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30th April, 2012

Study about climate change impacts on forests completed

To offset the effects of climatic change and global warming in the country, the Pakistan Forests Institute (PFI), Peshawar has completed a comprehensive study to determine the climatic change scenarios in Pakistan’s various ecological zones and its impact on forests resources.

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27th March 2012

Public knowledge on environmental conservation `still too low`

This week Gerald Kitabu interviewed HAKIARDHI Senior Programme Officer Cuthbert Tomitho on public awareness and benefits accrued from the National Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD). Excerpts:

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Sudan Strategy on Climate Change to be Presented to the UN in September

UNEP-Sudan and Forests National Corporation (FNC) with partnership with the British Council conducted a one day validation workshop on “Sudan Reducing Mission from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) strategy” on 7th March 2012, at FNC-Sahel Hall in Khartoum.

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Forest Management and Climate Change: A literature review

This document summarizes knowledge and experiences in forest management as a response to climate change,

30% of global greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation!

One couldn't believe these figures:

"The link between deforestation and climate change is well known and estimated to cause between 25-30 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions - and excessive demand for wood is one of the main causes of forest destruction ."

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Jan 11, 2012

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Makes Climate Change a Top Priority

Developing countries (including China) are expected to account for more than 90% of global energy growth in the next 30 years.

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15 December 2011

Climate change drops off 'hot topic' list

This year's British Social Attitudes (BSA) survey comes complete with gloomy

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23 November 2011

Forest Communities in Burkina Faso, Ghana and DRC to Benefit From Dedicated CIF Grant (AfDB)

In the coming year, pilot countries of the Climate Investment Fund's (CIF) "Forest Investment Program" (FIP), including Burkina Faso, Ghana and the Democratic Republic of Congo, can expect to see additional support for their REDD+ activities in the form of a Dedicated Grant Mechanism for Indigeno

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November 17, 2011

How (some) deforestation might slow warming

Deforestation in the northern parts of the U.S. can cool down the Earth rather than contribute to global warming, according to a study published Wednesday.

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10 November 2011

GEF Council Members approve 500 Million US Dollars Environmental Projects

The governing body of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council yesterday (November 9, 2011) approved an unprecedented large work program worth half a billion US dollars within the fifth replenishment cycle of the GEF.


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