Latest Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation Stories
Low-input farming for cocoa, cassava and oil palm has resulted in widespread deforestation and degredation of West Africa's tropical forest area.
Many of the mapping and monitoring efforts associated with REDD focus on the big picture of carbon stock and of deforestation trends throughout the tropics.
Indonesia has promised to become a world leader in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
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.
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