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The Next Challenge – How to Make the Paris Agreement Work

Paris gave us the blueprint and the political signal<p>As important as the Paris COP was in delivering a historic climate agreement, the biggest …

Social impacts of the Forest Stewardship Council certification: An assessment in the Congo basin | Center for International Forestry Research

This Occasional Paper assessed the social performance of nine forest management units (FMU) certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and …

Preventing Forest Fires in Indonesia: Focus on Riau Province, Peatland, and Illegal Burning | World Resources Institute

Indonesia’s latest major forest and peat fires left a trail of devastation in their wake. The fires, which reached a peak in March similar to that …

10 Stunning Aerial Photos Of Human Civilization

In 1975, the photographer started the Landslides Aerial Photography project to provide illustrative aerial photography for architects, landscape designers, urban planners, and environmentalists. Photographing American and European landscapes from 5,000 feet and above, MacLean's pictures reveal the …

Norway's REDD deal has "triggered promising reformation processes" in Indonesia, say Rainforest Foundation Norway and AMAN | REDD-Monitor

TwitterGoogle+FacebookLinkedinStumbleUpon<p>Earlier this month, I wrote an article for <i>Development Today</i>, in which I asked whether Norway’s rainforest …

Conservation news - Environmental science and conservation news

by Basten Gokkon 26 April 2018<p>Hoping that sperm from one of Indonesia's rhinos can be used to fertilize Malaysia's last remaining female rhino, …

New Climate Innovation Center launched to jumpstart clean-tech and climate-smart agriculture ventures in Ethiopia

<b>ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, 27 March 2014</b> — A new World Bank–supported business hub, the Ethiopia Climate Innovation Center (ECIC), was launched today in …

Rachel Kyte: 2 Is a Small Number with Big Problems

For World Bank Vice President and Special Envoy for Climate Change, Rachel Kyte, 2 is a number worth fixating on. My Favorite Number shows how a …

Rainforest Alliance on Twitter: "Next big idea in forest conservation? Quantifying the cost of forest degradation. http://t.co/jYIhs3nGAX via @mongabay"

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Communicating behavior change: how a Kenyan TV show is changing rural agriculture

How can we best assist farmers adapting to climate change? One of our ongoing strategies to achieve success has been to work in partnerships. By …

New World Bank Tool Enhances Access and Communication of Climate and Disaster Risk Data

<b>WASHINGTON, March 19, 2014 –</b> With an increasingly unpredictable climate and rising numbers of natural disasters, the need for accurate and actionable …

Where are rainforests found?

Rainforests are found in the tropics, the region between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn, just above and below the Equator. In this …

International Forum on Payments for Environmental Services of Tropical Forests

How can payments for environmental services of forests make a difference?<p>Ensuring sustainable supply of goods and services from forests to enhance …

Agroforestry Intensification: A Long-term Solution to Perennial Food Shortages in Africa

Rose Koech harvesting Calliandra calothyrsus at her farm in Bomet County, Kenya. She grows various fodder trees and shrubs for dairy cattle. Photo: …

WWF Unveils Updated Tool for Quantifying Water-Related Risks for All Industries & Countries

Image credit: WWF<p>Related:<p>Water crises ranked third among 10 global risks of highest concern in 2014, according to the World Economic Forum’s annual …

Global Environment Facility

#DidYouKnow that #agroforestry reduces greenhouse gas emissions, increases #biodiversity, and enhances the land’s ability to withstand the effects of …

White House unveils climate website

The White House has launched a new web site where local communities and researchers can access government data on regional climate impacts.<p>As part of …

Australian companies accused of jeopardising conservation in Indonesia

A trio of Australian companies have been accused of making decisions that could hamper attempts to protect Indonesian rainforests where threatened species, including elephants, tigers and orangutans, live.<p>Western Australia-based mining firm Prosperity Resources has been granted a 41,000-hectare …

FAO Forestry Paper 172: Climate change guidelines for forest managers

The effects of climate change and climate variability on forest ecosystems are evident around the world and further impacts are unavoidable, at least …

Global warming to hit Asia hardest, warns new report on climate change

People in coastal regions of Asia, particularly those living in cities, could face some of the worst effects of global warming, climate experts will warn this week. Hundreds of millions of people are likely to lose their homes as flooding, famine and rising sea levels sweep the region, one of the …

Reducing Protection for Tasmanian Wilderness Would Be Bad News for...

<b>Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott declared a few weeks ago that too much of Australia’s forests are “locked up” in protected areas.</b> He announced …

REDD in the news: 17-23 March 2014 | REDD-Monitor

TwitterGoogle+FacebookLinkedinStumbleUpon<p>REDD-Monitor’s weekly round up of the news on REDD, organised by date with short extracts (click on the …

Forest Peoples at risk from 'carbon grab'

Carbon markets must not provide governments with yet another tool to dispossess their citizens from the natural resources they have cared for and …

Sustainability = Smart Business : Asia Pulp & Paper and sustainability: When do you reward a company for reforming?

Ten Nonprofit Funding Models

<b>Heartfelt Connector</b><br>Some nonprofits, such as the Make-a-Wish Foundation, grow large by focusing on causes that resonate with the existing concerns of …

Map: 15 million sq km of land suitable for forest restoration

1.5 billion hectares (5.8 million square miles) of land are suitable for forest restoration, according a new analysis by the Global Partnership on …

21 reasons why forests are important

Don't miss the forest for the trees. Here are a few reminders why woodlands are wonderful.<p>Forests cover a third of all land on Earth, providing vital …

Ecology

Arnold Schwarzenegger 'linked to destructive logging companies'

Arnold Schwarzenegger, the one-time action hero fronting a blockbuster TV special on climate change next month, has financial ties to some of the world’s most destructive logging companies, an investigation group found on Tuesday.<p>The former governor and climate champion is a part owner of an …