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April 20 2010

Central-East European Regional Office – EFICEEC launched

The development of EFI Regional Offices continues. The latest office to open its doors is the Central-East European Regional Office – EFICEEC in Vienna, Austria.

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April 2, 2010

Valuing Water and its Ecological Services in Rural Landscapes: A Case Study from Nepal

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March 9, 2010

WTO: 2010 Focus on Natural Resources in World Trade Report

The World Trade Organisation publishes an annual ‘World Trade Report’ which addresses issues and trends in trade, trade policy and multilateral trading.  The 2010 edition, to be published in July, will be ‘Trade in Natural Resources: Challenges in Global Governance“.

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Friday March 12, 2010

US-Alaska: Why does Congress want to raid our best carbon bank?


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February 5, 2010

Will REDD Really Be Cheap?

An international system that enables countries to earn carbon credits by reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD) will almost certainly be a prominent feature of whatever post-2012 international climate architecture emerges from ongoing negotiations.

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Feb 2010

Ecosystem services - it’s an easier concept to turn into practical actions than biodiversity

"The climate alters the natural environments people are used to. Deciding what to protect is an ethical problem," says research scientist Markku Kanninen.

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Soil contributes to climate warming more than expected - Finnish research shows a flaw in climate models

Finnish Environment Institute, Finnish Forest Research Institute and the Dating Laboratory of the Finnish Museum of Natural History at the University of Helsinki


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Jan. 18 2010

Forest project gets a boost

Guwahati, Jan. 18: The French development agency, Agence Française de Développement, has given the go ahead to the Assam forest department to undertake a feasibility study of the Rs 450-crore Assam project on forestry and bio-diversity conservation.

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January 5, 2010

PES, Present, and Future: the Year in Environmental Finance

2009 opened with the formation of a new Office of Ecosystem Services and Markets and closed with a disappointing Copenhagen Accord that nonetheless included provisions for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.  EM takes a brief look back on the year in PES and the decade it capped off.

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December 27, 2009

2009: a year in review of rainforest protection

2009 may prove to be an important turning point for tropical forests.

Lead by Brazil, which had the lowest extent of deforestation since at least the 1980s, global forest loss likely declined to its lowest level in more than a decade. Critical to the fall in deforestation was the global financial crisis, which dried up credit for forest-destroying activities and contributed to a crash in commodity prices, an underlying driver of deforestation.


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by Dr. Radut