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May 05, 2010

Informal climate dialogue ends with guarded optimism

Though opinions were still poles asunder, participants at the Petersberg Climate Dialogue emerged from three days of discussion which ended Tuesday with guarded optimism.

They based their optimism on hopes of reviving stalled debate and rekindling practical cooperation among those who attended the United Nations climate change conference in Copenhagen last year.

The Petersberg dialogue was co-hosted by Germany and Mexico which is to host the follow-up to the Copenhagen conference in November.

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May 5th, 2010

Kenya Turns to Carbon Trade in a Bid to Curb Climate Change

Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga has  said the country is keen to partner with investment bankers to promote trading in carbon markets and  ensure the rehabilitation of the Mau and other threatened forests in the country.

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25 April 2010

Global REDD+ registry proposed

A group of climate policy researchers has proposed an international registry be set up to coordinate the disparate efforts toward a global REDD+ mechanism. The Technical Working Group on the Institutional Architecture for Climate Finance says such a body is needed to harmonise the wide range of funding initiatives dedicated to REDD+ readiness efforts, implementation and credits.

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Thursday, 15 April 2010

NGOs attack REDD fast-track process

A number of environmental groups have combined in opposition to the post-Copenhagen process aiming to fast track the international REDD+ initiative. Led by France and Norway, the so-called Paris-Oslo process sees developed and developing countries attempting to push on with a global REDD agreement that came close to being finalised at the UN climate conference last December.

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April 26, 2010

Can forests thrive in the world of carbon trading?

CNN -- So few forests remain in the tiny country of Armenia that the World Bank has warned it could one day become a desert.

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Apr 27, 2010

Forests Not for Absorbing Carbon, Say Activists

COCHABAMBA, Bolivia, Apr 27 (IPS) - The UN-led global initiative to use forest conservation as a way to offset greenhouse gas emissions heated things up at the people's summit against climate change in Bolivia. In the end, the participants reached a consensus - and rejected the plan.

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28 April 2010

Indigenous Lands: Painful History of State Control Over Forests Traced by ‘Heavily Deforested Footprints’

Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues; Ninth Session; 12th & 13th Meetings (AM & PM):

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April 29, 2010

Economic woes may damage moves to slow deforestation

KUALA LUMPUR/JAKARTA, April 29 (Reuters) - Growing economic pain may increasingly force consumers to turn to palm oil, one of the cheapest cooking oils, a move that could scupper nascent plans to slow deforestation in Southeast Asia.

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March/April 2010

REDD+ Country Progress… In Their Own Words

REDD+ Country Progress… In Their Own Words


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by Dr. Radut