REDD+ on the radar for airlines as green groups urge ICAO to steer clear of offsets
04/04/2016 Carbon Pulse
Interest groups are sharply divided over whether a global deal to rein in aviation emissions should feature offsets as officials gathered to study the latest proposals for a global market-based measure.
EU commits to helping Aceh in fight against climate change
31/03/2016 Jakarta Post
The European Union announced on Wednesday new funding worth US$ 7.35 million for Indonesia's Climate Change Response project, promising to support Aceh deal with environmental issues and sustainable economic development.
Sh19 billion boon for forest sector
30/03/2016 MediaMax, Kenya
The Improving Efficiency in Forestry Operations and Forest Product Processing in Kenya: A Viable REDD+ Policy and Measure? report notes that by taking measures to conserve forests, Kenya will cut greenhouse gas emissions by 27 per cent.
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China's forest conservation policy gives new hope for global climate change mitigation
29/03/2016 Christian Daily
A recent study published in Science Advances, evaluated the effectiveness of China's National Forest Conservation Program by studying the characteristics of China's forests between 2000 and 2010.
Two Forest Countries, Two Very Different Conservation Finance Outlooks
28/03/2016 Ecosystem Marketplace
Papua New Guinea and Tanzania are both REDD+ countries, meaning they're participating in the UN program officially enshrined in the Paris climate agreement that aims to channel international finance to conservation activities that reduce carbon emissions associated with deforestation and forest degradation.
Satellite Technology Aims to Combat Illegal Logging in Real Time
25/03/2016 Inside Climate News
New system produces images clear enough to detect new roads and pathways beginning to snake through uncut primary forests, a first sign of illegal logging.
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Forest carbon fluxes: A satellite perspective
24/03/2016 Nature Climate Change
Reducing deforestation and forest degradation offers a quick win for climate mitigation. Using satellite data we are now able to better constrain pantropical estimates of forest loss, reshaping our understanding of the annual to decadal variability in land sources and sinks in the global carbon cycle.
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New agreement elevates Panay forest, climate protection bid
18/03/2016 Philippines News Agency
Signed in Metro Manila this week, the agreement covers implementation of the Forest and Climate Protection Project's second phase on improving sustainable forest management and biodiversity conservation there while addressing climate change.
U.N. to invest $2m in fight against deforestation in Colombia
18/03/2016 Latin America Herald Tribune
The U.N. Development Program will invest 7 billion pesos ($2.2 million) this year to support efforts against deforestation in Colombia. The goal, UNDP said in a statement, is to support the design and implementation of the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, or REDD+, program in Colombia.
How much are trees feeling the heat of climate change?
17/03/2016 Christian Science Monitor
Previous models suggested trees would emit exponentially more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere through respiration as global warming heats up. But a new study shifts those predictions.
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Two forest countries, two very different conservation finance outlooks
While Papua New Guinea and Tanzania must meet significantly different challenges, both help identify crucial gaps in REDD+ financing, according to a pair of new reports.
Papua new guinea launches national forest inventory
09/03/2016 Ecosystem Marketplace
The roadmap describes one national platform that all REDD+ stakeholders can use, which it says will drastically reduce the need for provinces, districts and other REDD+ proponents to develop and maintain their own GHG accounting systems which will reduce monitoring and transaction costs, timeframes and ensure consistency which should ultimately lead to an increased uptake of REDD+ activities in Indonesia.
Forest funding for Fiji
FIJI received a $7.75million forest carbon partnership facility grant last year to assist the Forestry Department make the necessary preparations for possible funding under REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation) programs.
Bosques secundarios ayudan a mitigar el cambio climático
Un nuevo estudio del Instituto Smithsonian de Investigaciones Tropicales (STRI, por sus siglas en inglés) reveló que los bosques secundarios se regeneran más rápido, absorven más dióxido de carbono (CO2) y son más productivos que los de las zonas bocosas primarias.
La foresterie communautaire, un catalyseur de la durabilité et des moyens de subsistance
Selon un rapport de l'agence des Nations unies chargée de l'agriculture et de l'alimentation (FAO) intitulé «Quarante années de foresterie communautaire.
Cambio climático analizado bajo Araucarias chilenas
04/02/2016 La Tribuna
Suplemento semanal: Revista Agroforestal