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Issue date: 
Jul. 8 2011

Will African Farmland Yield the Elusive Alpha for Portfolios

Looking for a 270% return on investment over the next five years? Emergent Asset Management, a London hedge and private equity fund, says it has the perfect investment vehicle for you. Farmland in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Jul 15, 2011

Pöyry Completes the Acquisition of parts of Engineering and Consulting Business From Vattenfall, Sweden

Helsinki, Finland, Jul 15, 2011 - Pöyry Plc has completed the acquisition of parts of the engineering consulting business of Vattenfall Power Consultant AB (see Company Announcement of April 14 2011). The business has been incorporated into a new company, SwedPower AB, in which Pöyry has 100 per cent shareholding. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.

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Jul 11, 2011

Eco ministry says its satellite tech use is optimal

MUMBAI: According to the Union environment ministry, there are 6.5 million hectares of plantations outside the recorded forest area, which primarily includes native plant species mixed with others.

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30 June 2011

Habitat cleared in carbon sink forest

A forest in Oddar Meanchey province is facing environmental “disaster” after thousands of people destroyed up to 1,000 hectares of natural habitat, putting revenues from a carbon credit scheme worth tens of millions of dollars at risk.

Proceeds from a United Nations-backed Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation scheme are said to be in danger after waves of settlers destroyed parts of the forest in Samroang district, chief of the Romdoul Veasna community forest programme, Malis Hoeuth, said yesterday.

Issue date: 
10th June 2011

"Unless we address agriculture, REDD will not be successful!" Report back from Bonn

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June 12, 2011

Environment versus economy: local communities find economic benefits from living next to conservation areas

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8 June, 2011

Global demand for beef and soy challenges South American tropical forest conservation

MELBOURNE, Australia (8 June, 2011)_Market forces and policies encouraging economic growth are having a increasingly large influence in shaping forest landscape transformation in South America, according to a recent research paper.

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REDD+ strategies lack plan for agriculture

Even as countries cite farm expansion as main cause of forest loss, research finds gap between climate 'promises' and farm policies

Issue date: 
1 June 2011

Brazil approves Belo Monte hydroelectric dam

Issue date: 
May 21, 2011

Electricity for 10,500 hinterlands homes

Government has unveiled a major hinterland project that will see 10,500 homes being equipped with solar power.
The programme is being executed by the Project Management Office, Office of the President, with the Office of the Prime Minister responsible for procurement and monitoring activities.
The Ministry of Amerindian Affairs will also be lending support to the project implementation, a government statement announced.


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