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Issue date: 
Oct 22, 2010

The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) - synthesis report

The economic importance of the natural assets of the world is now firmly on the political radar as a result of an international assessment showcasing the enormous economic value of forests, freshwater, soils and coral reefs, as well as the social and economic costs of their loss, was the conclusion of The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) report launched (20 October 2010) by TEEB study leader, Pavan Sukhdev, at the 10th Conference of Parties meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP10) in Nagoya.

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October 23, 2010


UPM has developed a global biodiversity programme that aims to maintain and increase natural biodiversity on UPM forest land, and to promote best practices in forestry and wood sourcing. UPM's biodiversity programme is regarded as a front-runner and is being showcased at the UN COP 10. 

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29 Sep 2010

Forging a Landmark Agreement To Save Canada’s Boreal Forest

Last spring, conservation groups and timber companies signed an historic agreement to protect a large swath of Canada’s boreal forest. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, the Pew Environment Group's Steven E.

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25 September 2010

Why Conservation Won't Save the World's Forests

And why we might need to sell forests to save them

Shift2Neutral and the Amazon Reforestation Project sign a Memorandum of Agreement

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September 18, 2010

Saving our precious old-growth forests

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Sep. 7, 2010

Strengthening rural communities and improving conservation: an interview with David Kaimowitz

In July, the Ford Foundation announced a five-year, US$85 million initiative to address climate change through the inclusion and empowerment o

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September 05, 2010

Is carbon protection the same as biodiversity protection?

Protection of forests for their carbon value through Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) schemes has been increasing in recent years. These schemes concentrate on preserving forest cover, and thus have great potential for the conservation of natural biodiversity. Some (REDD+) initiatives already specifically take biodiversity protection into account.

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August 29, 2010

Fighting Global Warming by Saving British Columbia's Old Growth Forests

Seven western states and four Canadian provinces have joined forces in a plan to limit greenhouse gas emissions.

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August 24, 2010

Gazprom, Shell and Clinton Foundation back rainforest carbon deal in Borneo

A forest conservation project backed by Shell, Gazprom Market and Trading and the Clinton Foundation on the island of Borneo has won approval under a carbon accounting standard, reports Reuters.

The Rimba Raya project, which covers nearly 100,000 ha (250,000 acres) of peat forest in Indonesia's Central Kalimantan province, could reduce projected emissions by 75 million metric tons over the next 30 years, generating hundreds of millions in carbon finance under the reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD) program backed by the U.N. and World Bank.


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