Articles tagged as: Beyond Forests

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Indigenous Leader to NGOs: No One Speaks For Us – Or Thinks For Us

October 19, 2012

 While a small contingent of indigenous leaders and NGOs were campaigning against REDD in California this week, many more were at a pan-Amazon meeting in Acre, Brazil focused on the impact of climate-change on indigenous people. Tashka Yawanawa is one of them, and sent this open letter from Brazil....

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Forest Carbon Reader's Poll

December 30, 2011

 As the year draws to a close, the Forest Carbon Portal is taking a look back at the biggest stories of 2012. Take our reader's poll to choose your top ten:   Access the poll here...

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Blogging Durban

December 1, 2011

Keeping up with COP 17 isn't always easy. That's why we've compiled this one-stop shop for the best blogs tracking meetings, workshops, and side-events in Durban....

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Anti-Logging Activist Murdered as Brazil Moves to Reduce Protection of the Amazon Rainforest

May 25, 2011

A prominent anti-logging activist was murdered along with his wife in Brazil on Tuesday, just hours before the country's Chamber of Deputies overwhelmingly voted to let farmers destroy more of the Amazon....

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20 Million Green Votes in Play on Eve of Brazilian Presidential Election

October 28, 2010

Marina Silva won't be on the ballot when Brazil chooses its new president this weekend, but the 20 million people who voted for this rubber-tapper-turned-green-politician are still out there, and the two remaining pro-industry candidates are scrambling to show their green cred.  Regardless of what happens on Sunday, this new Green constituency has...

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Conservation Registry Puts the Pieces Into Place

April 23, 2010

Nature is comprised of interlocking ecosystems, but efforts to preserve nature often fail because they focus on isolated pet problems.  A project launched by Defenders of Wildlife hopes to fix that by helping tens of thousands of conservation projects identify their unique place in the North American tapestry of conservation.

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Special Reports: More Governments Using Markets to Save Species

March 5, 2010

Cash-strapped governments around the world are turning to market-based schemes that preserve endangered species by incorporating the cost of habitat destruction into the cost of development, according to a new report compiled by Ecosystem Marketplace.  Unfortunately, most schemes lack the transparency needed to send the kind of price signals necessary...

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Can Peat Turn REDD in Copenhagen?

November 5, 2009

Destruction of peatland accounts for up to 50% of Indonesia's greenhouse gas emissions, and was a central theme at a recent REDD donor meeting. EM's Unna Chokkalingam reports....

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Agriculture and Climate Change: An Agenda for Negotiation in Copenhagen

January 1, 2009

If fundamental climate change mitigation and adaptation goals are to be met, international climate negotiations must include agriculture....

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UN-REDD Programme: Engagement of Indigenous Peoples and Civil Society

January 1, 2009

There is wide recognition that reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) will succeed only with the full participation and ownership of Indigenous Peoples and other forest-dependent communities. This is especially relevant at the local level, where land and other natural resource management decisions are ultimately made.

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Preserving Prairie Potholes

June 28, 2008

Ducks Unlimited has restored more than ten million acres of natural habitat, creating carbon sinks that capture untold millions of tons of carbon every year. The Ecosystem Marketplace examines DU's latest effort to harvest those carbon credits and perhaps blend them with biodiversity offsets to restore one of North America's most important and endangered...

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