Tag Archives: deforestation

Wangari Maathai’s REDD Belt Movement

Elizabeth Baker 12/15/09 649 words Wangari Maathai’s REDD Belt Movement Wangari Maathai, the first environmentalist to win a Nobel Peace Prize, will be honored at Tuesday’s COP15 opening ceremony as a Messenger of Peace with special focus on the environment and climate change, raising the stakes for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation in developing Countries (REDD) within the climate change agreement by putting …

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COP15 Primer (part 4): Stemming Global Deforestation Emissions

There was an extensive debate in the lead-in to the Kyoto Protocol (and after) about whether incentives for reducing deforestation would be recognized as a part of the agreement.  For a number of reasons countries didn’t agree to include deforestation incentives, but did agree to allow increased forest cover to count.  Unfortunately a lot of the world’s forests were lost in the meantime. But …

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REDD – Stop Deforestation, Reduce Emissions, and Create a Path Toward Sustainable Development

Last week we wrote about REDD, the program to stop deforestation and forest degradation. REDD, or Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, will be a key aspect of any viable agreement reached this December in Copenhagen. The rate of rainforest destruction is alarming. Estimates indicate they will be virtually destroyed by the end of the century unless a way if found to stop …

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Important Week for Global Warming – Some Rays of Hope for Global Efforts

Jake Schmidt, Director of International Policy for the Natural Resources Defense Council, outlines some important events this week and positive signs in the international community that helps dispel growing pessimism that not enough progress is being made to insure a positive outcome in at the Climate Conference in Copenhagen this December

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