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Sep. 25, 2012

Agriculture Is the Direct Driver for Worldwide Deforestation

A new synthesis on drivers of deforestation and forest degradation was published during the Bangkok climate change negotiations in September by researchers from Canada and from Wageningen University, Netherlands.

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Sept 3, 2012

Poor seek to cut CDM access at U.N. climate talks

(Reuters Point Carbon) - More than 130 of the world's poorest nations have sought to pressure richer countries to agree new legally-binding goals to cut greenhouse gas emissions by threatening to deny them access to cheap U.N.

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September 04, 2012

Bolivia should prioritize cattle ranching, law enforcement in deforestation fight

Bolivia should prioritize environmental law enforcement and slowing expansion of large-scale cattle ranching to reduce Amazon deforestation, argues a study published last month by researchers from G

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Sep 5, 2012

REDD+: An incentive structure for long-term performance

Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) was agreed at the UNFCCC as part of the 2010 Cancun Agreements, with an objective to ‘slow, halt and reverse forest cover and carbon loss’.

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September 4, 2012

Consumer demand 'can influence sustainable forestry'

Harvesting forestry sustainably and profitably is entirely possible, but requires consumers and businesses to pressurise governments into action.

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Jul 31, 2012

East Africa's forests shrink, especially near parks

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2 August, 2012

Deforestation now driven by profit, not poverty

The main drivers of deforestation worldwide are no longer subsistence-level farmers trying to put food on their tables, but corporations, converting massive tracts of land for industrial agriculture, said the founder of the Mongabay website, adding that this offers a rare opportunity for conserva

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August 29th, 2012

REDD+ initiative for saving forests in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

THE FORESTS in Pakistan are severely threatened by growing consumption of fuel wood and illegal logging. It is feared that if immediate action is not taken this natural resource would be totally consumed within next 15 years.

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August 09, 2012

Deforestation accelerates in Belize

Deforestation in Belize has accelerated since late 2010, reports a new satellite-based assessment of the tiny Central American country's forest cover by CATHALAC (the Water Center for the Humid Trop

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NASA Deforestation Photos: 7 Examples Of Our Disappearing Forests

The effects of deforestation on the Earth are massive. Land is routinely cleared and degraded for agriculture and the production of wood and paper products.


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