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Aug 26, 2011

Sustaining forests: investing in our common future - UNEP Policy Brief

UNEP has published the fifth issue in the Policy Brief on Ecosystem Management series. This policy brief seeks to outline how forests can be a key part of a green economy that provides opportunities for innovative solutions to forest management. The provides an overview of the many values of forest assets before reviewing the complex issues that threaten forests globally and lastly looking at the emerging innovative market and policy solutions that can promote long-term sustainable forest management and contribute to a green economy.

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28 August 2011

Don't Cut Down Mabira - Donors

The European Union's top envoy to Uganda, Ambassador Roberto Ridolfi, has thrown his weight behind the chorus against a proposal by President Museveni to hand out part of Mabira rainforest to sugar manufacturer-SCOUL to grow sugarcane.

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31 August 2011

Macquarie and Partners Build $25 Million Partnership to Find REDD Projects

Profit-minded banking group Macquarie has tapped the expertise of environmental non-profit Flora and Fauna International in the past to identify endangered rainforests that can generate carbon credits if saved.   Now they’ve formed a partnership to scale up the activity, and they have $25 mil

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August 20, 2011

The Conservation and Management of the Forests of the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania

The forests of the Eastern Arc Mountains (EAM) in Northeastern Tanzania contain exceptional species richness of local and global importance. They are recognized by WWF as a Global 200 Ecoregion, and by Conservation International as a terrestrial biodiversity hotspot.

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22 August 2011

Plan to sacrifice forest for sugar puts economy before ecosphere in Uganda

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Significance of forests

Gone are the days of talking only about timber and other forest product in the context of the forest. With these products as it is, another opportunity growing in the forests is carbon. Interestingly, the standing trees could deliver money without dying, and help communities invest on climate-change adaptation.

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August 24, 2011

Ecuador's climate plan worth a look

Developed countries including Canada have insisted it is imperative that developing countries should also shoulder responsibility for combating greenhouse-gas emissions if they expect a truly effective international approach to dealing with climate change.

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25 August, 2011

How “effective” are protected areas in conserving biodiversity?

BOGOR, Indonesia (25 August, 2011)_Traditional means of conservation have entailed the annexation of land where human activities are strictly controlled or curtailed: so-called “fortress conservation”.

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August 24, 2011

National parks do not contribute to poverty, finds decade-long study

A new study of Uganda's Kibale National Park refutes the conventional wisdom that parks cause poverty along their borders.

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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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