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Palm Oil Kernels

How Five Palm Oil Producers Withstand Pressure for Greater Sustainability

By Sarah Lake and Matt Piotrowski

November 2019

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.

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Brazil Fires Begin to Burn Gov. & Business

Bolsonaro and Agribusiness Feel the Backlash of Amazon Fires

October 2019

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.

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Deforestation

Who is Really at Risk from Latin American Deforestation?

By Matt Piotrowski

September 2019

Matt Piotrowski explains how new analysis from Climate Adviser’s Latin America Responsible Deforestation Rankings shows it pays to take deforestation seriously.

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The Common, Bold, and Idealistic Democrat Policies from CNN’s Climate Town Hall 

September 2019

Climate Advisers analyze the policies  proposed in CNN’s Climate Town Hall and evaluate the commonalities and feasibility of each.

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Amazon Fires Highlight the Need for Stricter Execution of Corporate Zero-Deforestation Policies

August 2019

Matt Piotrowski explains how the fires in the Amazon are increasing pressure on companies to revise and enforce their zero-deforestation policies.

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When Heavy Emitters Do More on Climate Change, Opportunities for Investing in Nature Emerge

By Anthony Mansell and Matt Piotrowski

June 2019

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.

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Democratic Candidates Climate Race

By Claire Langley and Emma McMahon and Matt Piotrowski and Ben Simonds

May 2019

The Climate Advisers Team presents the Democratic Candidates Climate Race, which ranks the candidates according to four key criteria. 

 

What is a Contingent International Contribution, or CIC?

By Peter Graham and Diana Movius

April 2019

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. 

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12 Companies Working on Carbon Removal and Carbon Capture in North America

By Matt Piotrowski and Ben Simonds

April 2019

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.

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Companies That Face Financial Risks Due to Deforestation in Brazil

By Matt Piotrowski

April 2019

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.

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Linking the ICAO Global Market-Based Mechanism to REDD+ in Colombia

By Peter Graham and Anthony Mansell

August 2017

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.

(Spanish language version)