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To measure greenhouse gas emissions from the fires in maritime Southeast Asia in 2015, a variety of methods and expertise coalesced
By Justin Adams, Global Managing Director of Lands at The Nature Conservancy and Rizal Algamar, Indonesia Country Program Director at The Nature Conservancy Earlier this month, more than 1,000 people gathered for World Environment Day in Samarinda, the capital of Indonesia’s East Kalimantan province. It was a moment – shared by millions of people all over […]
Gordon Conway, Imperial College London On my most recent visit to Rwanda, it was evident that farmers there are beginning to do well. I have visited the country on a number of occasions over the past ten years, and each time I am impressed to see significant improvements in the lives of ordinary people. With […]
REDD+, transformational change and the promise of performance-based payments: a qualitative comparative analysis
Authors: Brockhaus, M.; Korhonen-Kurki, K.; Sehring, J.; Di Gregorio, M.; Assembe-Mvondo, S.;Babon, A.; Bekele, M.; Gebara, M.F.; Khatri, D.B.; Kambire, H.; Kengoum Djiegni, F.; Kweka, D.;Menton, M.; Moeliono, M.; Paudel, N.S.; Pham, T.T.; Resosudarmo, I.A.P.; Sitoe, A.; Wunder, S.; Zida, M. Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) has emerged as a promising climate change mitigation mechanism in developing […]
The Oregon State University College of Forestry has named Anthony S. Davis as associate dean for research. Davis joins OSU from the University of Idaho, where he served as the director of the Center for Forest Nursery and Seedling Research and as an associate professor of native plant... (more)
The Miombo Network will convene a meeting on Restoring the Socio-Ecological and Socio-Economic Relationships in the Miombo Woodlands, July 27-29, 2016 at the Eduardo Mondlane University, in Maputo, Mozambique. The miombo woodlands are the most extensive warm dry forest type in southern Africa, covering 2.7 million km2 across seven countries in southern Africa. The miombo woodlands play critical ecological, economic and social roles, for example, they supports the livelihoods of more than 65 million people in the region.
The Miombo Network will convene a meeting on Restoring the Socio-Ecological and Socio-Economic Relationships in the Miombo Woodlands, July 27-29, 2016 at the Eduardo Mondlane University, in Maputo, Mozambique. The miombo woodlands are the most extensive warm dry forest type in southern Africa, covering 2.7 million km2 across seven countries in southern Africa. The miombo woodlands play critical ecological, economic and social roles, for example, they supports the livelihoods of more than 65 million people in the region.Featured: Not Featured
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Forests on drained agricultural peatland are potentially large sources of greenhouse gases – insights from a full rotation period simulation
Buyers beware of trash and run: Melka group plans to sell off controversial oil palm plantations operations in the Peruvian Amazon
27 June 2016: On 23 June, and no doubt in response to the growing challenges to their operations in Ucayali from the Peruvian government, Peruvian civil society and affected communities, the Melka group decided to put their properties up for sale in a public auction.
FPP has written a letter to the editor of the Jakarta Post where the auctions were advertised.The proposed sale of these properties in Peru reflects a trend in the palm oil sector whereby companies professing to uphold sustainability and business ‘best practice’, in line with RSPO and IFC standards, choose to sell off their properties when they are caught violating the standards or the law.
This illustrates the urgent need for additional government regulations, in both host and home countries, to hold transnational companies to account for their legal, human rights and environmental violations. In the meantime, prospective buyers should beware.
Indigenous leaders in the Amazon face death threats as community files lawsuit against Peruvian government for violation of their land rights