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Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity of Forests - intrinsically bound toegether and to REDD+

Recently someone sent me a special issue about Ecosystem Services of the EU DG environment

When starting to read this leaflet I began to realize the difficulties of Central European Foresters (CEF) in understanding why the rest of the (biology/ecology/forestry) world is going to have endless discussions on how to differ between biodiversity and ecosystem services when applying forest management.

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June 14, 2010

No sale of forest environment services without gov’t say-so

Environmental services provided by Guyana’s forests cannot be sold without the agreement of the government, Minister of Agriculture, Robert Persaud says.

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8 June 2010

Give decision makers access to the value of nature's services

Finance ministers must realise that mounting devastation of ecosystems harms economic development

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Green investment boom expected in next decade

The next decade should see a rising wave of investment in green funds, leading financiers are predicting.

Research firm Prequin said green investment funds have gathered $12 billion to spend worldwide, with a further $26.7 billion on the horizon.

Issue date: 
1st January, 2010

Blackwashing: do NGO tactics risk long term public trust?

Instead of making exaggerated claims about species becoming extinct, NGOs could make progress on issues like deforestation by collaborating more closely with companies, claims a new report

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22nd January, 2010

Pavan Sukhdev: you can have progress without GDP-led growth

Deutsche Bank economist Pavan Sukhdev is heading up the groundbreaking TEEB (The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity) report and doing for nature what Sir Nicholas Stern did for climate change - valuing it

Tom Levitt: Why are we putting a value on nature, why don't we just close off and protect it?

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November 2009

The Austrian Forest Biodiversity Index: All in one


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14th May, 2010

Paul Collier: saying 'nature has to be preserved' condemns the poor to poverty

Oxford Economics Professor and former head of Development Research at the World Bank, Paul Collier on reconciling romantic environmentalism and mainstream economics to help poor countries.

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10 May 2010

Biodiversity Boosters Hope to Leverage REDD Momentum at Nairobi Meeting

The UN has declared 2010 the International Year of Biodiversity, but the UN’s Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) remains the poor (and largely forgotten) sibling to the headline-grabbing climate-change convention (UNFCCC). Delegates to CBD talks in Nairobi this week and next are looking at schemes designed to change that, in part by embedding more biodiversity values in the global carbon market.

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May 14, 2010

Tree-huggers and loggers bury hatchet

A truce appears to be at hand in the long-running war in the woods.


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by Dr. Radut