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  • Duncan Macqueen's picture

    A pinch of salt from Namaacha

    Duncan Macqueen 17 December 2010

    Strengthening local communities’ rights to and capacity for sustainable forest management is critical to making REDD work in developing countries.

  • James Mayers's picture

    Turn REDD on its head

    James Mayers 14 December 2010

    National REDD strategies must be based on local, not government, control, say opinion leaders from ten countries in the IIED-facilitated Forest Governance Learning Group.

  • REDD: does governance really matter?

    Anais Hall 16 July 2010

    With concerns over climate change rising, there have been several initiatives aimed at reducing the impacts and contributing factors of climate change. But with millions and potentially billions of dollars at stake, how successful will these initiatives be in mitigating climate change?

    Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation - REDD (and REDD+, which includes conservation, sustainable forest management and enhancing forests’ carbon stocks) is an international initiative that seeks to reduce CO2 emissions. The United Nations REDD collaborative programme that has generated $8.7 million for the carbon stored in forests.

  • Emma Blackmore's picture

    Did the bankers do the Amazon a favour?

    Emma Blackmore 22 February 2010

    Deforestation rates in Brazil nearly halved recently — the largest fall in two decades. Not bad for the country that, back in the 20th century, was so often portrayed in the media as losing a chunk of rainforest ‘the size of Wales’. That’s just one example of how the impacts of recession on the environment can tell us an awful lot about the way our economy works.

  • Camilla Toulmin's picture

    Ideas matter but time is short

    Camilla Toulmin 7 December 2008

    Under a bright blue sky, we spent the day perched on lecture hall benches in Poznan’s University. A one-day immersion on everything you need to know and more about forests and climate change.

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