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Forest-Dependent Communities Lobby for End of REDD+

Posted on 29 November 2011 by admin

By Kristin Palitza

Tract of rainforest cleared by burning in the state of Acre, Brazil. Credit:Mario Osava/IPS

DURBAN, South Africa, Nov 29 – (IPS) Organisations working with indigenous peoples living in forests say the United Nations programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (REDD+) is just another way for big corporates to reap huge profits.
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ENVIRONMENT: Seeing the Trees In The Year Of Forests

Posted on 28 November 2011 by admin

By A.D.McKenzie

PARIS, Nov 28, 2011 (IPS) – When firefighters arrived to put out a blaze that was engulfing the home of Elise Inversin on the French island of Corsica, the 66-year-old grandmother told firemen to forget about her house and save a neighbouring 900-year-old Mastic tree. The house could be rebuilt, she said. Continue Reading

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MALAWI: Changing Climate Compounds Environmental Degradation

Posted on 28 November 2011 by admin

By Travis Lupick and Archibald Kasakura

BLANTYRE, Nov 28, 2011 (IPS) – As Daniel Chakunkha and Mussa Abu talk on the side of a dirt path in Makunje village, Malawi, a steady stream of bicycles loaded with charcoal passes by. The men stand at the halfway mark between Mwanza, a small city in the country’s southwest, and Blantyre, Malawi’s commercial hub.
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BURKINA FASO: Bonuses Help Reforestation Take Root

Posted on 27 September 2011 by admin

By Brahima Ouédraogo

OUAGADOUGOU, Sep 27 (IPS) – This year Fatimata Koama and her associates received more than half a million CFA francs as a reward for planting – and looking after – 1,200 trees in their small corner of Burkina Faso. Continue Reading

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ENVIRONMENT: Congo Basin Slow to Adopt REDD

Posted on 16 June 2011 by admin

By Arsène Séverin

BRAZZAVILLE, Jun 16 (IPS) – Only two of the eleven countries that share the Congo Basin have validated their plans to participate in the forest conservation process known as REDD+. Continue Reading

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