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31 August 2011

REDD+ and Agriculture: a cross-sectoral approach to REDD+ and implications for the poor

The paper outlines the linkages between forests and agriculture, and the

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August 24, 2011

Ecuador's climate plan worth a look

Developed countries including Canada have insisted it is imperative that developing countries should also shoulder responsibility for combating greenhouse-gas emissions if they expect a truly effective international approach to dealing with climate change.

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Aug. 26, 2011

Deforestation much higher in protected areas than forests run by local communities

BOGOR, Indonesia _ Tropical forests designated as strictly protected areas have annual deforestation rates much higher than those managed by local communities – reinforcing a challenge to a long-held belief that the best way to conserve forests is to lock them away in protected areas, according t

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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.

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August 18, 2011

Effectiveness of Strict vs. Multiple Use Protected Areas in Reducing Tropical Forest Fires: A Global Analysis Using Matching Methods

Protected areas (PAs) cover a quarter of the tropical forest estate. Yet there is debate over the effectiveness of PAs in reducing deforestation, especially when local people have rights to use the forest.

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August 18, 2011

Protected areas are more effective at reducing deforestation when they allow sustainable forest use

Guest blogger Kenneth Chomitz, Sr. Adviser, Independent Evaluation Group, World Bank shares the highlights of a new study comparing deforestation in protected vs. sustainably managed forests. 

Deforestation, Wood Harvesting Not Correlated

Industrial timber use has provided timber revenue that has helped make timber supply and demand more sustainable in the leading timber producing regions of the world.

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Aug 9, 2011

World Bank stops funds for Cambodia over evictions

Aug 9 (Reuters) - The World Bank said on Tuesday it had stopped providing loans to Cambodia and would not resume lending until the government did something to help hundreds of families facing eviction from land around a lake in the country's cap

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14 August 2011

Four months to save the world's last great wilderness from 'oil curse'

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12 August, 2011

Local stakeholders crucial to end the fight over coal in Kutai National Park

Kutai National Park in East Kalimantan made the headlines in 2009 as a conservation area in danger of being split apart for its enormous deposits of high-grade coal.


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