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Pay the tropics to reverse deforestation

AMONG THE MANY NASTY things that humans are doing to the environment, few rank worse than destroying tropical forests. Rainforests sustain an astonishing diversity of species and keep our planet liveable by limiting soil erosion, reducing floods, maintaining natural water cycles, and stabilising the climate. Yet roughly 10 million hectares of tropical forest are destroyed every year – the equivalent of 50 football fields a minute.

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26 July 2010

Climate Collaboration in the Americas Deepens

Washington - During a meeting with Chilean media in Santiago this month, the United States' special envoy on climate change, Todd Stern, was peppered with questions about last year's United Nations climate negotiations in Copenhagen and what the world should expect for the talks in Cancún, Mexico

The European Union (EU) isn't able (or willing) to get the idea of Forests issues...

October 2015: The Guardian simply ignores knowledge related to illegal logging and deforestation and furthermore isn't addressing the core problem of the EU FLEGT/EUTR/VPA initiative. Seems the just ongoing evaluation of the FLEGT/VPA/EUTR initiative will also not address the core problem and will just address the mismanagement of the process. There is still no political will to end this disingenuous campaign...

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10 Jul 2010

Amazongate: At last we reach the source

Fire in the Amazon, it turns out, was not a 'report' or a scientific paper but, as the WWF now acknowledges, a text published by IPAM? on its website in 1999
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July 06, 2010

Forest loss in India likely worse than conventionally believed

Researchers have questioned 2009 findings by the Forest Survey of India (FSI) that found that India's forests were, unlike many tropical Asian nations', on the rebound. According to the FSI, Indian forests had grown by almost five percent from the 1990s. Yet, were these finding too good to be true?

According to Jean-Philippe Puyravaud and Priya Davidar of Pondicherry University, and William Laurance from James Cook University, the findings were very likely too optimistic.

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4 July 2010

United Nations warned that corruption is undermining grants to stop logging

Campaigners say countries intend to abuse system by pocketing billions in subsidies while continuing to fell trees

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June 29, 2010

DEVELOPMENT: Opportunity to benefit from afforestation

It must be realised that while population growth and poverty do threaten forests, their destruction is more seriously determined by institutional and economic policies. Institutional failure can occur due to pro-degradation land use development policies or if there is a lack of regulation of resource use or corruption

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28 June 2010

Tackling Deforestation Must Be Key Focus in Fight Against Climate Change

While the global community is fighting wars on many fronts, the Commonwealth Secretary-General has said that there is no greater fight than climate change, "where the battle for the forest represents the front line, and the very thick of the action."

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June 2010

UNFCCC Publishes Meeting Report on Guidance for Forest Emissions and Removals


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June 24, 2010

Cutting down the Amazon does not mean lower food prices


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by Dr. Radut