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Poverty Reduction - Deforestation, Poverty & Economic Dependency

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Jul 12, 2011

How much do the rural poor depend on forests?

The development of programmes to reduce emissions from deforestation has sparked debate about the need for climate change actions in the forest sector to create extra benefits for local communities and biodiversity.

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1 July 2011

Carbon forestry projects in the Philippines: potential and challenges: the case of the Arakan Forest Corridor forest carbon project

The proposed forest-carbon development project in the Arakan Forest Corridor initially was planned to participate in the carbon market under the United Nations Clean Development Mechanism afforestation/reforestation component, with a total area of 3000 ha.

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June, 14 2011

New road now path to forest destruction

HCM CITY — A road completed four years ago has lured farmers who have cleared hundreds of hectares of evergreen forest in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong's Lac Duong District.

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Jul 2011

Carbon righteousness: how to lever pro-poor benefits from REDD+

This briefing discusses the opportunities and challenges involved in the creation of a new form of private property that can be bought and sold in domestic and international markets — the ‘carbon right’.

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02 July 2011

Ethiopia’s Challenge: Balancing Agriculture with Environmental Protection

Atnafu Endashaw, 12, travels on foot two hours every day from home to school. He is from the isolated Menja communities found in Sheka zone of Southern region of Ethiopia, 765 kilometers southwest of Addis Ababa. Unlike the members of Sheka tribe, Menja communities are mainly marginalized because they feed on leftovers of dead animals. “My mother told me that we (Shekas and Menjas) were brothers of the same father and mother,” says Endashaw Ayno, father of Atnafu, commenting on the origin of marginalization of Menjas from the rest of Sheka tribe.

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7 July 2011

Malaysia picks industrialisation over natural treasures

The forest is dense, impenetrable beyond the cut trail, and the air is thick, hot and humid. What is most astounding is the noise of the insects and birds.

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30 June 2011

Habitat cleared in carbon sink forest

A forest in Oddar Meanchey province is facing environmental “disaster” after thousands of people destroyed up to 1,000 hectares of natural habitat, putting revenues from a carbon credit scheme worth tens of millions of dollars at risk.

Proceeds from a United Nations-backed Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation scheme are said to be in danger after waves of settlers destroyed parts of the forest in Samroang district, chief of the Romdoul Veasna community forest programme, Malis Hoeuth, said yesterday.

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10th June 2011

"Unless we address agriculture, REDD will not be successful!" Report back from Bonn

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Jun 20, 2011

Integrating agriculture and forestry in the landscape is key to REDD

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16 Jun 11

Carbon rich forests focus of UN plans - study reveals bigger picture

A CQUniversity researcher has spent the past two and half years investigating ways to reduce carbon emissions to positively impact on climate change, while reducing poverty in developing countries.

PhD researcher Thakur Bhattarai has been looking into the impact of carbon trading on developing countries and hopes to convince governments on policies that will maintain the integrity of forests and improve the well-being of forest communities.


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by Dr. Radut