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Issue date: 
30 November 2012

Indigenous Leaders Embrace REDD, With Or Without Carbon Markets

More than a dozen indigenous leaders from across the Amazon endorsed efforts to save endangered rainforest using financial mechanisms that reward good land stewardship and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest d

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January 3, 2013

Amerindians will comply with forest rules – TAAMOG

The Amerindian Action Movement of Guyana (TAAMOG) has hailed Guyana’s receipt of the US$45 million for climate services provided by Norway, while noting that Amerindian communities are following guidelines for sustainable forest management.  In a re

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7 January 2013

Impacts of biofuel cultivation on mortality and crop yields

Fighting climate change by producing more biofuels could actually worsen a little-known type of air

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January 14, 2013

Mixed forests: A missed opportunity?

Forestry and nature conservation can benefit from promoting a diversity of tree species, new study finds. Modern forestry is largely based on monocultures—in Sweden usually pine or spruce—mainly because it is considered more rational.

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11 January 2013

Big REDD Week For Two Brazilian States

The Brazilian state of Mato Grosso has become the second Brazilian state  after Acre to create a regulatory framework for rewarding those who combat climate change by saving endangered rainforest.  Acre, meanwhile, will receive 50 million Real ($24.2 million) for REDD+ from KfW, the German develo

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15 January 2013

Bushman children arrested under renewed government repression

Three Bushman children have been arrested by paramilitary police in Botswana.

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January 15, 2013

Rights-based REDD+ dialogue

The outcomes of the Rights-based REDD+ dialogue

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January 25th, 2013

Brazil – the world’s largest industrial eucalypt estate

There are 7 million ha of industrial quality planted forest in Brazil with almost 2 million ha of pine and 5 million ha of hardwood, principally eucalypts. This plantation base has formed the basis for most of the forest industry expansion.

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January 16, 2012

Ministry says REDD+ creates wider benefits beyond reducing deforestation, degradation

Agriculture State Minister Sileshi Getahun said that the implementation of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) has evolved wider benefits in managing forests more sustainably, ensuring greater conservation efforts and carbon through forest expansion, beyond reduci

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Jan. 17, 2013

Steps taken to improve coastal forest economy

To increase harvesting activity on the coast, government is exploring the use of new scanner technology for scaling logs, accelerating the auction of an additional 500,000 cubic metres by BC Timber Sales, improving the log-export system and exploring ways to better harvest the timber profile.


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by Dr. Radut