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November 28, 2012

5 years in, debates over REDD+ continue

An initiative that aims to slow global warming by paying developing countries to protect and better manage their forests is expected to be an important storyline during climate talks in Doha this we

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November 30 2012

REDD+ agenda in Doha

The concept of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries (REDD+) has been touted as one of the success stories of international negotiation on

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November 30th, 2012

Stepping out of the REDD+ Shadow – Forests and Adaptation

For those of us with hazy recollections of the middle of the last decade, it is easy to forget that when REDD+ was assigned to the mitigation stream under the UNFCCC, many commentators, including indigenous peoples, thought it should straddle both adaptation and mitigation

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30 November, 2012

Degradation: The forgotten D in REDD+

Though degraded forest cover is increasing in many regions, difficulties in defining these areas of land and accurately measuring their carbon stocks has seen degradation left by the wayside in the global debate about Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+), says a re

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30 November 2012

China’s bloody timber trail

The world’s most precious trees are being rapidly logged into extinction in countries such as Cambodia and served up to Chinese consumers as “staggeringly” expensive ornate furniture with the complicity of Beijing, a comprehensive investigation into the trade has found.

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November 20, 2012

REDD-plus briefing paper: Doha Climate Change Conference

The purpose of this briefing paper is to assist developing country negotiators and others involved in the negotiations on REDD-plus.

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November 20, 2012

Capacity development in national forest monitoring

The development of a system for forest monitoring and measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) is an on-going priority – and challenge – for REDD+ countries.

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Nov. 20, 2012

Counting carbon: Measuring carbon stocks in logging concessions in Cameroon

Deep inside a logging concession in southern Cameroon, scientists from the Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) are measuring the carbon content of a huge tree, selectively felled by a timber company.

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15 Nov 2012

FSC first for Brazil forest concession

Brazilian forestry company LN Guerra has achieved FSC certification for Mamuru, its 46-000 hectare concession in Para state.  This is the first forest concession in Brazil to achieve FSC certification.

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Nov 19, 2012

Communites take over forest management

A total of 152 households in Samtse will now take care of 582.11 acres of forest land with the dzongkhag administration handing over four community forest ownership certificates and 15 private forest certificates to the beneficiaries on November 15.


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by Dr. Radut