Isilda Nhantumbo's blog posts

23 Dec 2015  |  Forests
As a new book warns that carbon forestry in Africa is heading for failure, representing little more than "green grabbing", Isilda Nhantumbo argues that we need to urgently learn the...
27 Nov 2015  |  Climate change, Forests
Curbing climate emissions means managing and using existing forests, and land sustainably. An IIED workshop in Paris will look at how the programme to reduce emissions from deforestation...
15 May 2015  |  Communication, Gender
This year International Day of Families is focusing on gender equality. As IIED embarks on our own gender audit, Isilda Nhantumbo looks at the importance of gender and family roles within...
29 Apr 2014  |  Economics, Forests
After several years of negotiations, a framework has been agreed to compensate developing nations for avoiding deforestation. IIED hosted a conference to examine what happens now
29 Jan 2014  |  Climate change, Forests
Weak engagement with businesses that operate in forest landscapes and a lack of clarity about who has rights to the carbon in trees are among the problems facing private-sector REDD+
18 Dec 2013  |  Climate change, Forests, Gender
Linking commodities that drive deforestation with gender offers great opportunities that capitalise on the advantages of different actors
13 Dec 2012  |  Climate change, Forests, Natural resource management
Putting less emphasis on carbon payments and more on supporting sustainable enterprise could give REDD+ projects longer-term financial security.
27 Jul 2012  |  Forests
How could obtaining the free prior, and informed consent of communities be applied to REDD+, a scheme that aims to compensate communities for keeping their forests standing?
17 Nov 2011  |  Forests, Natural resource management
With the dusk of the International Year of Forests fast approaching, reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, sustainable forest management, conservation and...
10 Nov 2011  |  Forests, Natural resource management
As policymakers prepare to discuss REDD+ at UN climate talks in Durban, they should heed the lessons learned from years of experience in participatory forest management across the...