A Slow Start for the Carbon Credit Market
24 Jul 2011
Source: NY Times -- As U.N. talks keep failing to agree how to raise money to protect forests, private investors are testing a trade in credits to slow the deforestation that emits as much carbon as all the world’s cars, ships, trucks and planes.
International Forest Carbon Association (IFCA)
22 Jul 2011
Regarding the establishment in 2011 of an association representing participants in the forest carbon sector...
Asia: Indigenous people gain greater forest rights
19 Jul 2011
Source: IRIN -- Countries such as China, India and Vietnam are making "dramatic" progress, not only in stopping deforestation, but also in expanding their forests, thanks to reforms that include giving more rights to communities and indigenous groups, according to the report by the Washington-based Rights and Resources Initiative(RRI) released on 12 July.
Study Touts Carbon-Absorbing Power of Forests
18 Jul 2011
Source: redorbit -- The world's forests absorb one-third of the world's greenhouse gases, and could soak up as much as half of annual global carbon emission if deforestation was halted, according to a new study published Friday in Science, a journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Your chance to save Ecuador's rainforest
17 Jul 2011
Individuals can contribute as little as 60p to compensate the country for leaving its oil undergroundIn 2007, Ecuador floated an unprecedented proposal: it would leave a fifth of its oil reserves – 846m barrels of crude – underground for the health of the planet if, in return, the international community stumped up $350bn (£217bn), half its market value. The oil lies in the Ishpingo, Tambococha and Tiputini (ITT) oil fields, beneath the stunning Yasuni national park in Ecuador's Amazon, an area...
15 Jul 2011
A new analysis from Carbon Tracker finds the world has used more than a third of its 50-year carbon budget, leaving the majority of proven fossil fuel reserves untouchable if we are to keep global temperature rise below 2 degrees.
Global forests absorb 16% of fossil fuel emissions
14 Jul 2011
Between 1990 and 2007 global forests absorbed nearly one-sixth of all carbon released by fossil fuel emissions, reports a new study published in Science. The results suggest forests play an even bigger role in fighting climate change than previously believed.
Study shows forests have bigger role in slowing climate change
14 Jul 2011
Payment for environmental services boosts reforestation
14 Jul 2011
Projects in Latin America have shown that paying farmers for planting trees and conserving forests can enhance reforestation in the region.
CIF Projects Focus on Climate Resilience and Forests
13 Jul 2011
Source: IISD -- The Climate Investment Funds approved US$90 million in grants for sustainable forest management (SFM) and REDD+ initiatives in Burkina Faso and Congo DRC.