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Elsevier -7 days ago

Forest degradation promotes fire during drought in moist tropical forests of Ghana

Publication date: 15 May 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 440Author(s): Francis K. Dwomoh, Michael C. Wimberly, Mark A. Cochrane, Izaya NumataAbstractForest reserves in Ghana are the only significant refugia of natural tropical forests, but they are threatened by land use pressures that have led to widespread forest degradation. Additional stress from climate perturbations, such a...

CI -1 week ago

Manager, Conservation Incentives Policy

DESCRIPTION Conservation International (CI) has been protecting nature for the benefit of all for over 30 years. Through science, policy, and partnerships, CI is helping build a healthier, more prosperous and more productive planet.  POSITION SUMMARY This position will work with the Senior Director International Policy to develop and implement a program of work focus...

CIFOR -2 weeks ago

REDD+ MRV implementation in Ethiopia: Review of the context, framework and progress

This Occasional Paper is a review of the development of Ethiopia’s REDD+ MRV system, its national architecture and policies, progress... The post REDD+ MRV implementation in Ethiopia: Review of the context, framework and progress appeared first on Center for International Forestry Research....

CIFOR -2 weeks ago

Voces de REDD+ en México

Diversos actores involucrados en el desarrollo de actividades REDD+ en México, brindan sus perspectivas sobre el avance y los retos del programa en el país....

REDD-Monitor -2 weeks ago

Dahr Jamail’s new book, “The End of Ice”. And the end of the Amazon

Dahr Jamail is a journalist who, since 2003, has reported on the realities of war in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan. For the past several years, he’s written about climate change. On Truthout, he writes the Climate Disruption Dispatches – a summary of the month’s science and reporting on climate change. The most recent […]...

REDD-Monitor -3 weeks ago

Natural Climate Solutions: “It really is time that governments stopped trying to find more ways to offset their fossil fuel emissions”

From the beginning, REDD proponents described saving rainforests as the “low-hanging fruit”. When he launched Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI) in December 2007, Norway’s then-prime minister Jens Stoltenberg told us that, “Through effective measures against deforestation we can achieve large cuts in greenhouse gas emissions – quickly and at low co...

Mongabay -3 weeks ago

Brazil to receive first-ever results-based REDD+ payment, but concerns remain

The United Nations’ Green Climate Fund (GCF) has accepted the first proposal for REDD+ results-based payouts from Brazil, effectively paying the country for reducing its deforestation rates in 2014 and 2015, as compared to the 1996-2010 average. In return for around 19 million tons of emissions reductions, the GCF has agreed to pay Brazil $96 […]...

EFI -3 weeks ago

Land-use Finance Tool webinar: Mapping finance to achieve forest and climate objectives

Climate Policy Initiative and EU REDD Facility webinar Mapping finance to achieve forest and climate objectives: Land-use Finance Tool Why should land-use finance be mapped and analysed? How can public and private spending contribute to achieving REDD+ objectives? What are the main financing gaps, opportunities and priorities? How can unsustainable finance be aligned with forest and climate obj...

CBD -3 weeks ago

Green Climate Fund makes first REDD+ results-based payments to Brazil

t's now been over 10 years since countries around the world started to work on the international policy framework known by reference as the acronym REDD+, which stands for 'reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, conservation and sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks.'...

Mongabay -3 weeks ago

It pays, but does it stay? Hunting in Namibia’s community conservation system

TSUMKWE, Namibia — Just south of Tsumkwe, an isolated San settlement in northeastern Namibia, a sun-shredded sign indicated the Nyae Nyae cultural activity center was 10 kilometers (6 miles) away along a potholed track leading into pristine African bush. Welcome to what was once mythologized as the original African Eden or “Bushman’s Paradise,” a nearly […]...

CBD -3 weeks ago

Viet Nam becomes the second country in the world to complete all four pillars of the Warsaw Framework for REDD+

It has been a momentous start to 2019 for the REDD+ community. Viet Nam has become the first country in the Asia-Pacific region to complete the Warsaw Framework for REDD+ after fulfilling the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) safeguards requirements....

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Aggressive forest thinning needed but resources thin on the ground

Spurred on by the devastating wildfires of the past few years including the Carr Fire and Camp Fire, state officials in California are pursuing ambitious plans to double the amount of wildland tree and brush thinning over the next five years. But they also acknowledge it is likely to be difficult to ramp up the process of clearing out the state’s overgrown and dangerous forests. Source: Reddi...