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IIED | 8 years 10 months ago

by Maryanne Grieg-Gran While REDD+ is aimed at reducing emissions from forests, its effectiveness will depend on how much the benefits trickle down to those living closest to the forest. These same rural households are also best placed to provide local evidence of what works and what doesn’t, to...

Bloomberg | 8 years 10 months ago

Norway will contribute $180 million to Brazil’s Amazon Fund after the South American country reduced deforestation for a third year in a row, even as the countries disagree over who should measure carbon savings from forests.

CIFOR | 8 years 10 months ago

Countries need to ensure that their forest monitoring activities under REDD+ move beyond just measuring carbon emissions and changes in forest area – they should be integrated with monitoring of other forest values like biodiversity and rural social conditions, said experts on the sidelines of the...

TNRF | 8 years 10 months ago

A new report entitled, "Equitable Benefit Sharing: Exploring Experiences and Lessons for REDD+ in Tanzania" has just been published.  The report and an accompanying information summary were developed in collaboration with the nine NGOs that are implementing REDD+ pilot projects in Tanzania. 

Nature | 8 years 10 months ago

Back in January, a group from the Woods Hole Research Center in Massachusetts deployed a pantropical forest carbon map to estimate emissions from global deforestation and land use at 8.1 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide (2.2 petagrams of carbon) per year from 2000 to 2010 (Nature Climate Change).

Modern Ghana | 8 years 10 months ago

hana and Burkina Faso have received endorsement of their far-reaching plans for sustainably managing their forest sectors as part of their goals for climate-resilient economic development. The endorsements came from the Forest Investment Programme (FIP), one of the four programmes of the US $7.2...

CIFOR | 8 years 10 months ago

f Vietnam wants its timber producers to benefit from the growing eco-conscious and more lucrative international furniture market, national forest institutions should look for ways to get smallholder plantation forests certified, said Louis Putzel, a senior scientist at the Center for International...

People of Forest Rights | 8 years 10 months ago

While the spectacular conference centre where the current climate talks are held looks rather unworldly, it is important to look at the realities behind these negotiations. In Paraguay, for example, the main cause of greenhouse gas emissions is deforestation. The main driver  of forest loss is...

Ecosystem Marketplace | 8 years 10 months ago

The once-promising REDD text has passed from the scientific negotiating track to the long-term action track with key provisions unresolved after Norway vetoed a last-minute compromise that Papua New Guinea had brokered between Brazil and the United States. At issue is the amount of verification...

ELDIS | 8 years 10 months ago

This report reviews the status of REDD+ implementation in Africa, identifying forest degradation as one of the biggest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions. The research lists current projects in Africa to build a database of REDD initiatives and their status of implementation. The main issues...

DECC | 8 years 10 months ago

Energy and Climate Secretary Edward Davey today outlined new innovative plans to tackle deforestation as part of the UK’s international climate change commitments. The Government has set out plans for working with the private sector and rainforest countries so that the timber and foodstuffs we buy...

TRUST | 8 years 10 months ago

Forests must be fully valued for their contribution to economic growth and social progress, and included in the next set of global development goals, experts and officials told a forest conference on Sunday. Wu Hongbo, U.N. Under Secretary General for Economic and Social Affairs, said the inter-...

ForestTalk | 8 years 10 months ago

Greenpeace is leaving the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA). The organization released photos today with GPS tagged coordinates showing that logging roads have been built in Quebec’s Montagnes Blanches region that is managed by Resolute Forest Products and claims the roads are a violation of...

Sacramento BEE | 8 years 10 months ago

Noble Mineral Exploration Inc. (the "Company" or "Noble") is pleased to provide an update, further to its press releases of August 22, 2012 and September 10, 2012, on the carbon sequestration modelling undertaken on Project 81 (the "Property"). Subject to the assumptions discussed below, Mikro-Tek...

The Jakarta Post | 8 years 10 months ago

The concept of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries (REDD+) has been touted as one of the success stories of international negotiation on...

CIFOR | 8 years 10 months ago

Though degraded forest cover is increasing in many regions, difficulties in defining these areas of land and accurately measuring their carbon stocks has seen degradation left by the wayside in the global debate about Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+), says a...

Blogs India Times | 8 years 10 months ago

The chairman of the world’s largest coal producer, the state-run Coal India Ltd., has a solution in mind to solve the country’s coal shortage: mine forest areas in a big way. “Our future growth has to come from forest areas,” S. Narsing Rao told India Real Time in a recent interview.

STUFF | 8 years 10 months ago

The collapsing price of carbon has left investors feeling conned and forest owners warning of deforestation. They have seen the value of their investments plummet as the carbon price has sunk from $25 a tonne to less than $3.

Phnom Pen Post | 8 years 10 months ago

The world’s most precious trees are being rapidly logged into extinction in countries such as Cambodia and served up to Chinese consumers as “staggeringly” expensive ornate furniture with the complicity of Beijing, a comprehensive investigation into the trade has found.

Forest Carbon Asia | 8 years 10 months ago

November, 2012. Antonio G.M. La Vina, Leticia Labre, Lawrence Ang, and Alaya de Leon. Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development. 12 pages Summary This paper considers developments to date in the UNFCCC and in the REDD+ Partnership and provides analysis on possible future...

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