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Issue date: 
17 November 2011

Safeguard Measures in the Redd Readiness Process

A National Consultation and Participatory Working Group has been constituted to incorporate the Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment (SESA) into Ghana's Reduction of Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) Readiness Preparatory Plan (R-PP).

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23 November 2011

Forest Communities in Burkina Faso, Ghana and DRC to Benefit From Dedicated CIF Grant (AfDB)

In the coming year, pilot countries of the Climate Investment Fund's (CIF) "Forest Investment Program" (FIP), including Burkina Faso, Ghana and the Democratic Republic of Congo, can expect to see additional support for their REDD+ activities in the form of a Dedicated Grant Mechanism for Indigeno

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October 19th, 2011

Deliberating REDD+ institutions and governance in Africa

Deliberating REDD+ institutions and governance in Africa, Olufunso Somorin, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Wageningen University, the Netherlands

Is REDD+ possible in Africa?

Issue date: 
28 October, 2011

The importance of the domestic timber trade for FLEGT and REDD

ropenbos International would like to invite you to an informal networking event on 23 November 2011, to learn about the practical dilemmas of regulating domestic timber markets.

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October 21, 2011

Transparency Report Card urges stakeholders to ensure tranparency in forest management

The 2010 Annual Transparency Report Card has recommended to stakeholders to lend support in ensuring transparent and accountable forest governance in the management of Ghana’s natural forest resources for present and future generations.

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24 October 2011

Multi-Billion Dollar Climate Change Fund Hits Barrier

Plans for a multi-billion dollar fund to help developing countries, including Ghana, to deal with climate change hit a big snag last week, when the countries could not agree on the format of the fund.

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Thu, 27 Oct 2011

Timber fees to go up

Ghana's Forestry  Commission (FC) has revealed that a Review  Committee is being set up for upward review of the country's Timber Rights Fee (TRF), popularly known as timber fees meant for the state.  Since 2005, the commission has not revised the TRF, necessitating the review.

TRF is rent that timber companies pay for their concessions annually. When the TRF is reviewed upwards, more revenue will be earned from the numerous timber companies operating in Ghana.

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September 26, 2011

Forest Carbon in Ghana

This report provides insight into Ghanaian statutory and case law and its potential implications for REDD+.

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August 25, 2011

Tropical countries fail to bring social, environmental benefits – Report

Tropical countries that seek a share of billions of dollars of climate finance in return for protecting their forests risk creating strategies that fail to bring social and environmental benefits.

Issue date: 
1 July 2011

Ghana has the Highest Rate of Deforestation

A study, described by its authors as the most comprehensive analysis of tropical forests, has disclosed that Ghana has the highest rate of deforestation, out of 65 nations, apart from Togo and Nigeria. The illegal act of felling trees has become one of the commonest offences in Ghana today, some culprits are caught by the law, the fortunate ones are never caught, while others are sometimes deliberately let go by guardians of the law.


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