Natural resource management blogs
22 May 2013
With the Day for Biological Diversity on 22 May, a new biodiversity project highlights its importance and draws out tensions that arise when biodiversity is put at the centre of development policies.
17 May 2013
An unlikely sounding tuber could help local farmers achieve a landscape of community forestry in all but name in Myanmar.
20 March 2013
With growing Chinese investment in Africa’s forests and timber, could stronger China-Africa dialogue help ensure good management of forests and the timber trade?
18 March 2013
Consumer demand for palm oil is growing fast. How do we reduce the forest footprint of commodities like palm oil, and increase demand for ‘deforestation-free’ ones?
28 February 2013
In recent days the blood of environmentalists has flowed once again. A man in China got beaten. A man in Thailand was shot dead.They are just the latest in a long, and fast growing, list of people whose exposure of environmental crimes has made powerful men their enemies.
14 February 2013
Our oceans give us food and oxygen, regulate climate and offer untold riches, yet are in deep trouble. So what should a new Global Ocean Commission do about it?
31 January 2013
This is the first in a series of regular posts in which either I or Suzanne Fisher-Murray will publish links to top content we have seen online in the past week.
13 December 2012
Putting less emphasis on carbon payments and more on supporting sustainable enterprise could give REDD+ projects longer-term financial security.
6 December 2012
While REDD+ is aimed at reducing emissions from forests, its effectiveness will depend on how much the benefits trickle down to those living closest to the forest.