The Rainforest Standard (RFS) is the world’s first carbon credit standard to fully integrate requirements and protocols for carbon accounting, sociocultural, and socioeconomic impact, and biodiversity outcomes. It was built from the ground up by Columbia University’s Center for Environment, Economy and Society (CEES); Bolivia’s PUMA Environmental Fund Foundation; Brazil’s Fund for Biodiversity; Colombia’s Environmental Action Fund; Ecuador’s National Environmental Fund; Peru’s Trust Fund for National Parks and Protected Areas, to accommodate the ecological conditions and social realities of the Amazon region and the demands of emerging carbon markets. Continue reading
The inaugural Tri Hita Karana International Conference on Sustainable Development has been held in Bali on October 5th and 6th, as an official side event of the APEC 2013 Summit. It is co-hosted by the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. The conference brings into focus the Balinese philosophy of Tri Hita Karana, or 3 ways to happiness by seeking harmony and balance of people with each other, with nature, and with creation. SDSN South-East Asia regional hub sponsors University of Indonesia Research Center on Climate Change and United in Diversity (Yayasan Upaya Indonesia Damai) are conference partners.