The production of agricultural commodities such as soy, beef and palm oil threatens the Amazon region’s natural resources. If companies, civil society organisations and governments band together to publish full and transparent information on agricultural supply chains, it could be an important step toward protecting the Amazon’s resources. [more...]
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INSIDE STORY: ‘Watershared’ – Adaptation, mitigation, watershed protection and economic development in Latin America
This new Inside Story on Climate Compatible Development by Nigel Asquith of Natura Bolivia describes how reciprocal watershed agreements – otherwise known as 'Watershared agreements' – are simple, grassroots versions of incentive-based conservation that help upper watershed forest and land managers to sustainably manage their forest and water resources to benefit both themselves and downstream water users, contributing to climate compatible development. [more...]