COP18 / Expert Perspectives

Reflection on COP18

Following COP 18, Jeff Hayward — director of the Rainforest Alliance’s climate program — reflects on the proceedings and the future of climate negotiations.     The year’s fiercely hot temperatures, searing droughts and intense hurricanes served as startling reminders of the urgent need to develop immediate, long-term solutions to address global climate change. Yet, … Continue reading

Climate Change / COP18 / Deforestation / Expert Perspectives / REDD+ / Worker Rights

Support for Voluntary Forest Carbon Markets at COP18

Campbell Moore, carbon specialist for the Rainforest Alliance, reports on developments in the voluntary carbon market at COP18. Last week, I headed to Qatar to join the Rainforest Alliance’s climate team at COP18 and observe the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations.  In addition to providing a global platform to advance climate … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Climate Change / COP18 / Deforestation / REDD+

A Stalemate on REDD+ at COP18

Ian Starr, technical specialist for the Rainforest Alliance’s climate program, reports on the latest developments from COP18 in Doha, Qatar. Over the past few days, the climate team has been following key discussion items under negotiation  at COP18, such as Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) and climate finance. Technical guidance on the implementation … Continue reading