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8 years 1 month ago

International Forestry Review http://dx.doi.org/10.1505/146554816818966336 The ‘virtual economy’ of REDD+ projects: does private certification of REDD+ projects ensure their environmental integrity? C. SEYLLER, S. DESBUREAUX, S. ONGOLO, A. KARSENTY, G. SIMONET, J. FAURE et L. BRIMONT

EnvrioScope | 11 years 2 months ago

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

Australien Geographic | 13 years 11 months ago

AMONG THE MANY NASTY things that humans are doing to the environment, few rank worse than destroying tropical forests. Rainforests sustain an astonishing diversity of species and keep our planet liveable by limiting soil erosion, reducing floods, maintaining natural water cycles, and stabilising...

14 years 5 hours ago

As time goes by, site has envolved, therefore we do offer two different texts for users who have been brought to our site and this link:

14 years 4 days ago

October 2015: The Guardian simply ignores knowledge related to illegal logging and deforestation and furthermore isn't addressing the core problem of the EU FLEGT/EUTR/VPA initiative. Seems the just ongoing evaluation of the FLEGT/VPA/EUTR initiative will also not address the core problem and will...

Ecosystem Market Place | 14 years 1 month ago

In 2007, more than 50,000 fires raged through the Brazilian Amazon, reducing what were once lush rainforests to charred plains stretching to the horizon. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, fires on the island of Borneo consumed millions of hectares of old-growth forests.

SCIDEV | 14 years 2 months ago

Below is a directory of terms used in the debate about reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD). Most of the terms have been reproduced from the UN University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS), the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), and the...

Pambazuka News | 14 years 2 months ago

All carbon is not created equal: One ton of carbon dioxide (CO2) generated in New York from several McDonalds burgers, for instance, clocking in at 16kg per 1kg of meat, is not the equivalent of one ton of CO2 emitted in a country like South Africa, where energy generated from coal provides...

UN-REDD | 14 years 3 months ago

The UN-REDD Programme releases its inaugural Year in Review report for 2009.

IUCN | 14 years 5 months ago

This study reviews the financial costs of abating greenhouse gas emissions through reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD). It is written from the perspective of an institutional investor seeking cost-effective climate mitigation options.

The Enterprise Capenews | 14 years 5 months ago

It’s been a month after COP 15, the UN Climate Change conference that was supposed to give the world a new system for reducing carbon emissions. A month to reflect, regroup, and respond to this reporter’s questions about what happened, and what didn’t, in Copenhagen.

14 years 6 months ago

TREES are one of the most efficient systems of carbon capture and storage on the planet. They breathe in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen, locking the carbon into their roots, trunk, branches, twigs and leaves and the soil. They are so good at this that about 20% of the greenhouse gases...

Mongabay | 14 years 7 months ago

Primary forest loss The following section is a quantitative look at primary forest loss. More than seven million hectares of primary forest were lost on an annual basis between 2000 and 2005, the most recent period for which data is available from the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization....

Mongabay | 15 years 2 weeks ago

June 29, 2009: A New Idea to Save Tropical Forests Takes Flight and then in 2005, a small group of countries changed everything. Papua New Guinea teamed up with Costa Rica and a handful of other countries to make a formal plea to the United Nations.

The Guardian | 15 years 2 weeks ago

This is a series of articles (started here, June, 1st 2009) taken from GRIST, Offsets are still counterfeit carbon credits The arguments in favor of counterfeit carbon credits still fail no matter how often they are repeated

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