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CancĂșn Diary Day 3: Rosebell Kagumire

Posted on 03 December 2010 by admin

December 3

Rosebell Kagumire finds Southern African officials worried that people back home will be disappointed by any REDD agreement.

Follow @RosebellK via her twitter stream as she delves into the devilish details of reducing degradation of forests.

 

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Southern Africa Collectively Gearing Up For REDD

Posted on 03 December 2010 by admin

Nchisi Forest Reserve, Malawi. Credit: Thomas Wagner/Wikicommons

Nchisi Forest Reserve, Malawi. Credit: Thomas Wagner/Wikicommons

By Rosebell Kagumire

CANCÚN, Mexico, Dec 3, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is moving to support its member countries to tap into benefits from the reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) framework. Continue Reading

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Debate por nuevo acuerdo contra deforestaciĂłn al rojo vivo

Posted on 03 December 2010 by admin

La hotelerĂ­a de CancĂșn eliminĂł manglares costeros. CrĂ©dito: Diana Cariboni/IPS

Por Emilio Godoy*

CANCÚN, 2 dic (IPS/TerraViva) – Un posible convenio internacional sobre ReducciĂłn de Emisiones Provocadas por la DeforestaciĂłn y la DegradaciĂłn de los Bosques (REDD), que surgirĂ­a de la COP 16, provoca descontento en un nutrido grupo de organizaciones sociales. Continue Reading

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OUGANDA: Le fonds carbone pourrait ne pas profiter aux communautés forestiÚres

Posted on 02 December 2010 by admin

Mabira Forest, Uganda. Credit: S A Perez/Wikicommons

Mabira Forest, Uganda. Credit: S A Perez/Wikicommons

Par Rosebell Kagumire*

KAMPALA, 2 dĂ©c (IPS/TerraViva) – L’Ouganda a perdu plus de deux millions d’hectares de forĂȘt depuis 1990; la plus grande partie a Ă©tĂ© convertie en terre agricole par une population croissante de petits producteurs. Le fonds carbone, Ă  travers le programme REDD, est souvent prĂ©sentĂ© comme un moyen d’arrĂȘter cette destruction, mais seulement Ă  condition que les avantages aillent rĂ©ellement Ă  la base. Continue Reading

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CancĂșn Diary Day 1: Rosebell Kagumire

Posted on 01 December 2010 by admin

December 1

Reduced emissions from deforestation and forest degradation is high on the agenda for civil society, says Rosebell Kagumire.

Follow @RosebellK via her twitter stream as she delves into the devilish details of reducing degradation of forests.

 
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Activists Call for Women in Forests Agreement

Posted on 01 December 2010 by admin

Indigenous coffee grower in PerĂș. Milagros Salazar/IPS

By Rosebell Kagumire

CANCÚN, Mexico, Dec 2, 2010 – (IPS/TerraViva) Conservation activists are calling for the recognition of women in any agreement on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation. Continue Reading

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UGANDA: Carbon Finance May Not Benefit Forest Communities

Posted on 30 November 2010 by admin

Mabira Forest, Uganda. Credit: S A Perez/Wikicommons

Mabira Forest, Uganda. Credit: S A Perez/Wikicommons/

By Rosebell Kagumire*

KAMPALA, Nov 30, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – Uganda has lost more than two million hectares of forest since 1990, mostly converted to farmland by a growing population of smallholders. Carbon finance through the REDD programme is often presented as one way to arrest this destruction, but only if the benefits clearly translate to the grassroots. Continue Reading

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Forests Rescue Plan Riddled with Uncertainties

Posted on 23 November 2010 by admin

By Stephen Leahy

UXBRIDGE, Canada, Nov 23, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – Deforestation rates have slowed in Brazil and elsewhere in expectation of a windfall of green gold from billions of dollars of carbon credits being mobilised for climate protection, some experts believe. Continue Reading

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ETHIOPIA: First Carbon Finance Spreads Green Over Highland

Posted on 22 November 2010 by admin

Farmers are rapidly reforesting the Humbo plateau, thanks to carbon finance. Credit: WorldVision.

By Omer Redi*

ADDIS ABABA, Nov 22, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – It has been decades since the people of the Humbo Woreda have been self-sufficient in food. A Clean Development Mechanism project – Ethiopia’s first – is restoring the environment and sustaining livelihoods along with it. Continue Reading

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Summit Host CancĂșn No Model for Climate Change

Posted on 09 November 2010 by admin

Aerial view of the Moon Palace hotel, to host COP16, where an aero generator is to be installed without an environmental impact study. Credit:Courtesy of Mexican Centre for Environmental Law (CEMDA).

By Emilio Godoy*

MEXICO CITY, Nov 9, 2010 (TierramĂ©rica/TerraViva) – The beauty of the Mexican Caribbean resort city of CancĂșn may have been one reason for choosing it to host the upcoming global summit on climate change. But CancĂșn has little to recommend it as a model for adapting to the challenges posed by climate change.
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