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The New York Times | 14 years 6 months ago

At this week's global climate talks, some rich nations are prepared to urge more lenient accounting practices to hide a portion of their fossil fuel carbon emissions using their trees, environmentalists say.

14 years 6 months ago

Norway and Mexico launch a joint model to provide predictable funding for climate actions in developing countries, starting in 2013.

Politico | 14 years 6 months ago

REDD (the deforestation issue) continues to be in pretty good shape and move forward – to the surprise and pleasure of all. It is now seems possible that the REDD issue will get to “the one yard line” as many of us hope, and therefore be in a position to be nudged over when the final agreement...

14 years 6 months ago

A new report states that boreal forests store nearly twice as much carbon as tropical forests per hectare: a fact which researchers say should make the conservation of boreal forests as important as tropical in climate change negotiations.

14 years 6 months ago

COPENHAGEN — France clashed with other EU nations Thursday over how to calculate carbon emissions absorbed and emitted by forests, a key component of a climate deal (called LULUCF - Land use, Land use change and Forestry) being hammered out at UN talks in Copenhagen. French climate ambassador...

14 years 6 months ago

Dec. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Across Uganda, thousands of women warm supper over new, $8 orange-painted stoves.

14 years 6 months ago

There is a myth about REDD funds, it tells about a lot of funds for many countries. However, considering the uncertainties of carbon inventories and the fact that only net-emissions beyond the MRE could lead to any funds, Indonesia would need to reduce its deforestation rate by more than 75% AND...

The National | 14 years 6 months ago

The PNG Forest Industries Association recently released a comprehensive report on the economic importance of land use in the country. The report, entitled The economic benefits of land-use in Papua New Guinea, examines how reduced emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD)...

14 years 6 months ago

One of the bright spots at the Copenhagen climate change summit could be the establishment of a scheme to protect forests and their carbon-absorbing capacity

14 years 6 months ago

A number of issues still need to be resolved, but the scheme on reduced emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD) is likely to make progress at the climate conference, says the chairman of the REDD talks within the UN climate negotiations. The potential is an agreement on a carbon trading...

Reuters | 14 years 6 months ago

LONDON (Reuters) - Buyers of offsets in the global voluntary carbon market are showing increased interest in so-called exotic and U.S. credits, market players said on Wednesday. Voluntary carbon offsets allow individuals and companies to compensate for their own greenhouse gas emissions by...

14 years 6 months ago

France has proposed that one fifth of the money raised for developing countries to deal with climate change is ring-fenced for the fight against deforestation and investments in forestry projects,  for the next three year,  in order to  protectof natural forestry and mitigate climate change.

Bretton Woods Project | 14 years 6 months ago

As the Bank seeks to position itself as the vehicle of choice for future climate finance, the experience of the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) calls its competence into question.

The Guardian | 14 years 6 months ago

Confidential papers reveal Europeans want assistance for poorer countries to come from existing cash pot. The EU was accused of threatening the global climate talks last night after confidential papers showed it wants existing overseas aid funding to be used to help poor countries adapt to...

14 years 6 months ago

Farmers who cut and burn trees in Brazil's part of the Amazon River Basin cause less environmental destruction, than rich Western nations have done in the past, the Brazilian President says. (read more about historical deforestation here)

The Jakarta Post | 14 years 7 months ago

An expert has warned that the REDD emissions reduction scheme designed to protect forests could be prone to conflicts between rich and rainforest nations, including Indonesia, which could in turn threaten bilateral relations because of complicated mechanisms involved in  the monitoring of the...

14 years 7 months ago

CHAMPIONS of carbon offsetting may have been barking up the wrong tree. It is generally assumed that the tropics are the best place to plant forests in order to sequester carbon and cool the planet, but a study of the effects of tree planting is casting doubt on this idea. To maximise climate...

14 years 7 months ago

A great deal has been learned over the past 15 years about how to reduce carbon emissions from tropical deforestation in ways that benefit local people and the global environment. Stopping deforestation is a complex undertaking, but because it accounts for 17 percent of global emissions,...

14 years 7 months ago

This month, the journal Nature Geoscience published a study calculating that deforestation is responsible for about 15% of global carbon emissions, down from earlier estimates of 20% or more. Most of the world's deforestation is concentrated in a few tropical nations, like Brazil and Indonesia...

14 years 7 months ago

A new bipartisan coalition of business, government and environmental leaders is asking the Senate to make deforestation a centerpiece of the climate bill by allocating billions to fund tropical forest preservation programs in developing nations.


by Dr. Radut