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ICIMod | 6 years 2 months ago

The ICIMOD office in Pakistan and the World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan organized two district-level workshops to consult with communities and other related stakeholders as a part of the ongoing REDD+ project, which is currently in the preparedness phase in Pakistan.   

IISD | 6 years 2 months ago

A key determinant of REDD+ success will be the continued development and implementation of safeguards. An important element of REDD+ safeguards is systems for providing information on how safeguards are addressed and respected. Effective systems to share information will help promote transparency,...

TD-Waterhouse | 6 years 2 months ago

SAO PAULO, Oct 30 (Reuters Point Carbon) - Peru's government has requested technical and financial support from the World Bank to support its plans to study the adoption of a greenhouse gas emissions trading system, according to official documents. The South-American country requested support from...

Before Its News | 6 years 2 months ago

A world population expected to reach 9 billion by 2050 is going to create ever-greater demand for food and fuel, putting ever-growing pressure on forests. Our conventional way of looking at forests as a resource heavily favors the short-term strictly monetary gains associated with clearing forests...

Forest Trends | 6 years 2 months ago

The report, which aggregates data from 415 individual forest carbon projects historically, was published Thursday by Forest Trends' Ecosystem Marketplace, a world-leading provider of news, data and analytics on environmental markets and investments in conservation. The report examines a variety of...

Ghana Business | 6 years 2 months ago

A joint Kenya Forest Service (KFS) and UN Environment Programme (UNEP) report released Monday, November 5, 2012, has revealed that deforestation deprived Kenya’s economy of 6.6 billion shillings ($77million) in 2009 and 5.8 billion shillings ($68 million) in 2010, making it a total of $ 14 in just...

International Forest Industries | 6 years 2 months ago

Log costs for Russian sawmills did not fall as the Russian government intended when it implemented a 25 percent log export tariff in 2008. Instead, sawlog prices have increased by 24 percent the past three years and the supply of logs has been tight in 2012, according to a new report by the Wood...

Reuters | 6 years 2 months ago

About a dozen companies are contributing to a novel conservation plan that pays Ecuador to protect part of the Amazon rainforest in return for barring oil drilling, the head of the initiative said on Friday. Ivonne Baki said the scheme to conserve the Yasuni area of the Amazon basin, launched by...

ECO-Business | 6 years 2 months ago

Keeping coastal mangrove forests intact or replanting them is cheaper than building man-man structure to protect coastlines threatened by climate change, according to the head of the International Union for Conservation for Nature (IUCN).

ReddNetBlog | 6 years 3 months ago

As a primarily local issue, adaptation has more direct relevance to local people than the mitigation potential of REDD+, and in the absence of long term monetary benefits from REDD+, could emphasising the tangible contributions to local environmental conditions and wider governance reforms of REDD...

CIFOR | 6 years 3 months ago

BOGOR, Indonesia (16 October, 2012)_Making informed decisions on how to reduce carbon emissions from forestry and agriculture requires some solid knowledge about potential tradeoffs between development and conservation objectives: what you manage to win through  avoided deforestation or reduced...

ForestTalk | 6 years 3 months ago

With the release of ‘Beyond the Beetle: A Mid-Term Timber Supply Action Plan’, we have outlined a clear strategy to help our forests recover from the damage done by the mountain pine beetle infestation. Unfortunately the release of the action plan has led to the spread of misinformation and it’s...

Times Colonist | 6 years 3 months ago

As it looks for ways to shore up the province's timber industry, the B.C. government is in danger of not seeing the forest for the trees. The harvesting of pine beetle-damaged logs is winding down, and now lumber mills in the Interior face a shortage of logs. The government, as it should, is...

IPP Media | 6 years 3 months ago

Tanzania, which once prided in being among the greenest countries on the continent faces major threats of looming desertification brought about by major acts of deforestation. Apparently, despite its reported massive gas reserves, Tanzania still relies heavily on charcoal as a major source of fuel...

Times Colonist | 6 years 3 months ago

Re: "Manage forests for the future," Oct. 17. The editorial is spot-on in many respects. What it omits is that presentations to the Special Committee on Timber Supply did not support the unsustainable logging of old-growth reserve forests, of sensitive areas and of marginally economic forests at...

APF-Net | 6 years 3 months ago

Since the launch of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) over a decade ago, concerted efforts have been made around the world to improve the contribution of different economic sectors to poverty eradication. In the Asia-Pacific region, the forestry sector is of great importance in this respect...

Times Colonist | 6 years 3 months ago

Re: "Manage forests for the future," Oct. 17. The editorial correctly observes that B.C.'s public forests must be managed for the future. The Menominee native Americans in Wisconsin are an excellent example of people doing this. In 1854, they were confined to their current reservation of 235,000...

Business-Biodiversity; Down to Earth | 6 years 3 months ago

UNEP-WCMC and UNEP FI have issued a new publication on voluntary and compliance regimes in relation to biodiversity offsets.

Forest-Trends | 6 years 3 months ago

There is a growing realization that good practice Social Impact Assessment (SIA) is an issue of self-interest; it can strengthen social sustainability, reduce investor risks and transaction costs, inform adaptive management, and build stakeholder ownership when undertaken in a participatory way....

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