Matt Piotrowski and Sarah Lake provide an early look at an upcoming report detailing how palm oil producers can continue with “business-as-usual” practices as the rest of the industry and world increases demands for change.
Matt Piotrowski reveals the impacts Brazil’s government and agribusiness industry are feeling after the devastating Amazon fires made international headlines as part of our efforts to monitor the Amazon.
Matt Piotrowski explains how new analysis from Climate Adviser’s Latin America Responsible Deforestation Rankings shows it pays to take deforestation seriously.
Climate Advisers analyze the policies proposed in CNN’s Climate Town Hall and evaluate the commonalities and feasibility of each.
Matt Piotrowski explains how the fires in the Amazon are increasing pressure on companies to revise and enforce their zero-deforestation policies.
Anthony Mansell and Matt Piotrowski explain why it’s so important that companies in the oil and gas sector invest in nature in addition to reducing their Scope 1 and Scope 3 emissions.
Peter Graham and Diana Movius introduce the concept of a Contingent International Contribution (CIC), explain the benefits, and show how countries could make use of CICs to enhance their emissions reduction targets and help bridge the “ambition gap” in the next round of updated NDCs, due in 2020.
Matt Piotrowski and Ben Simonds present list of 12 companies that are leading the charge to develop Direct Air Capture and Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage in North America.
Matt Piotrowski identifies four private-sector actors that face various material, financial, market access, and reputational risks from possible connections to deforestation in Brazil. He argues that they also stand as a critical line of defense against aggressive plans from the Bolsonaro administration to expand deforestation.
The International Civil Aviation Organization and its 191 member States agreed in October 2016 to implement a Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) to limit future increases in greenhouse gas emissions from the sector. This market-based scheme creates a potential global demand of over 2 billion tonnes of investment-grade emissions reductions from 2021 to 2035.
Colombia could meet some of this demand through its current and projected supply of emissions reduced from deforestation and forest degradation, and through forest restoration. By choosing to participate in the early Phases of this scheme, starting in 2021, the Colombian Government could generate more than $300 million in additional investment at an estimated cost of $23 million to its aviation industry, which represents a small fraction – less than 0.4 percent – of global emissions from international aviation.