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October 27, 2010

Deforestation dominates at U.N. biodiversity meeting in Japan

Delegates from 69 countries met Tuesday in Nagoya, central Japan, on the sidelines of the ongoing U.N. biodiversity talks to discuss ways to help developing nations tackle issues of deforestation in a bid to counter greenhouse gas emissions.

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October 21, 2010

Tokyo wants to cooperate with countries sharing the Amazon forest

"We are interested in working with Latin American countries that share the Amazon rainforest. We just started it, "said the director of the Climate Change Division, Takehiro Kano, at a press conference in Tokyo.
The Amazon, considered the lungs of the world, covers 4.1 million hectares, but is rapidly losing its trees from deforestation.

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Oct 17, 2010

UN hails C-River’s forestry programme

The United Nations REDD Mission to Nigeria, has described the Cross River State Forestry Programme as an ambitious opposition to global warming.

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12 October 2010

Article Discusses REDD+ and Drivers of Deforestation

Linda Rosengren, UN-REDD Programme, has authored an article on the drivers of deforestation, in particular agricultural expansion, and the role of REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, as well as the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and en

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Belize’s forests vanishing!

We’ve heard recently of the use of satellite imagery in petroleum exploration work in Belize. Local and global observation systems are now being advanced that would allow people around the globe to collect and share data, as easily as one browses the Internet.
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Oct. 7, 2010

New Ad Says World Bank Plan Deserts Poor, Restricts Fight Against Hunger


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Oct. 4, 2010

Saving tropical forests: Value their carbon and improve farming technology

(PhysOrg.com) -- In a warming 21st century, tropical forests will be at risk from a variety of threats, especially the conversion to cropland to sustain a growing population.

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September 07, 2010

Could forest conservation payments undermine organic agriculture?

Forest carbon payment programs like the proposed reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD) mechanism could put pressure on "wildlife-friendly" farming techniques by increasing the need to intensify agricultural production, warns a paper published this June in Conservation Biology.

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27th September 2010

Degradation is in the Eye of the Beholder

In the discussion about where oil palm and other plantations should go we talk so easily about degraded lands. But the concept is not straightforward.


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by Dr. Radut