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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.

Better policy and monitoring is key to managing global deforestation

Managing Deforestation Through Policy and Monitoring

When combined with the right policies, new monitoring capabilities may significantly enhance our capacity to manage forests. As an homage to the International Day of Forests on March 21, here is a review of forest management policy recommendations and new global monitoring solutions. After a United Nations General Assembly resolution in 2012, the International Day of Forests was observed for…

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A well managed forest is essential for a healthy planet and sustainable future

Forest Management, Cultivation Key for Sustainability and a Healthy Planet

By Stephen Roshy Well maintained forests play a vital role in controlling and mitigating the effects of global warming. Forests not only help slow down climate change, but also provide a sustainable means of living for many living beings. Forests have a multitude of benefits that are often overlooked by many; it is more than just a wood commodity or…

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Outbreaks of the mountain pine beetle due to climate change are devastating mountain forests. Globally forests are stressed due to unsustainable management and global warming.

Forests and the Health of the Planet

The health of our forests directly impacts the health of the planet. The importance of forests to the Earth’s ecosystems cannot be overstated. Research shows that forest die-offs are on the increase and this troubling trend is being linked to global warming. Heat and water stress associated with climate change are making forests vulnerable to insect attacks, fires and other problems. As reported in…

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Reforestation is an essential element of reducing CO2 and helping to restore a healthy environment

The Benefits of Reforestation

Guest post by Mircea Giurca Climate change and reforestation Global reforestation is an important environmental issue of growing concern. International programs like the United Nations  Initiative for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation  (UN-REDD) are key for implementing global programs for reducing deforestation, emissions through reforestation and aforestation projects. Efforts to restore and establish global forest coverage have many benefits on a…

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Forest Carbon Emissions Decline With Reduced Deforestation

The first decade of the 21st century has seen a decrease in global deforestation, bringing with it a reduction in forest carbon emissions. According to the Global Forest Resources Assessment 2010 report from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), for the first time on record a declining rate of deforestation, combined with the planting of new forests and natural regeneration,…

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International Group Garners First Voluntary Carbon Offsets for Reforesting Peruvian Amazon with Native Species

Discussion and debate concerning the merits and demerits of proposed UN REDD (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) and other avoided deforestation and reforestation schemes continues in the run-up to negotiating a successor to the Kyoto Protocol at the UNFCCC’s 15th Conference of Parties in Copenhagen this December. Touting the environmental and socioeconomic benefits of their particular sustainable forestry…

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