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Summary of past and present deforestation trends in the Amazon and associated implications for climate change and Brazilian private sector companies in the pulp, paper and agribusiness industries.

by Raphael Danglade Brazil has always been subject to a lot of covetousness as a result of its rich and diverse natural environment. Over the past fifty years the Amazon, … Continue reading

April 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Special Report: Climate Friendly Pathways for Development Conference, UEA, 20th May 2014

On the 20th of May, after the culmination of many months hard work, a group of postgrad students at the University of East Anglia (UEA) welcomed 40 participants to the … Continue reading

June 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Negotiating Africa’s Interests on Climate Change: The African Group of Negotiators

Written by Lorraine Dongo Cracked earth from drought in Africa Photo: ALAMY Climate change affects us all, but it does not affect us all equally. The poorest and most vulnerable –those … Continue reading

March 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Is energy efficiency a silver bullet for climate change mitigation?

Written by Grace Eunhye Lee Introduction Energy efficiency has been appraised as one of the most important and cost-effective ways to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across various energy-consuming sectors … Continue reading

March 11, 2014 · 2 Comments

Commodifying nature? reflections around PES scheme

Palm Oil plantations in Indonesia (Source: Wikipedia) In 1997, Constanza and colleagues (1997) described ecosystem goods and services as “the benefits’ human populations derive, directly or indirectly, from ecosystem functions” … Continue reading

February 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Oxford Climate Forum 2014

From the 7-8th of February the Oxford Climate Forum 2014 attracted young academics from around the UK and brought them together with some leading organisations, consultancies, professors and experts in … Continue reading

February 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

REDD+: Limitations and potentials in saving tropical forests

Written by Janto S. Hess Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) is often referred to as a promising approach to reduce carbon emissions. Recent studies suggest that tropical … Continue reading

February 2, 2014 · 1 Comment
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