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May 8, 2013

Agricultural Intensification Could Run Up High Bills In The Long-Run

Maximizing crop yields on existing farms in an effort to stem rampant land clearance in developing countries may become financially untenable in the long-term, researchers say.

REDD+ projects: A review of selected REDD+ project designs

April, 2013. Scheyvens, Henry; Sagara, Miho and Ibarra Gené, Enrique. Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Japan. 133 pages. ISBN: 978‐4‐88788‐133‐4

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April 29, 2013
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April 29, 2013

Comparing carbon market and forest management standards

Danish NGO NEPCon has recently released a study entitled ‘Field perspective comparison of forest carbon and forest management standards.’ The research, commissioned by the Rainforest Alliance, recognizes the function of responsible forest management in retaining and increasing carbon stocks.

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First results forest inventory promising

PARAMARIBO - The first results of the pilot project National Forest Inventory of the Forest Management and Inspection Foundation (SBB) seem promising. Starting in April of last year, 3D aerial photos were taken of the country’s forest.

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REDD+ plans presented successfully

PARAMARIBO - John Goedschalk, the President’s climate adviser, is proud with the approval of the REDD+ preparation plan by the World Bank. “I’m proud that the project plan is a real Surinamese product.

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5th March 2013

The International Forestry Fund presents to the China Investment Corporation

A delegation representing the International Forestry Fund visited China in September (2010) to meet with provincial governors and their senior forestry officials.

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25. March 2013

Suriname secures first funding for REDD+ participation

PARAMARIBO–Suriname has secured approval for its Readiness Preparation Proposal (R-PP 2013) and will receive US$ 3.8 million to prepare for participation in the United Nation’s REDD+ initiatives that focus on reducing emissions from deforestation and enhancing forest carbon stocks.

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March 15, 2013

Towards Sustainable Agricultural Landscapes in Suriname

Suriname is an interesting example when considering development of sustainable agricultural sector in the context of a landscape approach; one that considers multiple demands from scarce land resources, such as food and fuel, and preserving nature.

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07 Mar 2013

Biodiversity in Logged Forests Far Higher Than Once Believed

New research shows that scientists have significantly overestimated the damage that logging in tropical forests has done to biodiversity, a finding that could change the way conservationists think about how best to preserve species in areas disturbed by humans.


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