COP18 / News Roundup

Leaves and Twigs: A Weekly Roundup of the Best Sustainability Stories on the Web

Last week, climate experts from around the globe gathered in Qatar for the start of COP18; the Brazilian government revealed that deforestation in the Amazon is at a record low; and the Rainforest Alliance shared stories about our work with farmers in Asia.

Catch up on these and other sustainability stories… 

  • UN climate talks open in Doha, Qatar. [Huffington Post]
  • The US claims “enormous” efforts to cut carbon emissions at COP18. [The Guardian]
  • Progress on REDD+ talks stalls at COP18. [Frog Blog]
  • A list of resources to keep you connected with all the news from COP18. [Frog Blog]
  • How is the Rainforest Alliance engaging communities in carbon and conservation? [Ecoagriculture]
  • Gorgeous photos of animals in the wild. [Fast Company]
  • Deforestation in the Amazon dropped 27 percent in 2011. [Grist] Is this a record low? [BBC]
  • NY Times talks about Rainforest Alliance certification. [Dot Earth]
  • Sea levels are rising 60 percent faster than predicted. [Mongabay]
  • How will rising sea levels impact US coastlines? [NY Times]
  • Scientists believe 2012 will be the ninth warmest year on record. [The Guardian]
  • Meet a community of farmers in China working toward Rainforest Alliance certification. [Rainforest Alliance]
  • The first Rainforest Alliance Certified™ tea farm in China. [Rainforest Alliance]
  • There are fewer than 10,000 clouded leopards left in Southeast Asia. [Treehugger]
  • How will worldwide drought impact forests? [Mongabay]
  • Scientific consensus on climate change (via a pie chart). [Treehugger]
  • The link between cattle ranching and deforestation.
  • The impact of cattle ranching on forests in the Amazon. [Mongabay]


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