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2012-06-20 02:21:22

RIO DE JANEIRO, June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Thousands of people from around the globe gathered at Arcos da Lapa last night to support the launch of Code REDD, an emergency action campaign to save the threatened forests of the world. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120620/SF27657) The celebration of the Code REDD Campaign launch got under way as the historic Arcos da Lapa aqueduct in the heart of Rio was transformed by Obscura Digital with an architectural projection...

Landsat Sets Standard For Maps Of World's Forests
2012-06-20 03:56:28

[ Watch the Video ] NASA's Earth-observing fleet of satellites provides a worldwide and unbiased view with standardized scientific data -- information crucial for tracking the health of the world's forests. Countries like Brazil are using data from NASA satellites to track and measure their forests in advance of a United Nations effort to reduce climate change by providing "carbon credits" for protected land. The concept is known as REDD+, which stands for Reducing Emissions from...

2012-02-01 12:09:00

MEXICO CITY, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released today by Marca Pais - Imagen de Mexico: Mexico and the United States of America recently signed a Technical Collaboration Agreement on Sustainability and Climate Change. Through this Agreement, both nations will implement the Binational Cooperation Program of Climate Change Towards 2016 which represents an investment of nearly US$70 million to be utilized in the next five years. The Program will...

2011-12-07 02:30:00

New report spotlights anti-growth impacts of REDD+ programs DURBAN, South Africa, Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report - Restricting Growth: The Impact of Industrialized Country Climate Strategies on the World's Poor - will be launched by World Growth at a press conference today at the UN Climate Change Conference in Durban. (Logo: <font size="2" face="Arial">http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111128/DC13195LOGO</font> ) The report reveals how...

2011-11-29 08:15:00

SAN FRANCISCO and DURBAN, South Africa, Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Wildlife Works announced today the launch of CODE REDD, an emergency action campaign to save the world's wild forests using private sector financing within the Voluntary Carbon Market. As corporations recognize their responsibility to do all they can to reduce their carbon footprint by lowering emissions and offsetting the rest, the CODE REDD campaign aims to make it easy and compelling for corporations to pledge to buy...

2011-10-04 12:18:18

A new report by researchers from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama and Canada's McGill University identifies gaps in forest monitoring and ways to improve data collection. This will produce reliable estimates of greenhouse gas emission reductions from activities aimed at reducing deforestation. Under a United Nations proposal to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, called REDD+, developing countries would be compensated according to their success...

2011-06-09 14:55:41

A multifunctional approach to REDD will be far more effective in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing food production than the practice of intensifying agriculture and sparing forests Evidence from benchmark sites across the tropics is proving that an integrated, multifunctional approach that allows for land-use sharing in agriculture, forests and other functions can achieve good results in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and raising food production levels. It provides more...

2010-12-13 14:07:16

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. Although countries made voluntary commitments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, they acknowledged that they still fall short of what climate scientists say is needed to keep the global average temperature rise below...

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2010-11-23 14:45:00

In many developing countries, forest restoration at home has led to deforestation abroad, according to a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). The authors say their findings could have significant implications for ongoing efforts to protect the world's remaining forests, which are disappearing at an annual rate of more than 32 million acres "“ an area roughly the size of England. "Reducing deforestation is an international priority, given its impacts...

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2010-06-04 07:20:51

The incidence of fire in Amazonian forests with implications for REDD 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. New research led by the University of Exeter, published on Friday 4 June, in Science, analyzed satellite deforestation and fire data from the Brazilian Amazon to understand the influence of...