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Forbes | 7 years 8 months ago

Looking for a 270% return on investment over the next five years? Emergent Asset Management, a London hedge and private equity fund, says it has the perfect investment vehicle for you. Farmland in sub-Saharan Africa. (You’ll need €5 million to throw in if you’re an institution and €500,000 if  you’...

Times of India | 7 years 8 months ago

MUMBAI: According to the Union environment ministry, there are 6.5 million hectares of plantations outside the recorded forest area, which primarily includes native plant species mixed with others. The ministry also says certain forest areas have been diverted (with native forests) for nonforestry...

Phnom Penh Post | 7 years 8 months ago

A forest in Oddar Meanchey province is facing environmental “disaster” after thousands of people destroyed up to 1,000 hectares of natural habitat, putting revenues from a carbon credit scheme worth tens of millions of dollars at risk. Proceeds from a United Nations-backed Reduced Emissions from...

CIFOR | 7 years 9 months ago

MELBOURNE, Australia (8 June, 2011)_Market forces and policies encouraging economic growth are having a increasingly large influence in shaping forest landscape transformation in South America, according to a recent research paper.

Eureka Alert | 7 years 9 months ago

Even as countries cite farm expansion as main cause of forest loss, research finds gap between climate 'promises' and farm policies BONN, GERMANY (8 JUNE 2011)—The majority of countries participating in a major global effort to reduce greenhouse emissions caused by forest destruction cite...

Guardian | 7 years 9 months ago

Brazil's environment agency gave its definitive approval on Wednesday for construction of the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam, a controversial $17bn (£10bn) project in the Amazon that has drawn criticism from native Indians and conservationists.

Kaieteur News | 7 years 10 months ago

Government has unveiled a major hinterland project that will see 10,500 homes being equipped with solar power. The programme is being executed by the Project Management Office, Office of the President, with the Office of the Prime Minister responsible for procurement and monitoring activities....

The Guardian | 7 years 11 months ago

Peasants and small farmers make up half of the world population and grow at least 70% of the world's food (pdf). This group includes small-scale farmers, pastoralists, landless people, peasant fishers and indigenous people all around the world.

7 years 11 months ago

On 29 March 2011, the European Environment Agency (EEA) published 36 land cover country analyses based on CLC 2006 data. Each of the country reports provides graphs and maps based on a common template that characterise land cover changes concisely. The provided information does not represent...

EFI | 8 years 1 week ago

European authorities develop a strategy to coordinate their data on land cover and land use

IUCN | 8 years 1 month ago

Gill Shepherd, IUCN Livelihoods and Landscapes Strategy Thematic Adviser on Poverty and Landscapes, speaks on the latest thinking on forests and poverty, drawing from lessons that have come out of IUCN's innovative 'Livelihoods and Landscapes Strategy' (LLS).  

CIGAR | 8 years 2 months ago

Momentum is growing to develop agricultural solutions to climate change, including at the international level. At the Cancun climate conference last month, partners and allies of the new CGIAR research program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) argued that agriculture has...

Daily Telegraph | 8 years 3 months ago

India's mobile subscribers totalled 563.73 million at the last count, enough to serve nearly half of the country's 1.2 billion population.

Solve Climate | 8 years 6 months ago

A storm has been brewing for months in an obscure corner of the carbon-trading world, and it's now raging into full public view. At issue is whether the UN should modify the way it gives valuable carbon credits for climate-destroying refrigerant chemicals, and the stakes are high. The decision...

Ecocentric | 8 years 9 months ago

That's the conclusion from a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Two Stanford researchers looked at the effects of the Green Revolution—the half-century old transition to more intensified agriculture, with more fertilizers and more irrigation—to see what impact...

InterCooperation | 9 years 1 week ago

This publication brings together the views and experiences of practitioners working in forestry and governance in a large number of countries around the world.

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