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In Indonesia, the name for the island of Borneo is Kalimantan. It is the third largest island in the world, renowned for its lush tropical rainforest
s, one of only two strongholds for the intelligent, endangered orangutan.
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 ...
In November last year, Rainforest
Foundation UK published a briefing showing how the influential management consultants McKinsey & Company had given advice to rainforest
nations that could lead to destruction of natural forests and have ...
Greenpeace says McKinsey's REDD
+ work could encourage deforestation
Clearing of peatlands in Indonesian Borneo. Photo copyright Greenpeace.
One of the world's top consultancies, McKinsey & Co., is providing advice to governments ...
Management consultancy McKinsey & Co has been accused of giving inaccurate and unethical advice to countries such as Papua New Guinea and Indonesia, potentially driving deforestation while allowing the countries to generate revenue from new ...
Guyana Deforestation Triples Despite Funding for Forest Protection Environment News Service (ENS)
Guyana Deforestation Triples Despite Funding for Forest Protection
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, March 7, 2011 (ENS) - Deforestation ...
Angered by a report which suggested that the Low Carbon
Development Strategy (LCDS) is based on advice that could be described as ‘junk economics,” President Bharrat Jagdeo has accused Rainforest
Foundation UK of being stuck in the colonial-era ...
A red light for REDD
- UNFCCC decision on REDD
poised to undermine rights and increase conflict in forested areas
International NGOs call for a halt to REDD
+[i] until guarantees can be made that indigenous rights can be respected, it ...
Sir Nicholas Stern's seminal 2007 report for the UK Treasury had hugely important and mostly positive impacts on UK government policy on how to stop greenhouse gas emissions at home and worldwide. But propelling the problem of tropical ...
Guyana’s Low Carbon
Development Strategy (LCDS), which the government is using to get money from rich countries in order to preserve the forest, is based on advice that has been described by a UK-based forest protection group as “junk ...
A widely used representation of greenhouse gas emissions abatement costs doesn't reflect the true costs of forest conservation, making the proposed reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD) mechanism seem cheaper than it ...
A vital safeguard to protect the world's rainforest
s from being cut down has been dropped from a global deforestation treaty due to be signed at the climate summit in Copenhagen in December.
Under proposals due to be ratified at the ...
This is the first in a series of tropical forest policy commentaries John-O Niles will be writing for Mongabay.com leading up to the December U.N. climate meeting in Copenhagen. John-O is the Director of the Tropical Forest Group.In late ...
GELLERMAN: It's Living on Earth, I'm Steve Curwood – and I'm Bruce Gellerman.
...spelled R-E-D-D .... is the new green.
REDD stands for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation. It's a UN proposal to ...
Plans to fight global warming through reforestation has raised concerns among forest-dependent communities.
THE approach appears to be simple and straightforward: countries that ensure forests are kept as carbon
sink in the global fight ...