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Issue date: 
Feb. 5 2010

Two areas in Mauricie are the first to obtain fsc certification as a result of a concerted effort by 15 companies


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January 25, 2010

Forestry sector needs transparency to reduce risks of REDD

A new project aims to increase transparency in the forestry sector, an area long plagued by corruption and mismanagement.

The Forest Sector Transparency Report Card, launched by Global Witness, an environmental NGO, assesses 70 transparency indicators, evaluating the public availability of land use maps, logging contracts, and other forestry-related information in Cameroon, Ghana, Liberia and Peru. The effort will eventually be expanded to other countries.

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Jan 22, 2010

Study projects increased conflict and speculation in tropical forests despite Copenhagen Accord

LONDON (22 January 2010)—As environmental and political leaders struggle to determine how to move forward from the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, a new report by an international coalition of top forest organizations

Issue date: 
Monday, 11 January 2010

Forestry report urges province to manage carbon storage

Maximizing the carbon stored in B.C.'s forests could provide benefits both economically and environmentally over the long-term, says a new report, Managing B.C.'s Forests for a Cooler Planet.

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January 21st, 2010

The Carbon Credit Deal Between South Africa’s Nedbank and Wildlife Works


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11 January 2010

Nigeria: Imoke Seeks Protection for Rain Forest

Calabar — Cross River State Governor, Senator Liyel Imoke, has called for the protection of the nation's rainforest, 90 per cent of which he says is in Cross River State and is one of the richest in biodiversity in Africa.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Trading Trees - The Promotional Film

A quiet revolution in forests offers hope to the human race.

A documentary about how small-scale carbon trading projects around the developing world are saving forests. The mechanism of forestry carbon trading is dynamically explained, especially how it works on the ground today, how it needs to be made better, and how it is already uplifting communities, stopping forest destruction, and the role new legislation will play in it's evolution.

Social and environmental standards for REDD and other forest carbon programs

Social and environmental standards for REDD and other forest carbon programs

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January 5, 2010

PES, Present, and Future: the Year in Environmental Finance

2009 opened with the formation of a new Office of Ecosystem Services and Markets and closed with a disappointing Copenhagen Accord that nonetheless included provisions for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.  EM takes a brief look back on the year in PES and the decade it capped off.

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December 27, 2009

2009: a year in review of rainforest protection

2009 may prove to be an important turning point for tropical forests.

Lead by Brazil, which had the lowest extent of deforestation since at least the 1980s, global forest loss likely declined to its lowest level in more than a decade. Critical to the fall in deforestation was the global financial crisis, which dried up credit for forest-destroying activities and contributed to a crash in commodity prices, an underlying driver of deforestation.


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by Dr. Radut