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Trees, a Remarkable Innovation, the Unsung Heroes of Mitigating Climate Change

By Nicola Acutt, VP, Sustainability Strategy, VMware
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When you really think about it, trees are an amazing innovation.

Trees:

  • Clean the air we breathe.
  • Filter the water we drink.
  • Provide habitat to more than 80 percent of the world’s plants and animals. 

Forests provide jobs to more than 1.6 billion people, and they serve a critical function for humanity: they absorb carbon from the atmosphere. 

The Time for Action Is Now, the Time for Trees Is Now

10 Takeaways for Facilitating Global Forest Restoration at-Scale
Blog

The Arbor Day Foundation hosted and participated in a large number of forestry events at the United Nations Climate Change Conference during the 25th Conference of the Parties (COP25) in Madrid, Spain. The Foundation’s featured event at COP25 was Forest Restoration: Climate Offense for Business.

Forestland Stewards Initiative

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International Paper’s conservation partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), known as Forestland Stewards, was created to conserve and restore southern forestlands. These forests provide critical habitats for endangered wildlife and economic opportunities for local communities.

An Inside Look at IP's Plans for Forest Management, Conservation, and Restoration

By John Klyce
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For Sophie Beckham, IP's chief sustainability officer, it all begins in the forest.

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For Sophie Beckham, IP's chief sustainability officer, it all begins in the forest.

Indian Certification Body Eco Stewardship Partners With SCS Global Services

Press Release

UTTAR PRADESH, India, March 9, 2020 /3BL Media/ – SCS Global Services (SCS) announced that it has teamed up with veteran certification providers, Shovans Das and Teena Antil, who together have co-founded Eco Stewardship Pvt. Ltd. to serve India and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Eco Stewardship’s focus will be on providing third-party inspection, verification, certification, and training to promote sustainable practices in forestry and forest product supply chains.

Olympic Games to Become “Climate Positive” From 2030

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Today announced that the Olympic Games and Olympic Winter Games will be “climate positive” from 2030 onwards. In addition, the IOC will create an “Olympic Forest”, which will contribute to the UN-backed great green wall project in Africa and help the IOC move towards becoming a climate-positive organisation.

Press Release

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Today announced that the Olympic Games and Olympic Winter Games will be “climate positive” from 2030 onwards. In addition, the IOC will create an “Olympic Forest”, which will contribute to the UN-backed great green wall project in Africa and help the IOC move towards becoming a climate-positive organisation.

American Forest Foundation Welcomes International Paper as a Family Forest Carbon Program Partner

New program activates America’s family forest owners in addressing climate change
Press Release

WASHINGTON, February 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The American Forest Foundation (AFF) announced today that International Paper, one of the world's leading producers of fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper, has joined AFF and its partner, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), in supporting the newly-created Family Forest Carbon Program (FFCP) to enhance carbon sequestration in family owned forest land across the U.S. 

Global Corporate Sustainability Projects

From grassroots initiatives to global policies
Article

Through dozens of projects around the world, Medtronic is lessening its environmental impact by conserving energy and water, increasing recycling, and reducing waste. These projects range from large, enterprise-wide corporate sustainability initiatives like energy reduction or building an onsite nitrogen generator, to smaller, volunteer-led environmental stewardship efforts at local sites.

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Seeking to Leave Honduras, a Desperate Man Instead Learns How to Revitalize His Farm & Restore the Environment

Reprinted from Revitalization Magazine
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Since 2012, the Inga Foundation’s revolutionary #agroforestry system of Inga alley-cropping in Honduras has dramatically transformed the lives of 300 subsistence farming families.

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Since 2012, the Inga Foundation’s revolutionary #agroforestry system of Inga alley-cropping in Honduras has dramatically transformed the lives of 300 subsistence farming families.

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