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Carbon Trading: How to Save a Forest

November 11, 2009

 Projects in Madagascar could provide a model for stemming deforestation. But first these efforts must deal with the poverty and political upheaval that threaten forests, reports Anjali Nayar.

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REDD in Colombia: Using Forests to Finance Conservation and Communities in Colombia's Choco, a Former War Zone

November 11, 2009

 Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD), a climate change mechanism proposed by the U.N., has been widely lauded for its potential to simultaneously deliver a variety of benefits at multiple scales. But serious questions remain, especially in regard to local communities. Will they benefit from REDD? 

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Senate Panel Approves Climate Change Bill Despite GOP Boycott

November 11, 2009

 Washington, D.C. (AHN) - The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee reported out a climate change bill on Thursday despite a boycott by Republican members, who had required a complete analysis of the measure before participating in the committee debate.

The bill crafted by Chair Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) passed by a vote of 11-1, with none of the seven Republicans in the committee voting.

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It's a Market, but in Jungle Camouflage

November 11, 2009

 IT may be a prototype of the modern investment banker: hiking shoes, fedora hat, a measuring stick and a readiness to trek through jungles. For much of the past year Oliver Yates, head of utilities and climate change at Macquarie Capital Advisers, has been scouring the rainforests and peat swamps of Cambodia, Indonesia and Mozambique with his partners from conservation group Fauna and Flora International.

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Forestry talks end in toothless pact in Barcelona

November 11, 2009

 BARCELONA (SolveClimate) - Hopes for a strong global deal that would pay poor nations to stop deforestation hit a new low on Friday after negotiators released a draft proposal that lacks teeth.

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Should Obama Attend the Copenhagen Climate Summit?

November 11, 2009

 The last time President Barack Obama made a trip to Copenhagen was in October — his sudden, last-minute effort to promote Chicago's 2016 Olympic bid — only to see his home city fail to even make the first cut.

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