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2017, January

Ending Tropical Deforestation: Have We Got Our Priorities Backwards?

In working to change the world, there’s always a need to keep asking ourselves whether we’re focusing on what’s most important.

The 'virtual economy' of REDD+ projects: does private certification of REDD+ projects ensure their environmental integrity?

International Forestry Review http://dx.doi.org/10.1505/146554816818966336

The ‘virtual economy’ of REDD+ projects: does private certification of REDD+ projects ensure their environmental integrity?


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Three Reasons FAO’s New Forest Numbers Don’t Add Up

Deforestation has made several big headlines in recent weeks:

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News: European Parliament gets tough on illegal logging

EU suppliers of timber from illegal sources must pay fines that reflect the real environmental and economic damage done by illegal logging, said Environment Committee MEPs on Tuesday.

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November 15, 2013

“Zero” deforestation targets misleading, say experts

WARSAW, Poland — Targets set by governments and others to cut deforestation can be misleading and might not save as much rainforest as intended, undermining the fight against climate change, scientists say in a review published on

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Oct 10, 2013

New study forecasts over 25 percent depletion of world's forests

Forests worldwide will continue to slowly shrink before leveling out at a lower level, say researchers based at the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, in a new study.

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16 Oct 2013

A new study shows what is wiping out our national forests, and how to find an environmentally friendly way forward

Forest areas in Thailand have been shrinking at an alarming rate. Between 1973 and 2009, 30.9 million rai of land was cleared of trees, according to a study by Khwanchai Duangsathaporn, assistant professor at the Department of Forest Management, Faculty of Forestry at Kasetsart University.

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EC Study "The impact of EU consumption on deforestation"


Deforestation is the permanent conversion of forest land into other uses. The main drivers  of worldwide deforestation are agricultural expansion, logging, expansion of urban areas, and natural or human-induced disasters (e.g. wildfire).

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8 February 2013

Will more trees cause more rain?

JOHANNESBURG, 8 February 2013 (IRIN) - It is commonly believed that destroying trees will influence the climate of a region. But scientific evidence to support that deforestation and afforestation influence local climate - affecting temperature and rainfall - has only just started emerging.

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February 1st, 2013

Land grabs and human rights violations exposed in Liberia ahead of global development summit


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