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July 12, 2012

Enhancing forest tenure reforms through more responsive regulations

July, 2012. Anne M Larson, Juan M Pulhin. Conservation and Society. Volume: 10 (2). Pages 103-113. DOI: 10.4103/0972-4923.97482

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Aug 10, 2012

Growing benefits from forest carbon projects

Corporate responsibility managers should take a look at forest carbon offset projects to maximize return on investment in climate, biodiversity, and community benefits

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July 17th, 2012

Resolute Forest Products logging under heavy police presence at Barriere Lake

Montreal riot police have been sent 5 hours north of Montreal to the area where the Algonquin First Nation of Barriere Lake are protesting Resolute Forest Products‘ logging activity.

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Do Property Rights Promote Investment But Cause Deforestation?

Many policymakers argue that property rights decrease deforestation. Some theoretical papers also make this prediction, arguing that property rights decrease discount rates applied to a long-term investment in forestry. However, the effect is theoretically ambiguous.

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July 9, 2012

Land tenure for whom? Recognising community rights essential for REDD+ legitimacy

If a scheme to pay developing countries to reduce carbon emissions by slowing deforestation is to have legitimacy, land tenure needs not just to be clarified – but to be clarified in a way that respects the rights of local communities, according to experts from the

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March 20, 2012

Forest Carbon, Markets and Communities (FCMC) Program

Forests are disappearing globally at an al

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June 20, 2012

Global Alliance of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities on Climate Change against REDD+

After more than 500 years of resistance, we, Indigenous Peoples, local communities, peasant farmers, fisherfolk and civil society are not fooled by the so-called Green Economy and REDD+ because we know colonialism when we see it.

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20 June 2012

The “Aid-ification” of REDD+: How its changed and why it matters

A scheme for reducing global carbon emissions by slowing deforestation in tropical countries has changed drastically and become “aid-ified” since it was first floated in 2005, according to a major new publication on the subject.

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June 21, 2012

Christian Aid launches document on REDD+

REDD+ aims to reduce emissions from forests, prevent deforestation and encourage investment in low-carbon development. Christian Aid’s Latin American and Caribbean partners believe that such   projects must be managed by local communities and be truly inclusive.

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May 30, 2012

Studies show land rights key to saving forests


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