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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?


Das klimapolitische Instrument REDD - eine kritische Betrachtung

Im Rahmen des Seminars zur Waldpolitik WS 2014 an der BOKU (in Wien) konnte ich mit Studenten das klimapolitische Instrument "REDD" diskutieren.

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Zusammefassend kann folgendes gesagt werden:

„Primary REDD concepts and principles are fundamentally flawed“

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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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October 27, 2013

Causes of deforestation getting lost in REDD+ rhetoric – analysis

Debates about REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) are skirting a fundamental issue by failing to discuss what actually causes deforestation in the first place, a media analysis has fo

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Deforestation causes being overlooked, report finds

A media analysis has revealed that the fundamental issue relating to the reasons behind deforestation is being overlooked while debates about REDD+ rage on.

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November 1st, 2013

Rhetoric or action in global efforts to protect forest communities?

JOHANNESBURG, 29 October 2013 (IRIN) - A UN mechanism that purports to involve forest-dependent communities in preventing forest loss to curtail greenhouse gas emissions is failing to do so, finds a new study.

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Oil drilling in Yasuni creates tension between Germany and Ecuador

After Ecuador announced it would drill for oil in its pristine Yasuni National Park while blaming international donors for failed conservation efforts, Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa has now canceled German aid.

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September 2, 2013

Communities need more than money to stop clearing their forests, new research shows

According to a recent study funded by the World Bank and published in Science magazine, tropical land use change was responsible fo

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August 27,2013

Mitigation without adaptation can leave communities vulnerable — study

BOGOR, Indonesia (27 August, 2013) — Understanding the vulnerability of forest-dependent communities is a point of departure for building more effective climate mitigation and adaptation strategies, a study has found.

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July 07 2013

NGO accuses Rimba Raya of misleading public with false carbon project information

A non-governmental organization said a claim that Rimba Raya Conservation had obtained approval from the Indonesian government for its world’s largest carbon project, on 64,000 hectares of areas in Indonesia, was in fact untrue.


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