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Introduction to Forest Trends

A Message From GSC’s Team:

Brazilian scientists evaluated that there are 35% more fires in Amazon this year then in the average of the last eight years. With over 3 million species of plants and animals, the Amazon rainforest is crucial to slowing climate change. It absorbs millions of tons of carbon dioxide and emits 6% of Earth’s oxygen. The […]
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Over 20 years ago you saw the need to use market forces to protect forests and other natural resources. This concept is so relevant today when Amazon fires bring forests to the headlines of all global publications.  Can you tell us about the inception of the Forest Trends? I was working at the MacArthur Foundation, […]
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Guest Editorials

By Ana Carolina Pelegrini Guimaraes From my perspective, the Amazon belongs to everybody. Geographically, Brazil has the most territory and it is responsible for the largest part of the Amazon. Brazilian’s sovereignty on the rain forest does not mean that we are able to explore or destroy it, but the opposite. The purpose of our […]
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By Alexa Castellano When thousands of fires ravaged the Amazon Rainforest last month it sparked outrage across the world. Satellite images of the rainforest burning, of large clouds of smoke visible from space, shocked citizens around the world, uniting in worry about what this could mean for our planet and humanity’s wellbeing. The Amazon is […]
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News and Articles

Chain Reaction Research by Climate Advisers, published on August 29th, 2019. For questions contact Matthew Pitrowski,
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Christine Bullen is the editor of the Source. She is also co-founder and former board member of the Global Sourcing Council. To contribute to this publication, please send inquiries to

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