GEF Council Members approve 500 Million US Dollars Environmental Projects
The governing body of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council yesterday (November 9, 2011) approved an unprecedented large work program worth half a billion US dollars within the fifth replenishment cycle of the GEF.
EFSOS II - UN/ECE Forest sector and timber outlook study summary
If no major policies or strategies are changed in the forest sector and trends outside it follow the lines described by the IPCC B2 scenario, consumption of forest products and wood energy will grow steadily and wood supply will expand to meet this demand (see Figure 24).
The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Risoe Centre has launched the Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) Pipeline and Analysis Database. The database contains all submissions from developing countries and countries with economies in transition to the UNFCCC for NAMAs.
Increased Tropical Forest Growth Could Release Carbon from the Soil
ScienceDaily (Aug. 15, 2011) — A new study shows that as climate change enhances tree growth in tropical forests, the resulting increase in litterfall could stimulate soil micro-organisms leading to a release of stored soil carbon.
Adaptation and mitigation work hand-in-hand in Latin American forests
The long held view that adaptation and mitigation are mutually exclusive approaches for reducing the impacts of climate change has been questioned in a recent study, with the beginnings of an integrative approach in many forestry projects in Latin America showing improved outcomes at the local le