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Reduction of emission from deforestation and degradation

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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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26 July 2012

Ten Central African countries agree to improve forest monitoring

A new regional initiative will help ten Central African countries to set up advanced national forest monitoring systems, FAO announced today.

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26 July 2012

UNFCCC Releases Technical Paper on Financing Options for REDD+

26 July 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a technical paper (FCCC/TP/2012/3) on financing options for the full implementation of results-based actions relating to the activities referred to in decision 1/CP.16, paragraph 70 (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in

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July 30, 2012

First of Its Kind Multimillion Dollar Trust Fund Launched to Protect Guyana's Forests

The governments of Guyana and Germany along with Conservation International launch fund to protect critical ecosystems, maintain global carbon stocks and benefit local communities

Ever wondered how REDD+ really works?

"Developed countries have vowed to help the developing world get up to speed on REDD, and many say they’re putting up billions towards the effort. Few, however, have actually followed through on their promises, and those who say they have aren’t doing a good job of proving it. The REDD+ Expenditures Tracking Project aims to change that."

There is a nice article at the Website of Ecosystem Marketplace from Kelli Barrett. I just start to cite the first paragraph - read further at there site:

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August 27th, 2012

REDD+ revisited - steady pace or passed momentum?

Two years ago Focali published an update on the latest development in REDD+ pilot initiatives (Focali Brief 2010:04). We now revisit the REDD+ scene to take a look at what has happened with the initiatives, investments and readiness work as the negotiations seem to have lost momentum.

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Aug 24 2012

Brazil Perfects Monitoring of Amazon Carbon Emissions

A new system to calculate the amount of greenhouse gases generated by deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon jungle region has come at a good time for assessing the effects of the reform of the country’s forest code.

The new satellite system optimises government monitoring of forests.

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23 August, 2012

Indigenous Peoples and the Green Climate Fund

On the occasion of the first Board meeting of the Green Climate Fund (GCF), Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) and Jaringan Orang Asal Se-Malaysia (JOAS) are pub


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by Dr. Radut