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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

CANCĂšN, 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 hotelería de Cancún eliminó manglares costeros. Crédito: Diana Cariboni/IPS

Por Emilio Godoy*

CANCĂšN, 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 forestières

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 déc (IPS/TerraViva) – L’Ouganda a perdu plus de deux millions d’hectares de forêt depuis 1990; la plus grande partie a été convertie en terre agricole par une population croissante de petits producteurs. Le fonds carbone, à travers le programme REDD, est souvent présenté comme un moyen d’arrêter cette destruction, mais seulement à condition que les avantages aillent réellement à la base. Continue Reading

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Activists Call for Women in Forests Agreement

Posted on 01 December 2010 by admin

Indigenous coffee grower in PerĂş. Milagros Salazar/IPS

By Rosebell Kagumire

CANCĂšN, 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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Waves and high tides are eating away at the beaches in Costa Rica’s Cahuita National Park, where the vegetation is uprooted and washed into the sea. Credit: Diego Arguedas/IPSInformal gold mining is the main source of mercury emissions in Latin America. An artisanal gold miner in El Corpus, Choluteca along the Pacific ocean in Honduras. Credit: Thelma Mejía/IPS.Community leader Olga Vargas and her granddaughter Valery (backs turned to the camera) chat with local residents on one of the hiking paths that the Women’s Association created in the Quebrada Grande reserve. Credit: Diego Arguedas Ortiz/IPSThe expansion of pineapple cultivation to the north of the capital San José has put pressure on forests in Costa Rica. There are pineapple plantations and a packing plant right behind the Quebrada Grande reserve. Credit: Diego Arguedas Ortiz/IPS
In Quebrada Grande, the Agrarian Development Institute dedicated 119 hectares of land to forest conservation, which the Womens’ Association has been looking after for over a decade. Credit: Diego Arguedas Ortiz/IPSOlga Vargas next to the greenhouse with which the Quebrada Grande de Pital Women’s Association began to revitalise its sustainable business, whose priority is reforestation. Credit: Diego Arguedas Ortiz/IPSIsabel Michi carefully tends seedlings in the greenhouse on her small organic farm in the settlement of Mutirão Eldorado in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro. Credit: Fabíola Ortiz/IPSVegetation is beginning to cover the dunes separating the sea from the mouth of the  Aguán river. Thanks to the recovery of the dunes, the town is more protected from the wind, and less vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Credit: Thelma Mejía/IPS

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