With field projects under way in South and Southeast Asia, the MFF-FAO program aims to develop a low-cost mechanism for mangrove conservation and sustainable development to supplement the sale of carbon credits.
Drawing on local eucalyptus plantation it owns, Proteak Uno’s new medium density fiber board plant highlights the ongoing controversy revolving around industrial forestry and its contributions to achieving key national and international environmental, climate change and sustainable development goals.
With 2015 the International Year of Soils, agriculture scientists using no-till methods including planting crop cover that enhanced and conserved soil also retained much more water and raised crop yields substantially.
Evidence of global warming, and its escalating costs, continues to mount as some 15,000 delegates attended the opening of the UNFCCC’s COP 17 climate change conference in Durban, South Africa yesterday. Nature seemed to weigh in, buffeting the coastal Indian Ocean city with an unseasonable torrential rain.
Appropriately designed and carried out, small-scale bioenergy projects are resulting in various and numerous social and environmental benefits in poor, rural communities across Africa, Asia and Latin America, according to an FAO/UK Dept. of International Development report.