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25 Aug 2010

Malaysia: Seeing REDD in climate tool

COMMENT In the last three weeks, Sarawak was abuzz with news of a particular climate change mitigation mechanism called REDD (Reducing Emission from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries).

First, a news article by Reuters informed that an Australian carbon trading company has signed a carbon offset deal with nine tribal leaders that would purportedly preserved more than 100,000ha of forests in the state.

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24 August 2010

Claims of growth in India's forests 'misleading'

Native forests in India are disappearing at a rate of up to 2.7% per year.

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Aug 23rd, 2010

Clinton’s Cap-and-Trade Con

U.S., Pakistani and United Nations officials are not letting Pakistan’s flood crisis go to waste. They are exploiting it for an advantage in the high-stakes climate change debate.

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August 17th, 2010

Forests – a feminist issue

I have been to the last two COPs (climate change conferences) – in Poznan and Copenhagen. They were both incredibly draining and frustrating, watching our negotiators move ever-so-slowly to a not-quite-conclusion. It is enough to make you swear off climate policy for good.

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August 19, 2010

Insuring the Rain Forest with Green Bonds

In a previous article we discussed the importance of the UN REDD program as well as the obstacles to its further implementation. Recognizing the impact that the retreat of the tropical forests is having on global warming, the United Nations launched the REDD program, Reduced Emissions from
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Countries take first steps to implement their partnership to combat deforestation

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20 August, 2010

Financing the Tropical Forest Conservation Act

The Tropical Forest Conservation Act is an incentive program that provides less developed countries with debt relief when they protect their forests. According to USAID, this act includes funding from both the United States federal government and private organizations. The Tropical Forest Conservation Act funds protect forests throughout all regions of the world, including Bangladesh, Belize, Jamaica, and Botswana, as well as others.

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11 rainforest countries pledge sustainable forest management

Eleven tropical rainforest countries Tuesday agreed to commit on sustainable forest management at a ministerial meeting held in

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August 15, 2010

Ancient fertilizer biochar joins modern fight against greenhouse gases

What do bone fragments, cow patties and banana peels have in common? They all help gardens grow.

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July 17, 2010

Ranchers and Drug Barons Threaten Rain Forest

EL MIRADOR, Guatemala — Great sweeps of Guatemalan rain forest, once the cradle of one of the world’s great civilizations, are being razed to clear land for cattle-ranching drug barons.


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by Dr. Radut