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Brazil and Guyana to bridge the gap!

Economic incentives for countries such as Brazil and Guyana could provide the answer to a complex environmental problem

Issue date: 
September 13, 2009

Rainforests: Carbon Sink or Carbon Source?

Mornings here at La Selva Biological Station, Terry McGlynn counts bugs.

The Ability of World Forests to Capture and Store Carbon

Nature knows how to capture and store carbon and has been doing so effectively for mellenia. We need this capacity in order to help us resolve the climate crisis we have created.

Issue date: 
September 10, 2009

Carbon Offsets and Human Rights - do they fit into one another?

Double Jeopardy: Carbon Offsets and Human Rights Abuses

What is the Strategy of the EU in case of combating climate change?

September 10, 2009: Greenpeace and Oxfam International criticize the EU Commission for not being ready to pay Europe’s share of the climate bill.

Issue date: 
September 1, 2009

Carbon Trading Scheme Pushing People off Their Land

MOUNT ELGON, Uganda, Aug 31 (IPS) - With the world’s attention focused on climate change, one of the methods suggested to reduce global carbon emissions is causing the displacement of indigenous persons as western companies rush to invest in tree-planting projects in developing countries.

Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) and REDD - Latin America in the lead

This fall, professionals in PES and REDD are headed south. From across the globe practitioners and policymakers in environmental markets are booking flights to Colombia, Costa Rica, Argentina, Bolivia, and Mexico to discuss the future of our world's ecosystems. In several cases, this is the first time that Latin America is serving as host to these international conferences on environmental markets. With a strengthening regional economy and four out of five of the world's most bio-diverse countries, Latin America is becoming a major player in REDD and PES.

EU Chair lowers expectations to COP15

2009-08-31: As an agreement that will keep global warming below two degrees C can probably not be found in Copenhagen, instead the EU should see December’s UN conference as a starting point, Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt says.

FEATURE-Carbon traders bet on California redwoods

GARCIA RIVER FOREST, Calif., Aug 21 (Reuters) - A stand of young redwoods, survivors in what was once a magnificent forest of towering giants, could play a small part of the battle to slow global warming -- and forms part of an emerging market.


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by Dr. Radut