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Is REDD+ the right approach to reducing deforestation in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) of the South Pacific?

By Rory Walshe Greenpeace protesting deforestation in Papua New Guinea (Greenpeace Australia/Pacific 2011) 1. Introduction In international climate change policy, REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) is often … Continue reading

October 24, 2014 · 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

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

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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