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The international community is failing to take advantage of a potent opportunity to counter climate change by strengthening local land tenure rights and laws worldwide, new data suggests.
In what researchers say is the most detailed ...
The world is transitioning to a green economy, but the many synergies between greater sustainability and the forest
+ mechanism are underutilized, according to a recent United Nations report.
Countries with tropical forest
The 28 percent increase in deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon over last year that was reported this week is bad news, but it is not surprising. It is bad news because the decline in deforestation since 2005 has given us the single largest ...
Inatoy Sidsagi and his cousin Esteban Herrera, from the indigenous Kuna Yala (also known as Guna Yala) nation in Panama, make up the indigenous rap group Kunarevolution. They rap about Mother Earth and the Kuna’s inalienable right to protect ...
Not far from the site of the Cancun 2010 U.N. climate change summit, indigenous people in rural southeast Mexico are doing their part to staunch global warming.They are perfecting Community Forest
ry Enterprises (CFEs) to establish ...
In 1992, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was negotiated at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, held in Rio in June of that year. Since 1995, the parties to the convention have met ...
The market for carbon credits generated from projects that reduce deforestation and forest
degradation - a climate change mitigation approach known as REDD
+ - dipped eight percent in 2012 according to an annual assessment of the global voluntary ...
Neste Oil, a Finnish energy giant, has announced a new "no deforestation" policy [PDF] for sourcing palm oil. The company, which is one of the world's largest buyers of palm oil, had faced criticism from environmentalists for purchasing palm oil ...
On the occasion of March 21st, proclaimed by the UN General Assembly as International Day of the Forest
s (1), the World Rainforest Movement (WRM) and more than 300 signatories call on the General Assembly and UN Institutions and Initiatives ...
The coalition of Indonesian NGOs on forest
s and climate today called for urgent action to strengthen and extend the two-year moratorium on deforestation which expires on 20 May. The moratorium has been weakened by lobbying from industry and even ...
Biofuel refinery in new industrial zone in Tapachula, an exporting city on the coast of Chiapas. With plans for expansion, there is a coffee plant to its left and an oil refinery being built on its right. Mexico is currently laying the foundation ...
Greenpeace is dedicated to ending deforestation and preventing catastrophic climate change. We are often recognized for putting our lives and freedoms on the line to accomplish these goals. In the U.S. alone, Greenpeace is campaigning to save ...
NASA satellites recently between April 1 and June 30 have picked up extensive signals confirming what surfaced since quite a long time ago. The signals specify potential deforestation across large parts of the tropics-encompassing Columbia, ...
s are fast diminishing to the detriment of climate, biodiversity, and millions of people of dependent on forest
resources for their well-being. But is the full conservation of Africa's forest
s necessary to mitigate global climate ...
In the runup to June's Rio+20 Earth Summit, sustainable development goals (SDGs) are a hot topic. First proposed by the Columbian government, SDGs are now regarded by many as possible concrete outcomes from a conference whose prospects for ...
President Susilo Bambang Yu-dhoyono has issued a decree providing additional time for a presidential task force to establish a long-awaited agency to implement a two-year forest
moratorium. The project has been funded by the Norwegian government ...
In Mayan cosmology, thetree, with its elephantine, silver-grey trunk that towers above the jungle, is the tree of life, shoring up the corners of the sky and sending its roots deep into the underworld. In the centuries following the conquest ...
Kahindo Sipora Shemutambo, 58, a member of a Bambuti, or pygmy community, stands with her goat near the village of Mugunga, just west of the eastern Congolese city of Goma, on August 27, 2010. Dislodged from their traditional hunter-gatherer ...
s of Mt. Banoi in Lobo, Batangas, are under threat from large-scale mining. BUKAL-BATANGAS. REMAINING forest
s of Mt. Banoi in Lobo, Batangas, are under threat from large-scale mining. BUKAL-BATANGAS
The Philippines is ...
The tropical forest
conservation plan, known as REDD
, has the potential to significantly reduce deforestation and carbon dioxide emissions worldwide. Photograph: Daniel Beltra/Greenpeace
It could be the cheapest way to save the planet ...
2.5-billion-ha carbon map shows forest
s store 250B tons of carbon
s across Latin America, Africa, and Southeast Asia stored 247 gigatons of carbon –; more than 30 years' worth of current emissions from fossil fuels use –; ...
A new deal to ban logging in Indonesia leaves around a third of the country's natural forest
s unprotected, writes Angela Dewan. Is it worth the $1 billion Norway paid to put it in place?
You know that something`s not quite right when one ...
Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Thursday signed a two-year moratorium on logging in primary forest
s and dredging in peatlands to unlock up to $1 billion in seed funding from the government of Norway that could help the country ...
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Thursday finally signed a policy banning the conversion of primary forest
and peatland for two years as part of a government pledge to combat climate change through reducing deforestation.
With the ...
The Native Federation of the Río Madre de Dios and Tributaries (FENAMAD) issued a statement protesting that the state company PeruPetro has demarcated three new oil exploration blocs in Peru's southern Amazon region of Madre de Dios. The new ...