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UNEP | 12 years 11 months ago

  Author/organization:  UNEP-World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP- WCMC)

The guardian | 12 years 11 months ago

Forest conservation project in Bolivia proves that unless a nation as a whole cuts deforestation, individual carbon offset schemes are worthless.

EKOECO | 12 years 11 months ago

It's hard to imagine with all the progress REDD has achieved, that it all started less than 20 years ago with the Rio Summit in '92, when the makings of a global sustainability architecture in the form of a climate treaty began to take shape. But a forestry treaty had yet to happen.

Resources for the future | 12 years 11 months ago

An international system that enables countries to earn carbon credits by reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD) will almost certainly be a prominent feature of whatever post-2012 international climate architecture emerges from ongoing negotiations.

Carbon Positive | 12 years 11 months ago

Writing for Carbon Positive, Michael Zammit Cutajar,  who was Chair of the key UN negotiating group at Copenhagen on long-term cooperative action, assesses negotiating prospects in 2010 in the lead up to Mexico talks at the end of the year... If Kyoto 1997 can be said to be the moment when...

Bellona | 12 years 11 months ago

COPENHAGEN – EU leaders meeting in Brussels ground through late night talks in a two day summit to arrive at a figure of € 7.2 billion over the next three years in so-called “fast start” funding for poorer nations and developing countries to adapt to climate change.

Marketplace | 12 years 11 months ago

Several years ago three U.S. companies sank millions of dollars into a forest reserve in southern Brazil to earn credits to cover some of their carbon emissions back in America. How does the scheme work on the ground? Michael Montgomery reports in collaboration with Mark Schapiro.

Marketplace | 12 years 11 months ago

Delegates at the global climate summit failed to figure out a way to stop the destruction of the world's forests. But some lawmakers think they have a solution, and it relies on financing from some of America's biggest polluters. Michael Montgomery reports in collaboration with Mark Schapiro.

Carbon Positive | 12 years 11 months ago

While cap-and-trade legislation stalls in the US and Australia, Copenhagen’s limited progress holds back REDD, and the inflexibilities of the Kyoto Protocol’s CDM keeps a lid on reforestation activity, New Zealand is in many ways leading the world in the use of forestry for compliance-based...

Ecosystem Marketplace | 12 years 11 months ago

German carbon consultancy Forest Carbon Group AG last week took a 30% stake in Canadian project developer ERA Carbon Offsets, and for reasons many will find surprising. Number one on the list: anticipation of growing demand for forestry offsets among German voluntary buyers, who have...

VOA News | 12 years 11 months ago

"Protecting the world's forests is not a luxury – it is a necessity," said Secretary Vilsack. "This substantial commitment," he said, "is reflective of our recognition that international public finance must play a role in developing countries' efforts to slow, halt and reverse deforestation."...

Green Dump | 12 years 11 months ago

One of these days I hope to write a blog about accompanying a Nature Conservancy scientist in exploring an isolated forest cove in Tennessee and discovering a graceful new orchid species growing near the entrance of a cave. One of these days…but for now, I work on public policy for the...

MCOT | 12 years 11 months ago

Nusa Dua, Feb 24 (ANTARA) - F-11 countries have called for mobilization of the financial resources of developed countries through the establishment of mechanisms such as REDD-plus. The agreement to provide incentives to Reducing Emission from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) action...

Mongabay | 12 years 11 months ago

Payments for forest conservation under the proposed REDD mechanism are unlikely to provide a viable economic alternative to oil palm agriculture at current prices. Lian Pin Koh (ETH Zürich) and Rhett A. Butler, mongabay.com

Dailytrus | 12 years 11 months ago

Nigeria will soon have the first project on Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD)   The Minister of Environment, Mr. John Odey stated this in his remarks at a National Climate Change Post Copenhagen Summit held in Abuja.

CarbonPositive | 12 years 11 months ago

The practical challenges of successfully tackling deforestation and restoring forests in developing countries have been highlighted by problems facing an otherwise successful forestry programme in Indonesia. One of the country’s model community forestry projects is now being compromised by...

Caribbean Daily News | 12 years 11 months ago

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – President Bharrat Jagdeo has been appointed as one of four world leaders to sit on a United Nations panel to address financing for countries in the fight against climate change. Also named to the panel established by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon are the Prime...

Stabroek News | 12 years 12 months ago

Last week I was careful to point out that any serious assessment of the LCDS and the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Government of Guyana and the Government of the Kingdom of Norway needs to be situated in the broader context of the global negotiations on climate change. Although...

Stabroek News | 12 years 12 months ago

Conservation International Guyana (CI Guyana)  will  provide the Guyana Forestry Commission with $8M to support the establishment of a special secretariat which will  be involved in  figuring out just how much carbon Guyana has in its forests and how to calculate it. The establishment of the...

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