2021 In a pledge made recently, G7 countries have agreed to prevent all new direct funding for coal power projects in all developing countries by the end of 2021. They are also committed to the acceleration to switch from unbated coal capacity to an ‘overwhelmingly decarbonised’ power…
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Forest Groups warn Drax shareholders of Pinnacle Pellets

Forest Groups warn Drax shareholders of Pinnacle Pellets: New maps show critical primary forests and endangered species habitat in British Columbia overlap with pellet facility wood sourcing across an area equivalent to 1.4 million football pitches    23rd March 2021, London, England and Unceded Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nation Territories (Vancouver, British Columbia) — …
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UK gives £3bn of climate finance to nature & biodiversity

UK gives £3bn of climate finance to nature & biodiversity: Prime Minister Boris Johnson has made a promise to invest as much as £3 billion of international climate finance on nature and biodiversity covering the next 5 years. Programmes assisted by the funding will contain the flagship Blue Planet Fund for marine conversation, plans to…
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Government reports £12m to plant 500 hectares of trees

Government reports £12m to plant 500 hectares of trees: The government has reported a £12.1 million fund for planting 500 hectares of trees throughout the UK within the next 5 months. The new program will support ten neighbourhood forests in areas including Yorkshire, Manchester & Bristol. It is expected the trees will house 100,000 tonnes…
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Wood pellets burned linked to forest degradation

Wood pellets burned linked to forest degradation : Wood pellet use by Drax Plc in Yorkshire, together with bioenergy demand from other countries in Europe, is driving intensive clearcutting in protected forests in Estonia and Latvia, a new report reveals. Hidden inside a wood pellet: intensive logging impacts in Estonian and Latvian forests,[1] published by…
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US wildfire smoke set to reach Europe this weekend

US wildfire smoke set to reach Europe this weekend: The severe wildfires smoke from the US is set to reach Europe this weekend. A new report by the EU climate monitoring service Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) has found, which suggests the California and Oregon fires have already emitted ‘far more carbon’ in 2020 than…
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Investors and planters matched to beat deforestation

Investors and planters matched to beat deforestation: A new application has been launched which pairs investors with funds to spend to people who can plant trees to combat deforestation. Developed by the World Resources Institute (WRI), the platform and mobile app has been named ‘TerraMatch’. At first, all project and funding proposals will be investigated…
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