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Land use, Land use change, Forestry

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November 26, 2010

B.C. draft carbon offset rules draw criticism from environmentalist

Proposed rules for forest carbon offset projects are receiving criticism as a new draft protocol is opened up for public review.

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4 October 2010

CDM forestry rules need reform

The CDM’s forest carbon rules surrounding eligibility of both land and activity type need to be reformed if the forest sector is going to make its contribution to the climate change mitigation effort, argues Dr Promode Kant of India’s Institute of Green Economy:

EU: Public consultation on the role of EU agriculture and forestry

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15 September 2010

EU re-examines forestry’s climate role

The long-debated issue of what part forestry should be play if any in the European Union’s climate change effort is again at the fore. The European Commission last week opened a consultation on whether land-based activity, the LULUCF sector in Kyoto Protocol jargon, should be included in the EU’s 2020 emissions reduction effort.

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Sep 16, 2010

New Permits to Pollute Sought

BRUSSELS, Sep 16, 2010 (IPS) - Extra permits to pollute the atmosphere would be given to corporations that invest in areas surrounding tropical rainforests under plans drawn up by one of Europe's most influential pressure groups.

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September 17, 2010

Is EU changing mind in terms of forest carbon?

New rumbling emerged from Europe this week that the potential for emissions-reducing activities involving land use, land-use change, and forestry may be finally getting a d

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Aug 31, 2010

Portugal's Forests Losing Ability to Capture Carbon

GERÊS, Portugal, Aug 31, 2010 (IPS) - Environmentalists are alarmed: fires have destroyed close to 100,000 hectares of forest in Portugal this summer, releasing one million tonnes of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Worst of all, the forests are losing their ability to absorb carbon.

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United Nations urged to adopt EDF’s proposals to improve carbon accounting in forestry

Leading up to next week’s round of international climate change negotiations in Bonn, Germany, a coalition that includes Environmental Defense Fund today presented to the United Nations its proposals to properly account for land management activities that add or remove carbon in the atmosphere.

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Ireland calls for timber to be included in offsetting scheme

The Irish Parliament is calling on the EU to agree that the country can used forest carbon sinks to offset its non-Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) emissions.

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June 2010

UNFCCC Publishes Meeting Report on Guidance for Forest Emissions and Removals



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by Dr. Radut