livelihoods

Livelihoods Carbon Fund voted “Best Corporate Offsetting Program…

Environmental Finance magazine, which specializes in the environment and the carbon market, recently published its sixth annual Voluntary Carbon Markets Rankings. This year, the Livelihoods Carbon Fund…

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Farmland, the Great Carbon Sink

In its fight against climate change, France launched the “4‰ Initiative” which aims to increase carbon reserves in agricultural land. A 0.04% growth in that storage could, in fact, stop the annual…

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2015 Ramsar Convention: Sustainable development requires the protection…

From June 1 to 9, the city of Punta del Este, in Uruguay, hosted the 12th Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention (COP12). A few months before the Paris Climate Conference, the 168…

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The Business & Climate Summit: an illustration of corporate…

On May 20 and 21, the Business & Climate Summit was held in Paris: an event staged in preparation for COP 21 to promote the inclusion of private-sector initiatives in global policies on decarbonizing the…

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Impact investment: a new approach to development aid?

On Wednesday February 4, a high-level round table on impact investment was held in Paris at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the launch ceremony of the new Livelihoods Fund for Family Farming…

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Danone and Mars launch £79m fund for smallholder farmers

Fund will prioritise key crops including vanilla, cocoa, sugar and palm oil, but Oxfam says multinationals need to improve everyday dealings with smallholders

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Infographic : A guide to understanding the projects of the Livelihoods…

In 2008, Danone created the Danone Fund for Nature. Based on its successful experience with carbon offset projects launched in partnership with IUCN and the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, Danone decided…

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Why small farmers are crucial in the fight against deforestation

Deforestation is one of the main contributors to climate change and biodiversity loss. It damages and destroys ecosystems, adversely impacts livelihoods and reduces carbon sequestration. To stem this phenomenon,…

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Why small farmers are crucial in the fight against deforestation

The fight against deforestation often minimizes the role of smallholder farmers. Yet their activities adversely impact forests, the same forests on which they more than anyone else rely for their food…

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A Glimmer of Hope in NY?

The Livelihoods Fund lies at the cornerstone of the current debates on climate change and development, which are key factors impacting international negotiations on the environment. Bernard Giraud, President…

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