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REDD: Seeing the forest for the trees

All carbon is not created equal: One ton of carbon dioxide (CO2) generated in New York from several McDonalds burgers, for instance, clocking in at 16kg per 1kg of meat, is not the equivalent of one ton of CO2 emitted in a country like South Africa, where energy generated from coal provides ba

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Does Money Grow on Trees After All?


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20 Apr 2010

Raiding rainforest funds in climate legislation will turn cost projections into fantasy


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March 2010

New report from Focus on the Global South: Carbon Offsets & Climate Finance in India


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April 06, 2010

Chaos and the Accord: Climate Change, Tropical Forests and REDD+ after Copenhagen

The Copenhagen Accord, forged at COP15 upended international efforts to confront climate change. Never before have 115 Heads of State gathered together at one time, let alone for the singular purpose of crafting a new climate change agreement. Even though the new Accord is still in intensive care, two things are already clear. First, we have entered an entirely new world. And second, tropical forests have the greatest potential to breathe life into the new agreement.

A New World

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April 2, 2010

Off the Shelf ‘Green Gone Wrong’: Can Capitalism Save the Planet?

IT may seem quaint to recall this now, but on the eve of the financial crisis, one of the biggest business stories was how large corporations were going to save the planet and make billions of dollars for their shareholders at the same time.

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April 8th, 2010

CRS — Deforestation and Climate Change

Efforts to mitigate climate change have focused on reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions into the atmosphere.

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9 April 2010

REDD After Copenhagen: The way forward

This paper analyizes the outcomes of the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP-15) held in December 2009 in the area of reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) in developing countries.

REDD+, deforestation and illegal logging - how do these things fit toegether?

Sounds to be a simple question - but it isn't:

Banning illegally logged timber will curb deforestation - this is the very simplistic message of Caroline Lucas MEP: UK Green Steps Up Fight Against Illegal Logging In Euro-Parliament:

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April 4, 2010

LCDS: Stepping-stone to a global forest-carbon market!

In last week’s column I made a digression to deal with a few issues raised by Ambassador Brattskar, head of Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative and the lead negotiator for the Norwegian government as they were reported in the Stabroek News, (March 21, 2010).


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by Dr. Radut