Wildlife Works Launches CODE REDD Campaign to Save the World's Threatened Forests
SAN FRANCISCO and DURBAN, South Africa, Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Wildlife Works announced today the launch of CODE REDD, an emergency action campaign to save the world's wild forests using private sector financing within the Voluntary Carbon Market.
Major expansion of protected natural areas in Europe
Natura 2000, the EU network of protected areas, has undergone a significant expansion. Nearly 18 800 km2 have been added, including a major addition of marine areas covering 17 000 square kilometres which will increase protection for many endangered marine species.
Pilot Forest Carbon Trust Fund: Rewarding local communities for forest conservation
This is the first Forest Carbon Trust Fund in Nepal, and lessons learnt from this pilot project will be vital for understanding what kind of governance system will be required for implementing REDD+ at the national level when communities are actively involved in forest management.
GEF Council Members approve 500 Million US Dollars Environmental Projects
The governing body of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council yesterday (November 9, 2011) approved an unprecedented large work program worth half a billion US dollars within the fifth replenishment cycle of the GEF.
Ministry seeks funding for environmental programmes
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment needs US$430 million to fund programmes over the next five years that aim to manage natural resources and the environment in regards to socio-economic development.
GEF Council to adopt revised Environmental and Social Safeguards in November
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) secretariat will propose to the next GEF Council meeting a revised set of Environmental and Social Safeguard Standards and accountability mechanisms that will accompany such standards.
Although the international program Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) was developed in order to lower greenhouse gas emissions by protecting standing forests, conservationists have long pointed out that another
If clearing tropical forests for agriculture is a major cause of the ongoing catastrophic decline in biodiversity, conventional thinking would have us believe that reducing the number of farms and allowing the forests to expand should help reverse that decline, at least locally.