Articles tagged as: Public Awareness

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Ecosystem Services Front And Center As Lawsuit Seeks Restitution For Destroying Louisiana Wetlands

August 8, 2013

One of the agencies responsible for flood control in the US state of Louisiana is suing more than 100 oil and gas companies for damages caused by degraded coastal lands. Even if the suit fails, it could push the concept of ecosystem services into the mainstream....

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Building A More Resilient Gulf

August 8, 2013

Tierra Resources’ new carbon methodology could help close the financing gap for wetlands restorations projects on the Louisiana Gulf Coast, offering an extra push for private landowners. Entergy, the major utility in the region, sees more than one reason to be involved....

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Greenomics Appears To Mislead The Public And The Carbon Market On Rimba Raya

July 23, 2013

An Indonesian entity called Greenomics this month accused the Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve Project of failing to secure usage rights and overstating the amount of forest it had saved. A quick dive into available documents, however, shows it’s Greenomics that failed to do its homework....

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Ecosystem Marketplace Guide To Doha Side Events

November 26, 2012

As our Ecosystem Marketplace team prepares to join the (albeit downsized) mass of avid climate talk followers to Doha, we set out to find the “must attend” events – and bring them to you. Take a look below for our hand-picked list of promising events during COP 18, including where and when you can find the Forest Trends team in action!...

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REDD In Doha: What You Need To Know (And How You Can Get To Know It)

November 25, 2012

The Doha climate talks come against a backdrop of low expectations and urgent needs – and the faint hope that recent climatic events will spark action. Here’s a brief overview of those parts of the talks that relate to land-use and REDD, as well as links to more in-depth material....

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Change At Top For CIFOR

September 12, 2012

CIFOR boasts new Director General....

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Major Corporates Come Clean on Forest Risk; Big Oil Doesn't

February 13, 2012

Companies around the world depend on products that either come from or relate to forests, but few have quantified their dependence.  That’s changing as more and more companies examine their supply chains – with surprising implications for the future of forests and corporate profitability...

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Carbon Farming Confusion

September 2, 2011

With Australia's Carbon Farming Initiative finally going into effect after passing through parliament, and as the Clean Energy Future bill continues to be debated in Canberra and just about everywhere else in Australia, it's time we cleared up some misunderstandings....

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Beyond Timber: New Economic Opportunities for Southern US Forests

February 1, 2011

The Southern US could permanently lose tens of millions of acres of forest to development over the next 30 years, which means the loss of ecosystem benefits, including timber, water purification, and recreation opportunities. The World Resources Institute (WRI) has identified some economic incentives that can help the South mitigate the loss of these benefits.

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Forest Carbon Must-Reads for CancĂșn

November 28, 2010

Getting ready for a plane trip to Cancún or just want to know the inside story of what to watch and why it’s happening when it comes down to forest carbon policy? Here are a few key reading recommendations to get up to speed on the international climate negotiations....

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Ghost Forest Sells the Sizzle of REDD

July 2, 2010

Markets are supposed to be about cold, hard logic; but any salesman can tell you they are more often about scent, texture, heart, and soul.  A traveling exhibition of dead trees from the Ghanaian rainforest, on their way this month to Oxford, England, is helping people understand the majesty of these threatened giants – and, in the process,...

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