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25 May 2010

World Bank Approves First Climate Change Development Policy Loan


25 May 2010: The World Bank approved its first development policy loan dedicated to climate change mitigation and adaptation, in Indonesia.

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June 4, 2010

Liberia's EPA: Global Challenges and Benefits

The Environmental Protection Agency of Liberia (EPA) is mandated to protect the human health and well-being of the Liberian people and others living within the nation's jurisdiction. 

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June 02, 2010

Timber certification is not enough to save rainforests

Activists from the Rainforest Action Network voice support for the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification scheme but say stronger policy measures are needed to control deforestation.

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27 May 2010

India outlines forest restoration plan

India plans 20 million hectares of afforestation and ecosystem restoration over the next ten years under a draft climate plan released by the government this week.

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28 May 2010

India seeks global fund to help Third World expand forest cover

NEW DELHI: India seized the opportunity accorded by the Oslo Conference on Climate and Forests to make a case for a global fund to aid developing countries increase their forest cover. New Delhi maintains that it is not enough to provide compensation and incentives for avoiding deforestation and degradation of forests.

Die EU Agrarpolitik, FLEGT und REDD+

Wieso die EU Agrarpolitik die Entwaldung von Regenwäldern forciert oder anders gefragt: wieso bekämpft die EU illegale Holzschlägerungen, nicht aber Entwaldung?

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May 27, 2010

Will REDD Preserve Forests Or Turn into Nightmare?

May 27, 2010 - It could be the cheapest way to save the planet from climate change. Western governments and corporations want to shut down a major source of carbon dioxide emissions by paying the people who destroy forests to desist. But the dream could turn into a nightmare, in which Western polluters use their carbon credits to evade cutting emissions at home, while the promised benefit to the atmosphere is lost in a mire of conflict and corruption.

Good-Governance is a substantial part of any national REDD+ program...

In the draft UNFCCC REDD+ text that came out of the negotiations last year in Copenhagen, three of seven safeguards to be supported and promoted when undertaking REDD+ activities relate to governance:

2(b) Transparent and effective national forest governance structures...

2(c) Respect for the knowledge and rights of indigenous peoples and members of local

Issue date: 
21 May 2010

Balkans sound alarm over disappearing forests

AFP - Illegal logging and unregulated real estate projects are threatening the Balkans' once abundant forests, home to more than half of Europe's bears and to large wolf populations.


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