Category Archives: Economic Development

Carbon Capture Market Gaining Momentum

Fossil Fuels Only Part Of The Equation The global carbon capture and storage (CCS) market is expected to exceed US $8.75 billion by 2025, according to a new report. The rising global energy demand along with the growing awareness towards … Continue reading

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Deforestation Costing Tanzania Billions

Forest Conservation Vital To Future Of Tanzania Deforestation in Tanzania could cost the national economy 5,588 billion Tanzanian Shillings (US$3.5 billion) by 2033. Investing in reforestation, forest conservation and agroforestry can reverse that drain on the economy and the nation. … Continue reading

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Illegal Amazon Deforestation Escalating Again

Deforestation Rate Double Last Year’s Pace The illegal deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon has accelerated rapidly in the past two months, exposing the failures of the government’s forest conservation policies. Satellite data indicates that land clearance in August and September has doubled … Continue reading

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Brazil’s Election May Dictate Future Of Amazon Rainforest

Amazon Deforestation Depends On Election Most Brazilian voters are focused on what incumbent President Rousseff and top competitor Silva have to say about the sluggish economy. Their prescriptions will have a major impact on environmental protection in the Amazon rainforest. Environmentalists … Continue reading

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Half Of Global Deforestation Illegal

Food Production Driving Deforestation In the past decade, demand from the international market for agricultural products such as palm oil, soy, beef and timber caused the deforestation of tropical forests at an average rate of five football fields every minute. This has … Continue reading

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Ancient Forests In Britain Face Development

Biodiversity Schemes Raising Eyebrows Among Stakeholders  By Sian Atkinson In January, Environment Secretary Owen Paterson created waves by suggesting irreplaceable ancient woodland could be included in biodiversity offsetting schemes. But it was his hasty subsequent reassurance “there are no plans to change … Continue reading

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Clinton Foundation Supporting Reforestation

Trees Planted To Offset Carbon, Generate Income In addition to market-driven agricultural efforts, the Clinton-Hunter Development Initiative (CHDI) works with the government of Rwanda and other NGOs to reverse deforestation through a large-scale carbon-offset program. CHDI has worked with the Rwandan … Continue reading

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Reforestation In Mexico Will Create Jobs

Reforestation A Growth Industry Mexican authorities hope to grow hundreds of thousands of trees and create a few thousand jobs in an indigenous community in Mexico. A reforestation concept that Sacred Seedlings embraces and promotes. On December 17 the National … Continue reading

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California Creating Carbon Market

Carbon Market Funding Conservation California kicked off its cap-and-trade program to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The California Air Resources Board says that carbon credits were sold at auction for slightly more than the $10 opening. That has enabled the state to raise … Continue reading

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Reforesting Ethiopian Mountains Can Boost Economy

Reforestation Can Curb Climate Change This is a proposal to help the Government of Ethiopia to move away from subsistent to surplus production and towards integration into the global economy by demonstrating, the through modeling, the economic, financial and institutional feasibility … Continue reading

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