Doug Boucher

We’re halfway through the two weeks of the climate change negotiations here in Paris, and one contentious part of the draft text being negotiated is Article 3.1, entitled “Collective Long-Term Goal...

Shortly before I arrived here in Paris for the climate negotiations, Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research released the annual figure on Amazon deforestation for 2014–2015. This number comes...

As the world’s political leaders come to Paris for the international climate negotiations (COP21) , how do things look with respect to the land sector (agriculture and forests) , which is responsible...

In recent days, with massive fires in Southeast Asia again creating the dangerous haze that endangers the health and lives of millions , we’ve seen the recurrence of the claim that fires and...

In the last few years, there has been heartening news, based on new scientific data, about progress in reducing global deforestation . The IPCC, in its Fifth Assessment Report in 2014 , reviewed all...

Perhaps the most viral meme in the discussion about global food and agriculture has been that we will need to produce at least 60% more food in 2050 . This statement has been repeated hundreds and...

Soon after I moved from academia into the NGO world in 2007, to work on ending tropical deforestation, I was warned about the fierce argument about whether carbon markets should have any connection...

In early April I wrote a blog post on the U.S. INDC (“Intended Nationally Determined Contribution”) which was submitted to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). I focused on how it...

The United States has now told the world what it intends to do about climate change in the 2020s , by submitting its INDC (“Intended Nationally Determined Contribution”) to the United Nations. As we...

The day before yesterday, together with my UCS colleagues Lindsey Haynes-Maslow and Deborah Bailin , I went to the National Institutes of Health to testify on the Scientific Report of the 2015...

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