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Emissions Punted to Durban, Breakthrough Seen on Forests

Posted on 11 December 2010 by admin

By Stephen Leahy

CANCÚN, Dec 11, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – If success is measured by delaying difficult decisions, then the CancĂșn climate meeting succeeded by deferring crucial issues over financing and new targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to the next Conference of the Parties meeting a year from now in Durban, South Africa. Continue Reading

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Defining Africa’s Green Fund

Posted on 09 December 2010 by admin

Rosebell Kagumire interviews DR ANTHONY NYONG, Head of Compliance Safeguards at the African Development Bank.

CANCÚN, Dec 8, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – Funding to developing countries to support reduced emissions and adaptation to the impacts of climate change is one of the tasks before negotiators and politicians at the U.N.’s Climate Conference in CancĂșn. Continue Reading

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DRC – ‘Illegal Logging Will Thrive’ Despite REDD

Posted on 07 December 2010 by admin

The Epulu River in DRC's Ituri Province. Credit: J Doremus/Wikicommons

The Epulu River flowing in DRC's Ituri Province. Credit: J Doremus/Wikicommons

By Rosebell Kagumire

CANCÚN, Dec 7, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – One of the stumbling blocks to finalising proposals to fund the conservation of forests in Africa is that some of the most ecologically – and commercially – valuable forests in Africa are in areas racked by conflict. Continue Reading

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Turning Agriculture From Problem to Solution

Posted on 05 December 2010 by admin

Farmers have a role to play in reducing emissions. Credit: Kristin Palitza/IPS

Farmers have a role to play in reducing emissions. Credit: Kristin Palitza/IPS

By Mantoe Phakathi*

CANCÚN, Dec 5, 2010, (IPS/TerraViva) – Global agriculture contributes in the region of 17 percent to the greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change, but according to the World Bank, climate smart agriculture techniques can both reduce emissions and meet the challenge of producing enough food for a growing world population. Continue Reading

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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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CancĂșn Diary Day 2: Nastasya Tay

Posted on 02 December 2010 by admin

December 2

What do you get when over a billion people try to change a light bulb? Nastasya Tay listens in on the Chinese, misses her bus, and queries the difference between climate finance and aid.

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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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