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Daily News Tanzania | 8 years 2 days ago

APPROPRIATION of massive land from villagers for tree planting in the Reduced Emission from Deforestation and Forest (REDD) programme is feared to threaten food security, unless the exercise was carefully undertaken. While presenting a paper in Dar es Salaam on Thursday, on the Tanzania Forest...

EBRD | 8 years 2 days ago

Our forests are a vital source of life to plants, animals and humans alike. Their trees do not merely provide a habitat for many species, but they also make the air clean and mitigate the effects of climate change by absorbing carbon dioxide. Ensuring that the forests stay alive is therefore vital...

ProFor | 8 years 2 days ago

When I started working on forest governance issues, back in the late 1990s, you could talk about governance and corruption issues only in hushed tones. Since then, through a series of global efforts, we have progressed to a point where the state of forest governance can be openly debated at public...

Irin News | 8 years 2 days ago

At least 2,500 farmers in the western districts of Uganda are earning extra cash to boost their livelihoods by planting trees alongside their crops in a scheme that is helping to sequester carbon dioxide.   Trees process huge amounts of carbon dioxide because of their size and extensive root...

WoodWorking Network | 8 years 2 days ago

When it comes to sustainable forestry, the country of Peru is at a critical crossroads. On a trip to that country this spring, I met with government, industry and conservation officials regarding a proposed Spanish-language training center for their region.

IIED | 8 years 2 days ago

Forests constitute the vast majority of what is green on planet earth. The quest for a green economy at Rio+20 excited the full spectrum of the forest community – from forest industries to local forest rights-holder groups. Both groups have something to offer – although it may be necessary to...

Forest Carbon Asia | 8 years 2 days ago

This study analyses similarities and differences in conditions and factors relevant for the implementation of REDD+ activities in a group of 26 Latin American, African and Asian countries.

Forest Talk | 8 years 2 days ago

Ensuring a sustainable timber supply, with the right mix of tree species, is a top priority for the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. British Columbia is world-renowned for its sustainable forest management. More than 53 million hectares of land are certified to one of...

Mail&Guardian | 8 years 2 days ago

Multinational companies are queuing up to do business in Gabon, despite questions being raised about the validity of President Ali Bongo Ondimba’s rule. Among these are South African companies, including Sustainable Forestry Management, run by conservationist Alan Bernstein. It  entered Gabon in...

Pambazuka | 8 years 2 days ago

As evening falls, Albertina Francisco*, a farmer from the Nhambita community in Sofala province, Mozambique, returns home. She is tired after another day of work at her machamba (a term used in Mozambique to refer to a patch of farmland). In addition to looking after the maize, mapira (a type of...

Forest Talk | 8 years 4 days ago

The province of Nova Scotia is making $1 million available so private woodlot owners, including those in Queens County and the South Shore, can access more of their forest land. The provincial fund is helping woodlot owners build and maintain woodlot roads.

CIFRO | 8 years 4 days ago

Summary Analysing REDD+ with 4Is – institutions and their path-dependencies and ‘stickiness’, actors and their interests, ideas and information – can be useful to understand what hinders or enables change.

CDG DEV | 8 years 4 days ago

This note introduces and illustrates fCPR (Forest Conservation Performance Rating), a system of color-coded ratings for tropical forest conservation performance that can be implemented for local areas, countries, regions, and the entire pan-tropics.

CIFOR | 8 years 4 days ago

Summary Early adoption of national- and project-level social and environmental standards suggests that REDD+ policy makers, project personnel and investors value REDD+ safeguards. To gain national-level buy-in for REDD+ safeguards, national sovereignty must be recognised and competing safeguard...

CDG DEV | 8 years 4 days ago

Reducing carbon emissions from forest clearing and degradation has become an important part of the international climate agenda.

FMO | 8 years 4 days ago

FMO (the Netherlands Development Finance Company) has executed a subscription agreement to invest in the New Forests Tropical Asia Forest Fund (TAFF), a private equity fund managed by Australian-based fund manager New Forests. With FMO’s USD 15 million investment, financed out of the government...

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