While the spectacular conference centre where the current climate talks are held looks rather unworldly, it is important to look at the realities behind these negotiations. In Paraguay, for example, the main cause of greenhouse gas emissions is deforestation.
REDD+ Partnership Launches the Voluntary REDD+ Database
Through the REDD+ Partnership, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), in collaboration with the UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), have launched an online database of REDD+ investments.
Brunei will do its utmost to combat climate change
In Addressing climate change and its impacts, Brunei Darussalam believes that there is a need to strike a balance between economic growth, social development and environmental protection that forms the very foundation of sustainable development, Borneo Bulletin reported.
Challenges and prospects for REDD+ in Africa: desk review of REDD+ implementation in Africa - a GOFC-ACRENET synthesis
This report reviews the status of REDD+ implementation in Africa, identifying forest degradation as one of the biggest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions. The research lists current projects in Africa to build a database of REDD initiatives and their status of implementation.
The once-promising REDD text has passed from the scientific negotiating track to the long-term action track with key provisions unresolved after Norway vetoed a last-minute compromise that Papua New Guinea had brokered between Brazil and the United States.