Tag: reforestation and carbon capture

climate change and deforestation

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 reducing carbon dioxide emissions in most of the industrial economies is anticipated to drive the […]

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deforestation and climate change

Deforestation And Global Warming The UN Development Program (UNDP) will assist African countries in implementing projects on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD). UNDP Kenya Deputy Country Director Fernando Edjang said on Thursday that African states will benefit from financial and technical support to scale up REDD projects and propel low-carbon development. “Climate […]

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forest conservation and global warming

Bonn Challenge Promotes Reforestation By Jeremy Hance, Monga Bay In 2011, Germany and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature launched the Bonn Challenge, which pledged to restore 150 million hectares of degraded and deforested lands by 2020. Several countries have already made commitments—including the U.S.—but this week at the UN Climate Summit four more […]

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forest conservation and global warming

Reforestation Project Spans 25 Years The roots have been planted for a northwestern Nebraska reforestation program. Now, the project has been turned over to Mother Nature. About 1,400 members of the Boy Scouts of the Longs Peak Council and other volunteers planted 10,500 trees at Fort Robinson State Park on Saturday, the final chapter of […]

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climate change and deforestation

Fiji Forest Conservation Working with rural communities to educate and implement programs related to reforestation and reducing carbon emissions are some of the assistance provided by the German Agency for International Cooperation. Agency program director and senior adviser Dr. Wulf Killmann said the agency was working with Department of Forestry to ensure the industry’s social […]

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climate change and deforestation

Carbon. Climate. Change. An industry group that represents 2,000 forest and wood-using businesses in the UK has called for new forestry grant schemes to support the planting of softwoods and hardwoods. It said it was vital that new forestry grants support targeted softwood planting and that opportunities are taken to ensure that broadleaved planting produces […]

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climate change and deforestation

Reforesting Brazil, China and U.S. By Bill Toomey, Conservation Science Lead for Plant a Billion Trees One billion trees. Even for someone who, everyday, deals with the science and mathematics around the question of how many trees can we plant to help save the planet, one billion is a hard number to comprehend. It’s planting one […]

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forest conservation and global warming

Deforestation Threatens Endangered Species The Montane Evergreen Forests (MEF) of Sri Lanka is beginning to expand. This is great news for the Horton Plains slender loris (HPSL), a subspecies which is endemic to Sri Lanka and restricted to the MEF in the central highland. Furthermore the MEF in Sri Lanka is considered a super-hotspot within the globally […]

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Sierra Leone reforestation

Sustainable Agriculture By Caity Peterson, Researcher and Science Writer, Center for International Tropical Agriculture A misty green landscape tucked away in the countryside near Chimaltenango, Guatemala, is home to Mayan ruins — and an ancient truth. Iximché, as the ruins are called, means “Tree of Corn” in the indigenous Kaqchikel language, which makes me think the ancients knew […]

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forest conservation and global warming

Reforestation Draws Criticism Government’s biggest environmental project, the National Greening Program, is meeting its yearly reforestation targets, but critics ask, are we even planting the right trees? On Friday, February 21, civil society organizations (CSOs) that are helping the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) implement the NGP aired their grievances about the program. Though they lauded […]

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