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Jun 7, 2011

Togo, Nigeria Have Highest Rates of Deforestation, Study Shows

Togo, Nigeria and Ghana have the biggest rates of deforestation out of 65 nations, according to a study described by its authors as the most comprehensive analysis of tropical forests.

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April 28, 2011

Industry players call for focus in forest management

Akyawkrom (Ash), April 28, GNA - Participants at a workshop that sought to define the different roles of stakeholders in Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD) have underlined the need for a clear focus in the management of forest resources.

They said it was important to look for efficient and effective ways of protecting the forest resources instead of relying on REDD whose future is not yet known.

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February 26, 2011

GHANA: Forestry officer calls for support in sustainable forestry

Juabeso (W/R), Feb. 26, GNA — The Juabeso District Manager of the Forestry Services Department, Mr. Clement Amo Omari, has stressed the need for a collaborative effort towards forest management and protection.   

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10 December 2010

All Our Forests Sit on Gold

It appears Ghana would have some tough decisions to make in the future regarding whether it should allow mining in the country's forest reserves or not. This is because, as explained by Mr.

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8th November 2010

Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change – A Triple Win?

Your Royal Highnesses, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

Let me begin by expressing the gratitude of all of us here for the leadership of the Netherlands in convening this important conference. It is appropriate that the Netherlands should lead this venture, since you have been a world leader in agricultural research and water management for many years.

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8 August 2010

The REDD Opportunities Scoping Exercise

The REDD+ Opportunities Scoping Exercise (ROSE) is a tool for classifying and prioritizing potential REDD+ sub-national activities and for assessing critical constraints to project development, especially those associated with the legal, political, and institutional framework for carbon finance.

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30 July 2010

REDD Readiness Requires Radical Reform

Forests may be about to get a lucky break. If opportunities are seized and problems ironed out, international mechanisms to support reduced emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and enhanced forest carbon stocks (“REDD-plus”) will give efforts to sustain forests and the livelihoods linked to them their best-ever chance of success.

But preparations for making such mechanisms work on the ground have generally been unimpressive. Initiatives are needed to get REDD-plus protagonists from different contexts to work together on common challenges.

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Feb 1, 2010

Ghana: EU Take Action On Illegal Logging


The European Delegation in Ghana is working with the Ministry of Forestry and Natural Resources to curb the importation of illegally logged timber from the country to the European market.

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February 3, 2010

Ghana: Cross River inches toward carbon credit facility

An international forestry monitoring group, Nature Conservation Resource Centre (NCRC) has completed an 11- day study tour of the carbon stock of forest projects in Cross River State in line with the state’s agitatio


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