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Forests are under the spotlight as never before. They are globally important in regulating climate and locally important in sustaining communities and supporting biodiversity. But with unsustainable logging, and agriculture and biofuel producers competing for land, forests, and the people who depend on them, are under increasing pressure.

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A little hamlet in Walaek-Baliem Valley, Papua

A paradise in peril

New Guinea is recognised globally for its extraordinary biodiversity, including almost all of the world’s Birds of Paradise. Papua, the Indonesian half of the island, still has 70% forest cover, yet its Baliem Valley, which supports one of the highest rural population densities in Papua, is under threat from logging and development. …  

31 Jan 2010 | Video

Logs from managed forests in Tunisia

Forests for the 21st century

More than half of the world's forest cover has been lost. Deforestation is currently responsible for nearly 20 per cent of global carbon emissions. We need to reduce this tide of deforestation, but we can make a much greater impact if we also put back some of our lost forests. …  

29 Jan 2010 | Video

The Financial Costs of REDD

The financial costs of REDD : Evidence from Brazil and Indonesia

The financial costs of REDD : Evidence from Brazil and Indonesia  …  

25 Jan 2010 | Downloads - publication

The Financial Costs of REDD

The Financial Costs of REDD - Evidence from Brazil and Indonesia

This study discusses the financial costs of abating greenhouse gas emissions through reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD). It is written from the perspective of an institutional investor seeking cost-effective mitigation options. A review of empirical data from Brazil and Indonesia suggests that REDD may, in many areas, provide a cost-effective mitigation option, with estimated costs lying in a range of US$ 2-10 per ton of CO2e. …  

22 Jan 2010 | Downloads - publication
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formation carbone au Burkina Faso

Comptabilité carbone: formation organisée par l'UICN au Burkina Faso

Du 1 au 5 décembre 2009, s'est tenue une formation en comptabilité carbone destinée aux cadres du Ministère de l'Environnement et du Cadre de Vie (MECV) du Burkina Faso. L'objectif du cours consistait à soutenir les efforts locaux de mise en place de projets forestiers suscpetibles de bénéficier d'un financement par le marché international de crédits carbone. …  

18 Jan 2010 | Event
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