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A new report says that international accords on saving vulnerable forests are having little impact because they do not attack the core causes such as growing demand for biofuels and food crops.
The climate summit in Cancun, Mexico, last week agreed a package that will set up a new green climate fund for adapting to climate change, transferring technology to developing countries and reducing emissions by avoiding deforestation and forest degradation.
Conservation and international aid groups may be on the wrong course to address the havoc wreaked by climate change on tropical rainforests.
A study released today amid debate over how to reduce the loss and degradation of the worldâ€™s most vulnerable forests suggests that negotiators at the upcoming UN climate change conference in Cancun should look to Mexicoâ€™s forest communities for a solution.
In many developing countries, forest restoration at home has led to deforestation abroad.
A new study finds a lack of transparency and corruption are reducing the impact of an initiative in Cameroon that channels a portion of national timber levies to rural forest communities.
By integrating satellite mapping, airborne-laser technology, and ground-based plot surveys, scientists from the Carnegie Institution's Department of Global Ecology, with colleagues from the World Wildlife Fund and in coordination with the Peruvian Ministry of the Environment (MINAM), have revealed the first high-resolution maps of carbon locked up in tropical forest vegetation and emitted by land-use practices.
Fire occurrence rates in the Amazon have increased in 59% of areas with reduced deforestation and risks cancelling part of the carbon savings achieved by UN measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and degradation.
A new study involving scientists from 13 different organizations, universities and research institutions states that forest protection offers one of the most effective, practical, and immediate strategies to combat climate change.
Morale was high and more than $1 billion was raised to fight deforestation during a one-day climate change conference held in Paris on Thursday -- a stark contrast to the disappointment and discouraging Copenhagen talks just a few months ago.