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05 July 2011

President raises climate change issues with EU Commissioner, Columbia President

PRESIDENT Bharrat Jagdeo has raised the issue of undisbursed climate change funds with Columbian President Juan Manuel Santos and Andris Piebalgs, the European Commissioner from Latvia, both of whom attended the 32nd CARICOM Heads of Government Conference in Basseterre, St. Kitts.

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Surinamese government, indigenous groups and NGOs join together to protect forests

As EDF’s Amazon Basin Project coordinator, I spend much of my time working in Latin America with our non-governmental allies to discuss REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) with indigenous groups.

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March 13, 2011

Formulation of a National Code of Practice (CoP) for Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) in Suriname

Until now the Suriname forest sector (both commercial loggers and community based forestry) lacks an appropriate set of rules and regulations for sustainable forest use and management.

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January 31, 2011

Suriname rep at UN: REDD+ program should complement sustainable forest management

NEW YORK/PARAMARIBO--Raymond Landveld, the Counselor at Suriname’s Permanent Mission to the UN, discussing the progress made by the United Nations Forum on Forests, has said that perhaps the most important outcome of the deliberations thus far had been that delegations felt the REDD+ program should not be a substitute for sustainable forest management, but should instead complement it.

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December 24, 2010

Carbon lab project in Suriname

(De Ware Tijd) – In January, construction will start of a so-called ‘carbon lab’ at the premises of Berg en Dal on the Suriname River.

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July 10, 2010

CIFOR Publishes Study on Forest Law Enforcement and REDD in Guyana


The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), a member of the Consultative Group on International Agriculture Research (CGIAR), with funding from the Norwegian Government, has published a study on forest law enforcement and governance, and forest practices in Guyana.

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June 22, 2010

Sino-Forest ups stake to 53.7 pct from 19.9 pct Omnicorp Ltd

 * To pay about $53.7 mln for 230 mln shares

* Says deal to help meet growing wood demand in China

* Sino-Forest V-C to become CEO of Omnicorp on completion


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by Dr. Radut