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Issue date: 
January 21st, 2010

The Carbon Credit Deal Between South Africa’s Nedbank and Wildlife Works


Issue date: 
11 January 2010

Nigeria: Imoke Seeks Protection for Rain Forest

Calabar — Cross River State Governor, Senator Liyel Imoke, has called for the protection of the nation's rainforest, 90 per cent of which he says is in Cross River State and is one of the richest in biodiversity in Africa.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Trading Trees - The Promotional Film

A quiet revolution in forests offers hope to the human race.

A documentary about how small-scale carbon trading projects around the developing world are saving forests. The mechanism of forestry carbon trading is dynamically explained, especially how it works on the ground today, how it needs to be made better, and how it is already uplifting communities, stopping forest destruction, and the role new legislation will play in it's evolution.

Social and environmental standards for REDD and other forest carbon programs

Social and environmental standards for REDD and other forest carbon programs

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January 5, 2010

PES, Present, and Future: the Year in Environmental Finance

2009 opened with the formation of a new Office of Ecosystem Services and Markets and closed with a disappointing Copenhagen Accord that nonetheless included provisions for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.  EM takes a brief look back on the year in PES and the decade it capped off.

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December 18, 2009

Environmental and Indigenous Activists Criticize Proposed Deal to Save Rainforests

On Wednesday, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the Obama administration would commit $1 billion over the next three years toward a proposed global scheme to preserve tropical forests. It’s called REDD, or Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation. As countries attempt to hammer out a final deal before the end of the summit, Anjali Kamat files a report featuring a range of concerns over what this UN-backed proposal could mean for the future of the world’s rainforests and forest dwellers. [includes rush transcript]

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December 15, 2009

Forests and indigenous peoples 'left vulnerable in final text'

COPENHAGEN 2009: THE FINAL draft of a deal on curbing carbon emissions from deforestation has been stripped of any real protection for natural forests or indigenous peoples who have looked after them for cen

Environmental group disputes effectiveness of REDD project

A major private-sector project to reduce carbon emissions through forest management in Bolivia is a ‘scam’, environmental group Greenpeace said in a report released earlier this month. The NGO claims that the environmental and social benefits of the initiative have been grossly oversold, although the project sponsors - along with some other green groups - insist that the efforts have been worthwhile.

Last gasp for the forest

A new climate treaty could provide a highly effective way to reduce carbon emissions by paying people to not cut down forests

REDD plans move forward despite concerns

As part of the programme for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD, see Update 57), Guyana, Panama and Indonesia submitted readiness pr


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