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Issue date: 
Jan 30, 2012

Are China's greens set to turn to brown?

China has become greener in recent decades. Since the 1980s trees, shrubs and grasses have been flourishing, thanks to warmer temperatures, a longer growing season and plenty of rain.

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December, 2011

Pro-poor benefit distribution in REDD+

Ensuring the poor or the most vulnerable sections of society benefit from REDD+ is key mainly to build both national and international legitimacy, and foster successful delivery of conservation and social objectives.
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February 2nd, 2012

EU biofuel targets will cost £100bn without reducing emissions

MOTORISTS across Europe are set to pay an additional £15bn a year for petrol and diesel as a result of EU biofuel targets that will not reduce climate change emissions, according to new research published today.

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January 20, 2012

Attenborough asks corporations to protect wilderness from poor people

Since we can’t stop poor people from breeding, let’s build fences to keep them out. And let’s ask the world’s biggest polluters to pay for the fences.

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January 17, 2012

REDD+, forests and food

At Durban’s Forest Day 5, the resounding message was that REDD+ will not work if people are hungry.

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20th January 2012

Small farmers in big industry earn consistent income

Smallholders, with less than 50 ha in Malaysia, are earning a steady income from the production of palm oil, which is linked to the large-scale corporate industry manufacturing oils, cosmetics components, biofuels, natural fertilisers and soaps, says Malaysian Minister of plantation industries an

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9 January 2012

Deforestation and Destruction of Wetlands Heats Up Kabale

Kabale — In the early 1990s Kabale was nicknamed "The Switzerland of Africa" by white settlers because of its cool weather. But with environment degradation and accompanying high temperatures, the name rings hollow.

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January 9, 2012

REDD+ and Agricultural Supply Chains

Agriculture is the main driver of deforestation in many countries and therefore is intrinsically connected to REDD+.

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12 January 2012

Fip Motilall's Amaila Falls access road contract quashed

Government on Thursday announced that it has terminated the US$15.4M contract held by Fip Motilall for the construction of the Amaila Falls access road and transmission line clearing project.

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November 23, 2011

Depleting of Forest in Ghana worrying – Minister

Mr Mike Hammah, Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, on Tuesday expressed concern about the rate at which the country’s forest was depleting and said Government needed to update laws on forest and natural resources.


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by Dr. Radut