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Coalition of Financially Challenged Countries with Lots of Trees

Issue date: 
30 November, 2012

Degradation: The forgotten D in REDD+

Though degraded forest cover is increasing in many regions, difficulties in defining these areas of land and accurately measuring their carbon stocks has seen degradation left by the wayside in the global debate about Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+), says a re

Issue date: 
January 20, 2012

Attenborough asks corporations to protect wilderness from poor people

Since we can’t stop poor people from breeding, let’s build fences to keep them out. And let’s ask the world’s biggest polluters to pay for the fences.

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December 13, 2011

Adding vast forests to cut climate change could boomerang, study says

“There are lots of reasons why planting trees is a good thing,” said Abigail Swann, Giorgio Ruffolo Post-Doctoral Fellow in Sustainability Science. “There are many local benefits.

Issue date: 
September 20, 2011

When a Lie Comes to Life

Douglas Sheil and I launched CoFCCloT in August 2011.  A Google search for CoFCCloT results in 138,000 hits just now.  Not bad for an organization that doesn’t exist.

Issue date: 
August 11, 2011

A modest proposal for wealthy countries to reforest their land for the common good

The Coalition of Financially Challenged Countries with Lots of Trees, known as "CoFCCLoT", representing most of the world's remaining tropical forests is asking wealthy nations to share global responsibilities and reforest their land for the common good of stabilizing climate and protecting biodiversity.

"We are willing to play our part, but we require a level playing field in which we all commit to equal sacrifices," a coalition spokeswoman says.

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by Dr. Radut