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Elsevier -2 days ago

Research trend: Bringing the private to the public: Private actors in timber legality systems

Publication date: February 2020Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 111Author(s): Carolina Serra, Sarah L. BurnsAbstractIllegal logging and trade are one of the most important issues in world politics, strongly connected with deforestation and forest degradation, especially in developing countries with tropical forests. As a result, many different international policies designed to tackle t...

World Bank -2 days ago

Strengthening Forest Governance in Côte d’Ivoire

This piece by Meerim Shakirova and Nalin Kishor was originally published by the Climate Investment Funds. Improving governance is key to addressing the drivers of deforestation and forest degradation, and ensuring overall sustainable forest management. This is especially true in Côte d’Ivoire, where forest governance is complex and includes processes and institutions—formal and otherwise—th...

The Guardian -2 days ago

Australia's climate response among the worst in the G20, report finds

Brown to Green report highlights Australia’s poor response on deforestation, transport, energy supply and carbon pricingAustralia’s response to climate change is one of the worst in the G20 with a lack of policy, reliance on fossil fuels and rising emissions leaving the country exposed “economically, politically and environmentally”, according to a new international report.Australia’s pr...

CBD -2 days ago

UNCCD COP 14 solidifies India's commitment towards sustainable order

In order to protect the ecological balance of the world, it is of utmost importance to realize the importance of land and its well-being along with realizing the ill-impact of desertification and deforestation that result in the degradation and poor health of the lands paving way for a drought - like situation that holds the potential to impact the health of billions of people....

The Guardian -6 days ago

Tree amigos: the tribe trying to save their Amazon rainforest

Alarmed by the impact of logging, indigenous Peruvians are using satellite mapping to manage their landForest guardians: the Asháninka of Peru – in picturesThe first thing Ramón heard about the deal was the televisions. A number of families from the Asháninka indigenous group had received them from outsiders, in exchange for land. Loggers were interested in the mahogany, oak and tornillo tre...

The Guardian -6 days ago

Money and maps: is this how to save the Amazon's 400bn trees?

Alarmed by the impact of logging, indigenous Peruvians are using satellite mapping to manage their landForest guardians: the Asháninka of Peru – in picturesThe first thing Ramón heard about the deal was the televisions. A number of families from the Asháninka indigenous group had received them from outsiders, in exchange for land. Loggers were interested in the mahogany, oak and tornillo tre...

The Guardian -7 days ago

Forest guardians: the Asháninka of Peru – in pictures

In an area of the Amazon vulnerable to illegal loggers, Cool Earth, a UK-based charity, is working with the Asháninka people to reduce deforestation. Photographer Alicia Canter travelled to Cutivireni in central Peru Continue reading......

Taking Root -7 days ago

The Fallacy of Permanence: What Energy Projects can Learn from Natural Climate Solutions

“The search for something permanent is one of the deepest of the instincts leading men to philosophy.” Bertrand Russell, A History of Western Philosophy Deforestation is a major contributor to climate change. Responsible for 8% of the world’s global carbon emissions, if deforestation were a country, it would be the third largest emitter in the world behind […] The post The Fallacy of...

timberbiz -1 week ago

EU Commission publishes annual report on forest fires

On 31 October 2019, the European Commission published the 2018 edition of its Annual Report on Forest Fires in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. According to the report, wildfires destroyed nearly 178,000 hectares (ha) of forests and land in the EU last year. Source: Timberbiz While this is less than one sixth of the area burnt in 2017, and less than the long-term average, more countr...

Mongabay -1 week ago

Enforce Brazilian laws to curb criminal Amazon deforestation: study

Amazon cattle, soy and timber producers employ “laundering” tricks to hide illegal deforestation. Easy solutions exist, but political will is weak: experts....

ScienceDaily -1 week ago

Lost trees hugely overrated as environmental threat, study finds

Cutting down trees inevitably leads to more carbon in the environment, but deforestation's contributions to climate change are vastly overestimated, according to a new study....

CIFOR -1 week ago

Human activities link fruit bat presence to Ebola virus disease outbreaks

A significant link between forest loss and fragmentation and outbreaks of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in humans has been documented.... The post Human activities link fruit bat presence to Ebola virus disease outbreaks appeared first on Center for International Forestry Research....

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