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23/7/2014
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 ...   
14/4/2014
The world is transitioning to a green economy, but the many synergies between greater sustainability and the forest-focused REDD+ mechanism are underutilized, according to a recent United Nations report. Countries with tropical forests ...   
16/11/2013
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 ...   
26/9/2013
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 ...   
27/7/2013
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 Forestry Enterprises (CFEs) to establish ...   
22/7/2013
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 ...   
30/5/2013
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 ...   
7/4/2013
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 ...   
22/3/2013
REDD+ is a false solution | Link, World Rainforest Movement
On the occasion of March 21st, proclaimed by the UN General Assembly as International Day of the Forests (1), the World Rainforest Movement (WRM) and more than 300 signatories call on the General Assembly and UN Institutions and Initiatives ...   
14/3/2013
The coalition of Indonesian NGOs on forests 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 ...   
14/1/2013
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 ...   
26/9/2012
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 ...   
31/7/2012
REDD Scare Over Tropics, Dissident Voice
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, ...   
19/4/2012
Africa’s forests 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 forests necessary to mitigate global climate ...   
5/3/2012
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 ...   
17/9/2011
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 ...   
1/9/2011
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 ...   
15/7/2011
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 ...   
31/5/2011
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 ...   
31/5/2011
2.5-billion-ha carbon map shows forests store 250B tons of carbon Tropical forests across Latin America, Africa, and Southeast Asia stored 247 gigatons of carbon –; more than 30 years' worth of current emissions from fossil fuels use –; ...   
21/5/2011
Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Thursday signed a two-year moratorium on logging in primary forests and dredging in peatlands to unlock up to $1 billion in seed funding from the government of Norway that could help the country ...   
20/5/2011
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 ...   
15/5/2011
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 ...   
9/5/2011
The Democratic Republic of Congo, one of the successor states to the European colonial empires of sub-Saharan Africa, contains staggering natural resources -- including the second largest remaining block of intact rainforests one earth. On the ...   
29/4/2011
Indonesia's low carbon development strategy will not impede the palm oil industry's growth said a key Indonesian climate official during a meeting with leaders from the country's palm oil industry. During a meeting on Thursday, Kuntoro ...   

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