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February 15, 2012

$780M eco-system protection fund launch

The Surinamese government has warned donors to stop treating the issue of eco-systems as mere handouts.
John Goedschalk, of Suriname’s Climate Compatible Development Agency, made the call on Monday during the launch of the Guyana Shield Facility, a fund to protect the ecosystems in the Guyana Shield region which includes Guyana, Suriname, Colombia and Brazil.

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February 2nd, 2012

Forest conservation policies: what works and what doesn’t

Policymakers looking to reduce deforestation in their countries have the right tools to do so today, but without a solid foundation in good governance and consistent policies, they will not be successful, said a prominent policy expert.

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05 Jan 2012

Putting a Price on The Real Value of Nature

How do you put a price on the value of nature?

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November 22, 2011

Bhutan Holds a 4-Nation Climate Summit

Keen to guard its ranking as Asia's happiest country, Bhutan has hosted a climate summit and an international symposium accompanied by an exhibition in the Kingdom's capital Thimphu – far away from the hustle and bustle of world's metropolitan cities – in run-up to a landmark UN conference in Dur

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Creating markets to pay for public good offer promise, peril

Over the past 50 years, 60 percent of all ecosystem services have declined as a direct result of the conversion of land to the production of foods, fuels and fibers.

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Oct 28, 2011

Climate Conversations - Green the economy to check environmental degradation

In Pakistan, environmental degradation is both a cause and consequence of different socio-economic problems including deepening poverty, declining performance of different crops and worsening problems with human and crop diseases.

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October 7, 2011

Putting a Price on the Ecosystem With Carbon Credits

How much is a forest worth?

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September 26, 2011

Ecosystem services certification

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06 September 2011

Valuing Nature's Services Today Is an Investment in the Future

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Sustaining forests: investing in our common future

We are pleased to announce the 5th issue of the UNEP Policy Series on Ecosystem Management titled ‘''Sustaining forests: investing in our common future


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