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23/4/2014
A global programme to reward developing countries for avoiding deforestation has made little headway, officials and conservationists say. The delays are proving particularly frustrating for communities concerned with conserving forests ...   
17/4/2014
This is the seventh in an ongoing series of articles developed in support of this year's two Katoomba Meetings, both of which are taking place in Latin America. The first meeting will take place on March 19 and 20 at Iguazú Falls, on the border ...   
14/4/2014
On April 9th, 2014, Code REDD and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) presented an historic, first ever event - REDD+ Talks: Colombia in Cartagena. The packed event brought together leaders from the private, public, and ...   
14/4/2014
The UN’s programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD) has seen considerable attention paid to deforestation but “the second ‘D’ is poorly understood and accounted”, according to a team from Winrock ...   
12/4/2014
A Washington-based human rights organization warns of an unprecedented “carbon grab” by governments and investors that will infringe upon the rights of indigenous peoples in low- and middle-income countries in Latin America, Asia and Africa. ...   
8/4/2014
The recently released IPCC report only serves to remind us that our duty to humankind demands a greater sense of urgency. But any policy response can bring risks to people or the environment, and the costs of dealing with the consequences can be ...   
8/4/2014
Carbon emissions from selective logging operations in tropical rainforests are roughly a sixth of those from outright forest clearing, finds a new study that evaluated 13 forestry concessions in six countries. The study, published in the ...   
24/3/2014
An investment of 30 billion dollars per year can accelerate the global transition to green and sustainable growth and ensure the long-term well-being of tens of millions in developing countries, the UNEP said. The UNEP quoted a new ...   
20/3/2014
Dr. Kinari Webb has a superpower: the ability to provide high-quality health care in a remote and rural landscape. And she uses her power not only to save lives, but also to protect the remaining Bornean rainforests. Twenty-one years ...   
12/3/2014
West Sumatra has officially joined Indonesia's effort to cut forest loss as a pilot province under the country's REDD+ program. The agreement, announced today, means that regencies, towns, and villages are now placed to receive funding ...   
12/3/2014
The world's forests could hold 20 percent more carbon than previously thought, according to a study released on Tuesday. If correct, that extra 125 billion tonnes of carbon could lead to an increase in the number of forest-based carbon ...   
7/3/2014
Having monitored global REDD initiatives since 2008, writer and environmental activist Chris Lang questions whether Norway’s aid-financed climate forest initiative - the largest in the world - has contributed to reducing rates of deforestation. ...   
27/2/2014
Southeast Asia has more than 27 million hectares of forested peatland, and peat releases devastating amounts of methane and carbon when drained or burned. Approximately 80% of the world's peatland is in Indonesia, and much of it is slated to be ...   
22/2/2014
Global Forest Watch, a new, free online monitoring and alert system for forest management, was launched Thursday by more than 40 organizations, including the World Resources Institute, Google and the UN Environment Programme. The mapping ...   
22/2/2014
The well-attended World Congress on Agroforestry (WCA) in New Delhi last week, with strong contingents from business, government, nonprofits and academia - and a blog that drew more than 35,000 readers - is the latest evidence of the huge ...   
17/2/2014
Microsoft is helping to protect one of Madagascar's most pristine rainforests, after buying a block of carbon credits from the government. The IT giant confirmed last week that it has invested an undisclosed sum in the Makira REDD+ ...   
16/2/2014
The Wildlife Conservation Society announced today that the Government of Madagascar has approved carbon sales with Microsoft and its carbon offset partner, The CarbonNeutral Company, and Zoo Zurich. The carbon credit sales will support the ...   
14/2/2014
The Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) program should finance protection of corridors linking existing protected areas in order to better safeguard biodiversity while simultaneously helping mitigate climate ...   
10/2/2014
Forest fires that ravaged parts of Indonesia in mid-2013 and caused regional tensions have made it harder for the government to meet its goals for reducing carbon emissions, according to a report by climate scientists -- and experts and activists ...   
8/2/2014
Developed and developing countries need to join forces in order to reduce emissions from land use and halve deforestation by 2020, but this would cost up to $12 billion (£7.4 billion). The findings appear in a report released on Monday ...   
7/2/2014
The Africa Adaptation Gap report put the spotlight on the frightening climate change impacts that African countries are facing.According to the report, Africa is already facing adaptation costs in the range of $7-15bn per year by 2020. ...   
6/2/2014
An ambitious plan to save the world's tropical forests by valuing them for the carbon the store may fail to reduce deforestation unless governments and multilateral institutions significantly scale up financial commitments to the program, argues ...   
4/2/2014
Donor nations, rainforest-rich countries and multilateral institutions will have to spend tens of billions of dollars in the next few years to ensure that nations undergoing deforestation will have incentives to halt the practice, a report ...   
4/2/2014
Pakistan is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to the impacts of climate change due to its location, population and environmental degradation. According to a 2013 report from the Asian Development Bank, Pakistan has one month of ...   
3/2/2014
The concept of habitat corridors in conservation has been around for a while. It’s a topic at global climate talks and an issue for NGOs eager to create pathways for survival between protected areas. For all the talk, there hasn’t been ...   

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