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CIFOR -3 days ago

Adapting land restoration to a changing climate: Embracing the knowns and unknowns

Key messages Land restoration will happen under climate change and different knowledge systems are needed to navigate uncertainties and plan... The post Adapting land restoration to a changing climate: Embracing the knowns and unknowns appeared first on Center for International Forestry Research....

Elsevier -5 days ago

Genetic diversity and differentiation among provenances of Prosopis flexuosa DC (Leguminosae) in a progeny trial: Implications for arid land restoration

Publication date: 1 July 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 443Author(s): C. Bessega, M. Cony, B.O. Saidman, R. Aguiló, P. Villagra, J.A. Alvarez, C. Pometti, J.C. VilardiAbstractEcosystem restoration has gained increasing interest to mitigate the effects of climate change, loss of biodiversity and desertification. Since the genetic composition of the reproductive material to reveg...

UN-REDD Programme -5 days ago

Nesting: Reconciling REDD+ at Multiple Scales

What is REDD+ nesting and why does it matter? There are as many drivers of deforestation and forest degradation that lead to forest emissions as there are ways to mitigate them. In a given area, various actors – from local communities to private companies – may all be engaged in actions that reduce emissions, from sustainable agricultural intensification to reforestation and forest restoratio...

CIFOR -6 days ago

Paris Agreement disagreement; landscape restoration “overlooked,” misinterpreted, blocked

Forests News delves into headlines from around the globe...

timberbiz -6 days ago

Scientists look for climate change remedy in the forest

Climate change disproportionately affects the world’s most vulnerable people, particularly poor rural communities that depend on the land for their livelihoods and coastal populations throughout the tropics. We have already seen the stark asymmetry of suffering that results from extreme weather events, such as hurricanes, floods, droughts, wildfires, and more. Source: Scientific America...

Mongabay -1 week ago

In other news: Environmental stories from around the web, April 12, 2019

Tropical forests Invasive Burmese pythons are still a problem in the Florida Everglades, as evidenced by the 17-foot (5.2-meter) snake found there recently (The New York Times, The Guardian). Brazil’s president sought support from the U.S. for his plans to “develop” the Amazon (Thompson Reuters). Successful restoration of landscapes depends on the inclusion of the […]...

USFS -1 week ago

Science framework for conservation and restoration of the sagebrush biome: Linking the Department of the Interior’s Integrated Rangeland Fire Management Strategy to long-term strategic conservation actions. Part 2. Management applications

The Science Framework is intended to link the Department of the Interior’s Integrated Rangeland Fire Management Strategy with long-term strategic conservation and restoration actions in the sagebrush biome. The focus is on sagebrush (Artemisia spp.) ecosystems and sagebrush dependent species with an emphasis on Greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus). Part 1 of the Science Framework, pub...

ICRAF -1 week ago

A roadmap to guide regreening in Mali

Government, researchers and development agencies are creating a roadmap for restoration in Mali to ensure a better understanding of the challenges, coordination and funding. Mali is one of eight African countries where Regreening Africa is being implemented, targeting 500,000... The post A roadmap to guide regreening in Mali appeared first on Agroforestry World....

REDD-Monitor -2 weeks ago

How the poorest of the poor end up paying for REDD

I wrote this post in June 2018, for iz3w (Informationszentrum 3. welt), an organisation based in Freiburg, Germany. A German translation of an edited version is published in the May/June 2019 issue titled, “Klimawandel” (Climate change). The following is the unedited version. “Reducing emissions from deforestation and increasing forest restoration will be extremely important in [R...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Go well, go green says Shell and buy forests

Dutch company Shell has announced a program to invest US$300 million over the next three years in natural ecosystems as part of its strategy to act on global climate change, including addressing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions generated by customers when using its products. This  plan includes forests. Source: Timberbiz This program will contribute to Shell’s three-year target, beginning in 2019...

CIFOR -2 weeks ago

CIFOR DG calls for ‘people-centric’ approach in landscape restoration

Event coverage from the World Bank conference on Poverty and Land...