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IPS News | 13 years 9 months ago

MOUNT ELGON, Uganda, Aug 31 (IPS) - With the world’s attention focused on climate change, one of the methods suggested to reduce global carbon emissions is causing the displacement of indigenous persons as western companies rush to invest in tree-planting projects in developing countries.

13 years 9 months ago

GARCIA RIVER FOREST, Calif., Aug 21 (Reuters) - A stand of young redwoods, survivors in what was once a magnificent forest of towering giants, could play a small part of the battle to slow global warming -- and forms part of an emerging market.

13 years 9 months ago

The global cost of adapting to the effects of climate change will be at least two or three times higher than estimated by the UNFCCC, a new report states.

13 years 9 months ago

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The amount of carbon emissions caused by world forest destruction is likely far less than the 20 percent figure being widely used before global climate talks in December, said the head of the Brazilian institute that measures Amazon deforestation.

13 years 9 months ago

AUSTRALIA'S chief climate change negotiator says a dramatic shift from the design of the Kyoto Protocol could be the best way to reach an international climate change agreement. Louise Hand told the Herald yesterday that the ''world is very different'' from when the Kyoto Protocol was reached...

13 years 9 months ago

Guyana's deforestation projections under its proposal for seeking carbon payments for conserving its forests are raising questions, according to commentary published in Stabroek News.

13 years 9 months ago

Coalition for Rainforest Nations downplays concerns surrounding plans to include forestry in the carbon market

13 years 9 months ago

Kehrt der Amazonas-Regenwald zurück? Neue Studien deuten darauf hin, dass nachwachsende Vegetationen den Dschungel zumindest teilweise ersetzen können. Kritiker befürchten jedoch, der Raubbau werde verharmlost - denn auch die Sekundärwälder werden oft wieder abgefackelt.

13 years 9 months ago

The weak definition of what constitutes forest under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) puts the effectiveness of a proposed mechanism for reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD) at risk, argue researchers writing in the journal Conservation...

13 years 9 months ago

August 24, 2009: According to a draft resolution, African countries want rich nations to pay 67 billion US dollars a year to mitigate the effects of global warming on the world’s poorest continent.

13 years 9 months ago

In Brazil, Paying Farmers to Let the Trees Stand QUERENCIA, Brazil — José Marcolini, a farmer here, has a permit from the Brazilian government to raze 12,500 acres of rain forest this year to create highly profitable new soy fields.

13 years 9 months ago

In Brazil’s Amazon basin, farmers have long sought out a special form of fertiliser – a locally sourced compost-like substance prized for its amazing qualities of reviving poor or exhausted soils. They buy it in sacks or dig it out of the earth from patches that are sometimes as much as 6ft deep...

13 years 9 months ago

Sometimes you have to hand it to capitalism. It’s sheer magic, the way the system takes promising concepts, steeps them in the transformative power of the market – and turns them into howling social and environmental disasters.

13 years 9 months ago

As they do every year, Greenpeace and nongovernmental organizations like “Eyes on the Forest,” which is supported by the WWF and other western environmental groups, have squarely blamed the plantation industry for the seasonal fires in Sumatra. This generates sympathy for the anti-forestry...

Guardian, Reuters, Forexpros | 13 years 9 months ago

While committed to stopping deforestation, Brazil sees a carbon trading scheme as the wrong way to proceed. On climate change mitigation, it wants commitments to reflect historic emissions.A scheme that would allow developed nations to gain carbon credits by supporting forest conservation is on the...

13 years 9 months ago

De Boer: Fighting climate change will cost a "phenomenal amount of money - 300 billion dollars a year from 2020. That is the cost for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to impacts from the changing climate, estimates the UN climate chief Yvo de Boer.

13 years 9 months ago

Karanganyar, Central Java. Britain’s Prince Charles has set aside 2 billion euros ($2.8 billion) to help Indonesia and other developing countries preserve their rain forests, State Minister for the Environment Rachmat Witoelar said on Thursday.

13 years 9 months ago

Der Klimawandel ist nach Ansicht der Österreicher eine weltweit größere Bedrohung als der Terrorismus, Kriege oder die Wirtschaftskrise. Das geht aus einer aktuellen Eurobarometer-Umfrage hervor. 

13 years 9 months ago

Publics Want More Government Action on Climate Change: Global Poll July 29, 2009: A new WorldPublicOpinion.org poll of 19 nations from around the world finds that majorities in 15 think their government should put a higher priority on addressing climate change than it does now. This includes...

13 years 10 months ago

How much pollution can a tree absorb? The question is at the center of a high-stakes fight over how much it will cost to curb climate change -- and who will foot the bill. Trees are nature's antidote to smokestacks and tailpipes. Factories and cars cough out carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas...


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September 2012 - a note by the Editor of ForestIndustries.EU: We wrote this article more than three years ago. Many significant events happened since then and a huge amount of new knowledge has been collected by the global community.

by Dr. Radut