My climate conscience is growing with every year that passes, so does my feeling towards the heavy consumerism associated with the holiday season. I’m all for giving, but also think – why not give a gift that has a climate positive outcome, and potentially is also a...
You’ve probably been inundated with news from COP26, which just wrapped up over the weekend. I couldn’t keep up with the commitments, pledges, announcements, protests, and so on that happened in Glasgow over the past couple of weeks. Though aware that...
In the tropical geographies I work in, I see a variety of forest carbon strategies being developed by net-zero investors. There are strategies that focus on conservation of existing, rare, and intact forest landscapes. There are strategies that promote the uptake of...
In this article I explain the 5 key reasons why carbon offsets are not just important for resolving climate change, but for nature and sustainable development in general.
In honour of Canada’s first National day of Truth and Reconciliation on September 30th 2021, I wanted to write today about various approaches to ensure that indigenous rights are respected in executing a responsible forest investment strategy in the tropics.
This article focuses on the UN’s SDGs (relevant to impact investment in the tropics), and the various approaches you could take to make your investments more impactful and how to do this in a practical and credible way.
I don’t like the term ‘timberland investment’. The expression signifies a position entrenched in detail (the trees) to the point of not being able to see the larger picture. This article considers some of the other values that exist in a forest that may be compromised when the focus is only on timber maximisation.
In this article, I provide a bit of background on the urgency of tropical forest landscape restoration and identify some structural challenges in the investor universe for the forest investment lifecycle, and how these can be overcome, highlighting some good examples.
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This article looks at the main risks behind forest carbon strategies in the tropics, which are largely steering corporate forest carbon decisions, and how these can be mitigated.