Latest UN-REDD Stories

2009-12-17 14:28:42

An agreement in Copenhagen to fund reduced emissions from deforestation may generate multiple environmental and economic benefits if investments simultaneously target sites that are both carbon and biodiversity-rich. But the new report, published today in the journal Conservation Letters, also warns of challenges in countries such as Brazil and parts of East Africa unless safeguards are followed. This is because funding Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD) might...

2009-12-15 11:38:00

REDLANDS, Calif., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to mitigate the effects of climate change, the South American nation of Guyana is developing the world's first national Low-Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS) using enterprise geographic information system (GIS) technology and expertise from ESRI. The environmental technology company will provide Guyana with software for use in national carbon accounting and sustainable management of forests. In a national announcement, Guyana's...

2009-12-09 17:47:59

Payments for REDD could shift power from agents of forest destruction to proponents of protection, says report An agreement at this week's UN Climate Change talks in Copenhagen to cut carbon emissions by paying developing countries to maintain their forests has the potential to reverse the decline in the world's forests, according to a comprehensive analysis of national policy options to reduce deforestation released today by CIFOR, the Center for International Forestry Research. The 400-page...

2009-11-17 06:55:00

According to a team of the world'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. Coming under particular scrutiny are preliminary plans to help stop deforestation projects in a number of third world and developing countries.  Brought together with the help of the University of Leeds, a...

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)....

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