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November 30, 2011

Forest-dependent communities lobby for end of REDD+

Organisations working with indigenous peoples living in forests say the United Nations programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (REDD+) is just another way for big corporates to reap huge profits.

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December 1, 2011

REDD+ needs to invest in alternative livelihoods before making carbon payments

REDD+ projects need to be ready to make upfront investments to help local communities to develop alternative sources of income before implementing other aspects of the scheme such as conditional payments for protecting forests, a scientist says.

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June 01, 2011

Drivers and consequences of tropical forest transitions: options to bypass land degradation?

June, 2011. Meyfroidt, P.; van Noordwijk, M.; Minang, P.A.; Dewi, S.; Lambin, E.F.. Policy Brief 25. ASB Partnership for the Tropical Forest Margins. 4 pages*


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November 21, 2011

Trees Before Poverty at Durban

New Report Reveals World Bank Forestry Scheme Ignored Deforestation Emissions Data

Donor Aid Money Being Misused

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November 24, 2011

REDD+ and adaptation: will REDD+ contribute to adaptive capacity at the local level?

daptation is of high priority in many developing countries where the impacts of climate change are already being felt.

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November 24, 2011

Clean Food, via Clean Fuel

The secret that “food vs fuel” proponents don’t want you to think about?

Not all food is created equal. Dirty food, made using dirty process, makes a dirty world. And then there’s clean food.

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23 November 2011

Forest Communities in Burkina Faso, Ghana and DRC to Benefit From Dedicated CIF Grant (AfDB)

In the coming year, pilot countries of the Climate Investment Fund's (CIF) "Forest Investment Program" (FIP), including Burkina Faso, Ghana and the Democratic Republic of Congo, can expect to see additional support for their REDD+ activities in the form of a Dedicated Grant Mechanism for Indigeno

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Nov 24, 2011

Organisations call to donors to halt funding REDD+ projects

On last 21 September - the World Day against Monoculture Tree Plantations - the “No REDD Platform”, a coalition of environmental groups and Indigenous peoples organizations, launched a call to the international donor community to halt the diversion of forest conservation funding to REDD+-type pro

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10 November, 2011

Livelihood alternatives for the unsustainable use of bushmeat

The report describes examples of success stories and lessons learned in Africa, Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region, and offers recommendations for action at the regional and global levels.

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November 09, 2011

Improving forest peoples tenure rights reduces poverty and improves forest conditions, says new study

While Asia’s rapid growth has lifted millions out of poverty, persistent pockets still remain in areas beyond the embrace of development.


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