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Okt. 8, 2010

India - The next big log market?


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Sep 24, 2010

Readying North East India for REDD+

The article is a primer on the opportunity and potential of REDD+ and summarizes the proceedings of a recently concluded workshop on deforestation drivers in the north east and the roles REDD+ financing can play in forestry conservation

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September 27, 2010

Primary Accumulation and the Environment

Indian political and economic elites appear to be quite optimistic on various economic, social and environmental questions: there is a satisfactory rate of economic growth, the promulgation of the Forest Rights Act (2006) aims to remedy historical i

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September 19, 201

Promote carbon trading - of forest carbon credits

The Centre should promote a carbon credit trading mechanism on lines of the Kyoto Protocol in the country to enable the plantation industry to earn carbon credits.

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August 25, 2010

The Indian Imperative to Act on Climate Change: Unique Blend of Co-benefits Rationale and 'Dharma'

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24 August 2010

Claims of growth in India's forests 'misleading'

Native forests in India are disappearing at a rate of up to 2.7% per year.

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July 06, 2010

Forest loss in India likely worse than conventionally believed

Researchers have questioned 2009 findings by the Forest Survey of India (FSI) that found that India's forests were, unlike many tropical Asian nations', on the rebound. According to the FSI, Indian forests had grown by almost five percent from the 1990s. Yet, were these finding too good to be true?

According to Jean-Philippe Puyravaud and Priya Davidar of Pondicherry University, and William Laurance from James Cook University, the findings were very likely too optimistic.

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Jun 23, 2010

We're financing UN on conservation of forests'

Norway pledged $1 billion to Indonesia from its public money to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD). Norway's environment minister ERIK SOLHEIM spoke to NARAYANI GANESH on the sidelines of the Oslo Climate and Forests Conference (OCFC) on May 27 where rich countries agreed to spend big to save forests in developing countries:
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27 May 2010

India outlines forest restoration plan

India plans 20 million hectares of afforestation and ecosystem restoration over the next ten years under a draft climate plan released by the government this week.

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28 May 2010

India seeks global fund to help Third World expand forest cover

NEW DELHI: India seized the opportunity accorded by the Oslo Conference on Climate and Forests to make a case for a global fund to aid developing countries increase their forest cover. New Delhi maintains that it is not enough to provide compensation and incentives for avoiding deforestation and degradation of forests.


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