topic: deforestation

Policy & Regulation
February 21, 2023

Lula restarts Brazil’s green policy agenda

The Amazon Fund, created to combat deforestation in the world’s largest rainforest, is back on track, with the US and the UK considering donations. The...
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Policy & Regulation
December 14, 2022

Target-setting guidance issued for forestry, land and agriculture

The forestry, land and agriculture sector has finally been given guidelines on accounting for and mitigating its greenhouse gas emissions. Companies operating in the forestry,...
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Policy & Regulation
December 6, 2022

EU's deforestation law considers due diligence obligations for banks

After months of negotiations, EU institutions have agreed a position on rules to reduce deforestation and will decide in two years whether new measures are...
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Policy & Regulation
November 21, 2022

Brazilian companies pledge to restore Amazon rainforest with carbon credit initiative

The group insists the move is of great conservationary benefit, but historically banks have not held the agribusinesses they finance to proper account. Some argue...
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Policy & Regulation
November 8, 2022

COP27: Will Lula’s Brazil spur global action against deforestation?

Brazil, Indonesia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo are reportedly in talks to form a strategic rainforest alliance at COP27 to coordinate conservation efforts...
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Policy & Regulation
March 21, 2022

Investing in Africa’s forests

Central African forests are some of the few remaining forest regions to emit less carbon than they absorb. Are policymakers and investors taking notice? Africa...
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Policy & Regulation
January 27, 2022

Investors face new rules to protect forests

As a series of anti-deforestation regulations faces investors in coming years, experts look to the steps needed to match world leaders’ commitments with reality At the COP26 climate conference in...
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Opinion, Policy & Regulation
January 27, 2022

Supply chain risks and ESG compliance

The introduction of a compliance-related approach to financial crime enforcement, where liability may be triggered by actions far down a supply chain, will likely be applied to ESG concerns too...
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