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Forest Trends Newsletter February, 2010

by Portal Web Editor last modified Feb 29, 2020 12:48 PM
Contributors: Forest Trends
Hacking Infrastructure Planning; Corporate "Tells" on Forest Finance

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HACKING THE INFRASTRUCTURE PROCESS IN PERU

Across the watersheds that supply Lima, Peru, networks of pre-Incan infiltration canals, called amunas, hold the potential to significantly reduce the city’s water deficit. Several have already been repaired. But an estimated 60 more amuna canals exist, unrestored, across Lima’s watersheds, representing vast, untapped opportunity.

Now, public authorities in Peru can mobilize funding up to 90% faster to restore amunas or natural areas critical for water supplies. That's big news, because acting quickly to respond to threats to ecosystems can make all the difference.

Keep reading: Hacking Infrastructure Planning to Speed Investments in Nature

CORPORATE TELLS

The production of commodities like palm oil, soy, and cattle drives the loss of 5 million hectares of forest each year. This has serious global consequences for climate, biodiversity, and local communities.

Companies that have contributed to deforestation may be interested in financing restoration or conservation projects to compensate for past damage and limit reputational risk. Our Supply Change initiative and Lestari Capital discuss a unique approach of evaluating companies’ appetite to do so.

Keep reading: Commitments in Action: Corporate "Tells" when You're Looking for Forest Finance.


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