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Norway stresses anti-corruption ahead of meeting with civil society, opposition

Norway Thursday night stressed the need for anti-corruption mechanisms before compensating Guyana and other countries to preserve their forests.

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15 March 2011

Free, Prior, and Informed Consent in REDD+

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Feb 17, 2011

REDD Integrity: Addressing governance and corruption challenges

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14 February 2011

No Correlation Between Democracy and Forest Governance

All markets differ from region to region.  Soybean meal from Brazil, for example, has a higher protein content than does soybean meal from the United States, which makes it especially popular in China.  But the two products resemble each other enough that a Chinese buyer will grudgingly accept the latter in lieu of the former – albeit at an agreed upon discount.

That's one of the things that makes soybean meal a commodity', and its status as a commodity is one of the things that makes it so easy to trade.

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Feb 2, 2011

Avoided Deforestation (REDD) and Indigenous Peoples

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29 January 2011

Guyana position outlined at international forest legality workshop

AGRICULTURE Minister Robert Persaud said, Wednesday, that the Government has led efforts to strengthen forest legality to ensure access to traditional and new markets and is pursuing avenues to build on what was previously achieved. He was speaking to stakeholders at a European Union (EU) Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Awareness Workshop at Grand Coastal Inn, East Coast Demerara.

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January 29, 2011

The Potential of the Forest Rights Act


IUFRO came up with a new report on REDD


IUFRO came up with a new study about REDD. It's an impressive pack of information and a lots of background info.

And of course people immediately started to interpret their own thoughts and ideas on the "results" of this study.

Here is an overview of what people are reading out of the study:

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20 January 2011

Two Pluses Don't Make a Positive: REDD and agriculture

It is one of the first laws of diplomacy: when it is hard to agree on an answer, change the question. Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) schemes are the product of two of these diplomatic back-flips.

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Lumbering illegality: how to make timber sustainable and pro-poor


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by Dr. Radut