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Jan 19, 2012

Money Is All That's Green in Biodiesel

Most biodiesel production is making climate change worse not better, studies show. Biodiesel from palm oil plantations may be the world's dirtiest fuel - far worse than burning diesel made from oil when the entire production life cycle is considered.

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Improving Forestry for Nature, People and the Climate

As we watch the world debate how best to address climate change, and as carbon emissions continue to soar, at least one climate strategy strikes me as a "no-brainer." We should do everything we can to save the world's forests.

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20th January 2012

Bank enters sustainable forestry collaboration

South African banking firm Nedbank Capital and public engagement project Face the Future have signed a pioneering memorandum of understanding (MoU) designed to facilitate collaboration between the two, with the intention of enabling them to jointly develop sustainable forestry projects in Africa.

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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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January 8th, 2012

Mexico can’t see the wood for the trees

An indigenous community in Mexico wants to drop protected conservation status for its area because it feels it has lost real control of its land and way of life. Concern about carbon emissions is blinding policy makers to the failures of some of their conservation policies.

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December 23, 2011

Green India Mission: India’s REDD+ Action Plan

Government of India announced it’s first ever National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) in June 2008 to identify measures and steps to advance climate change-related actions in its domestic sphere. One of the eight missions is the Green India Mission (GIM), which was ‘launched to enhance eco-system services including carbon sinks to be called Green India.’ This paper highlights the international political agenda motivating the agenda of the Mission as well as how it impacts communities, forest governance and therefore access to forest rights.

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27 December 2011

REDD+ can learn valuable lessons from community-managed forests in Latin America

Community-managed forests in Latin America could provide valuable lessons for the sustainable management of these resources, in particular under Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) schemes, says a new study by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR).

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Dec 30, 2011

Government plans massive afforestation drive

HYDERABAD: The state forest department, in an ambitious plan, will plant 12 crore saplings outside the forest areas by June next to increase the state’s tree cover.

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November 28th, 2011

Gabon - Sustainable Forest Management Methods


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2011, November 22

Open discussion on sustainable forestry in a developing nation

In past posts I’ve referenced the concept of “seeing is believing” – it’s nearly impossible to understand the extent of a company’s sustainability efforts until you see it first hand, well


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by Dr. Radut