What is REDD+?
REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation “plus” conservation, the sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks), presents a key opportunity to generate the funding, political will and mechanism necessary to protect forests while combating climate change and improving human well-being in developing nations. It represents a suite of policies, institutional reforms and programs that provide monetary incentives for developing countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and sustain economic growth by halting or preventing the destruction of their forests.
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A $1 billion deal to save Indonesia’s rainforests has slowed a “tidal wave” of logging destruction, Greenpeace’s global chief said Monday, but he warned much more needed to be done. The remaining rainforest treeline next to a newly developed palm oil plantatio in Central Kalimantan province on June 7, 2012. A $1 billion deal to […]
Data from NAA’s Landsat 8 is now freely available, enabling researchers and the general public to access images captured by the satellite within twelve hours of reception. Landsat 8 launched this February and has been capturing… Data from NASA’s Landsat 8 now freely available.
Author: Tensie Whelan, President of Rainforest Alliance August 19, 2010 Forests cover about a third of Earth’s land area and contain about 70% of the carbon found in living things. They are one of the keys to climate change, especially tropical forests, which also harbor 95% of the planet’s terrestrial biodiversity and 40% of terrestrial […]
Govt says no to converting peatland into plantations Adianto P. Simamora, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Mon, 08/23/2010 9:45 AM | Headlines Forestry Minister Zulkifli Hasan has turned down a request by the Central Kalimantan provincial administration to develop 127,000 hectares of peatland production forest for oil palm and mining sites. The request was made […]
Orangutans in rehabilitation to get new homes in Kalimantan The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Tue, 08/24/2010 9:19 AM | National With a permit already in hand, PT Orangutan Habitat Restoration Indonesia (ROI) is preparing to release orangutans into Borneo jungles after years of being held in rehabilitation centers.The Forestry Ministry awarded a ROI license to […]
24 Aug 2010 11:50:58 GMT Source: Reuters * Likely to be first fully validated REDD project under VCS * Approval of methodology boost for REDD projects By David Fogarty and Sunanda Creagh SINGAPORE/JAKARTA, Aug 24 (Reuters) – An Indonesian project aimed at saving a vast tract of rainforest has past a milestone seen as a […]
Indonesia Forestry Ministry issues decree allowing orangutan release in restored timber concession forest Bogor, Indonesia, 20 Aug 2010: The Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF) announced today that it would, for the first time in 9 years, release rehabilitated captive orangutans back into the wild. The long-awaited release was finally facilitated by the issuance of a […]