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8 February 2013

Will more trees cause more rain?

JOHANNESBURG, 8 February 2013 (IRIN) - It is commonly believed that destroying trees will influence the climate of a region. But scientific evidence to support that deforestation and afforestation influence local climate - affecting temperature and rainfall - has only just started emerging.

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Decemer 2, 2012

“Come out of the forest” to save the trees

Forestry experts have called for a new approach to managing land and tackling climate change – challenging the ongoing debate that forests have to be sacrificed for the sake of rural development and food security.

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Nov 20, 2012

Understanding carbon loss and potential interventions in Manica

Understanding how land use and its changes affect forest cover and carbon stocks is fundamental to developing

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October 16, 2012

Forests or Agriculture: not necessarily an ‘all or nothing’ trade-off

BOGOR, Indonesia (16 October, 2012)_Making informed decisions on how to reduce carbon emissions from forestry and agriculture requires some solid knowledge about potential tradeoffs between development and conservation objectives: what you manage to win through  avoided deforestation or reduced c

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02 October 2012

California's forest protocol outpaces EU's LULUCF plans

Editors note - you might consider to read that article first:  EU seeks tighter CO2 grip on farms, forests -draft

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04 September 2012

India’s forest area in doubt

To judge from India’s official surveys, the protection of its forests is a success. Somehow, this resource-hungry country of 1.2 billion people is managing to preserve its rich forests almost intact in the face of growing demands for timber and agricultural land.

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May 20, 2012

Sustainable land use for the 21st century

It is estimated that the human footprint has affected 83% of the global terrestrial

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May 14, 2012

When, where and how wood is used impact carbon emissions from logging

A new study from the University of California, Davis, provides a deeper understanding of the complex global impacts of deforestation on greenhouse gas emissions.

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06 May 2012

Museveni angry over NGO report on land grabbing

Oxfam and Uganda Land Alliance face deregistration

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April 29, 2012

The global land rush: what the evidence reveals about scale and geography


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