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Tropical forest destruction accounts for some 20% of global greenhouse gas emissions, but quantifying these emissions has not been easy, particularly for tropical nations.
Call for a Focus on Reducing Emissions from All Land Uses.
Payments for REDD could shift power from agents of forest destruction to proponents of protection, says report.
Finding comes during global climate talks in Copenhagen; could impact other indigenous groups seeking to protect land, way of life.
Deforestation in tropical rain forests could have an even greater impact on climate change than has previously been thought.
Forest dwellers must be included in the design of the upcoming forest deal at Copenhagen in order to avoid a humanitarian crisis, according to a scientist at the University of Leeds.
A delegation of more than 20 indigenous teens, women, elders and shamen heading to historic Copenhagen climate talks today offered the world self-created video evidence and testimonials of climate change problems in their far-flung home communities.
A new scientific organisation is needed to monitor the commitments that will be made by developing countries at Copenhagen to cut their deforestation rates.
According to a team of the worldâ€™s leading scientists, some of the plans slated for discussion and potential enactment into international law at the much-anticipated UN Copenhagen climate conference this winter could eventually damage the environment as much as they help save it.
- A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.