Presently, over 20 Asian countries are engaged in REDD+ readiness activities. Each of these countries is committed to promoting and supporting the ‘Cancun safeguards’ for REDD+ activities under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), in addition to delivering on national interpretations of the ‘Aichi Targets’ for the Strategic Plan (2011-2020) of the […]
In the new publication REDD+ and Community Forestry: Lessons Learned from an Exchange of Brazilian Experiences with Africa, experts describe the lessons learned from an initiative by the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility to share Brazilian experiences with African countries. The initiative was undertaken by World Bank staff with funding from the Global Environment Facility and […]
Australia does not act on climate change in isolation. The Climate Institute’s Global Climate Leadership Review 2012 positions Australian climate policy in a global context. It aims to elaborate on the implications of global climate diplomacy and domestic actions for Australia. Ã‚Â The overarching theme of this flagship project is leadership. The Global Climate Leadership […]
With the future of an international climate agreement still in flux, governments worldwide are turning to markets for voluntary carbon offsetting to engage private sector climate actors – and to inform or provide the tools that could shape tomorrow’s regulated carbon markets. At least 21 such government programs are currently underway, and nine of these […]
Ã‚Â Worldwide, the use and management of natural resources and systems of trade andÃ‚Â governance have been in flux for years. Yet 2011 may well be remembered as the year ofÃ‚Â definitive turning points: it was a year when the shift in global political and economicÃ‚Â power to emerging economies became clear; it was a year when the […]
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(Toronto) September 9, 2008 – A new report released today by the David Suzuki Foundation with support from the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation has found that Ontario’s Greenbelt contributes $2.6 billion worth of non-market ecological services to the province each year, an average value of $3,487 per hectare. “This is an incredible figure,” said […]
Toronto, June 26, 2008 – The ecological benefits provided by the Lake Simcoe ecosystem, a vital part of the world’s largest and most diverse Greenbelt, are estimated at close to $1 billion a year, according to a study released today. Lake Simcoe Basin’s Natural Capital: The Value of the Watershed’s Ecosystem Services, examines the goods […]
Case study reporting on the PWS case in Pimampiro, Ecuador that maintained forest cover and ensure clean water supplies.
Case study of the La Aguada and Siembra del Agua PES projects in Bolivia.