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Give land to farmers, and they will stop deforestation

Local residents who have been living together with the forests, considering the forests as their homes, still devastate the forests. It’s because they need land for agricultural production.

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December 4, 2012

MRV as a Trojan Horse for Carbon Markets?

While the spectacular conference centre where the current climate talks are held looks rather unworldly, it is important to look at the realities behind these negotiations. In Paraguay, for example, the main cause of greenhouse gas emissions is deforestation.

Combating climate change on credit

An article of Aljazeera - the topic says everything...

You're buying an airplane ticket online. Scroll to the bottom of the website, and there's an option to "buy carbon credits" to "offset" the climate change-inducing emissions you are about to produce during your flight.

It sounds like an attractive, market-based way to appease your environmental conscience - and quite affordably, too. But what are you actually buying? And how much - if any - difference can it really make in the fight against global warming?

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29 November 2012

The UK sets out new efforts to tackle global deforestation

Energy and Climate Secretary Edward Davey today outlined new innovative plans to tackle deforestation as part of the UK’s international climate change commitments.

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6 December 2012

REDD+: What is needed to make it work for the poor?

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Dec 6, 2012

Norway Pays Brazil for Deforestation Cut Amid Verification Row

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November 16, 2012

Coal India Eyes Forests

The chairman of the world’s largest coal producer, the state-run Coal India Ltd., has a solution in mind to solve the country’s coal shortage: mine forest areas in a big way.

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Nov. 20, 2012

A Struggle for the Soul of the GCF

Existential crises usually kick in mid-life, as one wakes and wonders: what is my purpose in life? Why am I here, and where am I going?

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November 9, 2012

Kenya loses $145 million to deforestation in two years

A joint Kenya Forest Service (KFS) and UN Environment Programme (UNEP) report released Monday, November 5, 2012, has revealed that deforestation deprived Kenya’s economy of 6.6 billion shillings ($77million) in 2009 and 5.8 billion shillings ($68 million) in 2010, making it a total of $ 14 in jus

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Aug 10, 2012

Does cutting down tropical forest emit less carbon?

To date, most estimates of the carbon emissions resulting from tropical deforestation have used data on changes in forest area and timber harvesting submitted to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).


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by Dr. Radut