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Jul 01, 2013

Sappi offloads Usutu subsidiary for R1bn

Paper, pulp and packaging group Sappi will sell its Usutu Forest Products subsidiary to timber products provider Montigny Investments for R1-billion in cash.

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26 June 2013

IUCN - A Way Forward for REDD+ Benefit Sharing in Uganda

IUCN’s “Towards Pro-Poor REDD+” project in Uganda has produced a study on REDD+ benefit sharing that provides concrete recommendations

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July 19, 2013

Biodiversity paradigm questioned after flaws found in logging impact research

BOGOR, Indonesia (19 July, 2013) — Studies about the impact of logging on biodiversity in tropical regions should be scrutinized, conclusions toned down or even discounted, according to a recent publication in the journal “Conservation Biology that has revealed w

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May 28, 2013

The other side of the climate story

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5 June 2013

Mongolia’s Forest Sector is Good Value for Money

Most people associate Mongolia with vast open plains and rolling hills of steppe grassland, but it also contains significant forest cover. The UN-REDD Programme recently completed a study to calculate the economic value of the forest sector and assess key financing constraints.

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5 June 2013

Trucks arrive to evict Botswana Bushmen despite government denials

Government trucks arrived last night to evict Bushmen from their ancestral land in southern Botswana, according to reports received by Survival International.

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June 3rd, 2013

Multinationals reaping big from abusive forestry practices in DRC

Multinational companies are profiting hand over fist from abusive forestry practices in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where illegal logging, mislabelled timber and false permits are widespread, according to several non-governmental organisations.

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May 17, 2013

Climate finance that makes sense to farmers

Agricultural carbon projects involving smallholder farmers can take up to 16 years to generate a profit from carbon credits.

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May 7, 2013

World Wildlife Fund disappointed over LCDS budget cut

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Guianas has expressed concern that the cut to the budgetary allocation for the Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS) will undoubtedly negatively impact the country’s development initiatives through the revolutionary programme.

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6 May 2013

Guidelines for Stratification for REDD+: Using a National Inventory

Engaging in REDD+ and seeking to take pa


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