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Blogs India Times | vor 8 Jahre 6 months

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. “Our future growth has to come from forest areas,” S. Narsing Rao told India Real Time in a recent interview.

RECOFTC | vor 8 Jahre 6 months

For those of us with hazy recollections of the middle of the last decade, it is easy to forget that when REDD+ was assigned to the mitigation stream under the UNFCCC, many commentators, including indigenous peoples, thought it should straddle both adaptation and mitigation[1].

STUFF | vor 8 Jahre 6 months

The collapsing price of carbon has left investors feeling conned and forest owners warning of deforestation. They have seen the value of their investments plummet as the carbon price has sunk from $25 a tonne to less than $3.

Mongabay | vor 8 Jahre 6 months

An initiative that aims to slow global warming by paying developing countries to protect and better manage their forests is expected to be an important storyline during climate talks in Doha this week and next. REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation), as the mechanism is known...

Internationalforestindustries | vor 8 Jahre 6 months

New Zealand chalked up its third monthly trade deficit in October, repeating last year’s pattern, as shipments of dairy products fell and imports rose. The deficit was $718 million last month from a revised gap of $775 million a month earlier, according to Statistics New Zealand. The annual deficit...

Internationalforestindustries | vor 8 Jahre 6 months

US lumber markets are finding good support from the US housing recovery. Housing starts are continually increasing and turning into real demand for timber. Saw mills in the US have been burned by predicting housing recovery in the past, and as such have held back from increasing production.

CIFOR | vor 8 Jahre 6 months

Though degraded forest cover is increasing in many regions, difficulties in defining these areas of land and accurately measuring their carbon stocks has seen degradation left by the wayside in the global debate about Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+), says a...

The Jakarta Post | vor 8 Jahre 6 months

The concept of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries (REDD+) has been touted as one of the success stories of international negotiation on...

Forest Carbon Asia | vor 8 Jahre 7 months

The purpose of this briefing paper is to assist developing country negotiators and others involved in the negotiations on REDD-plus. At the Durban Climate Change Conference in 2011 the COP decided that the AWG-LCA would continue for one year and then be terminated (see decision 1/CP.17). It is not...

CIFOR | vor 8 Jahre 7 months

The development of a system for forest monitoring and measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) is an on-going priority – and challenge – for REDD+ countries. Although many countries already have some form of national forest monitoring in place, the existing capacity often falls short of the...

RISI | vor 8 Jahre 7 months

Sometime in October, 2012, a farmer in the northeastern corner of Andhra Pradesh state in India will plant a very special sapling. From the farmer's point of view there may be nothing unique about this sapling, which will look like thousands of other casuarina trees he has planted in order to...

CIFOR | vor 8 Jahre 7 months

Deep inside a logging concession in southern Cameroon, scientists from the Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) are measuring the carbon content of a huge tree, selectively felled by a timber company. They’re hoping to bolster scientific evidence that shows sustainable timber...

http://carbonmarketwatch.org/ | vor 8 Jahre 7 months

Forestry projects typically involve local communities and are challenging to implement. When farmers get involved with personal financial liabilities, the question of who bears the financial risk arises especially in cases where revenues from carbon credits do not materialise. A closer look at a...

News Talk Business | vor 8 Jahre 7 months

A warning of mass deforestation, now that the Government is walking away from the Kyoto Protocol. Climate Change Minister Tim Groser says as of next year New Zealand will align climate change efforts with countries that are collectively responsible for 85 percent of global emissions. Kyoto Forestry...

KUENSEL | vor 8 Jahre 7 months

A total of 152 households in Samtse will now take care of 582.11 acres of forest land with the dzongkhag administration handing over four community forest ownership certificates and 15 private forest certificates to the beneficiaries on November 15. The move is expected to boost income generation...

JIKU-Bund.de | vor 8 Jahre 7 months

This policy paper aims at identifying and assessing the prerequisites developing countries should fulfill in order to access a future market-based REDD+ mechanism. Using four different evaluation criteria the areas of "technical readiness", institutional and legal readiness" and "policy readiness"...

Friends of the Earth | vor 8 Jahre 7 months

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? Though still in its infancy, the Green Climate Fund, a new institution of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, is confronting such profound...

International Forest Industries | vor 8 Jahre 7 months

New Zealand log exports have remained consistent this year, now recording a 7th consecutive month above 1million m³ in August. Year to date figures show a 3% increase in exports compared to the year to August 2011 on the back of a strong month in June. Since June exports have fallen to be similar...

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