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07 December 2022 the Netherlands

Tropenbos International welcomes the EU deforestation Regulation – ambitious accompanying measures are needed

Late on 5 December 2022, EU decision-makers have concluded their negotiations for an EU deforestation Regulation which is the first in the world that takes significant steps to tackle global deforestation. We celebrate this historic agreement. Ambitious accompanying measures and partnerships are, however, essential to make a true transition on the ground.

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06 December 2022 General

Sharing experiences on reducing tropical wildfires by listening and learning from communities

‘There is a need of active involvement of indigenous and local communities (and their knowledge), local government, smallholders and other stakeholders in developing and implementing effective wildfire risk reduction strategies, policies and practices as extreme wildfires increase in numbers and intensity’. This is one of the main recommendations from the session ‘Fire-smart landscapes as a promising approach for effective adaptation and mitigation’ during the Global Landscape Forum Climate: Frontiers of Change in November 2022 in Sharm El Sheik.

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05 December 2022 

Paper: Business case development to support climate resilient landscapes

To address the effects and causes of climate change and achieve broader goals for inclusive sustainable development, it is important to improve the resilience of landscapes. Climate change has major consequences for people and nature. Many of the more vulnerable countries in the tropics lack the financial and other resources to adapt to climate change effects.

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17 November 2022 Indonesia

Supporting sustainable and innovative enterprises in Indonesia

Following successes in 2021, the second year of the KURRI programme in 2022 has seen 14 small enterprises in Kalimantan selected for their potential to have positive environmental and social impacts. As well as vegetable and woven craft producers, innovations include the production of charcoal briquettes from rice husks, chips from banana stems, herbal drinks, and a refill station for drinking water bottles.

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10 November 2022 General

Tropical Forest Issues 61 - Towards fire-smart landscapes

Catastrophic wildfires across the globe have been grabbing headlines in recent years. A 2022 report from the United Nations Environment Programme indicates that wildfires are growing in frequency and intensity, and spreading in range, and predicts a 30% increase in the number of wildfires by 2050. Hotter and drier weather, next to changes in land use, are considered the main drivers. This stresses the importance of allocating more resources for preventing extreme wildfires occurring in the first place, alongside fire suppression after they have started.

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09 November 2022 the Netherlands

Tropenbos International supports joint statement by CSOs on EU regulation on smallholder-inclusive deforestation-free products

As the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Council of the EU are negotiating a compromise on the EU regulation on deforestation free products, Solidaridad joins other civil society organizations in calling upon them to maintain a high level of ambition and refrain from any harmful trade offs. The undersigned CSOs have at heart to ensure that the realities and needs of smallholders and forest communities are taken into account, to ensure an effective implementation of the future EU requirements.

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