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Arresting Deforestation

 
 
 

Deforestation causes roughly one-fifth of global carbon emissions.

Reducing deforestation is vital to reducing this statistic. Motivating those who are deforesting land to value standing forests is critical, as is building governance and promoting monitoring technologies. Working with communities to improve land management ensures protection at the most local level.
To scale all these efforts, influencing local and national deforestation policies is key. We advance innovations that arrest or slow deforestation using policy, market and community-driven mechanisms.
 

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Forum 2014

Top 10 Compelling Quotes in Advance of the 2014 Skoll World Forum

Rahim Kanani
Skoll Foundation

 
 
 

In advance of the Forum, we asked several speakers and delegates to share their insights and ideas to lay the foundation for a richer discussion in-person and online. Here are the top 10 most compelling quotes on social change and societal progress.

Article: Forum 2014
 

In advance of the Forum, we asked several speakers and delegates to share their insights and ideas to lay the foundation for a richer discussion in-person and online. Here are the top 10 most compelling quotes on social change and societal progress.

Editor's Pick

Social Causes Come Calling

Wall Street Journal

Shareholders are driving changes in corporate policies and disclosures unthinkable a decade ago, on issues ranging from protecting rain forests to human rights. Even the threat of a proxy vote can be enough to bring company executives to the negotiating table.

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Shareholders are driving changes in corporate policies and disclosures unthinkable a decade ago, on issues ranging from protecting rain forests to human rights. Even the threat of a proxy vote can be enough to bring company executives to the negotiating table.

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Grocery Giant Commits to Zero-deforestation Policy for Palm Oil Sourcing

Mongabay News

“Safeway is sending a strong message to its suppliers that safeguarding the environment is a business priority,” DiNapoli said in a statement. “Shoppers don’t see where the palm oil used in hundreds of products comes from, but often it’s harvested in ways that destroy rainforests and leads to climate change. Safeway’s new policy protects the company and its shareholders from reputational harm associated with environmental destruction.”

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“Safeway is sending a strong message to its suppliers that safeguarding the environment is a business priority,” DiNapoli said in a statement. “Shoppers don’t see where the palm oil used in hundreds of products comes from, but often it’s harvested in ways that destroy rainforests and leads to climate change. Safeway’s new policy protects the company and its shareholders from reputational harm associated with environmental destruction.”

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The CEO of Kimberly-Clark on Building a Sustainable Company

Tom Falk
Kimberly-Clark

 
 
 

Companies across the globe are tackling some of the world’s greatest societal challenges — water scarcity, climate change, and even the rights of women and girls in the developing world. Tom Falk, the CEO of Kimberly-Clark Corporation since 2002, talks about how the paper company is taking on environmental issues and has been practicing sustainability for 140 years.

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Companies across the globe are tackling some of the world’s greatest societal challenges — water scarcity, climate change, and even the rights of women and girls in the developing world. Tom Falk, the CEO of Kimberly-Clark Corporation since 2002, talks about how the paper company is taking on environmental issues and has been practicing sustainability for 140 years.

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A foot injury? Give me your machete!

Mark Plotkin
Amazon Conservation Team

 
 
 

To some, the term “shaman” may conjure up images of tricksters more than healers. But authentic shamans are masters of a sacred craft, living repositories of centuries of therapeutic wisdom.

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To some, the term “shaman” may conjure up images of tricksters more than healers. But authentic shamans are masters of a sacred craft, living repositories of centuries of therapeutic wisdom.

“We are entering a period of consequences ... in Africa and India, much like everywhere else in the world, people were noticing that their climate was changing.”

Jeff Skoll

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Why Energy is Inextricably Linked to Environment

Sean McKaughan
Fundación Avina

 
 
 

In the end, the challenges of balancing energy needs and the environment require a change in attitude.  Environmentalists need to be technically informed, networked into coalitions and prepared to negotiate on a level playing field.

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In the end, the challenges of balancing energy needs and the environment require a change in attitude.  Environmentalists need to be technically informed, networked into coalitions and prepared to negotiate on a level playing field.

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Tracking Deforestation As It Happens

The Guardian

The world's first monitoring tool providing 'near real time' data on changes in forest cover could change how companies track deforestation in their supply chains.

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The world's first monitoring tool providing 'near real time' data on changes in forest cover could change how companies track deforestation in their supply chains.

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World Bank’s Carbon Fund Pioneers Multilateral Payments for Forest Carbon

Forests Climate Change

What emerged in the wake of Copenhagen is a “bottom-up” climate world. Coalitions of countries and sub-national jurisdictions are moving faster than the UNFCCC on payments for reducing emissions from tropical deforestation, through a collection of initiatives involving Norway, Brazil, Indonesia, Guyana, Germany, and California, Acre (Brazil) and Chiapas (Mexico).

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What emerged in the wake of Copenhagen is a “bottom-up” climate world. Coalitions of countries and sub-national jurisdictions are moving faster than the UNFCCC on payments for reducing emissions from tropical deforestation, through a collection of initiatives involving Norway, Brazil, Indonesia, Guyana, Germany, and California, Acre (Brazil) and Chiapas (Mexico).

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A United Call for Action on Climate Change

Washington Post

When Nelson Mandela formed the Elders in 2007 to promote peace and human rights across the world, he challenged us to be bold and to give a voice to those who have none. No issue demands these qualities more than our collective failure to tackle climate change.

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When Nelson Mandela formed the Elders in 2007 to promote peace and human rights across the world, he challenged us to be bold and to give a voice to those who have none. No issue demands these qualities more than our collective failure to tackle climate change.

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L’Oréal reiterates sustainability importance with ‘zero deforestation’ commitment

CosmeticDesign Europe

L’Oréal has reiterated its commitment to sustainability by announcing that it has put a ‘zero deforestation’ rule in place when sourcing raw materials.

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L’Oréal has reiterated its commitment to sustainability by announcing that it has put a ‘zero deforestation’ rule in place when sourcing raw materials.

“I believe that the climate crisis is our greatest opportunity, not only our greatest challenge.”

Al Gore

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Forum 2013

Closing Plenary

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Thursday Morning Plenary

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