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REDD-Monitor -4 days ago

Open letter to the Green Climate Fund opposing REDD results-based payments in Paraguay

A group of Paraguayan and international organisations have sent an open letter to the board of the Green Climate Fund which will meet in Songdo, Republic of Korea, from 12 to 14 November 2019. Several of the funding requests under consideration are related to REDD, including an extraordinarily bad proposal to subsidise REDD offsets from......

REDD-Monitor -1 week ago

Greenwash: How the RSPO fails to uphold its own rules

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil operates under the slogan, “Transforming markets to make sustainable palm oil the norm”. Created in 2004, the RSPO is supposed to reassure consumers and manufacturers that products with the RSPO label are not linked to rainforest destruction, human rights abuses, or habitat destruction of endangered species such as orangutans.......

WWF -2 weeks ago

REDD+ Learning Session 65: Climate, biodiversity, and reduced impact logging in the Peruvian Amazon

This is an archive of a session that took place on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. Despite the importance of long-term forest health for forest-dependent economies, poor logging practices are common across the tropics, producing greenhouse gas emissions and negatively impacting forest ecosystems and the biodiversity they support. Responsible forest management and certification have been promoted as ...

CBD -2 weeks ago

Hot as shell: birds in cooler climates lay darker eggs to keep their embryos warm

Birds lay eggs with a huge variety of colours and patterns, from immaculate white to a range of blue-greens and reddish browns.The need to conceal eggs from predators is one factor that gives rise to all kinds of camouflaged and hard-to-spot appearances....

The Guardian -2 weeks ago

YouTube stars raise over $6m to plant trees around the world

More than 600 creators and social media influencers join campaign to plant 20m trees A group of YouTube stars have raised more than $6m (£4.7m) to plant trees around the world by rallying their huge numbers of subscribers.The American YouTuber Jimmy Donaldson, known as MrBeast, was challenged on Reddit in May to plant 20m trees to celebrate reaching 20 million subscribers on his YouTube channel, ...

CIFOR -3 weeks ago

Getting Ethiopia REDD+ ready

Recouping the costs of forest conservation...

CBD -3 weeks ago

Shades of REDD+: Bridging the National vs Project Divide

We must tackle tropical deforestation if we're to meet international climate and biodiversity goals, and to do so we must confront humankind's hunger for the food, fuel and fiber that drives deforestation....

REDD-Monitor -1 month ago

REDD in Guyana: Elite agendas, political temporalities, and the politics of environmental policy failure

In 2009, Norway launched Guyana’s Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation programme. Back then, it was an amibitious US$250 million scheme. Ten years later Guyana’s REDD has been almost completely abandoned. That’s the finding of a recent paper by Andrew Hook of the University of Sussex, published in Nature and Space. The paper is […]...

CIFOR -1 month ago

Webinar If forests and peatlands disappeared, would humanity survive?

The webinar will highlight the importance of forests and peatlands conservation and restoration for climate change mitigation and sustainable development. We will share how healthy forest and peatland ecosystem can play a role to combat climate change, including preventing forests fire and haze, and providing support for surrounding communities. The webinar will also highlight Indonesia’s exper...

CIFOR -1 month ago

Time to get serious about evaluating REDD+ impacts

Impact assessments of efforts to reduce deforestation and forest degradation needed...

Mongabay -1 month ago

EU market a factor as Sri Lanka pulls its punches on protection for lizards

COLOMBO — With its spectacular green coloration and reddish eyes set behind a knob-like snout, the hump-nosed lizard (Lyriocephalus scutatus) is probably Sri Lanka’s most charismatic reptile. But that beauty comes at a cost: the hump-nosed is regularly targeted by smugglers for the illegal trade in exotic pets. The hump-nosed is an agamid, or iguanian, […]...

UN-REDD Programme -1 month ago

Catalyzing forest solutions to the climate change emergency

Catalyzing forest solutions to the climate change emergency...

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