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July 2012

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July 9th, 2012

Climate change will mean new and larger tropical forests

We're told, endlessly, that climate change will mean the end of the Amazon, of the tropical forests, and the Earth will lose its lungs. It appears that this is not wholly and completely true.

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UK fund targets CO2 credits from areas in Brazil’s Amazon

The Brazilian Amazon state of Amapa has given a British investment fund the right to draw up avoided deforestation projects for an area covering 1.3 million hectares, the latest in a string of deals in the region.

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June 21, 2012

New data and methods paint clearer picture of emissions from tropical deforestation

The Winrock team, which included scientists from Applied GeoSolutions, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and University of Maryland, combined the best available spatially consistent datasets on gross forest loss and forest

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Jun 28, 2012

BluForest Inc. Acquires 30,000 Hectares of Forest in Ecuadorian Amazon

BluForest Inc. today announced that it has acquired 30,000 hectares of native forest in the province of Esmaraldas in Ecuador.

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To Understand Rio+20, Put on Your 3D Glasses

Think of Rio+20 as cinema. In its simplest black and white, small screen format, it was unsatisfying. Government negotiators failed to reach any agreements of note. But, in color, on the large screen, with your 3D glasses on, it was much more.

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July 05, 2012

Forestry carbon farming stunted by ETS decision

Changes to the emissions trading scheme will stop investment in one of New Zealand's most important sources of future carbon emissions reduction - forestry "carbon farming", says Carbon Farm chief executive Murray McClintock.

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January 20, 2012

Rise and spread of national and sub-national forest carbon schemes


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5 July 2012

First agroforestry project registered under VCS

The first project which sequesters carbon through agroforestry has been registered under the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS).

Paris-based project developer Eco-Carbone’s agroforestry project was registered for the voluntary offset programme last week.

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5 July 2012

USAID and the US Forest Service team up to promote low emission development pathways in the Agriculture, Forestry and Land Use (AFOLU) sectors

by Dr. Radut