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Largely Ignored, High Forest Cover and Low Deforestation Nations and Supporters Meet in Paramaribo

Representatives from a small group of nations providing absolutely essential, increasingly scarce ecosystems services met in Paramaribo, Suriname Feb. 12-15. Swimming against the rising tide of tech-driven industrialization and globalization, deforestation, and a Sixth Great Extinction, the efforts of High Forest Cover and Low Deforestation (HFLD) countries go largely unacknowledged and little valued. Identifying and elaborating ways to increase international…

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Myanmar Mangrove Restoration Project First to Receive Verified Carbon Standard Certification

Six million mangrove seedlings had been planted with an 86 percent success rate as of the VCS report. Worldview International Foundation aims to restore 100,000 hectares (247,000 acres) of destroyed mangrove forest in Myanmar over the next 15 years.

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Rotary Club Helps Fund Innovative Reforestation-Agricultural Development in Haiti

Creating a tree nursery is the first phase of a program, and possibly a global grant, that will see local, smallholder farmers plant and care for trees in return for seed, tools and training.

Getting Paid to Practice Climate-Smart Agroforestry

The World Bank BioCarbon Fund Initiative for Sustainable Forest Landscapes has developed a methodology for accounting for carbon emissions across diverse landscapes, the first of its kind.

Poseidon Foundation Invests $2.6MM in Ecosphere+ Cordillera Azul REDD+ Project

The first investment in an Ecosphere+ project, Poseidon’s blockchain initiative links retail purchases and carbon emission reduction credits.

Forty Percent of World Population Threatened by Ongoing Land Degradation

More than 75 percent of the Earth’s land surface had suffered severely as a result of human land degradation as of 2014, IPBES highlights. Experts estimate that less than one-tenth of the Earth’s land surface will have escaped substantial impacts of human activity come 2050.

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2000-Year High in Annual CO2 Emissions Set During 2015-2016 El Nino

Drought and high temperatures compromised the health of tropical rain forests across South America, Africa and the Asia-Pacific during the 2015/2016 El Nino, leading to a spike in carbon dioxide emissions, according to an analysis of data from the NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory.