Latest Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation Stories

2009-10-02 11:01:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and 10 other governors from the United States, Brazil and Indonesia are sending a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, and Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono urging them to include forest protection in international and national climate change policies, according to Reuters (http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSTRE5910GJ20091002)....

2009-10-01 09:35:00

Sassou-Nguesso: 'Our Forests Have International Usefulness, Climate Change Biggest Challenge Humanity Ever Confronted' WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Denis Sassou-Nguesso of the Republic of Congo urged developed nations to include the fragile Congo Basin ecosystem, which makes up one-quarter of the world's tropical forests, in climate change talks at the International Conservation Caucus Foundation's Summit on the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) yesterday....

2009-09-30 13:00:00

Delegates at UN climate talks in Bangkok on Tuesday were urged to include plans to reward nations for saving their forests in any deal on global warming, AFP reported. The survey, released by WWF International, a leading environmental group, said that investors showed "significant support " for a carbon market mechanism, which would address the estimated 20 percent of global carbon emissions due to deforestation. Thailand is hosting the meeting of officials from 192 countries who have...

2009-06-24 09:00:00

Project moves Cambodia into international climate change arena PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cambodia's Forestry Administration, in partnership with Community Forestry International, Pact and Terra Global Capital, signed agreements with nine community forestry groups to develop and market carbon credits for an avoided deforestation project in the Oddar Meanchey province. The carbon agreement was also finalized with the government, marking a critical step in the...

2009-06-12 06:20:00

According to a new study, researchers say that deforesting large swathes of the Amazon to clear land for cattle and soy does not bring long-term economic progress. The study examined some 286 Amazon municipalities and found that clearing forests offered only short-lived economic benefits that were soon reversed. In the most recent issue of the journal Science, the researchers use their data to argue that the deforestation cycle helps neither people nor nature in the long-run. They further...

2009-06-05 14:40:41

Writing in the peer-reviewed journal Conservation Letters on Friday, researchers noted that a system of selling credits to reduce carbon emissions in the Indonesian rainforest could provide a feasible method of conservation. Authors of the new report stated that paying to reduce rainforest carbon emissions could actually amount to more income than initiatives to use the deforested land for palm oil production. Lead researcher Oscar Venter, from the University of Queensland, focused his study...

2009-06-05 07:30:00

New study is among first to show benefits that carbon payments could have for populations of endangered large mammals in tropical forests A new report published yesterday provides compelling evidence that paying to conserve billions of tons of carbon stored in tropical forests could also protect orangutans, pygmy elephants, and other wildlife at risk of extinction. The study, published in the peer-reviewed journal Conservation Letters, is one of the first to offer quantitative evidence...

2009-06-03 06:35:00

A plan to make polluters pay to preserve forests has come under scrutiny for being unworkable and dangerous. The Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation plan (REDD) is being pushed as an element in the new global agreement to replace the Kyoto Protocol in 2012. The plan's rationale is fairly uncontroversial, saying that the Earth needs forests to absorb carbon in the atmosphere. The world also needs to slow down deforestation which results in nearly 20 percent of worldwide...

2009-04-29 10:00:00

Winners of Three Climate Grants Announced SILVER SPRING, Md., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Motor America (HMA) and Carbonfund.org, in conjunction with the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance, today awarded more than $100,000 in grants to help spur forest-based carbon offset projects globally. The winners of the $35,000 grants are: -- The Alto Mayo Forest Carbon Project, Peru As part of the organization's overall climate change strategy, Conservation...

2009-04-20 08:00:00

DUBLIN, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- EcoSecurities, a leading company in the business of sourcing, developing and trading emission reductions from greenhouse gas abatement projects, Conservation International, The Climate, Community & Biodiversity Alliance and ClimateBiz, announce the findings of their 'Forest Carbon Offsetting Survey 2009', one of the first research studies to focus on corporate attitudes concerning carbon offsets from forestry projects. Highlights of the research,...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.