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Reduction of emission from deforestation and degradation

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May 27, 2012

Representing Nature: WWF, REDD, and the Politics of ‘Science’

Earlier this month, political ecologists Betsy Beymer-Farris and Thomas Bassett published “The REDD Menace: Resurgent Protectionism in Tanzania’s Mangrove Forests” in the journal Global Environmental Change.

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Forests and climate change after Durban

Over the past two years, the Food and Agricultur

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6 December, 2011

Kredite mit „katastrophalen Folgen“

Im Jänner hat der Vorstand der Weltbank einer neuen Darlehensstrategie zugestimmt - dem Program for Results (PforR). Im Rahmen dieses Programms wird die Auszahlung von Darlehen an messbare Ergebnisse geknüpft.

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06 May, 2012

Melbourne eyes Tassie forest investment

City Council could invest in Tasmanian forest plantations protected from harvesting in an effort to become Victoria's first carbon-neutral council.

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Corruption and REDD+: Identifying risks amid complexity

Corruption and other factors can influence deforestation in contradictory ways.

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May 14, 2012

Mangrove conservation – key to fighting climate change – grapples against development

Nestled on a narrow strand of sand that encloses Lap An Lagoon on the central coast of Vietnam are the village’s last few remaining hectares of mangroves, hovering above the water upon their stilted roots.

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May 11, 2012

UN adopts historic ‘land grab’ guidelines

The United Nations has adopted global guidelines for rich countries buying land in developing nations. The voluntary rules call on governments to protect the rights of indigenous peoples who use the land.

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April 30, 2012

The Story of REDD: a real solution to deforestation?

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March 29, 2012

Assessing REDD+ performance of countries with low monitoring capacities: the matrix approach

Estimating emissions from deforestation and degradation of forests in many developing countries is so uncertain that the effects of changes in forest management could remain within error ranges (i.e. undetectable) for several years.

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April 29, 2012

Why New Zealand’s consultation process is important for REDD+ countries

As the first country to implement a national level emissions trading system (ETS) that also includes a forestry component as part of its climate change strategy and meets New Zealand’s obligations under the Kyoto Protocol, NZ’s experience in developing this system warrants close attention.


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by Dr. Radut