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Indigenous-led Collaborations Are Transforming Conservation

Expert BlogCanadaJulee Boan
The pressure is immense and the clock is ticking to ensure the course correction needed to stave off the worst climate and biodiversity impacts predicted for our industrialized world. A new collective, called the Restore, Assert, Defend (or RAD) Network…

Canada Must Intervene to Protect Caribou in Ontario

Expert BlogCanadaJulee Boan
In 2022, environmental groups called out the caribou conservation agreement between Canada and Ontario as being the weakest in the country - with no measurable targets to protect critical habitat. Now, a year later, the federal Environment Minister has stated his…

Auditor Calls for Canada’s Transparency on Logging Emissions

Expert BlogOttawaJennifer Skene

Canada's Environment Commissioner found that the Government of Canada has failed to transparently report on the climate impact of industrial logging, with potentially sweeping ramifications for its forest policymaking. 

Canada Rejects Transparency on Logging’s Climate Toll

Expert BlogOttawa, CanadaJennifer Skene

Canada has again failed to transparently report on the logging industry's climate impacts, giving the sector a free pass for more than 70 megatonnes of carbon emissions annually, and perpetuating a "climate blind" forest policy framework. 

Paper Excellence Expands Control into Canada’s Logging

Expert BlogCanadaCourtenay Lewis
With Paper Excellence’s planned purchase of one of Canada’s largest logging companies, the country's forestry industry is increasingly falling under the sway of the controversial Sinar Mas family empire.

New Program Will Help Ensure Reliable Electricity in the West

Expert BlogCanada, Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, WestKelsie Gomanie
The Western Resource Adequacy Program (WRAP) is designed to provide benefits for customers, utilities, and the environment.

A Disappointing Low Bar

Expert BlogCanada, United StatesShelley Vinyard

Lowe’s latest forestry sourcing update lacks the ambition and specificity needed to protect forests and promote human rights.

20 Years of Resistance: Grassy Narrows' Land Defenders

Expert BlogCanadaJulee Boan
Asubpeeschoseewagong Anishinabek (Grassy Narrows First Nation) and allies commemorate their fight to stop the industrial logging that was taking place on their territory without their consent.

Two First Nations Pledge to Save Lake Superior Caribou

Expert BlogCanada, OntarioJulee Boan
Two First Nations—Biigtigong Nishnaabeg and Michipicoten—are raising the alarm for the dwindling Lake Superior caribou, the southernmost remaining woodland caribou in North America.

P&G’s Forest Degradation Claim Warrants SEC Scrutiny

Expert BlogCanadaJennifer Skene, Shelley Vinyard

When 67% of Procter & Gamble’s voting shareholders resoundingly urged the company two years ago to address its role in driving deforestation and forest degradation, P&G had the opportunity to embrace environmental leadership, divesting itself from the destruction of climate-critical…

Beyond Pledges: Solidifying Climate Action in Latin America

Expert BlogBrazil, Mexico, Colombia, InternationalMarilyn Martinez

Climate change and associated extreme events are amplifying factors in migration and displacement while exacerbating social, economic, and environmental burdens. Latin America is among the regions with the greatest documented need for the strengthening of early warning systems.

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